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The Trading Mesh

January 2012

Volatility of Emerging Markets

January 23, 2012 Comments (0)           

By Carson Dahlberg, CMT
Special to the TradeTech Blog
The (EEM) iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund exemplifies the outperformance this sector has had recently over the S&P500 benchmark that many use (3.25% above over the last 21 trading days). Also new products like the CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (VXEEM) make it possible to do things which previously were not. Namely, we can now look at the specific implied volatility of the underlying versus using the VIX for the...

Gold’s Connecting Flight (It Just Landed)

January 5, 2012 Comments (0)           

by Carson Dahlberg, CMT Special to the TradeTech Blog I am writing this on 12.29.2011 during Thursday’s regularly scheduled session. There are few interesting things lining up that I have observed worth sharing about gold. These line up the odds and make this a very interesting observation with the potential for a lot of market participants being on the wrong side of a pullback in a long term uptrend. This is also an example of using multiple facets of technical analysis in a quantitative and...