VIX Index (CBOE Volatility)

VIX Index is the CBOE Volatility Index which measures imlied volatility of the S&P500 index options. The VIX is calculated by the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) and is often referred to as the fear index as it tries to measure the stock market’s anticipated volatility over the next 30 day period. The VIX Index has both put and call options available for weekly trading. The VIX Index strategy was designed in 2004 and has been traded profitability since then. The VIX Index was introduced in 1993. It’s trading symbol is VIX but many trading platforms use ^VIX or .VIX when searching and trading against the VIX Index.

Afternoon Investing Strategy Notes

Afternoon Investing Strategy Notes and Trade Updates for Oct 22 2015

The strength of today's rally in somewhat impressive. Volume by 2:30 is already at 2.8 billion shares traded and new highs are up to 78 ...
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Investing Strategy Notes Before Markets Open

Investing Strategy Notes and Trade Ideas Before The Markets Open Oct 20 2015

Some short notes this morning before the markets open. The outlook is for stocks to move lower today. The earnings from IBM disappointed the market ...
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Profiting From Fear – Strategy Update On The VIX Index Call Options Trade – Aug 21 2015

For those who have followed my VIX Index Call Options trade, today show the results of patience and picking proper entry points. Each time the ...
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Earnings Season Results Show More Volatility Ahead - Quick Comments for Aug 14 2015

Earnings Season Results Show More Volatility Ahead – Quick Comments for Aug 14 2015

With earnings seasons for the last quarter almost finished, the overall growth of profits for the companies listed on the S&P was about 1.2 percent ...
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August Beckons – Strategy Discussion On The VIX Index Call Options Trade – Aug 2 2015

Quite a few years ago I explained my use of the VIX Index Calls strategy and how it functions.  Members can review the strategy outline ...
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Sometimes Its Easy – Strategy Discussion On The VIX Index Call Options Trade – July 24 2015

Quite a few years ago I explained my use of the VIX Index Calls strategy and how it functions.  Members can review the strategy outline ...
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Afternoon Investing Strategy Notes

Afternoon Investing Strategy Notes and Trade Ideas for July 17 2015

The drop today in the S&P is simply a bit a weakness at this point but the drop in the VIX Index is worth exploring ...
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Weakness - Intraday Chart Analysis - Afternoon for June 24 2015

Weakness – Intraday Chart Analysis – Afternoon for June 24 2015

Weakness in stocks was expected today but not to the extent the market is showing. The Fed rally and the rally based on euphoria over ...
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Bounce - Is It The End Of The Sell-Off - Intraday Chart Analysis - Afternoon for June 10 2015

Bounce – Is It The End Of The Sell-Off – Intraday Chart Analysis – Afternoon for June 10 2015

Yesterday's rally was poor but held above the 2075 level which is all traders were looking for. This is what prompted the outlook for a ...
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No Bounce Yet - Intraday Chart Analysis - Afternoon for June 8 2015

No Bounce Yet – Intraday Chart Analysis – Afternoon for June 8 2015

I had expected that after the selling last week there was a chance for a bounce today. The closing candlestick on Friday though was a ...
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Market direction outlook and strategy notes

Market Direction Outlook and Investing Strategy Notes for May 27 2015

Part of the reason for the drop on Tuesday was comments again from a Federal Reserve figure. But there were also signs on Tuesday that ...
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Investing Strategy Notes Before Markets Open

Investing Strategy Notes and Trade Ideas Before The Markets Open May 1 2015

This week I held off on trade ideas before the markets opened as I felt the market direction could change. My outlook was built around ...
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