Tag: volatility

  • Tips for Trading the Market Chaos

    Tips for Trading the Market Chaos

    The sky is falling. The sky is falling – again. The markets are taking another nasty hit on bank failure contagion fears. The Dow is down 380 points.  The S&P 500 is down 37.  The NASDAQ is own 85 because of it.  Even the volatility index just spiked above 20, telling us fear is erupting.…

  • Three Key Tips for Trading a Chaotic Market

    Three Key Tips for Trading a Chaotic Market

    The sky is falling. The sky is falling – again. Today, the Dow is down about 300 points ahead of disappointing earnings from companies like UPS.  There’s even more fear that companies like Microsoft and Alphabet could post poor results after the bell tonight.  Alphabet, for example, has already missed the Street’s estimates for the…

  • Top Ways to Stay Financially Sane in an Insane Market

    Top Ways to Stay Financially Sane in an Insane Market

    The sky is falling. The sky is falling. All as we enter another round of crippling financial chaos.  But don’t panic. Easier said than done. But remember, markets are resilient.  We’ve come back from far worse.  If you panic, you sell. And if you sell, you miss the potential for the recovery rally. We have…

  • What to Expect Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

    What to Expect Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

    Midterm elections are just around the corner. And with it, we’re likely to see volatility, as usual. Ahead of the midterm elections in 1990, the VIX jumped from 16 to 36 Ahead of the midterm elections in 1994, the VIX jumped from 11 to 18 Ahead of the midterm elections in 1998, the VIX jumped…

  • This is Why Investors are Panicking Again

    This is Why Investors are Panicking Again

    Don’t even bother with the markets today. It’s an absolute disaster out there. Investors are panicking. Stocks are plummeting.  All thanks to inflation and the fact the Federal Reserve may have to get far more aggressive with interest rate hikes, near-term. The consumer price index unexpectedly shot higher in August, even though gas prices cooled…

  • Three Solid Ways to Trade Excessive Fear

    Three Solid Ways to Trade Excessive Fear

    In a market this crazed, it just makes sense to protect for downside. It’s why we again highlighted ways to trade volatility. In fact, as we noted, “Fear is running wild on the Street again.  But don’t panic.  Use it to your advantage. At the moment, the major indices are taking a hit on inflation, recession,…

  • The Top 3 Ways to Trade Market Chaos

    The Top 3 Ways to Trade Market Chaos

    At the start of the year, we highlighted some of top ways to prep for volatility. In fact, we said, “Fear is running wild on the Street.  But don’t panic.  Use it to your advantage. At the moment, the major indices are taking a hit on earnings, inflation, and the likelihood of near-term interest rate hikes.…

  • Here’s Why Markets Have Been Wildly Volatile

    Here’s Why Markets Have Been Wildly Volatile

    Markets are getting crushed. At the moment, the Dow Jones is down another 488 points.  The NASDAQ is down 400, as the S&P 500 slips 102.   All thanks to the same culprits – the Federal Reserve, sky high inflation, with the 10-year Treasury yield at its highest point since November 2018. Plus, while the “Federal…

  • Why the Dow Just Slipped 350 Points

    Why the Dow Just Slipped 350 Points

    After hitting all-time highs on excessive optimism, markets are pulling back. At the moment, the Dow is down about 300 points, as the NASDAQ slips $115 points. All after retail sales came in at a worse than expected decline of 1.1% in July — far worse than expectations for a drop of 0.3%.  All thanks…

  • One of the Top Ways to Trade the Excessive Volatility

    One of the Top Ways to Trade the Excessive Volatility

    Markets have become incredibly volatile ahead of the elections, and on continued uncertainty over more stimulus.  We’ve seen the market run up hundreds of points, only to close the day down hundreds of points.  It’s been that crazed. This morning, futures are down slightly.  The Dow is down 26, as the NASDAQ remains flat.  The…