Some people have accused me of being smart. I fervently disagree. I’d like to offer into evidence something which the Virtual Trading system has taught me. Plus, I’d like to encourage you folks to use the system not so much for the ego-gratifying chance to get onto the Top Ten list, but to learn something about yourself, as I have recently done.(more…)
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Note from Tim: the post below was kindly contributed by Matt Amberson, who is the owner/founder of ORATS.com and, having met him personally, I can testify is an all-around good guy.
Matt Amberson of ORATS and Marko Kolanovic, J.P. Morgan’s global head of macro quantitative and derivatives strategy, were quoted in a Reuters article about the VIX bubble relative to S&P volatility although each have different views of the cause.
Kolanovic is quoted in the article, “The gap between investor expectations and actual market moves is “indicating a bubble of fear and demand from investors looking to hedge or profit from a hypothetical market selloff.”(more…)