I've been seeing some sentimental indicators related to the options market come across my reader and I thought I would make a few comments. The latest indicator comes from SentimentTrader, via ZeroHedge and a couple others. The chart below shows a Speculative Options Activity index. This is simply the number of opening options transactions that
Back at the end of August, I mentioned 2 Volatility Trackers to be watching. We focus so much on the VIX, but we also need to be following OVX and GVZ. Well based on the GLD price action and the vol outlook given by GVZ, I thought it was a good time to buy some
I've seen it (and experienced it) too much for my taste. You've got a position, it's going well, then it reverses and you're in a drawdown-- and for the sake of "risk management" you exit the position before your predetermined stop loss only to see it reverse again. This is one of the most frustrating
Every so often, GOOG will come out with earnings the day before options expiration. This is a very unique opportunity in the market in which wild swings happen overnight and people use options to try and take advantage of the situation. When options are traded, there is a certain uncertainty on where price will be
Since I'm always looking for ways for IWO to improve, I took a survey a couple weeks ago asking visitors to my site what they'd like in an options trading service. One of the questions asked was what size model portfolio would you like to see, and then I split up the answers into various levels.
So if you hadn't yet noticed, UNG was halted today on news. ETF Halted = No Yay. Essentially, they can't form new units due to the sheer popularity of the etf-- since it is an open ended etf they can create more shares, but they also have to bring about more exposure via natty futures