The interplay of delta, theta, and time to expiration all play a role when selling credit spread and Iron Condor options, writes Amir Atabaki, chief publisher of the Time Decay Options Advisory Service at Monthly Cash Thru Options, an options advisory newsletter and educational service.
Risk is one of the greatest enemies against growing and protecting your assets. There are two forms of risk: Unsystematic and systematic risk, write Pranav Singh and Brad Reinard, chief publishers at Monthly Cash Thru Options, an options advisory newsletter and educational service.
We see higher highs. And we see polarizing conditions in the currency, commodity and bond markets. More on global markets from Ziad Jasani of the Independent Investor Institute, writing on Tuesday.
A look at opportunities and risks in eight funds: SPY, FXI, LQD, OIL, TLT, UUP, FXE and GLD. writes Landon Whaley of Focus Market Trader.
The flip-flop in bond moods hasn’t helped equities completely and that is worth watching but the real risk barometer today is in the Japanese yen (JPY), which needs to clear 112 to get bullish on risk again, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.
My Top Pick for conservative investors for 2018 is Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (TEI), a closed-end yield fund that pays monthly distributions and has $630 million under management, explains Vivian Lewis, international expert and editor of Global Investing.
The true longevity of this rally may depend on how fast and far interest rates can rise given we may have just confirmed a longer-term change of direction in the bond market, says Jeff Greenblatt, editor of The Fibonacci Forecaster Wednesday.
How actions in the U.S. affect Canadian markets, where over 75% of Canadian GDP is linked to the U.S. More on global markets from Ziad Jasani of the Independent Investor Institute, writing on Jan. 1.
Events pivot around U.S. bond yields and what it means to equities, commodities and the USD. The correlations that drove 2017 aren’t working today. Maybe that is the horseshoe nail problem or maybe it is volatility returning, writes Bob Savage, Track Research.
With interest rates expected to head higher in 2018, it’s assumed that fixed income would be a less than ideal place to be invested. Junk bonds, however, tend to behave more like stocks than bonds, suggests ETF expert David Dierking, editor of ETF Focus.
We all seem to be waiting for rates to matter, leaving the melting up process in equities a similar one for yields. Only a break of 2.38% 10-year U.S. Treasury will change the mood, says Bob Savage, Track Research Tuesday.
The world’s global debt just reached $233 trillion in 3Q. The private non-financial debt is at record highs in Canada, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey, worth considering with the global call for rates to rise, says Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.
Markets today are likely to be watching for the real bomb cyclone effects on trading. Fears are that the bull run in equities that has started the week fizzles should rates drag past 2.54% in 10Y, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.
The precious metal has historically shared a low-to-negative correlation with traditional assets such as cash, Treasuries and stocks, domestic and global. It’s an appealing diversifier in the event of a correction, writes Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors.
My take away is that volatility isn’t dead and that it will continue to play a key role in how markets develop in the new year, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.
The ability for the big three central bankers – FOMC, ECB and BOJ to continue with planned divergence requires a heavy dose of gluchwein and maybe something even stronger to get over the hump of the New Year, writes Bob Savage, Track Research.
With rising geopolitical tensions and good money been made in the stock market, we stress the importance of increasing your bond allocation; PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (PDI) is a great way to do it, notes Todd Shaver, editor of Bullmarket.com.
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income (FAX) is a closed-end fund that holds short-to-intermediate term debt issued by corporations and governments based in 10 Asia-Pacific countries and the US., notes Roger Conrad, editor of Capitalist Times.
The euro is trying 1.19 again but hasn’t been back to 1.20 yet – perhaps next year. We are waiting for the cover of snow to get such volatility. Until then we are all risk trading and it’s the euro/Japanese yen that matters, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.
With the tax-reform vote a “yes,” we are likely to see the S&P 500 above 2,700 in three key sectors that comprise 55% of the S&P market cap. More on global markets in two videos from Ziad Jasani of the Independent Investor Institute.