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Old 10-16-2018, 05:18 PM
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Typical of the stock market these past two years: some political thing followed by companies saying "hey, we're still making tons of money over here"
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anyone tracking VIX this month?

I am very tempted to take a stab at it in the next week and then hope for a big spike on the midterms.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:44 AM
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anyone tracking VIX this month?

I am very tempted to take a stab at it in the next week and then hope for a big spike on the midterms.
Everyone is going to be thinking that. Buy puts.
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anyone tracking VIX this month?

I am very tempted to take a stab at it in the next week and then hope for a big spike on the midterms.
You are planning to go long the VIX at the then market price sometime next week, because you can see that the then market price will be wrong. Wrong in the sense that the implied market move is too small. And this belief is because of your knowledge of the world and the options market, which is superior to that of professionals who (you seem to think) don't know that there is an election coming.
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anyone tracking VIX this month?

I am very tempted to take a stab at it in the next week and then hope for a big spike on the midterms.
I regularly sell call options on the VXX (long Vix ETF). Its a great money maker.

There is no way I would go long VIX at these prices - there is no good way to do it. The ETFs consistently lose money, and at these prices, you get a good day, and the ETF is going to drop 10%. Going long calls in either VIX or VXX is very tough - you have to beat the option premium AND guess right.

You may get lucky, but it is a losing gamble over multiple iterations (ie the expected value is quite negative).
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Dow futures below 25,000.
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Dow futures below 25,000.
Down another percent and a half at open. Its plausible that well be in negative territory YTD by the end of the week. Normally I like to buy the dip, but with all the uncertainty around the midterm elections, Im going to sit and wait for another month or so to see how everything pans out before taking any action.
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Deployed another $15k from the sidelines. Sold off a Japan ETF, another $60k on the sidelines or so...
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How's that stab looking?
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