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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


E Macro-Concerns Dominate The Trading Week As Volatility Takes Center Stage
French elections, Trump Administration Tax Reform revealing, busiest earnings week of the season and a looming government shutdown set the stage for the trading week ahead.
E March Retail Sales May Signal Further Economic Slowing
It was another ugly retail sales report for the month of March and with February’s retail sales being revised sharply lower as delivered by the U.S. Commerce Department.
E How Will March Retail Sales Affect The Retail Sector Stocks?
With many retail stocks expressing low valuations due to poor fundamental metric performances, that valuation may worsen or improve with monthly retail sales data coming out on Friday.
E Bed Bath & Beyond Reports A Continued Gross Margin Contraction, But Beats Q4 Expectations
Bed Bath & Beyond has been missing analysts’ estimates for the better part of the last 6 quarters. As such, the share price has been cut in half since 2015.
E UVXY: Market Uncertainty And Telling The Untold Future
Last week, most trading days found shares of UVXY trading higher. There was a good deal of volatility during the week and levels of contango had fallen with certain VIX Futures contracts expiring during the week.
E Fitbit Shares Benefit From GoPro's Updated Guidance
It was a good day for Fitbit (FIT) shareholders yesterday and one that could not come soon enough.


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Macro-Concerns Dominate The Trading Week As Volatility Takes Center Stage
3 days ago

Your sentiment is a shared one and we'll put. Thank you for reading and the comment!

In this article: UVXY, VXX
Macro-Concerns Dominate The Trading Week As Volatility Takes Center Stage
4 days ago

Your opinion is appreciated. Thank you!

In this article: UVXY, VXX
UVXY: Market Uncertainty And Telling The Untold Future
1 month ago

Thank you for reading and your comment. I'm glad to see you are accommodating for necessary liquidity and achieving strong results.

Should Target Be A "Buy" With That Beautiful 4.2% Dividend?
1 month ago

enjoyed the video, perspective

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VIX Trading: Even The Pros Get It Wrong
2 months ago

Thank you for your comment. No it did not go up about "....." any percent. There is no viable back-testing for 2008 or any other event. This is a common misnomer perpetrated through the forbearance of fear. Just as many expected these instruments to perform extremely poorly during the 3% decline on Brexit and the following day's 1.5% decline, that did not come to fruition. The fact is that the first day on how the VIX trades on such a VIX-EVENT will determine how these instruments perform the following day. There is no back testing for the unknown, just simulations from a constant base and the VIX has no constant base.

In this article: UVXY, VIX
Retail Sector Unwinds Under The Pressure Of Lesser Sales And Border Tax Adjustment Fears
2 months ago

It's a good point certainly, but also when you look at the consumption breakdown, the allocation is and has been greatly skewed toward healthcare as well. So we are growing GDP, but where consumption is taking place is frightful indeed as it largely doesn't benefit retail any degree of significance.

In this article: TMTMT, TGT, JCP, M, AMZN, BBBY, WMT
My Plans For Success In 2017 Continue To Involve VIX-Leveraged ETFs/ETNs
3 months ago

I use two trading platforms whereby in the case that one has low inventory the other has available. But in general and as I have written into many publications, Scottrade has the most inventory to borrow short. Also, maintaining a core short position for extended period of time incentivized broker/dealer to maintain shares to borrow. So if shares are hard to borrow for a trader it is generally the platform being used or the way one manages a short position.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VIX
My Plans For Success In 2017 Continue To Involve VIX-Leveraged ETFs/ETNs
3 months ago

Thank you for reading and I hope traders use these instruments to their advantage.

In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VIX
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