Nearly everyone, it seems, has a strong opinion of the President-elect. And the markets are no different. This month, we take you through the narrative that’s evolved since November 8th.
Based on the behavior of the stock market, and price of options used to hedge, there is great consternation about the Presidential election next week. Will the election outcome be a “Black Swan” event? Just how should investors prepare for the outcome and the possibility of a market crash?
The Asset Class Update series continues this week as Bill Valentine looks at Volatility from several different angles, and discusses how the asset class fits within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.
This week, Bill talks about the best way to stay up-to-the-minute on investment market affairs—some new website called “Twitter.” More importantly, he wades into the chorus of discussion about what the new levels of Volatility mean for…volatility.
The CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX”) usually moves inversely with the stock market, and exponentially so. As such, it’s become a favorite indicator for market speculators. Lately, the VIX has been hitting multi-year lows, leading some to believe that a reversal must be imminent. Were that to be the case, the implication is a falling stock
We have a history of alerting investors to bubbles and on that credibility we offer that there is a massive bubble forming right now. In fact, it’s the most important bubble impacting investors, and the public as a whole. It’s very easy and understandable to see where it came from. But it’s here now, looms
While the title of this week’s Market Message is a humorous play on The Rent Is Too Damn High Party, there is no doubt that the market’s volatility in the past 4 years has got investors skittish and uncomfortable. What’s more, the frequency of large daily declines (2% or more) is somewhat unprecedented. This only
Over the past few days, there have been a couple of indications that markets might be improving…. cash is moving out of money market funds technical indicators have changed direction volatility has possibly broken its fever pitch as it returns to its more natural state at the low end of the spectrum. Is it time
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