Category Archives: Market Statistics

VIX Does Not Always Move Opposite To S&P 500

Yesterday the S&P 500 fell but VIX also fell. Some traders were expecting VIX to rise since stocks fell. But in the markets there are no perfect correlations. Historically, the VIX has moved opposite to S&P 500 about 78% of … Continue reading

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A Rare Stock Market Pattern With No Easy Explanation

Yesterday the S&P 500 index gapped up 1.4% on the open but a good part of the gains evaporated during the day and at the close were reduced to 0.6%.  As always, the financial media had an explanation to offer.

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Some Bears Are Bulls

High profit potential clusters near the bottom of market crashes and major corrections. Savvy bulls know that and by posing as bears they may try to affect market sentiment to cause major corrections and even crashes. The chart is self-explanatory.

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Rally In Commodities Not Very Impressive

After their 2008 collapse when commodities lost more than 75% on the average, upbeat analysis has followed every small rebound. But longer-term charts and simple math paint a bleak picture for commodities in the foreseeable future.

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Fun Stats For A Holiday Weekend: Facebook

Did you know that 1012 days have passed since the IPO of Facebook (FB) but the stock was up in only 536 days, or about 53% of the time? Yet, the stock has increased 212.50% in value for an annualized … Continue reading

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The Market Is More Efficient During The Day

It could be that the market is more efficient during the day since 100% of the gains in SPY ETF are due to overnight changes. In fact, since inception, SPY has lost about 38 points during regular trading hours as … Continue reading

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