Tag Archive for SPY

Zacks – Does Goldilocks BLS Increase Chance of QE Tapering?

REAL TIME INSIGHT SPX DIA SPY Traders got what seemed like the perfect set of numbers today. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that the U.S. created 175,000 jobs in May, just slightly better than the 168,000 that many economists were expecting. Despite the weakness in ADP and other economic readings, the beat was another sign that…

BLS Misses, Unemployment Rate Rises

SPY This morning’s BLS report was a bit of a mixed bag. The headline showed the U.S. adding 157,000 jobs in January, which were roughly 6,000 less jobs than consensus estimates. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% in January from 7.8% in December with no change in the participation rate (it held steady at…

Four Stock Indexes and What They Track

    Print   Email   Share   Comments   by Donna Fuscaldo Published May 10, 2012 – Bankrate.com Which stock index should you follow? Whether it’s the Dow Jones industrial average, the Nasdaq stock market, Standard & Poor’s 500 index or the Russell 2000, investors use these popular indexes to get a sense of…

Use Earnings Season to Play the S&P 500

Written by Jared A Levy, Editor, Options Strategies Weekly It is a big week, with lots of stocks in play. Alcoa (AA:NYSE), JPMorgan (JPM:NYSE) and Google (GOOG:NASDAQ) are just a few of the companies that will kick off earnings season this week. To the average investor, earnings may seem like the same march of financial…

The Most Unpredictable Market Event

  Written by Jared Levy, Editor, Option Strategies Weekly Friday, 16 September 2011 09:05 The Black Swan Theory describes unpredictable events of extraordinary magnitude. The meltdown of 2008/2009 would be a perfect example of a major Black Swan event. This theory, developed by Nassim Nicolas Taleb, describes a Black Swan event as one of three…

Finding Value and Sanity in an Insane Market

Jared Levy, Editor, Option Strategies Weekly Tuesday, 06 September 2011 I was so excited to finally publish Your Options Handbook earlier this year. It was the culmination of 17 years of listening and learning from both professional and retail investors distilled into 460 pages of some of the most important investing advice. I found that…

Is Gold the New VIX?

Written by Jared Levy, Editor, Option Strategies Weekly Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:58 Those of you who know me know that I love statistics and that I’m always looking for ANYTHING that gives me an “edge” or “early warning signal.” I use statistics to predicted major movements in the market. Some signals are bullish, like…

Is America Dead?

  Jared Levy, Editor, Option Strategies Weekly Tuesday, 23 August 2011 My father and I had a long conversation the other day about his fears for the future of his pension, home and standard of living. He has spent almost 30 years working for the City of Philadelphia, climbing his way up. He’s finally nearing…