Heading into the end of the calendar year and many stock market pundits are sharing their guesses forecasts for where stocks will go in 2018. In this article I promise to spare you the “S&P 500 will close at 2450 on 31 December 2018” type of forecast. Instead, I’ll give you an outline what I […]
Sector Rotation Is The New VIX – What YOU Can Do About It
A slightly deeper understanding of the VIX and what is going on under the hood of the stock market indices can help traders focus on what makes money rather than what makes headlines. In this post I clarify what the VIX is and what it really tells us and what traders can focus on to […]
My Mother Asked Me About Bitcoin Over The Weekend
Saturday night, dinner party at my folks’ place. My Mum – who is a wonderful cook – had prepared a fabulous meal for everyone. After the mains had been finished and plates cleared away…and in between sips of a nice Margaret River cabernet…Mum asked me about Bitcoin. What was it, what did I think of it […]
How Much Longer Will This Bull Market Last?
The phones were ringing off the hook. Desperate clients wanted to know what was happening, minute by minute. Clients were being margin-called left, right and centre. Heck, I was even in a margin call in my personal account. I barely had time to scratch myself, let alone figure out what to do about my […]
What Do We Care About Today?
Trump – One year in I find it hard to believe Donald Trump has been in the Presidency for over a year already. Where does the time go? I vividly recall watching the results of the US Presidential Election roll in around this time last year. We all sat around the dealing room late into […]
Are You An Investor Or A Trader?
Let me ask you a question. Do you consider yourself to be an investor in, or a trader of the stock market? Over the course of my career I have met literally thousands of people who participate in the stock market. The clear majority of them – I estimate at least 85% – would characterize […]
How To Trade At All Time Highs
As you’ve probably heard, US stocks are trading at record highs (well, almost). And it appears the weight of money is seriously behind the rally. According to Reuters, US equity funds attracted their largest inflows in 18 weeks last week. US$7.5 billion poured into stock funds in the last week alone. This helps to explain […]
3 Reasons I’m (Still) Bullish On Stocks
Many pundits continue to warn that stocks are expensive, valuations are stretched, it’s the 30th anniversary of the ’87 stock market crash, etc etc – a sure sign that a market top is not in place. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 Index cruised to a another all-time high on Friday. Today I want to share with […]