October 2018 Commentary

Posted at: October 12th - 2:58 PM

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What a week, glad it is coming to an end. Welcome to all our new customers. I hope everyone has had a chance to read our pre-trade analysis. Looking back over past Oct picks I see that this month is very confusing. Markets tend to have major turmoil this month and typically it ends in a market bottom sometime during the month. Some of the largest market crashes in history have happened in the month of Oct. Was our selloff this week one of those market bottoms? Today’s rally has not been as resilient as I would like to see at this point in the day, many stocks are well off their daily highs, hopefully they will rally into the close but I have my doubts. Looking at the Trader’s Almanac it shows Monday’s of option expiration week the DOW goes up 29 of 37 times. Options are unusually high due to heightened volatility, couple this with below average returns for this month I want everyone to strictly follow our profit target guidelines, set limit orders in the 25-40% range. PLEASE READ – Please do not purchase any plays until at least 3:50pm ET, if I have to shut our trades down because of a selloff I will do it before 3:50.

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