Is Barron’s Reading Options Sensei?

Is Barron’s Reading Options Sensei?

Posted On September 20, 2021 3:08 pm

Ok, so I’m joking.  I know that Barron’s isn’t reading this email (although some of the individual reporters might be.)

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However, Barron’s did a story that highlighted the importance of the 50-day moving average, just like I told you on Friday.  Specifically, I wrote:

A break of this level would target a move down to $435 level which would constitute 4.5% drop from the highs which is still less than half the 10% decline which defines a “correction.” The SPY and QQQ haven’t had a correction for 219-plus days; the second-longest streak in the past 5 years.  Over the past 20 years, the market has averaged three 5% pullbacks and one 10% correction annually.  This explains why market pundits have been saying stocks are overdue for a more significant pullback.

Today we cracked $435, but we still have a way to go before we hit a 10% correction, somewhere around $425.  

And I wouldn’t be terribly upset to see a 10% correction, frankly.

Look, we need pullbacks.  It’s healthy for the market…

A healthy pullback can help create a new support, which can help the market move higher. 

Not only that,  it’s difficult to find great setups when every chart is moving up and to the right – like it’s following a ruler.  

Here’s my point, don’t be scared – this is a good thing and will help us make more money over the last few months of the year.  

The “sell in May and go away” sentiment will be disappearing over the next few weeks, and the last quarter should be strong for traders like us. 

In Options360, we have reduced our positions and risk and we’re getting ready for some fresh setups over the next week or so.  

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That’s because we are agile and have all the tools.  

I expect to double our YTD return over the last quarter.  No promises – but it’s my expectation.  

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.