Where's the Volatility?

Where's the Beef

Mastery doesn't believe this tape can continue at this rate.  The Beef is coming.

Volatility has been calm since the Dow Jones crossed 13,000.  Despite the fanfare there is one play that will provide insurance should them market not sustain itself.  The trade is the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX).

The VXX is never meant to be a long term holding, then again nothing is these days.  The Masters are looking for profitable and sensible trades, the VXX makes the cut.

Headlines like these from CNBC help our thesis for stocks moving lower -- US Stocks Edge Lower as EU Concerns Weigh -- Stocks edged lower Wednesday, after some weak earnings reports and worries over a recession in the euro zone following some disappointing economic news.

Mastery recommends taking some profits.  Smoke em' if you got em'.