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Market Up/Vol Up, Market Down/Vol Down…WTF Episode

Category: Market Commentary

So – what’s happening in the wide world of volatility? The market moved to new all time highs and the VIX actually went UP. The market then mini-crashed lower and VIX barely budged? WTF indeed? Is it Robinhood traders? It is market makers? Is it sustainable? To break it down we’re doing another of our […]

Asset Class Scoreboard: August 2020

Category: Market Commentary

July to August was probably the least movement across that board that we’ve seen so far in 2020. U.S. stocks continue to top the board month over month, as well as U.S. real estate and commodities continuing to trail in the red. Are commodities going to be able to move out of double digit red […]

Retail Traders Rejoice

Category: Market Commentary

Has there ever been a better time to be an individual trader, or retail trader as they are sometimes condescendingly called in the professional trading industry. What with Dave Portnoy (DDTG) saying (correctly for now) that stocks only go higher, or Robinhood forcing nearly all brokerages to offer commission free trades for stocks and fractional […]

Futures are Hard – Hurricane Edition

Category: Market Commentary

Who doesn’t love a good hurricane. The slow moving train wrecks rotating on our screens draw people like moths to a flame, or as our own Jeff Malec put it: I read his posts like Newman taking down a bag of raisinettes during hurricane season — Jeff Malec (@AttainCap2) August 26, 2020 Thank goodness for […]

Debt, Dollars, and Deficits with CME’s Blu Putnam

Category: Market Commentary

It’s a job all in itself to be able to look at data – especially data that affects all of us on a daily basis – and be able to interpret that to make sense to yourself. Take that and have to turn it into something that makes sense to everyone else – well that’s […]