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Speculators at large institutions have exploited volatility for years to make enormous profits that were unavailable to independent traders.
Now the tables are turned. CounterPoint Options is the first daily newsletter that helps individuals trade volatility in a consistent, disciplined, profitable way through calls and puts on the S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term VIX ETN (VXX), the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM).
This service could not come along at a better time, as central banks and governments are manipulating markets through "quantitative easing" and erratic changes in tax and investment policy. These efforts often create sharp rallies and steep declines seemingly out of the blue, confounding most individuals' efforts at understanding the direction of markets.
Trading volatility instead of individual stocks makes so much sense in an environment like this. Index options give you a shot at directly profiting from the swings of greed and fear that animates swings in the S&P 500 without having to deal with the manipulation that stains the underlying equities. Now for the first time you will have the opportunity to trade with and against a pure expression of human emotions.
CounterPoint Options' secret weapon is an algorithm developed by an independent, proprietary research firm that combines insights from behavioral economics, statistics, non-linear mathematics and physics to find opportunities to go long volatility when the mob is selling or go short when the mob is buying.
The signals to buy index-based calls and puts are licensed for InvestorPlace Media by veteran investment advisor Jon Markman, who communicates them every day through email alerts that are easy to understand and execute. Index options are among the most highly traded instruments in the world, so entering and exiting at the system's signals is much easier than you may have experienced in other option trading programs.
Options trading isn't for everyone, but in this increasingly uncertain world doing nothing is not a real plan. Those who cover their eyes and hope for the best could be completely wiped out financially.
CounterPoint Options is a proven, successful solution for investors looking for a new way to make money amid unprecedented changes in volatility. Click here for more information on how you can get into the next lucrative trade.