Today’s VIX spike and oversold market made for a perfect Fade the Fear trade.
Fade the Fear Trade
Setup: Oversold market & Spike in IV
Idea: Bet the fear is overblown. Bet the market doesn’t continue to selloff as aggressively as put options are pricing in.
Sell juicy puts via naked put or bull put spread.
Use SPY, IWM, QQQ, DIA, big company
Trigger: Wait for stock to break above intraday resistance.
Strategy: Sell 1 to 2 month far OTM put or put spread
Entry technique One: Enter all at once.
Entry technique Two: Scale-in. Enter partial position
Up gaps are ALWAYS suspect. Markets more often bottom on a big down gap. Signals capitulation.
Stocks open low, rally all day.
VIX gapped up, open high and sold off all day.
Gold/energy stocks gapped up and sold off all day.
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