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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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E Death, Taxes And VIX-Leveraged Intrinsic Decay
They say there are only two certainties in life: Death and Taxes. Of course, as a colloquialism, it is a truism, but you could add to that list a great many other certainties.
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E Macy's May Be Acquired, But It Begs For Greater Logic
What is strange about the Post article is that it assumes or offers the catalyst for the sale to have come from Jeffery Smith of Starboard Value.
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E VIX Trading: Even The Pros Get It Wrong
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.
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E Fitbit Finds Itself Restructuring Through 2017
After lowering FY16 guidance upon missing Q3 revenues, the situation continued to deteriorate for Fitbit as demand for its fitness trackers continued to fall.
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E Retail Sector Unwinds Under The Pressure Of Lesser Sales And Border Tax Adjustment Fears
Retail stocks were punished on January 27, 2016 as fear levels increased over the potential for a border tax.
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E Fitbit Will Witness Hardships In 2017 That Pave The Way For Share Price Appreciation
Fitbit is going to struggle with its metric results in 2017, be they financial or operational. This continues to be mirrored in what seems to be ever decreasing analysts’ sales estimates for the company in 2017.
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VIX Trading: Even The Pros Get It Wrong
16 days 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.

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Retail Sector Unwinds Under The Pressure Of Lesser Sales And Border Tax Adjustment Fears
25 days 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.

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My Plans For Success In 2017 Continue To Involve VIX-Leveraged ETFs/ETNs
1 month 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.

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My Plans For Success In 2017 Continue To Involve VIX-Leveraged ETFs/ETNs
1 month ago

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

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M Macy's Inc.
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