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How To Hedge A Near-Term Market Shock: Here Are The Best Trades

As we showed earlier today, last Thursday’s unexpected, historic VIX explosion, driven by a surge of geopolitical worries about North Korea, and subsequent collapse was remarkable in both how fast and furious it was both on the way up and then, on the way down.As Bank of America said “both the spike in vol and […]

“You Could See Panic”: PIMCO Joins Gundlach In Loading Up On S&P Puts

In the world of giant bond funds, imitation of trades just may be the sincerest form of flattery. Just two days after DoubleLine’s Jeff Gundlach told Bloomberg and CNBC that he was taking profits in high risk assets, including corporate profits, building a buffer and loading up on VIX as a surge in volatility was […]

Gartman Stakes His Reputation That “The Bull Market Has Come To An End”

If the algos were waiting for just one catalyst to unleash the buy everything, sell VIX program, they may have gotten it moments ago when, following a global rout across markets on yet another day of North Korean nuclear war concerns, Dennis Gartman, staking his “reputation” said that he is “fearful… very… that this wondrous […]

Are Oil Bulls About To Be Burned Again?

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, Oil investors have grown more optimistic as of late, as oil prices have moved back to $50 per barrel. The market appears to be on sounder footing, suggesting that things will gradually tighten for the rest of the year. But it is unclear how far oil prices can really […]

Anticipating “VIX Shock”, Interactive Brokers Raises Volatility Margins

Even as the VIX has continued to plumb new all time lows, unable to rebound from the realm of single-digits where it has spent a record amount of time in 2017, warnings about a potential surge in the volatility index have been growing in recent weeks. Last week, in a note looking at what may […]

“Oil God” Andy Hall Blows Up, Closes Main Astenbeck Hedge Fund

Back in December 2014, the start of the worst oil rout since the financial crisis claimed its first victim when 113 year old Phibro, then owned by Occidental Petroleum after its sale by Citigroup, would liquidate in the US after it failed to buy a buyer. Phibro, of course, was made famous or perhaps infamous […]

Dow Set To Open Above 22,000 As Global Stocks Levitate Higher

Welcome to August: you may be surprised to learn that S&P 500 futures are once again levitating, higher by 0.3%, and tracking European and Asian markets. Asian equities traded higher across the board after China’s Caixin Manufacturing PMI beat expectations and printed its highest since March, refuting the decline in the official PMI data reported […]

No Worries Anywhere: Vol Not Priced For Budget Ceiling Debate

Via Global Macro Monitor, Do the markets price risk anymore?   That seems to happens when the world is awash with central bank based liquidity. We do see the VIX creeping back over 10 after trading with 8 handle for its only second time in history last Wednesday. Just as with about everything else, with the […]

JPM: “Investors Are Starting To Hedge Against A Crash”

It’s probably not a coincidence that in the same week in which one of the most level-headed investors of all, Oaktree’s Howard Marks issued an alarm on the current state of the market, that JPM has come out with not one (as discussed previously, Marko Kolanovic’s latest “tipping point” note last Thursday was blamed for […]

Gold at $1268, Now What?- Analysis

IF-THEN: Short Term Action via Moor Analytics  About: Moor Analytics publishes 2 reports daily for Gold, Crude Oil, and Natural Gas. Each report analyzes market activity that day and in context of the bigger picture. His Energy work is especially important for spread and seasonality traders. We are subscribers, and have Michael on our speed dial for quotes and […]