VIX quotes, options chains, and correct greeks for VIX options

You can get free delayed VIX option quotes at freerealtime.com or Yahoo Finance using the ^VIX symbol.  Go to here for options calenders giving the correct expiration dates (always last trading on a Tuesday, expiration on a Wednesday morning) Schwab uses $VIX as the ticker symbol, Fidelity uses VIX, Yahoo uses ^VIX. VIX Settlement values (the price used to evaluate loss/gain at expiration) use symbol VRO …

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Next 2021 SPY, VOO, IVV Ex-Dividend Dates and Estimated Dividends

SPY will go ex-dividend Friday, March 19th, 2021 with a dividend I’m estimating, based on historical patterns, to be $1.29 per share. The economic consequences of COVID-19 had an impact on the December dividend with the Q4 2020 distribution being essentially the same as 2019’s Q4. I expect that COVID-19 will continue to depress dividends. SPY’s next distribution payout will be on January 29th, 2021—yes the SPDR …

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Vance’s rules for six figure investing

Big moves usually don’t happen in a day, be patient Don’t fight the market Consider not jumping in or out all at once—no matter which way the market goes there will be something good to be said about it (e.g., at least I got half out…) Regardless of the market trend the chances of an up day tomorrow are always fifty-fifty (post) Don’t buy at …

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Six Figure Investing—an Overview

The live action is over on the blog tab, but you might be interested in some of the most popular posts I’ve written over the last four years. Trading in an IRA and Avoiding “Free Riding”  Taming Inverse Volatility WIth a Simple Ratio Top 15 Questions about Trading in an IRA Top 10 Questions about Dividends Ex-Dividend and Pay Dates for Lots of ETFs Dividend Capture Strategies …

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