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S&P 500 Targets | VIX Index Largest 7-Week declines | Simplifying Synthetic Long Stock with Covered Calls | Labor Force Participation

Show Summary:

Derek Moore and Jay Pestrichelli, CEO of ZEGA Financial, join up once again to discuss the drop in the VIX Index off the highs. How S&P 500 2024 targets are showing up and why investors may not care. Labor force participation turned down so what does that mean if anything? Finally, simplifying what synthetic long stock strategies are and synthetic long stock with covered calls. What are the features and benefits? How are they like just owning stock and or owning stock with a covered call? What investors give up by selling covered calls in exchange for additional income. 

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Topics Include:

  • 2024 S&P 500 Year End Price Targets from the investment banks
  • Why investors should probably ignore market predictions.
  • Largest VIX Index 7-week declines and whether its significant or no
  • Unemployment remains low but labor force participation move lower
  • What does Labor Force participation measure?
  • What are synthetic option positions?
  • What are synthetic long stock with a covered call position?
  • What are the benefits of using synthetic options to build market exposure?

Mentioned in this Episode:

VIX Index Goes Nowhere | Cheap Puts to Hedge? |Cheaper to Rent Than Buy? | Markets During Presidential Election Years 

Dave Ramsey Wrong? | Huge VIX Options Bets | S&P 500 Seasonality | When Does Government Debt Become a Problem? 

Option Selling ETFs Boom | Probability of Future Fed Moves | Bad News is Good News on Employment 

0DTE Options Analysis| Inflation Coming Back? | Strong US Dollar Impact 

Jay Pestrichelli’s book Buy and Hedge 

Derek’s new book on public speaking Effortless Public Speaking 

Derek Moore’s book Broken Pie Chart