Juggling With Knives: Profits, protection and planning for volatility in stocks, bonds, real estate, and real life.

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This website is based on my book, Juggling with Knives. Both the book and website are about volatility in everything from stocks and bonds to real estate, and real life topics such as jobs and education.

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Oil falls to lowest level in five months; Brent breaks below $60 a barrel

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China promises to cut taxes, increase spending to stimulate economy

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Ominous weakening today, September 6, below the surface in U.S. stocks

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This market’s volatility puzzle–it’s as if investors and traders don’t think risk is climbing in the general market

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Next earnings season test after Netflix? Microsoft

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I’m buying the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF in my Perfect 5 Portfolio today

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Second quarter GDP forecasts start to come back to earth

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Here we go again: Argentina and Italy compete to see which can be the next Greece

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Buying MGM Puts on today’s bounce: Prologue to my Special Report My Special Report “Your Investing Guide for the Next Six Dangerous Stock Market Months” with 10 investment moves for a crazy, crazy market.

Buying MGM Puts on today’s bounce: Prologue to my Special Report My Special Report “Your Investing Guide for the Next Six Dangerous Stock Market Months” with 10 investment moves for a crazy, crazy market.

I’m not waiting until I post on my JubakAsset Management site all of my newest Special Report: “Your Investing Guide for the Next Six Dangerous Stock Market Months with 10 investment moves for a crazy, crazy market” to make this buy on the MGM Resorts International (MGM) Puts with a strike price of $20 and a December 18 expiration. The underlying stock closed at $21.65 today, up 2.63%. I’ll be adding these Puts (MGM201218P00020000) to my Volatility Portfolio tomorrow.

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Selling Agenus and Amyris out of my portfolios

Selling Agenus and Amyris out of my portfolios

Just want to make sure that everyone caught this sell decision that I made first on my subscription JubakAM.com website. I’m selling Agenus (AGEN) and Amyris (AMRS) out of both my Jubak Picks and Volatility portfolios.

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Now there are two Puts supporting the market as the Vaccine Put joins the Powell Put

Now there are two Puts supporting the market as the Vaccine Put joins the Powell Put

First, there was the Powell Put, the conviction of Wall Street and investors that the Federal Reserve would ride to the rescue to support stock prices if financial markets or the economy threatened to tumble. And then, of course, there’s the second Put, the Vaccine Put, which prevents bad economic news from gaining much traction and lets individual stocks shake off company-specific negative news.

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Gold hits a record: Now what?

Gold hits a record: Now what?

Spot gold hit an all-time high today to close at $1991.40 an ounce. In July gold rose 11%, the most since 2012. And now even investors and traders who never own gold are looking at the metal and say, “Should I buy? Will it rally some more?” In my opinion it’s late to jump on the band wagon. Gold isn’t about to correct, at least not in the short term, but the big driver for higher gold prices–the weak U.S. dollar–looks closer to a reversal than to another extended move lower. For the near term, I’d look to be a seller with an eye toward buying when the dollar has played out a limited upward move.

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Beijing takes one more swipe at overheated Chinese stocks today

Beijing takes one more swipe at overheated Chinese stocks today

The Chinese economy returned to growth in the second quarter with gross domestic product climbing 3.2% in the quarter from the June quarter of 2019. That was a recovery from the 6.8% drop in GDP in the first quarter and the results beat projections for 2.4% growth. Nonetheless, stocks fell in Shanghai and Shenzhen today with the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite dropping 4.5% and the CSI 300 index falling 4.81%. As is frequently the case in the Chinese stock markets, driven as they are by individual investors, the money followed pronouncements from state-own media.

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So how much worse will things get for Wells Fargo? Continuing to hold my Put Options but maybe taking a little profit

So how much worse will things get for Wells Fargo? Continuing to hold my Put Options but maybe taking a little profit

On today’s bad news from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), and, especially, Wells Fargo (WFC), the Wells Fargo Put Options (WFC201016P00025000) I hold in my Volatility Portfolio had gained 20.62% to $3.10 as of 2 p.m. New York time today. That still leaves this position underwater since I added these Puts (strike price $25)  to the portfolio back on April 6, 2020 at $3.70. But these Puts still have a long time to run

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Banks start off earnings season by pouring cold water on V-shaped recovery

Banks start off earnings season by pouring cold water on V-shaped recovery

“I don’t think anybody should leave any bank earnings call this quarter simply feeling like the worst is absolutely behind us and it’s a rosy path ahead,” Citigroup (C) CEO Michael Corbat said this morning as he announced the bank’s second quarter earnings. “We don’t want people leaving the call simply thinking the world is a great place and it’s a V-shaped recovery.”

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Wells Fargo to cut thousand more jobs this year; bank reports earnings on July 14

Wells Fargo to cut thousand more jobs this year; bank reports earnings on July 14

Wells Fargo (WFC) will cut thousands of jobs later this year, Bloomberg reported today. The bank, the largest employers among U.S. banks, is facing intense pressure to cut costs. So far in the coronavirus economic downturn,U.S. banks have resisted large-scale layoffs. Could the move by Wells Fargo be a turning point for the sector?

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This website is based on my book, Juggling with Knives. Both the book and website are about volatility in everything from stocks and bonds to real estate, and real life topics such as jobs and education.

This website keeps the content of the book fresh and the advice and strategies up to date. If you've purchased the book, you've earned a one year free subscription. Use the Coupon Code in the book to start your FREE subscription when you Subscribe on this website.

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