The seeds of this government takeover of markets were planted more than a decade ago.
The Fed's move is going to work on the financial side. The virus side? That's the big issue.
With indications that new coronavirus cases may be plateauing and that stimulus measure are getting in gear, there are reasons for hope.
Over the past month, 3 sectors have revealed themselves as market leaders: Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Staples.
Thursday action does not indicate a healthy market.
Prices are jumping around, but the concept and pricing of the straddle should not change, so here's where to keep your focus.
I'm willing to take a small bearish call spread on IWM and bring in a net credit, here's my play.
If you want to stay busy and make some money then you need to adapt to the action.
Given the current price pattern in the banks, I see no reason to rush to buy them at this point.
When the VIX becomes 'expensive' that is a sign that things are calming down.