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2014-04-05 Weekend Market Update (Q1 Earnings Season)

Posted on April 5th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-04-05 Weekend Market Update (Q1 Earnings Season)

Weekend Market Update
Q1 Earnings Season

Following an in-line March jobs report on Friday, the S&P 500 (SPX) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) hit a new all-time high before finishing in the red after continued selling in the technology and biotech sectors. The Nasdaq-100 (NDX) dropped 0.90% for the week, resulting in a close near two-month lows. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.40% and 0.55%, respectively. Volatility (VIX) briefly tested January levels this week, but the spot Volatility Index finished with a loss of just 3.12%.

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2014-03-29 Weekend Market Update (Navigating This Choppy Market)

Posted on March 29th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-03-29 Weekend Market Update (Navigating This Choppy Market)

Weekend Market Update
Navigating This Choppy Market

U.S. equities finished the week mixed after Friday’s bounce back. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) eked out a weekly gain of 0.12%, while the S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) dropped 0.48% and 2.23%, respectively. Volatility dropped for the second week in a row as the spot Volatility Index (VIX) shed 3.93%, remaining in the 14 range.

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2014-03-22 Weekend Market Update (New Highs In The S&P 500)

Posted on March 22nd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-03-22 Weekend Market Update (New Highs In The S&P 500)

Weekend Market Update
New Highs In The S&P 500

Despite hints of a interest rate hike and ongoing problems in Ukraine, the S&P 500 (briefly) hit a new all-time high this week. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) added 1.38% and 1.48%, respectively. Of the three major U.S. indices, the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) was the worst weekly performer with a 0.69% gain. Volatility gave back most of last week’s gains as the spot Volatility Index (VIX) dropped 15.82%.

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2014-03-15 Weekend Market Update (Stocks Pullback 2% From All-Time Highs)

Posted on March 15th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-03-15 Weekend Market Update (Stocks Pullback 2% From All-Time Highs)

Weekend Market Update
Stocks Pullback 2% From All-Time Highs

Equities dropped four out of the five trading days this week to move back into negative territory for the year. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) fell 1.97% and 2.04%, respectively. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was the worst performer of the three major indices, sliding 2.35% this week. Volatility rallied to early February levels as the spot Volatility Index (VIX) added 26.29%.

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2014-03-08 Weekend Market Update (Equities Shrug Off Ukraine To Reach New Highs)

Posted on March 8th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-03-08 Weekend Market Update (Equities Shrug Off Ukraine To Reach New Highs)

Weekend Market Update
Equities Shrug Off Ukraine To Reach New Highs

Despite the near 1% decline on Monday due to the Ukraine crisis, U.S. stocks were able to make new highs throughout the week. The S&P 500 (SPX) closed at an all-time high of 1878.04 on Friday, up 1.00% on the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) added 0.80% and 0.20%, respectively. Volatility (VIX) finished nears the lows of the week, but still eked out a 0.79% gain in the spot Volatility Index.

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2014-03-01 Weekend Market Update (Looking Ahead To March)

Posted on March 1st, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-03-01 Weekend Market Update (Looking Ahead To March)

 Weekend Market Update
Looking Ahead To March

Equities closed out February at new all-time highs despite the rocky start to 2014. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) rose 1.26% and 0.91%, respectively. The Dow Jones Industrial Average remains the laggard of the major indices, but the weekly gain of 1.36% was the best of the major U.S. indices. Volatility has declined on six out of the seven trading sessions as the spot Volatility Index fell 4.64% this week.

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2014-02-22 Weekend Market Update (The S&P 500 Remains Less Than 1% Below The Highs)

Posted on February 22nd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-02-22 Weekend Market Update (The S&P 500 Remains Less Than 1% Below The Highs)

 Weekend Market Update
The S&P 500 Remains Less Than 1% Below The Highs

Equities gave back some of the previous two weeks gains, but the S&P 500 remains just under the all-time high of 1850. The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) put in multi-year highs before ending the week lower by 0.03%. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped 0.13% and 0.32%, respectively. Volatility (VIX) rose 8.18% this week, but finished well off of the highs in the spot Volatility Index.

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2014-02-15 Weekend Market Update (The S&P 500 Nears The All-Time High)

Posted on February 15th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-02-15 Weekend Market Update (The S&P 500 Nears The All-Time High)

Weekend Market Update
The S&P 500 Nears The All-Time High

Equities bounced back for the second straight week, led by the Nasdaq-100’s 2.86% weekly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 (SPX) picked up 2.28% and 2.32%, respectively. Volatility (VIX) fell another 11.25%, setting up for a retest of the 12 level in the spot Volatility Index.

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2014-02-08 Weekend Market Update (Will The S&P 500 Retest 1850?)

Posted on February 8th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-02-08 Weekend Market Update (Will The S&P 500 Retest 1850?)

 Weekend Market Update
Will The S&P 500 Retest 1850?

Equities recovered from Monday’s 2%+ sell off to finish in positive territory despite the weak January jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 (SPX) added 0.61% and 0.81%, respectively. Of the three major U.S. indices, the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) was the outperformer, rising 1.14% this week. Once again the spot Volatility Index (VIX) printed a bearish engulfing pattern on the weekly chart, dropping 16.95%.

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2014-01-25 Weekend Market Update (Stocks Have Worst Day In 7 Months)

Posted on January 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-01-25 Weekend Market Update (Stocks Have Worst Day In 7 Months)

Weekend Market Update
Stocks Have Worst Day In 7 Months

Friday’s equity sell off resulted in the worst daily decline since June of last year. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped 2.63% and 3.52%, respectively. Of the three major U.S. indices, the Nasdaq-100’s weekly decline of 1.39% was the least worst. Volatility (VIX) soared 45.82% to to a four month high of 18.14 in the spot Volatility Index.

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2014-01-18 Weekend Market Update (Brief New All-Time Highs Are Met With Selling Pressure)

Posted on January 18th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-01-18 Weekend Market Update (Brief New All-Time Highs Are Met With Selling Pressure)

Weekend Market Update
Brief New All-Time Highs Are Met With Selling Pressure

The S&P 500 (SPX) closed at an all-time high of 1848.38 on Wednesday (only 0.02 above the December 31st close), but investors took advantage of the high equity prices by taking profits on Thursday and Friday. The (SPX) finished the week lower by 0.20%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) rose 0.13% and 0.73%, respectively. Weakness over the past two trading days helped the spot Volatility Index finish the week higher by 2.47%, but it remains near multi-year lows.

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2014-01-04 Weekend Market Update (Weak Start To 2014)

Posted on January 4th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2014-01-04 Weekend Market Update (Weak Start To 2014)

Weekend Market Update
Weak Start To 2014

Equities fell on the 1st trading of the year for the 1st time since 2008. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) shed 0.05% for the week. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) dropped 0.54% and 0.99%, respectively. Volatility (VIX) snapped a four day winning streak on Friday, but still rose 10.43% for the week.

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2013-12-28 Weekend Market Update (The Santa Claus Rally Continues)

Posted on December 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-12-28 Weekend Market Update (The Santa Claus Rally Continues)

Weekend Market Update
The Santa Claus Rally Continues

Equities rose to an all-time high for the second week in a row, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rallied 1.59% this week. The S&P 500 (SPX) added 1.27% and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) added 1.21%. Volatility dropped to levels not seen March. The spot Volatility Index (VIX) fell 9.64% to close at 12.46 this week.

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2013-12-21 Weekend Market Update (Prepare For Light Trading Heading Into Christmas)

Posted on December 21st, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-12-21 Weekend Market Update (Prepare For Light Trading Heading Into Christmas)

Weekend Market Update
Prepare For Light Trading Heading Into Christmas

Equities closed at a new all-time high this week, despite an announcement by the Federal Reserve that they will scale back asset purchases by $10B per month starting in January. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was the best performer of the three major U.S. indices, rising 2.9%. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) added 2.42% and 2.16%, respectively. Volatility made new lows in December as the spot Volatility Index dropped 12.50%, closing just above the 13 level.

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2013-12-14 Weekend Market Update (Four Day Losing Streak In The S&P 500)

Posted on December 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-12-14 Weekend Market Update (Four Day Losing Streak In The S&P 500)

Weekend Market Update
Four Day Losing Streak In The S&P 500

Equities moved back into negative territory for December on the back of a 1.65% weekly decline in the S&P 500 (SPX) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) also struggled this week, giving back 1.37%. The spot Volatility Index (VIX) did just the opposite of the stock market and closed higher on Friday for the fourth consecutive day, soaring 14.29% on the week. On Thursday, the so called “Fear Index” briefly moved above 16. 

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2013-12-07 Weekend Market Update (A Slow Start To December)

Posted on December 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-12-07 Weekend Market Update (A Slow Start To December)

Weekend Market Update
A Slow Start To December

Equities snapped a five day losing streak on Friday, following a better than expected November jobs report. The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) was able to finish in positive territory for week, rising 0.47%. The S&P 500 (SPX) shed 0.04% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gave up 0.41% this week. Conversely, the spot Volatility Index (VIX) ended a eight day winning streak on Friday that nearly wiped out the weekly gains, but was still able to pick up 0.66%.

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2013-11-30 Weekend Market Update (Apple Leads The Nasdaq To A Multi-Year High)

Posted on November 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-11-30 Weekend Market Update (Apple Leads The Nasdaq To A Multi-Year High)

 Weekend Market Update
Apple Leads The Nasdaq To A Multi-Year High

Of the three major U.S. indices the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) was the clear outperformer, rising 1.92%. Shares of Apple (AAPL) were a major contributor, soaring to a 2013 high on nearly a 7% weekly gain. The S&P 500 (SPX) added 0.06% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) picked up 0.13% on the holiday shortened week. Due to light volume, volatility (VIX) rose 11.75%, but remains under the key resistance level at 14.

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2013-11-23 Weekend Market Update (Dow 16K and S&P 500 1800)

Posted on November 23rd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-11-23 Weekend Market Update (Dow 16K and S&P 500 1800)

 Weekend Market Update
Dow 16K and S&P 500 1800

For the first time in history, the Dow Jone Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 16,000 and the S&P 500 (SPX) closed above 1,800 this week. The (DJIA) added 0.65% and the (SPX) rose 0.37%. The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) was the relative underperformer of the three major indices this week, shedding just 0.02%. Volatility rose slightly this week, picking up 0.57%. The spot (VIX) did however close near the lows of week, once again failing at the 14 level.

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2013-11-16 Weekend Market Update (Six Week Winning Streak In The S&P 500)

Posted on November 16th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-11-16 Weekend Market Update (Six Week Winning Streak In The S&P 500)

 Weekend Market Update
Six Week Winning Streak In The S&P 500

The S&P 500 (SPX) came within two points of hitting the 1800 level for the first time ever, rising 1.56% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) added 1.27% and the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) picked up 1.66%. Volatility (VIX) pushed to a new three month low, as the spot Volatility Index dropped 5.50%.

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2013-11-09 Weekend Market Update (A Key Inflection Point For The S&P 500)

Posted on November 9th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Weekend Market Updates. Comments Off on 2013-11-09 Weekend Market Update (A Key Inflection Point For The S&P 500)

 Weekend Market Update
A Key Inflection Point For The S&P 500

A better than expected October jobs report helped the S&P 500 (SPX) finish the week with a gain 0.51%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) added 0.94%, but the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) dropped 0.38% for the week. The 14 level remains resistance in the spot Volatility Index (VIX) as it declined 12.86%, following the third unsuccessful breakout attempt in the last month.

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