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Market Scorecard and Volatility

Posted by Brent Luce on Apr 5, 2018 4:53:06 PM

Market Volatility

As I have mentioned in previous communications, 2017 was not a “normal” year when it came to volatility.  In fact, it was one of the lowest volatility years on record.  More normal volatility was bound to return – and it has.  To some, this newly found volatility feels unusual, but spikes in volatility like this are very common over time.  The chart below shows the Volatility Index over the last twenty years.  As you can see, episodes like this have occurred at least every two years on average.  MORE:  Dueling Tariff Announcements Blamed for Stock Market Volatility

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Topics: Volatility, $AMZN, Big Tech, trade war, sector performance, tariffs

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

Cryptos, Low Vol and Wall Street “Experts”

Posted by Brent Luce on Dec 15, 2017 4:04:36 PM


 Two weeks ago, I talked about bitcoin in my blog.  Here is what I said:

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Topics: Volatility, Strategist Predictions, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Wall Street, Cryptocurrencies

Amazon HQ2, GDP and a Boring Year

Posted by Brent Luce on Sep 20, 2017 4:22:17 PM

Where has the blog been?

It has been three weeks since the last blog and wherever I go, people are asking where the blog has been.  Fear not!  The blog is alive and well, and so am I!  We were dealing with some technology difficulties, but if you are reading this, then it means those issues have been solved.  
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Topics: Volatility, Interest Rates, $AMZN,, GDP

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