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“Steve Bannon” Trade Hits Paydirt

It’s virtually impossible to lose when a true arbitrage opportunity presents itself. Fortunately, we have an arbitrage expert on staff — my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson.

The Blackest of Swans

In his groundbreaking book, The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb defines a Black Swan as follows… “An event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences.” With that in mind, is Bitcoin a Black Swan? I emphatically answer in the affirmative! Here’s why…

Steve Jobs’ Widow Vows to…

Every time President Trump rails against the media, he adds millions in market capitalization to The New York Times Company (NYT). So buying a few call options on NYT is virtually certain to pay off. If you’ve never traded options, fear not. I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to describe options so that a kindergartener would understand.

Retail Investors Face an Ugly Truth

In 2016, the S&P 500 rose 12% on a total return basis. But the average investor’s portfolio earned just 5%. In other words, the market beat the average Joe by more than double. Thanks to an innovative new company, though, investors’ luck could change overnight.

Will Volatility Continue to Flatline?

The last notable upward blip on the VIX came in September 2015 as the result of a dovish Fed announcement. And it barely moved the S&P’s needle. Is the VIX dead or can it be shocked back to life? Martin Hutchinson’s full report is below.

Premature Ignition Hit Wall Street

The market kicked off the second half of the year on a positive note, with the Dow reaching an all-time high on July 3. Be careful, though! As investors get increasingly desperate to find a bargain, they tend to fall for “value traps.” That is, stocks that appear cheap on the surface — but are actually fundamentally unsound. Senior analyst Martin Hutchinson takes a deeper dive into value traps in today’s video.