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By EconMatters
It appears the Federal Reserve took notice of the overheated stock market and realized they really must be behind the inflation curve. You don`t reach year end targets in the stock market already at all-time highs and haven`t even gotten out of February, and not wake up and realize that you are way behind the asset bubble inflation rate…

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By EconMatters
We discuss the 11:00 am (CST) move in Bonds, Equities, Gold, VIX, and the Currency Markets in this video. It all starts with cheap Central Bank Money! Are these the kinds of incentives Central Banks should be allowed to let happen by creating excessive leverage with borrowed money to juice of bigger stock market bubbles? Central Banks need…

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Ten years ago today, we witnessed that largest one-day VIX spikein the nearly three decade history of the VIX.  On that day, the VIX rallied from a prior close of 11.15 to 18.31 – a 64.2% gain.  The move came in conjunction with a 3.5% decline in the SPX (large, but nothing like what would follow during the next two …

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Ten years ago today, we witnessed that largest one-day VIX spikein the nearly three decade history of the VIX.  On that day, the VIX rallied from a prior close of 11.15 to 18.31 – a 64.2% gain.  The move came in conjunction with a 3.5% decline in the SPX (large, but nothing like what would follow during the next two …

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By EconMatters
We discuss the valuation question in this video, and Warren Buffet`s assertion that stocks are not in a bubble. Warren didn`t you say to buy when there is Blood in the Streets? Warren Buffet says a lot of contradictory things, take everything he says with a massive grain of Salt. Nobody, professional or amateur investor should be buying…

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By EconMatters
We discuss the valuation question in this video, and Warren Buffet`s assertion that stocks are not in a bubble. Warren didn`t you say to buy when there is Blood in the Streets? Warren Buffet says a lot of contradictory things, take everything he says with a massive grain of Salt. Nobody, professional or amateur investor should be buying…

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By EconMatters
We discuss the oil market in a comprehensive manner in this video, and lay out why the economics of the oil market are not correctly aligned right now. The world Oil Market was not set up for both the Middle East and the United States to be pumping at Record Levels!
Conclusion:
All we have done is kicked …

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By EconMatters
We discuss the oil market in a comprehensive manner in this video, and lay out why the economics of the oil market are not correctly aligned right now. The world Oil Market was not set up for both the Middle East and the United States to be pumping at Record Levels!
Conclusion:
All we have done is kicked …

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I often get asked about where to go to learn more about the VIX and volatility.  Well, if there is one event each year that falls in the absolutely-do-not-miss category, it is the CBOE’s annual Risk Management Conference, which is back in Dana Point, California this year from March 8-10.  It should be noted that while this is the 33rdannual …

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I often get asked about where to go to learn more about the VIX and volatility.  Well, if there is one event each year that falls in the absolutely-do-not-miss category, it is the CBOE’s annual Risk Management Conference, which is back in Dana Point, California this year from March 8-10.  It should be noted that while this is the 33rdannual …

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Last week, my Putting Low Stock Volatility to Good Use (Guest Columnist at Barron’s) triggered a bunch of emails related to the clustering of low volatility.  Most readers expressed an interest in the phenomenon of volatility clusters occurring in both high and low volatility environments and were curious about the differences between high and low volatility clusters.
When it comes …

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Last week, my Putting Low Stock Volatility to Good Use (Guest Columnist at Barron’s) triggered a bunch of emails related to the clustering of low volatility,  Most readers expressed an interest in the phenomenon of volatility clusters occurring in both high and low volatility environments and were curious about the differences between high and low volatility clusters.
When it comes …

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