by Option Review - April 2nd, 2013 2:03 pm
by Option Review - April 2nd, 2013 2:03 pm
March 22nd, 2017 7:31 pm
By Dan Steinbock. Originally published at ValueWalk.
By Dan Steinbock
There is a deep chasm between America’s historical rebuff of G20 efforts, which seek to re-ignite trade, and markets, which remain at record heights. This rift is untenable.
Historically, Baden-Baden’s spas are famous for their healing waters, which have healed ancient Romans’ arthritic aches, Prussian queens’ rheumatism and European aristocrats’ paralyses. Nevertheless, the G20 Summit is fresh evidence that even Baden-Baden cannot do miracles.
As US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin rebuffed the push by the masters of the global finance to renounce protectionism, concerns are mounting that the Trump administration will execute its “America First” policy, even at the risk of unleashing waves of retal...
March 22nd, 2017 7:03 pm
Financial Markets and Economy
Fund managers now say stocks are the most overvalued they have been in nearly 20 years, according to a survey done last week by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
For China’s Central Bank, an Increasingly Difficult Balancing Act (The Wall Street Journal)
China’s central bank faces an increasingly tough balancing act, trying to contain asset bubbles and steady the yuan without triggering a cash crunch and stifling economic growth...
March 22nd, 2017 6:45 pm
In 1988, a bank called Guardian Savings and Loan made financial history by issuing the first ever “subprime” mortgage bond.
The idea was revolutionary.
The bank essentially took all the mortgages they had loaned to borrowers with bad credit, and pooled everything together into a giant bond that they could then sell to other banks and investors.
The idea caught on, and pretty soon, everyone was doing it....
March 22nd, 2017 9:52 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
90-days ago Joe Friday shared that if history was a guide, banks could under perform the broad market going forward. The chart below was shared on 12/23/16 (See Post Here). It highlighted that since the highs in 2007, when the Bank/SPY ratio became very over bought, banks lagged the broad market for a good while.
CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE...
March 22nd, 2017 8:37 am
Financial Markets and Economy
World stocks are their most expensive in 17 years, but bond yields will need to be much higher than they are currently to trigger an equity bear market, a monthly fund manager survey showed on Tuesday.
Stocks Tumble As Banks, Industrials Take Broad Losses (Associated Press)
U.S. stocks are on track for their biggest loss this year as banks tumble and industrial companies such as transportation stocks take large losses. Small-company stocks are falling more than the rest of the ...
March 22nd, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related Wall Street's M&A Chatter From November 14 Amaya Soars High On Former CEO's Big Bid ...
March 21st, 2017 5:53 pm
Courtesy of Declan.For those who took advantage of the resistance test in the Semiconductor Index; there was a picture perfect test of the hashed blue line resistance and secondary break of former rising channel support. The Semiconductor Index finished bang on the 20-day MA so there may be a little (big?) bounce tomorrow. If buyers can't defend the 20-day MA then the 50-day MA is next.
March 20th, 2017 11:26 am
Check out some new posts from our friend The Nattering Naybob.The Big Lebowski Sequel?
Taking a "resp-shit" or "potty break" from "in the Toilet Thursday" or "Thursday's in the Loo"... One of our favorite scenes from the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski, the ash can scene where Walter Subchak (John Goodman) eulogizes the departed Donnie (Steve Buscemi) with Jeffrey Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) looking on.
Keep reading: ...
March 20th, 2017 10:01 am
Reminder: OpTrader is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.
This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).
We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options.
Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.
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March 17th, 2017 2:00 pm
Courtesy of Zero Hedge
Having rebounded rapidly from the ETF-decision disappointment, Bitcoin suffered another major setback overnight as Chinese regulators are circulating new guidelines that, if enacted, would require exchanges to verify the identity of clients and adhere to banking regulations.
A New York startup called Chainalysis estimated that roughly $2 billion of bitcoin moved out of China in 2016.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, the move to regulate bitcoin exchanges brings assurance that Chinese authorities will tolerate some level of trading, after months of uncertainty. A draft of the guidelines also indicates th...
March 10th, 2017 12:11 am
Courtesy of Jean Luc
I am trying to remember who on this board said that people wanted to Trump because they want their freedom back. Well….Congress begins rolling back Obama's broadband privacy rules
By Daniel Cooper, EndgadgetISPs will soon be able to sell your most private data without your consent.
As expected, Republicans in Congress have begun the process of rolling back the FCC's broadband privacy rules which prevent excessive surveillance. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake introduced a resolution to scrub the rules, using Congress' powers to invalidate recently-approved federal regulations. Reuters reports that the move has broad support, with 34 other names throwing their weight behind the res...
March 7th, 2017 4:51 pm
Here's a free ebook for you to check out!
Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.
In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.
This chapter isn’t about risk or leverage. Phil present a few smart, practical ideas you can use as a hedge against inflation as well as hedging strategies designed to assist you in staying ahead of the markets.
Some other great content in this free eBook includes:
· How 2017 Will Affect Oil, the US Dollar and the European Union...
December 9th, 2016 12:32 pm
Reminder: Pharmboy and Ilene are available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.
I'm seeing huge insider buying in the biotech company The Medicines Company (MDCO). The price has already moved up around 7%, but these buys are significant, in the millions of dollars range. ~ Ilene
Insider transaction table and buying vs. selling graphic above from insidercow.com.
Chart below from Yahoo.com.
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
Reminder: Harlan is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.
Philip R. Davis is a founder Phil's Stock World, a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders...