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Volatility investors are betting that big swings are here to stay. Those who dabble in derivatives tied to the CBOE (CBOE) Volatility Index are placing bets that pay out if the stock market keeps swinging, and especially if it drops. The VIX futures curve rose sharply Thursday and was in backwardation, meaning that investors are paying more for short-term protection than protection over the next several months. Thats been the case for much of the year amid steep declines in stocks, but is still worth pointing out. Typically, the VIX curve slopes upward, as theres a greater chance of stock swings that would boost the level of the VIX over the long run. Trading was busy in the VIX pit at the CBOE earlier in the session, andinvestors continued to buy VIX call options that reflect view that the so-called fear gauge will remain elevated, saidDominic Salvino, a VIX options … Continue reading

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Related XLF Sector Rotation Strategies Boost Popularity Of Sector ETFs Energy Struggles Straining Financial Services ETFs For Stocks Friday, Syria Developments Help But Retail Sales Is Pivotal (Seeking Alpha) Down almost 12 percent year-to-date, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLF) is the worst performer among the nine established sector SPDR exchange traded funds this year. XLF is far from the only financial services offender as ETFs tracking the S&P 500's second-largest sector are being plagued by the flattening yield curve and lower oil prices, among other factors. Top Valued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rhino Resource Partners LP(RNO) Rhino Resource Partners LP produces, processes, and sells coal of various steam and metallurgical grades in the United States. The company holds interests in various surface and underground coal mines located in Central Appalachia, Northern Appalachia, the Illinois Basin, and the Western Bituminous region. As of December 31, 2010, it operated … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The box office guide At the box office, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has become even more powerful than some could have possibly imagined. Disney’s seventh installment in the “Star Wars” saga is expected to cross the $2 billion mark at the global box office on Saturday, the studio announced on Friday. “The Force Awakens” becomes only the third film in history to reach $2 billion around the world, a milestone accomplished by 2009′s “Avatar” and 1997′s “Titanic.” The film starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Harrison Ford will also become the first film in history to make $900 million at the North American box office. After being released on December 18 in the U.S. to record breaking numbers, it took only 50 days for the film to reach the domestic milestone and 53 days to cross the $2 billion global mark. 10 Best Wireless Telecom Stocks To … Continue reading

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Popular stock Twitter bounced into resistance this morning on possible acquisition rumors. Price jumped up 8% into a key resistance target we can plan the next swing trade from this key level. Let’s do it! First, check our prior update “Downtrending Twitter Can’t Catch a Break” from January 19th. From then price did trade lower to retest the prior low ahead of today’s “Twitter caught a break from a rumor” event. [Related -Downtrending Twitter Cannot Catch a Break] Rumors can send stock prices flying in either direction which provides both opportunity and risk. Rumor aside, let’s focus on the chart and trade plan based on current levels. Top 10 Net Payout Yield Companies To Own In Right Now: Signet Jewelers Limited(SIG)   Signet Jewelers Limited engages in the retail sale of jewelry and watches in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. Its … Continue reading

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I read your article about 529 withdrawals for a computer and had a question about eligible expenses. My daughter goes to a community college. Can I withdraw money from her 529 for her tuition and other expenses, or does she have to attend a four-year college to be eligible? Also, does she need to be a full-time student to qualify? See Also: 10 Best Values in U.S. Colleges, 2016 You can use your 529 savings to pay eligible expenses at a community college, even if your daughter attends part-time. Money from the account can be used at any college, university, vocational school or other postsecondary educational institution thats eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. That includes virtually all accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S. and some colleges outside of the U.S., too, says Mary Morris, chairman of the College Savings Foundation … Continue reading