Volatility & Viagra
In 1998, Pfizer (PFE) introduced Viagra, the little blue pill that has “reinvigorated” relationships the world over. And another “V” word has a similar transformational…
Brexit Baffles FX AI
Artificial Intelligence can’t keep pace with currency exchange as the UK exits the E.U.
Downside Roomba
Analysis of a contrarian take on iRobot Corp., a favorite consumer robotics company of Wall Street and retail investors
Heavy-Metal Whiskey
Metallica’s new Blackened American Whiskey strikes many chords, but is it worthy?
Options & Outcomes
A probabilistic approach—to physique sports and the markets— requires precision, accuracy and meticulous behavior
Robo Investors
Wolf Richter, a keen observer of the markets (see p. 30), recently noted the lift the broader U.S. equity market has enjoyed as the result…

Light this Candle

The Technician

Macro View

An Aussie Currency Trade
The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) operates as a bank for central banks, offering financial services to help central banks manage foreign reserves. It’s also…

Do Diligence


Oil and the Dollar
Crude oil and the U.S. dollar have a marriage made in a therapist’s office. Sometimes there’s frustration, sometimes there’s tension—but they are forever tied to…
The Power of Diversification
Stock prices don’t all move in the same direction at the same time, so diversifying a portfolio helps control risk
Going Long
You are bullish on a stock or sector. You see upside ahead. It’s important to understand the probabilities, risks, and costs of the various options.
Interpreting Indices
The Russell 2000 ETF IWM is the epitome of high risk, high reward when it comes to choosing a stock index.
Probability of Profit
To illustrate an essential trading concept for active investors, luckbox serves up POP with Netflix
Covered Calls
Stocks tend to rise on about 55% of days, which gives buyers a statistical edge. But poor timing and short-term volatility can spoil profits even…
The Short Put
The moving parts of a short put have scared off many investors. Let’s clear up misconceptions so traders can take advantage of the benefits
Covered Strangles
A short strangle is a neutral strategy that profits when the stock stays between the short strikes as time passes, as well as whether there…