Moby Waller

Moby Waller

A former successful CBOE Market Maker and European Options Trader, Moby Waller is co-portfolio manager of the ETFTRADR and Rapid Options Income trade newsletter programs with BigTrends.com. and is Director of Editorial for the BigTrends website. Moby began trading stocks and options at 19 years old. He graduated from American University, and prior to that was a National Merit Finalist. Moby's writing and analysis about trading and the stock market has been featured on BigTrends.com, Barron's, Yahoo Finance, SeekingAlpha, and thestreet, among other places.

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Lowest VIX Monthly Close Since January 2007

Option implied volatility continues to stay low with the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) hitting new all-time highs recently (and downside volatility in the Nasdaq lessening greatly) – other factors involved in the dropping CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) (VXX) include seasonality (many traders are on vacation this time of year and trading volume tends to slow [...]

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Contrarian Warning – One Sentiment Measure Is At 1987 Levels Of Bullishness

Longtime option and sentiment trader Don Fishback passed these charts on to us — what they show is various long-term investor/advisor sentiment surveys from Investor’s Intelligence, AAII, Hulbert and Consensus.  The combined Bullish Sentiment by his measure is at the highest level since August 1987 (the market dropped 22% on ‘Black Monday’ in October 1987)  – see the [...]

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Once Again, Extremely Strong Percent R Readings For The Broad Market Prove Very Bullish

Percent R (Williams %R) Trend Strength System Continues To Perform Well  We previously examined this in 2012 and here (as well as before then)  – when the market gives an extremely strong Daily reading on Williams Percent R (using the BigTrends inputs and method for %R), it actually is usually a bullish signal for further upside to continue.  This is [...]

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A ‘No-Brainer’ Stock To Own For A Long-Term Investor, In A Nutshell

This article is a quick analysis that delves into the overall fundamental outlook and the big picture stock price movement, but not in an in-depth manner.  Please do your own research and due diligence before investing in this or any other stock.  Additionally, we may go long or short DIS at any time (or any stock [...]

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20 Most Popular ETFs Of 2013, Revisited

A couple of years ago, we analyzed the most popular Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) by average daily trading volume.   One important factor to our list is we’ve stripped out all of the Inverse, Ultra, Bear, etc ETFs to find only the “pure” sector and index plays. Here is an update to that list for [...]