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After 20 years in the retail and consumer goods sector, I became a research analyst and market strategist for Capital Ladder Advisory Group. Since 2011, I have published some 400+ articles surrounding mainstream retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, ... more

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Fitbit Ionic Sales Off To A Good Start: Limited Launch Perspective Needed
Fitbit Ionic is a fine product and off to a good start. I would be of the opinion that when Fitbit offers its Q3 earnings release they will discuss Ionic’s sales in detail alongside the future distribution of the product through the holiday season.
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September Retails Don't Bode Well For Department Store Sales Trends
On Friday 13th, how fitting, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that September retail sales rose 1.6% against economists’ expectations of a 1.7% rise in retail sales for the month.
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Earnings Season Kicks Into High Gear With Volatility At Record Low Levels
Cries for a revisiting of August 2015, where volatility spiked from the low teens to the low 50s were resounding in the market place and on social media platforms.
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Fitbit, Apple And Samsung Go Head-To-Head-To-Head With Smartwatches
The vast majority of the growth has come directly from an increase in the number of smartwatch skus from a select few vendors in the sub-category of wearables.
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E Bull Market Carries On, But It Hasn't Carried Everything With It
September 29, 2017 will mark the final trading day of the Q3 2017 period and with that may come some significant rebalancing in the asset management community.
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E New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
Within the New York Times article I acquiesce to the notion that the short-Volatility trade is crowded, but to add a little more granularity to that statement I’d like to offer my statement centers on both sentiment and the term “trade” itself.
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New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
8 days ago

Thank you Nicholas! Yes and many detractors actually feed the trade more than they understand it to be.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, SVXY, XIV, VIX, SPY, TGT, M, INTC, AAPL
Are We Shorting Volatility And How
1 month ago

Return on invest capital or ROIC is the amount of return on the invested capital, not the total return. But inclusive of the other portions of the portfolio I've also done quite well i.e many trades in TGT, FIT, TWTR ownership of FB, INTC, MSFT and a few others that are up nicely.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, VIX
Shorting Volatility Affords Multiple Opportunities
1 month ago

So the way I view contango on a percentage basis regarding low-high contango is: Contango below 5 is low, no need to add positions LT but can scalp w/bit more risk. 5% contango edges near high contango and is what I refer to as the chop zone. above 5% contango is high contango where short risk is lesser and can perform daily scalps.10% & ^ is high contango whereby one can consider adding longer-term short positions. It's not a hard and fast formula but it has a good efficacy.

New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
1 month ago

Thank you for reading gentlemen, have fans and detractors, comes with the territory especially when you're kind of an open book. Best of luck and profits to you!

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, SVXY, XIV, VIX, SPY, TGT, M, INTC, AAPL
New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
1 month ago

Thank you for reading Jon and have a great trading week. We should have some VOL to participate with.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, SVXY, XIV, VIX, SPY, TGT, M, INTC, AAPL
UVXY Reverse Split Ahead: How To Position When Volatility Spikes
1 month ago

Most welcome, glad you found it informative!

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VIX, COST
Shorting Volatility Affords Multiple Opportunities
1 month ago

Thank you Chad and Seth is just fine by me. Experts...had my fair share of run in with experts over the years for which my dedication to a field of study or market participation proved a pretty valid and profitable path. I hope those who have read my works over the last 5,6 years have learned and continue to learn that if they have the time and dedication they can achieve great investing success.

Shorting Volatility Affords Multiple Opportunities
1 month ago

Thank you for reading Vinay and for the compliments! I will have a website in the coming months that hopefully helps to more conveniently and daily engage investors and traders. Thank you again and I hope your trading has benefited from mine and other's articles on TalkMarkets.

Are We Shorting Volatility And How
1 month ago

Thank you Vibrant for the comment and complement. Hopefully some of the articles have found there way to your betterment of trading and investing as well!

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, VIX
Fitbit Beat Q2 2017 Expectations With Channel Inventory Levels Improving
2 months ago

Thanks for your comment. Review that perspective with regards to previous years where that was about SODA, GMCR, SKUL, GPRO etc. All still around. In fact, the comment defies most every CPG that comes to market w/over $1Bn in sales. Simply put, you likely need to perform a bit more due diligence to understand the lifecycle of a CPG company i.e. boom, bust, resurgence, stagnation etc.

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AAPL Apple Inc.
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
FEYE FireEye, Inc.
FIT Fitbit, Inc.
JCP J.C. Penney Company Inc.
M Macy's Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
SODA SodaStream International Ltd.
TGT Target Corporation
UVXY PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II
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davidmoadel 109 great trade David, nice way to wet your beak my friend!
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davidmoadel Would have to hit $16.06 for me to cover, otherwise I'll just hold it
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DaxTrader00 so its subjective in nature. The popularity of Short-VOL trade naturally brings about the suggestion i… more
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The VIX or volatility doesn’t die nor does it have the ability to die, but rather it expresses an ability for a market or markets to mature past the point of greatest fears and from the events that cause fear to have taken place.

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