The incredible rally in equities in 2013 has begun to stir concern among many that the stock market is now in a bubble.
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The amount of negative news that we have seen recently has been mind-blowing.
If Greece defaults and the European situation begins to spin out of control where will money flow? It would not make sense for market participants to buy Euro’s during a default regardless of whether the default it structured or not. In fact, it is more likely that European central banks and businesses would be looking to either hedge their Euro exposure or convert their cash positions to another currency all together.
One of the many useful characteristics of options is that the astute trader can design strategies to capture profit from predicted price action forecasts from a wide variety of technical indicators.
Last week silver was the focus of incredible price swings which left many licking their wounds and shaking their heads at the trading losses they had incurred. This sell off was likely triggered by the increase in margin requirements for futures contracts, but the stunning price decline extended to all vehicles like exchange traded funds use to trade the glimmering metal.
“You can’t lose what you don’t put in the middle.” Mike McDermott, Rounders
While this week was shortened due to the President’s Day holiday, it has been quite a ride for traders and investors.
One of the notes that I keep stuck to my computer reads “remember seasonality”. For those just now becoming familiar with options, you may assume I am reminding myself not to forget deer season or the opening of the season for striper fishing.
Mr. Market has thrown traders a few curve balls lately as precious metals and crude oil have been selling off while the U.S. Dollar Index futures were consolidating.
The U.S. Dollar Index Futures have been sold heavily and interestingly enough, gold and silver have not rallied