The Demise of Bear

The Wall Street Journal has a detailed recap of events with insight into last week’s demise of Bear Stearns.

VIX and more

Bill has a good post with links to the various volatility indexes and CBOE option products.

100 Free Trades

Wells Fargo is promoting its latest offer to investors of 100 commission-free online trades each year. Expect to see competition heat up from other online brokers as the costs of trading continue to plumet. There is also talk of comission-free ETF trades from a variety of online brokerages. This removes the major disadvantage of ETFs [...]