To The Contrarian Goes The Spoils

To The Contrarian Goes The Spoils

Posted On November 28, 2022 3:21 pm

Dear Reader,

The market is always moving, and I am always adjusting my outlook. When trading you need to be agile, you need to be able to throw away one thesis and adopt another on a dime.  

That’s how I’ve kept my Options360 students ahead of the market year in and year out since 2015.  

As we roll into the end of this year we are up right around 30% YTD, winners and losers included.  

That’s in a market that has been crushed over the last 11 months. The S&P is down more than 17%.  

That’s a 47% swing between our performance and our benchmark. I’ll put that up against anyone in this market!

In real dollars, that means if you put $10,000 in an S&P 500 index fund at the beginning of the year and $10,000 for Options360

The index fund would have around $8,300 in it, and your trading account would have $13,000 in it.  

That’s a REAL, quantifiable difference!

Get in now and make next year the year you start living the “Trader’s Lifestyle”!

A few weeks ago, I told you that I thought we would see a strong market through the end of the year.  

As always, I based that opinion on what I was seeing in the charts and my knowledge of the markets. 

However, something has changed between then and now…

There is a very strong indicator that I may have been mistaken and I need to alert you that my confidence in my thesis is waning a little.

It’s time to profit from our new indicator.

What was that indicator?

Well I explained it to my Options360 members when I sent this alert out this morning.

Here’s what I wrote:

I have been of the belief stocks would rally into year’s end.

This has pretty much become the consensus outlook which doesn’t boost my conviction.

Given the recent rally and that SPY is now back to the trend line, the 200 SMA, and resistance around the $400 level, it appears vulnerable for a pull back.

That’s right, the consensus is now that we’ll be bullish through the end of the year.

If there’s one thing I have learned in 40 years of working in and around the market…

It’s that you should ALWAYS “bet” on the contrarian point of view. The contrarians seem to win more often than not.

I can’t give you the exact trade I recommended, however, if you click here and claim your trial subscription to Options360, you might still have time to get in on this trade.

To Your Success,


PS. We don’t make bets, but for lack of a better word I used that word to explain the idea I wanted to share. That said, let’s start getting you some wins so we can hit the ground running in January!

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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.