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What Happened 301

Posted by Brent Luce on Feb 15, 2018 4:10:40 PM

What Happened 301

By now, anyone interested in the market has been exposed to the media explanations of what caused the recent market volatility (these quick and deep drops are the “new normal”, which I will cover in a future blog).  One of the widely covered topics in the recent downdraft was the decimation of the inverse VIX funds.  It occurs to me that most people might not understand what these are, or why they would blow up so easily.  So, I will attempt to “laymanize” this matter.   Watch Related Video: XIV is Terminated

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Topics: Volatility, VIX, Alexa

North Korea and Electric Cars

Posted by Brent Luce on Aug 10, 2017 3:04:31 PM

Market Weakness

Fears related to North Korea have knocked stocks out of the relatively flat range they have been in over the past few weeks.  This fear is evidenced by the fact that almost all stocks are down, while defense stocks and gold are climbing higher.  Although this is the biggest drop the market has seen since May, this “North Korea thing," is barely a blip on the radar screen (so far) as far as the market is concerned.  Looking back, it has been almost a year and a half since the market has seen even a five percent correction.  We know that the market dislikes uncertainty, so stay tuned…

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Topics: Tesla, North Korea, $TSLA, VIX

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