Weekly Market Analysis – July 24, 2017 [Premium Articles]

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VIX Below 10 Rant

Values of VIX below 10 occurred before the 1990s uptrend and then near the top of the 2000s uptrend. The sample is so small and the evidence totally inconclusive. Do not look for help from VIX in forecasting future direction of the stock market.

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Trading Psychology Has Become Irrelevant

In the past trading psychology played an important role in controlling the emotional factors that affected profitability. Nowadays, anyone talking about a need for proper trading psychology has fallen behind in the era of algo trading and machine learning. If a trader has to make any decisions at all, the end result will probably not be good.

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Large Cap Stocks Overnight Versus Regular Trading Hours Risk Dynamics [Premium Articles]

This is interesting and basically adds another piece to the puzzle created by the "most hated stock market' of all time.

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Performance Of Timing Strategies Since Financial Crisis Bottom

Equity indexes have risen for eight years after the bottom of the financial crisis on March 6, 2009, without a bear market. Due to this it has been difficult for market timers to beat buy and hold returns. In this article we look at four popular trading strategies and compare their performance to buy and hold and 60/40 portfolio.

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