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You Can't Play Jenga With a House of Cards

My esteemed colleague Doug Ashburn (who by-and-large knows more than me about things economic) wrote a piece yesterday about whether the "America" brand is still alive and well on the world stage despite recent budget shenanigans in Congress. I agree that overall, the...

JLN Options: Options Traders Discard Safety Net as Stocks Rise

Lead StoriesOptions Traders Discard Safety Net as Stocks RiseKaitlyn Kiernan, The Wall Street JournalIn the new year, options traders seem to have settled on a resolution: no more hedging for the worst. http://jlne.ws/10uja49**TD Ameritrade's Joe Kinahan: “What we...

JLN Options: 2012: The Year In VIX And Volatility

Lead Stories2012: The Year In VIX And VolatilityBill Luby, Seeking AlphaEvery year I assemble a chart that is my retrospective look at the year in volatility. While 2012 was the first year since 2006 that the VIX failed to make it out of the 20s, this was not due to...

JLN Options: Fiscal cliff uncertainty stirs Vix volatility

Fiscal cliff uncertainty stirs Vix volatilityDow Jones NewswiresThe market's so-called fear gauge vaulted above a closely watched level Thursday on "fiscal-cliff" anxiety, before soothing news pulled the Vix down and diminished deep stock-market declines late in the...

JLN Options: Options Traders Pile On After Apple Decline

Lead StoriesOptions Traders Pile On After Apple DeclineAlexandra Scaggs, The Wall Street JournalOptions traders piled on to the selloff in Apple Inc. on Wednesday morning, and trading indicates they see more big swings ahead.http://jlne.ws/UpUoL6 Futures merchants...

JLN Options: Cheap volatility, but big potential in China

Lead StoriesCheap volatility, but big potential in ChinaAndrew Giovinazzi, MarketWatchLook at the VIX inch up in the face of very slow market activity . After trading the S&P 500 on the CBOE when I was younger, I can tell you what that feeling is. The paper is...

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Reddit traders wage battle against Wall Street

Reddit traders wage battle against Wall Street

First Read $27,651/$300,000 (9.2%) Elizabeth Cook and Robin Trott ++++ SEC Commissioner Peirce Rolls Out Welcome Mat For New Chairman Thom Thompson - John Lothian News "Even though there are unknowns, there are potential benefits," is what SEC Commissioner Hester...

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