«This is What Treachery Looks Like.»
Wednesday’s rally had all the makings of a face-ripper. Indeed, it appeared to be the beginning of a much-needed snapback rally. Stocks were desperately oversold. The VIX had spiked beyond 32. Both the dollar and 10-year yield staged sharp bearish reversals, giving the all-clear signal. What started as a humble morning bounce grew into a monster green candle that held its gains into the close.
And then, this morning, it all fell apart. Not only did we not get any upside followthrough, stocks gapped down hard at the open, and within a few minutes, all of yesterday’s gains disappeared. A rally that was two weeks in the making took all of 20 minutes to unravel.
What just happened over the past two trading sessions, nay, one trading session and 20 minutes of the next, is a microcosm of bear market treachery. It’s why this environment is so frustrating for traders relying on their short-term read to place trades.
As if you needed it, this is your friendly reminder to exercise restraint, be cautious, and, above all, heed your risk management principles.
Video Of The Day: Jedi Options: Stock Repair Strategy › How to manage a bad stock trade using options
In today’s Jedi Options, Coach Tyler explains how to manage a bad #stocktrade without further increasing cost and risk, and also reducing cost-basis using what is called a stock repair strategy using #options.
Chart of the Day: S&P 500 ($SPY) 5-minute chart
Treachery at its finest.
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