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At SlingShot Trader we help subscribers make large, quick profits trading the news. Not every news story is worthy of a trade. In fact, very few are. But with our proprietary screening mechanism — the SlingShot Profit Screen — we cut through the noise to find the high-velocity trades that will put money in your pocket. LEARN MORE ›

Latest Webinar: November 19, 2014

Topics discussed: The reasons why investors may be getting a little nervous about the current rally and why market volume and volatility is likely to decline in the week ahead.... Watch It Now ›

John Jagerson
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Wade Hansen
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Weekly Update: Nov 19, 2014

Despite significant new highs for the major indices between July and November, investor fear has continued to rise. This divergence puts traders in a tricky situation. Fear doesn’t automatically lead to a decline, but when the market drops in a high-fear environment, losses tend to be more severe. Traders refer to these periods of escalating volatility and prices as “climbing the wall of worry.”

As we have mentioned before, one of the ways we can analyze volatility expectations is through the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX). Currently, it is forming higher lows (fearful), while the market is forming higher highs. If the market corrects, this is a sign that the drop will be disruptive. Often these corrections are preceded by selling in high-yield bonds, tech stocks and unprofitable firms, which may be an early warning sign that is already emerging.

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