Why Market Confidence Is Growing Does Not Matter.

The VIX has not been this low since March, a declining VIX indicates confidence is growing in the market. If you are a daytrader or swing trader, trying to short this market could face strong bullish pushback. The contrarian in me expects the market to find new lows wich up to my own trading biases would have me bearish. 

I have been trading long enough to know that my opinion on what I think should happen means nothing against the evidence that can be argued over in charts. Trying to identify the "why"  in what causes the market to rise and fall is will always remain a lagging 20/20 hindsight indicator, the number of combinations of cause and effect is truly infinite. 


Active Portfolio Management

Evaluating Investment Performance

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Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is a useful tool to manage systematic risk because different categories of investments respond to changing economic and political conditions in different ways. Learn more.

Diversifying Your Portfolio

When you diversify, you aim to manage your risk by spreading out your investments. You can diversify both within and among different asset classes. Learn more.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

As market performance alters the values of your asset classes, you may find that your asset allocation no longer provides the balance of growth and return that you want. In that case, you may want to consider rebalancing your portfolio. Learn more.

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