If you watch a lot of CNBC or read a fair amount of financial news you will no doubt have heard of the VIX Volatility Index, also known as the ‘fear index’. What is the Vix Index? The VIX is actually the ticker symbol for the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Market Volatility Index future and […]
I never recommend trading off tips. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your next door neighbour or Warren Buffett, if someone tells you to buy a stock you should always do your homework first before you put any of your own money on the line.
Recently, I have been doing more research into portfolio trading strategies, particularly those that are based on financial ratios such as PE ratios. I seem to like these strategies because they appear to be robust, possibly more so than purely technical trading systems. They appeal more strongly to my logical side, the part of my brain […]
At the time of writing, WTI crude oil futures were trading at around $55 a barrel, the lowest level in five years and almost 50% lower than their June high of $107.85 The drop in oil has been fierce and comes amid an economic slowdown in China and a concerted effort by OPEC to maintain low […]