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Latest Webinar: August 24, 2016

Topics discussed: The flat price action we have observed in the market over the past month, some of the issues this presents for option traders, the bearish divergence between the... Watch It Now ›

John Jagerson
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Wade Hansen
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Weekly Update: Aug 24, 2016

The current market environment has a lot of bullish things going for it. Small-cap stocks have been outperforming, the market’s fear gauge — the S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) — has rarely been this low and economic news have continued to be relatively stable. However, like they say in the movies, “It’s quiet out there… maybe a little too quiet.”

All kidding aside, there are two issues with a flat market that are big concerns for option traders. First, the low level of volume means that breakouts are rare and tend to be preceded by whipsaws. For example, Best Buy (BBY) sold off last week (which is when we exited our profitable put options) only to reverse and spike higher on a surprise increase in same-store sales.

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