The Retail Investor Left Out – While XIV Trade Was Done In Secret Behind Closed Doors…At Night.

By | February 7, 2018

First, let’s understand what did not happen. The now infamous, VelocityShares Inverse VIX Short Term ETN (XIV) did not malfunction; it did exactly what it was supposed to do. It dropped 90% when the Volatility Index (VIX) dropped 45%. The problem that many people have been highlighting about the XIV is that individual retail investors… Read More »

Short-Volatility ETF Plunges Over 60% In After-Hours Trade

By | February 5, 2018

Today from MarketWatch: Shares of a popular exchange-traded fund designed to bet against volatility plunged in after-hours trading on Monday. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN XIV, -14.32% lost 62%, after getting crushed 14% in the regular session. Meanwhile, an exchange-traded fund designed to bet on volatility surged after-hours, as the Barclays Bank… Read More »

Volatility Makes a Surprise Appearance

By | February 3, 2018

I wouldn’t say volatility is back but it made an appearance this week. The Volatility Index ($VIX) was up 56% this week and the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) was up 19%, its biggest percentage move since August last year. The volatility spike in the VXX this time was preceded by two… Read More »

Bearish Warning Patterns On The FANG Charts

By | January 31, 2018

A group of interesting candle patterns formed on the charts of four of the most interesting stocks in the the technology sector. The price action in the fabled FANG stocks, Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Alphabet (GOOGL), in Wednesday’s session formed candles or multiple candle patterns that reflect, at the least, investor hesitation… Read More »

Wynn Resorts Is A Winner On A Losing Day

By | January 30, 2018

Shares of Wynn Resorts (WYNN) fell 20% in just two days. In that time, the stock price dropped from over $200 to $161, retracing 50% of its August 2017 to January 2018 rally range. Wynn opened lower on Tuesday and despite pressure from a deep broad market decline, it was able to stabilize and quickly… Read More »

C.H. Robinson Worldwide – A Rare Candle Pattern Emerges Ahead Of Earnings

By | January 29, 2018

A rarely seen bearish reversal pattern formed on the daily C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) chart one day before the company reports earnings. On Monday the third in a series of three consecutive “doji” candles appeared creating an unusual “tri-star” pattern. A doji is a candle with a very narrow opening and closing range and usually… Read More »