IVolatility Trading Digest™ Blog

Table of Contents

The previous Digest Issues are grouped quarterly
and have a list of all the underlying stocks,
ETFs and Futures in the previous Digest Issues.

(Odd Number Issues Include the Market Review Section - italics indicate category or item)

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Issue 30 Invesco QQQ Trust Breakdown [Charts] - July 27, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update
  • Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) - below upward sloping trendline
  • Sold out Bull - Henry Howard Harper quote
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Six Noteworthy Events - listed
  • VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) - long call spread
  • Strategy - SPX & QQQ below trendlines, reduce longs
Issue 29 Volatility Kings Second Quarter - 2020
  • Volatility Kings Table - 22 Volatility Kings listed
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • Long and Short Calendar Spreads - outlined
Issue 28 S&P 500 Index Gap Wrap [Charts] - July 13, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update chart breakaway gap closed
  • Breakaway Gap Authority - Edwards and Magee quote
  • Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) - designated "the decider"
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Equity Put/Call Ratio Weekly Average - chart extreme low
  • Strategy - stay on the QQQ train until something changes
  • Collars - Microsoft (MSFT) long put short call example
Issue 27 Invesco QQQ ETF Uptrend [Charts] - July 6, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Invesco QQQ (QQQ) - long call spread
  • Strategy - QQQ breakout, some hedges
Issue 26 The 200-Day Snag [Charts] - June 29, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - table volume version last week
  • Other Indictors - QQQ, VIX 10-day correlation
  • Skew and Kurtosis Indicator - ref: V19 number 17
  • Strategy - start getting hedges ready
Issue 25 The Gaps [Charts] - June 22, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, SPX chart with EG, BG gaps
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Strategy - no basis JM Keynes quote, QQQ support
Issue 24 Island Top Reversal [Charts] - June 15, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, SPX USTL chart & gaps
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart
  • Equity/Put Call Ratio - ratio extreme low, chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Strategy - confusing conflicting signals, Galbraith quote
Issue 23 S&P 500 Index Trendline Update [Charts] - June 8, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, SPX USTL long-term chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • WTI Crude Oil - July futures chart with gap
  • WTI COT - Managed Money, PMP, Open Interest chats
  • Strategy - SPX into gap, add XOP call spread
Issue 22 Beyond the 200 [Charts] - June 1, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, SPX USTL chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) - marked-to market
  • WTI Crude Oil - COT suggests short covering
  • Strategy - bullish, add gold and crude oil positions
Issue 21 New Uptrend Sloping Trendline - May 26, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, SPX USTL chart
  • Upward Sloping Trend Angle - Edwards and Magee quote
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) - long call spread
  • Strategy - Invesco QQQ ETF props up SPX
Issue 20 Range Emerges [Charts] - May 18, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, SPX range chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Top 5 Ranker - Friday's top range & change idea
  • Strategy - range helped by Invesco QQQ ETF
Issue 19 New Uptrend Underway [Charts] - May 11, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, SPX USTL chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Put Volume - chart declining volume bullish
  • Top 5 Ranker - largest implied volatility ideas
  • Strategy - liquidity supports the bull view
  • Actionable Options - Friday's posted article
Issue 18 Rising Wedge Review [Charts] - May 4, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update & Rising Wedge chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • North American Tankers Ltd. - risk reversal idea
  • Strategy - hedge rising wedge risk
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