Options enable traders to express their opinions in market pricing without the stress and risk of buying or selling futures contracts outright.
As investors once again anticipate a near-ZIRP environment, keep an eye on defense names and gold.
The market is cheering for rates to be cut, but forgets they are being cut on the back of global growth collapsing, which is negative for risk assets.
Commodity prices are highly influenced by action in the currency markets which will undoubtedly have something to say about the Federal Reserve meeting.
The longer the Fed waits to cut, the lower rates will ultimately go, but so far there's little hint of action to come.
The risk of being 'long and wrong' is now elevated while the upside profit potential is likely minimal.
The market for hemp-derived products is exploding and financial instruments that are going to be created to work within the market will grow, too.
The derivative markets are telling us we are complacent about equities.
China's massive spending spree evident in the first quarter is in the past now. Here is what it means.
Now is a good time to buy JBHT. Only on Wall Street can the best earnings ever be touted as 'bad news.'