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A Complete Guide To The VIX Index

A Complete Guide To The VIX Index

The subject of much debate and discussion in the media and wider trading community, the VIX is a misunderstood index. Referred to as the “fear index” in financial media, the VIX is simply a formula that indicates the implied volatility of the S&P 500 over a 30 day...

3 Activist Short Sellers to Watch

3 Activist Short Sellers to Watch

Activist short sellers are heavily criticized by the media and the corporate world, often accused of market manipulation and anti-American sentiment. In some examples, this is quite true, however, there is an argument to made that short sellers are the watchdogs of...

What Jim Chanos Looks for in Shorts

What Jim Chanos Looks for in Shorts

After the bankruptcy of energy merchant bank Enron and subsequent criminal trials of the company’s executives, everyone on Wall Street knew Jim Chanos’ name, as he was short the stock before the Street began to suspect anything. Since then, he has continued to impress...

4 Trading Subreddits Worth Reading

4 Trading Subreddits Worth Reading

Reddit can be hit or miss. Because of the anonymous nature of the site, you have a lot of amateurs posing as experts, as well as a heavy tendency towards herd mentality. One also has to consider the fact that in niches like trading/investing, a much higher percentage...