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By Lawrence G. McMillanOne of the reasons that we favor $VIX derivatives as a portfolio, hedge rather than $SPX (or SPY) puts, is that $VIX is much more volatile.  Also, $VIX protection is more...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market remains volatile, but it has generally been rising since establishing lows near 1,120 on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index nearly a month ago. The rise...
By Lawrence G. McMillanToday’s stock market action is very much like last Friday’s.  There is heavy selling, and it doesn’t appear that buyers have much desire to buy before...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe chart of $SPX has developed a very interesting characteristic: there is a rising channel -- called a "pennant"  on the chart.  A breakdown below the lower...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market has been swinging back and forth in wide ranges, moving from deeply oversold to deeply overbought and back again with extreme moves.After appearing to have a...
By Lawrence G. McMillanBuyers finally emerged yesterday afternoon and they have continued into today.  In my mind, the complete impetus for this rally was the severe oversold condition that had...
Larry's new book, Options For Volatile Markets, received a positive review by Brenda Jubin at Seeking Alpha.  Jubin Writes:We live in volatile times. Long gone is the decade that saw the...
By Lawrence G. McMillanTechnical indicators have turned more bullish in the past week, so the current rally probably has more room to run.  The chart of $SPX has taken on a slightly more bullish...
By Lawrence G. McMillanMORRISTOWN, N.J. (MarketWatch) — After Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech last Friday, the market sold off rather sharply. But once that selling got out...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe market responded to a number of factors on Monday to put together one of the strongest days of the year.  Perhaps too strong (for example, advancing volume on the NYSE...

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