By: Steve Smith
Yesterday I double-downed on a statement I made last Friday, namely:
“Presently, the upward momentum is broken.”
Then the S&P 500 opened almost 1.5% up this morning…
And as of this writing, it looks like it’ll be a good day for the index.
So the natural question is: How can I square that statement with today’s performance…
And the answer is, “a day does not a trend make!”
We put in a new low in the market and now we are seeing a natural rally…
And while there is no indicator that suggests any panic selling is on the horizon, there’s no doubt that we have a stall in the upward momentum we have been watching play out over the last several months.
I’m not suggesting that we should run out and take a lot of bearish positions…
But you also don’t want to take on a bunch of bullish positions based solely on today’s jump.
I know you are likely tired of me saying that, however, that is the key to success in this market.
Remember, Options360 is up 41% YTD, and we still have a very exciting 4th quarter before we are done.
Keep in mind that the S&P is only up around 18% – so this is shaping up to be yet another year that we smash our benchmark!
Here’s the point, professional traders make money in this kind of market, and retail/inexperienced traders lose money.
That’s because we don’t jump too quickly. We take our time and wait for our spots.
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To Your Success,