This interests me – the VIX remains at levels that would still be interpreted as representing fear among investors yet the S&P500 has put on 13% in recent days.
I am not certain of its application to trading but I am certain there is one somewhere. Putting Like a Pro: The Role of Positive Contagion in Golf Performance and Perception Abstract Many amateur athletes believe that using a professional athletes equipment can improve their performance. Such equipment can be said to be affected with…Details
Michael Winslow gets the Led out
Occasionally at blog central we get an email that requires us not to wait till the end of the month before awarding our email of the month. Sometimes some fucknut is so far above the competition that we have to go off early as no doubt our winner this month has on many occasions. Louise…Details
Twenty four years ago in 1987 the Dow suffered its worst one day decline in history losing 508 points or 22% closing at 1738.. This was the final nail in the markets coffin as it had dropped 1010 points from its August peak. The bull market that followed was extraordinary in its gains. By the…Details
Apropos of this article yesterday I found this little piece – Episodes of extreme market volatility demonstrate the role of emotion-based trading in moving stock and commodity prices. The internet stock bubble is an obvious example of emotions overtaking investors’ “common sense.” More recently, the extreme moves of currency (e.g. USD) and commodity (e.g. gold and…Details
Just lobbed home from the Gold Coast – if ever you wanted a reason why boguns shouldnt reproduce just spent two days there.
Whilst I was away at the weekend this bounced into my inbox for comment (I don’t know the original source) SPZ s rallied 13.75% from the pre-NYSE open low on October 4 to October 12 high. Normal markets do not rally almost 14% in 6 sessions. Normal buyers do not behave this way. Volume was lacking…Details