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Are Options Traders Running For The Hills?

So now that options traders have seemingly headed for the hills, is the coast clear for stock investors? Inasmuch as the coast is ever really “clear” in the markets, we may have to caution investors about getting too giddy based on this data point.

"Trump Trade 1.0" Is Over - Why It Will Take Some Time To Ship Version 2.0

Do not fear: there will be a “Trump Trade 2.0” at some point this year. Either valuations will retreat to the point where they reflect the reality of a legislatively-driven set of catalysts, or Washington will (in its own time) deliver on a pro-growth agenda as the market treads water. Just remember: Washington doesn’t work in New York minutes.

Global Stocks Tumble; Gold, Safe Havens Jump On Doubts Trump Tax Cuts Will Pass

Global stocks tumbled amid growing doubts President Trump will be able to deliver on a promise of tax cuts that has powered stocks markets to record highs pushed shares lower on Wednesday and drove investors to seek safety in government debt, gold and the yen. As DB put it: "Warning! US equities can occasionally go down as well as up a lot."

Tail-Risk Hedges Spike To Record High

While VIX declined last week, the cost of protecting against major market swings has spiked above its previous Brexit-vote-day peak, reaching a fresh all-time high.

Is The Oil Price Plunge A Turning Point?

For more than two years, the industry has believed that higher prices are possible without extreme reductions in stocks. That is a dream. Perhaps markets have woken up from that dream.

Now The Fun Begins - SNAP Options Start Trading Today

With practically all but the IPO-allocated insiders still under-water, Snap shareholders will be anxiously awaiting today's unleashing of options of the money-burning, user-shrinking 'camera' company.

Things Just Got Even Weirder

Just when you thought the 8 year bull market for US stocks had shown us everything, something new comes along.