Trade Idea – GDXJ Strangle

February 2017 GDXJ Strangle Volatility remains low across the board leading up to the presidential inauguration on Friday. However, the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF ($GDXJ) is currently experiencing very high volatility. IV Percentile is above 82% which indicates that the implied volatility has only been higher than its current level 18% of the…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (January 13, 2017)

Market Conditions The second week of 2017 ended up, but just barely as financial firms kicked off the fourth quarter earnings season with solid results. The broader market appears to have temporarily run out of steam as the S&P 500 ($SPX) marches towards the 2300 level. And of course, the Dow is still stuck just…

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2016 Year End Analysis

This year presented many interesting challenges for me both with trading and events not involving trading. One of the more interesting challenges that I had this year was the opportunity to participate in a somewhat informal and friendly “trading competition”. Details of the trading competition can be found here. All of us that were involved…

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