Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Day Trading and the Volatility Index

The Volatility Index and Other Stories

DOW +204.70—-NASDAQ +67.34—-SP500 +14.75—-NYSE +82.21

Portfolio Leaders: BA, T, ISRG
Portfolio Laggards: BPT

Basically, the VIX or Volatility Index will go up when the Stock Market goes down, so ETFs like VXX and TVIX have been great for trading during these times.

And these VIX ETFs are highly volatile, so they’re great for capturing the intraday trends for profits.

Day Trading

I’ve had to hone my Day Trading chops this month in October, something I’ve resisted for a very long time. But I’ve found out that I can understand the intraday volatility of certain stocks. And with the help of a couple of Day Trading and Scalping Charts, I’ve managed to developed a simple system for capturing some modest profits in the intraday.

Of course, Day Trading can be:

1. Very Risky. You have to invest in big positions to get a substantial profit for the day

2. Labor Intensive, Initially. You need knowledge to understand and know the patterns of certain selected stocks. But on the plus side, you can get a substantial profit within the first 30 minutes of the trading session.

3. Nerve Wracking. Depending on your stress tolerance, you have to have nerves of steel, patience, and just knowing when and how to get in and out of stocks in order to profit.

Today’s Leaders

Boeing (BA)
finviz dynamic chart for  BA
AT&T (T)
finviz dynamic chart for  T
Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)
finviz dynamic chart for  ISRG

Disclaimer: The content provided here is for information and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as an offer or solicitation to purchase any investment. And this material should not be taken as investment advice, since investors’ needs and strategies may vary. Investing in equities is subject to extreme volatility.
Trade at your own risk.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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