The Meaning of China's Stock Market Intervention – Council on …

Author: Joshua Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast AsiaJuly 23, 2015BloombergShare–
The spectacle of the stock market meltdown in China has led many analysts and investors to see an upside to the downturn. The slump is “the most serious crisis” facing President Xi Jinping “since he came to power,” China commentator Willy Lam told an audience of academics in Vancouver on July […]

Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapse | Business …

Stock market investors in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. Photograph: AP
What goes up, can also come down, as the old adage and the modern-day investor warning go. And that is precisely what the tens of millions of people who hold shares in China have been discovering.Chinese stocks had doubled between last November and mid-June, to the delight of a fast-growing army […]

Is Stock Market 'Fear Gauge' Reflecting Calm Or Complacency …

The six-year bull market lives on after the S&P 500 (SPX) finished at record highs—and in a week for mediocre economic and earnings numbers.The broad-market index is now up 1.8 percent in May and 3 percent year to date. With its gain, risk perceptions seem to be easing along with market volatility.But don’t look now. Wall Street’s bullish bias faces […]

Dry Bulk

The main theme of the year so far has been the volatility in the tech stocks, with may high fliers dropping overnight, including the biotech darlings of the last few years. The money seems to be rotating into the materials. The possible reversal of the US Dollar strength along with firming in the price of energy has contributed. I have […]

BofA Is "Growing Concerned", Options Are Signalling A Stock Market …

“We are growing concerned about the potential for a pause or near term correction in the S&P500,” warns BofAML’s MacNeil Curry, as the options market flashes a warning to US equity bulls.S&P500 volatility warns of complacencyWe are bullish stocks, with the S&P500 targeting 2080/2100 into year end. However, in the near term, equity volatility warns of complacency and the POTENTIAL […]

Like Volatility? Trade These Four Stocks (TKMR,KNDI,ACHN,SFUN)

Volatility often gets a bad rap, but many short-term traders actually seek it out. Over the last 30 days these four stocks have averaged moves of more than 5% per day, offering big short-term potential for those willing to take on the risk. While investors and big funds are also trading and speculating in these stocks, with the current volatility these […]

The Death of Stock Market Volatility :: The Market Oracle :: Financial …

The Death of Stock Market VolatilityStock-Markets / VolatilityJun 14, 2014 – 04:58 PM GMTBy: Jesse

The US equity markets ended the week on a dull note, barely able to bounce after a lower open to end the week on a correcting note.The question will be if this is just a consolidation after […]

Here are the 24 stocks high-speed traders love – CNBC.com

High-frequency traders like their targets big, with share prices cheap (but not too cheap) and with a fairly low level of volatility. That’s according to a study published Tuesday on Investopedia, which charted 24 companies that meet metrics HFT firms have favored historically. The study, authored by Elvis Picardo, portfolio manager at Global Securities in Canada, […]

Is Stock Market Volatility Increasing? [ProShares Trust II, ProShares …

By Ronald DeleggeIs stock market volatility rising or falling?For most of this year, stock market volatility has actually outperformed the stock market itself. But for whatever reason, it’s an unpopular narrative that has been and continues to be ignored by the mainstream media.The chart below illustrates the relationship between stocks and volatility in 2014. You’ll notice how the S&P 500 […]