Archive for July, 2010
Crash Course in Trading $VXX: A Strategy is taking shape.
Posted by chicagosean on July 30th, 2010 at 6:57 pm, Comments: 0
Image via Wikipedia Let’s call this week that just ended: Week 1 of the “Education of a VXX Speculator” (a polite nod to Victor Niederhoffer). [...]
Best Things I’ve Read this Week (July 24-30)
Posted by chicagosean on July 30th, 2010 at 10:02 am, Comments: 0
The Tori Spelling Economy Image via Wikipedia This post marks the first of what I will attempt to make a weekly Friday tradition of posting [...]
500th Twitter Follower Shoutout!
Posted by chicagosean on July 29th, 2010 at 1:19 pm, Comments: 0
Image via CrunchBase Slow Trading Day News: 500th Twitter Followers Milestone Reached. Congratulations to Ethan Castanon. I wish I could tell you where he lives. [...]
I interrupt this $VXX discussion to bring you a Patriotic call for effective stimulus.
Posted by chicagosean on July 29th, 2010 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0
Summer Reading: U.S Tax Code, in hard Image via Wikipedia Image via Wikipedia Image via Wikipedia There is a lot of talk recently about what [...]
More thoughts on $VXX
Posted by chicagosean on July 28th, 2010 at 10:47 am, Comments: 0
I entered a $VXX position on Friday at the close, and added to it again at yesterday’s open. My average price at the time of [...]
The Only Way to Learn: Putting your Money Where Your Mouth (pen) Is
Posted by chicagosean on July 26th, 2010 at 8:14 am, Comments: 0
This post is really a “part 2″ to my previous post on the question of whether $VXX is the ideal channel-trading product. Last week I [...]
Is $VXX a channel-trading paradise?
Posted by chicagosean on July 23rd, 2010 at 11:40 am, Comments: 0
Image via Wikipedia I position my portfolio to benefit from rising volatility. It is my thesis that the investing landscape over the foreseeable future will [...]
Two Black Boxes Walk into a Bar…
Posted by chicagosean on July 23rd, 2010 at 9:07 am, Comments: 0
If you can’t beat ‘em….might as well might fun of ‘em…. Two Black Boxes walk into a bar,the first box says to the second: ”I walked [...]
Too Big to Care. TicketMaster/LiveNation and the Fleecing of Music Fans. $LYV
Posted by chicagosean on July 21st, 2010 at 9:47 am, Comments: 0
As a music lover, few things get my blood boiling faster than service charges – especially those charged by TicketMaster/LiveNation. During the mid-90′s as a [...]
Adding Value to the Trading Community
Posted by chicagosean on July 20th, 2010 at 12:25 pm, Comments: 0
Yesterday, I made some changes to this Blog in an attempt to make it more useful for those of you who have found my markets/economics/politics-related [...]
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- The Market is Rigged!!!!!
- There is no script. Be in this moment. Trading is Improvising.
- Why I’ve Been Repeating Myself Every Morning… It’s a Bull Market, You Know!
- Living in a High Frequency World
- A Correction From Here Would Be Too Obvious
- Yeah, I said it…
- Annual Targets Have Been Hit, Take The Rest of the Year Off. Or Not…
- THIS Is What Makes A Market
- Dissenting Opinions Form the Basis For Your Opportunity to Profit
- Attention Cypriotic Panic Peddlers…