Tag Archives: Puts

Using the VIX To Determine When The Next Market Crash Will Occur

Some studies have shown that market crashes are extremely unlikely to occur when the VIX is below 15 or above 50, but that they are likely to occur when the VIX is between 15 to 30; and, though this prescient gauge is driven by investors’ fears (which subject it to the potential of false positives) […]

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Just Plain Monkey-business (JPM)

Recently, a congressional committee charged top officials at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) with misleading investors, regulators and the public at large when they attempted to mask more than $6 billion in losses, which were brought about by souring trades made by the company’s “London Whale” (too bad there were no whale watchers within the […]

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Buying Stocks with Naked Puts

Using Naked Puts is a strategy I employ quite often. First, however, we need to know the definition of a Put and, more importantly, why is it “naked.” For a detailed explanation of both, you can click here. Again, using Kellogg (K) as an example: From the chart on the left, we can see that […]

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