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That Was the Week Ending 23Feb

That Was the Week Ending 23Feb

  The Week’s Action A 100 point range all week and some downside, losing about 1%. Low volumes, which may mean a bit of a breather-or indecision as it’s better known. The bigger picture? Central banks and inflation seem to be the prime culprits for the uppy downy stuff. Where Are We, Where are the […]

That Was the Week Ending 16Feb

That Was the Week Ending 16Feb

  With Thanks To Stock Twits This what happens when you short VIX. This is what happens when you trade a strategy: Margin increase from 16% of account to 50% of account. Trade went £2k per lot underwater. Don’t panic !!!!!! VIX spikes are temporary, and we can adjust. Outcome: Trade profitable £300 per lot.Unnecessary adjustment cost […]

That Was The 2nd EEEEk that was 09February

That Was The 2nd EEEEk that was 09February

Here’s What Happened 7443 down to 7092– a drop of 4.7%. VFTSE effectively doubled. So,margin increased 3 to 5 fold. Nobody rejoices in this-even those who doubtless have made a fortune. Such huge moves, even greater in the US and reflected in Futures trades, are ugly events. How Are We Doing? Well our last 2 trades […]

That Was the Eeeeek Ending 02February

That Was the Eeeeek Ending 02February

What The Heck? Who pulled the plug? This is classic-the trader cannot update beliefs about the market. Call it torpor,whatever but this is the first dip and it’s a year overdue. Should we feel out of touch? Yes, in a nutshell,we have been asleep at the wheel. Personally I was long a call strategy, but also have […]

That Was The Week Ending 26th January

That Was The Week Ending 26th January

Here’s What the Week Looked Like To Us. A Drop! More Than 1%! Well, it fizzled out and volatility had a tiny blip which did nought for options prices. This kind of move makes traders believe it might be the start of a bigger slide. We just see forlorn looking options prices-though selling certain options […]

That Was The Week Ending 19 January

That Was The Week Ending 19 January

The New Year and The First Expiry The lack of serious action has been causing us grief for 12 months or more. The ‘expiry guess’ was better than I could have hoped for with TRADE 62 being a close out the day before. We don’t like PIN risk. That is what it’s called when you […]

That Was The Year Ending 31 December 2017

That Was The Year Ending 31 December 2017

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FTSE- What's Really Going On?

FTSE- What’s Really Going On?

FTSE Up 7.6% on The Year Actually if you look at the price on Dec 8th it was 7320. We finished on 7688,so there was a rise of 368 points. FTSE opened 2017 at 7142. So….. 5.2% of that 7.6% rise was accounted for in the tiny volumes in the last 3 weeks of the year. […]

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Bitcoin gets all festive! This is why we trade options- smarter, limited risk, sensible profits. Somebody bought Bitcoin at $20,000. Maybe it’ll go to $1 million. Maybe it’ll go back to $0.10. HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM US-KEEP FOLLOWING,WE MAY HAVE SOME VERY GOOD NEWS SOON.

That Was The Week Ending 15Dec-Expiry

That Was The Week Ending 15Dec-Expiry

    https://uk.investing.com/indices/ftse-100-vix-chart FTSE This Week 08 Dec   7394- 7490 UP!  Daily Volatility:6.56 -57.27(!!!!!!!!) from 6.01-12.4   FTSE cash index – open 7394 high7511 low 7394close 7490  from open 7300 high 7412 low 7289 close 7394   FTSE volatility-   10.38-9.36 ( last week  12.22-10.38 ) What Trades Would Have Done well, this week? Trade 60 -we had 2, remember? So, our condor did nothing […]