March 13, 2017 by Dan • Big Printin'

Te etf that tracks gold, GLD, has had a tough couple weeks, down about 5%, since being rejected on Feb 27th at its downtrend from the 52-week highs made this summer, now just below mild technical …

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March 7, 2017 by Dan • Big Printin'

This morning Doug Kass, of Seabreeze Partners offered his take on the recent weakness in the price of copper: It was interesting to see what appeared to be a trader closing out of some long …

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March 6, 2017 by Dan • Big Printin'

This is not the first time you have heard us say this, but reading too much into unusual options activity can be a big mistake for those inclined to follow along as it’s often unclear what …

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March 2, 2017 by Mike Khouw • Big Printin'

Palo Alto Networks fell more than 24% Wednesday, March 1st after reporting disappointing earnings results the prior afternoon after the close. Despite year on year growth of 26%, company guidance and comments regarding operational challenges …

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March 1, 2017 by Dan • Big Printin'

With the stock market making new highs daily, and having its best day of 2017 today, it’s worth noting that options volume in the SPY, the etf that tracks the S&P 500 (SPX) is skewed …

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February 27, 2017 by Dan • Big Printin'

Surprisingly in 2017, sectors deemed to be yield proxies like Utilities and REITS have faired pretty well despite the backdrop of economic reflation ruling the rhetoric in both economic and political circles. The S&P Utilities …

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February 23, 2017 by CC • Big Printin'

We’ve written about the low levels of implied volatility a few times recently, both implied in the options market, and realized with a historically long streak of less than 1% moves in the SPX. On …

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February 22, 2017 by Dan • Big Printin'

It’s been a tough few years for department stores. The investment world is clearly wondering if we need Macy’s and Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, Kohl’s and JC Penny in the same world as …

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