Tag Archives: VIX

October 14

Market Meltdown – How we got here and the path out

By David Nelson, CFA Wednesday at the NYSE started off like any other. A quiet overnight trading session in S&P futures revealed little about a rush to the exits only hours away.  About 8AM on the heels of negative commentary from LVMH one of Europe’s leading luxury goods makers, action started to increase and by 12PM […]

April 01

March Madness

By David Nelson, CFA March Madness went well beyond the basketball court this season, hitting equity markets forcing some investors to the side lines. The roller coaster ride on and off the courts kept investors on edge wondering if the market would fold like the #1 seed Virginia.  For the moment, it looks like a […]

October 16

Stock Market Crash October 1929, October 1987, October 20??

By David Nelson, CFA With the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash just around the corner, Thursday to be exact, it will be hard to not reflect on a day that saw the DOW fall a staggering 22.6% in a single session. Many of us weren’t even trading the market in 87. As […]

May 01

What CEOs Will Do With the Trump Tax Cut – The Answer Isn’t What You Think

By David Nelson, CFA After a 6 week slide from the all-time intraday high of 2400, the S&P 500 (SPY) rallied in the final two weeks of April hoping to retake the high ground. The tug of war between valuation, politics and macro concerns vs. a relatively strong earnings season rages on. While the CBOE […]

July 24

Is the VIX flashing Warning or All Clear?

By David Nelson, CFA Geopolitical turmoil has had little effect this year as traders have used any sell off to increase market exposure. The good news is the market seems to be able to push higher and sustain altitude even while in overbought territory. The bad news is complacency is high with the (VIX) SPX Options […]