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That Was The Week ending 30March

That Was The Week ending 30March

 FTSE Madness A curious week with Thursday’s action seeing the ‘F’ drop 50 points at the end of the day. Cold feet ahead of the long break? Overall up just under 2% and volatility doing a few twists and turns. Again this does not seem reflected in options prices that we look at. The index […]

That Was the Week Ending 09March

That Was the Week Ending 09March

Tariffs and Tantrums So, not everyone is happy about tariffs. Canada and Mexico exempted but Asian countries not amused. We are being treated to stable genius economics. Trade wars don’t usually work out well and Trump may have bullied rivals in tiny world, but not in the big world. Curiously the US economy ‘looks’ fabulous,and […]

That Was The Week Ending 02March

That Was The Week Ending 02March

How did Things Go? Dax loses over 5%. FTSE 2.8%  In monetary terms however it’s about the same as FTSE is worth twice as much as the DAX. The US markets made a big reverse and rose 2.5% off the day’s lows.The Nasdaq tends to lead the market and was positive >1%yesterday(down 1.6% on the […]

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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