Jon Najarian

History Shows Trade Wars Have Smaller And Smaller Impact

There have been trade wars throughout history. The most recent, the one underway today with our President Trump going against several nations, has garnered a multitude of headlines and a fair amount of what I’ll refer to as Chicken Little the sky is falling warnings. However, I will cite both

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The World’s Biggest Export Economies

When you read headlines about tariffs and punitive trade barriers being put up, many think US President Trump is responsible. I would remind that that believe this that the European Union began this rhetoric ahead of President Trump by some five months, when they suggested the Brexit vote would result

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Italian Fears Subside

After hitting 2.7% yield Tuesday, the Italian 2-year bond falls back to $1.03% today. Volatility likewise made a significant pop Tuesday, hitting a high of $18.78 and fell to $14.81 yesterday. You have to go all the way out to September to see a VIX future higher than 16 this

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US Economic Growth Remains Healthy

U.S. economic growth remains healthy: Also, small business optimism is at the highest level in 35 years: So, if you want to bet against GDP growth, double digit EPS growth, buybacks and optimistic consumers and businesses, then you go right ahead! My money is on the other side of that

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Japanese crypto industry giants to self regulate

Japan, always a hotbed of cryptocurrency activity is again in the news as a consortium of crypto industry giants agreed to form an organization that will self regulate domestic crypto markets. The group will work in conjunction with Japan’s Financial Services Agency. The 16 registered crypto market operators will also

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Number of Crypto Hedge Funds More Doubles in 1 Quarter

  You may have heard me say that the growth of Cryptocurrency hedge funds are exploding in 2018. If you thought that was hyperbole, then consider this; the number of hedge funds trading cryptocurrencies more than doubled in the four months to Feb. 15th! This despite the fact that late

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Because Lightspeed Is Too Slow!

  A rough back of the envelope calculation of the insane moves in the S&P 500 today shows a total move of nearly 400 points. That’s on a 2600 point index, or about 15%. That’s enough ups and downs to make an astronaut dizzy. We saw the S&P 500 fall

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VIX

Here are a few of the really noteable purchases of VIX calls during the very volatile session:   25 mins into the day someone bought 80,000 Feb 14th expiry  22 strike calls for $.87 As market rallied back, they bought another 50,000 of the same strike for $.80 and $.67

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Option Volumes Explode

Two days, back to back with 37M option contract turnover is AMAZING! The OCC also said that option volumes in January increased 43%. Option volume was the highest EVER for January and the 3rd highest on record. Yesterday we traded 2,919,000 calls in the VIX versus 629,000 puts. The Put/Call

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