Bearish – SPY $311.79 – S&P 500
The S&P 500 (SPY) made a break above its major $302.50 resistance level last week and has continued to climb since. Markets have been propelled higher on the potential trade war resolution, lowered corporate profit expectations and a lower interest rate. Markets may continue higher but have now reached overbought with an increased risk of a short-term pullback.
XLY Trade Idea:
On CNBC’s OptionsAction show on Friday, Carter Worth suggested that the market is at risk of a pullback by analyzing VIX. The VIX has been settling back near its all-time low and net short positions provide a catalyst of a move higher. Expecting the markets to move lower on a volatility explosion, Michael Khouw suggests buying a Jan 300/280 Put Vertical @ $2.15. As of Friday’s close, these calls were trading at $2.02. OptionsPlay suggests managing risks by cutting losses if the price of the option falls to about $1.01.
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