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Tackle Today: Tired of the Muddy Market? Embrace cash flow strategies

November 9, 2022

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«Directional traders have no such luck.»


Since last week’s Fed meeting, the intraday volatility has been wicked. Bulls have done a valiant job fighting back, but the path higher from the Nov 3rd higher pivot low has been choppy. This morning’s down gap following election day is the latest sign of messy movement.

How you fare in a muddy market likely depends on your trading style. Cash Flow traders wielding high probability, positive theta trades can do well. Their naked puts, bear calls, condors, and the like do just fine during indecision.

Directional traders have no such luck. They wield lower probability weapons that require follow-through to flourish. Choppy, sideways markets yield frustration as time decay saps the value of their positions.

If you started your trading adventure as a directional swing trader and find these muddy markets maddening, consider this your nudge to explore the world of cash flow by embracing strategies like naked puts and credit spreads.

Video Of The Day: Queen’s Court – $SQ Vertical Spread Analysis

On today’s Queen’s Court, coaches Emily and Matt analyze a Vertical Spread on $SQ (Block Inc). A vertical spread involves the simultaneous buying and selling of options of the same type and expiry, but at different strike prices.

Chart of the Day: S&P 500 ($SPY)

Chart of the Day: S&P 500 ($SPY)

The past ten days of trading in SPY has been extremely choppy.

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Halftime Report 12:30 PM EST

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Trading Justice 501: Dot-Com Bubble Part 2

In this episode of the Trading Justice Podcast, Mark and Matt continue their discussion in Part 2 of their journey back through history with the Dot-Com crisis.

In this episode, they examine the years 2001-2003 which included a Fed Pivot, earnings deterioration, the horrific events of September 11th, Enron, and numerous other storylines. Mark and Matt discuss the market events in the year 2001-2003 and draw what parallels they can to this time period.

Listen to this episode in the player below.

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