Let’s Talk Strategy…

As traders, it’s important that we separate our emotions from our trading strategies (unless you’re celebrating a win).

It’s okay to get excited about certain sectors and industries, but you don’t want to put up blinders when a new area is capturing the flow of money in the market.

Remember, money isn’t made or lost in the market, it simply moves.

Keeping this in mind will help you pivot when money is moving to a different area of the market.

And maintaining flexibility when money is on the move will help you ride the wave.

When it comes to the market, there’s nothing wrong with being a follower!

Recognizing when a move is happening and following along will help you consistently grow your portfolio.

Consistency is key!

Just be careful not to jump the gun, always do your due diligence and make educated moves.

Bottom line: staying flexible and open minded will help keep your gains high and your stress low!

Keep it In the Money,

Alan Knuckman

Alan Knuckman
Editor, In-The-Money

Trading Tip of the Day: Let’s Talk Strategy…

Greg Guenthner

Spring is here, and things are looking up for April trading…

The S&P 500 and Dow both saw new highs earlier this week and took a bit of a break yesterday, so where do we go from here?

Right now, we have the Nasdaq lagging behind on its year-to-date gains, currently about 6.3% up in 2021.

We are now starting to see a rotation back into the high flying FANG+ names.

Last week I mentioned how a lot of these names had been fading since February, well it looks like they’re starting to heat up again…

Here’s how I see it… traders abandoned the big, obvious names like AAPL and others during the speculative frenzy back in January.

They wanted to trade EV names and GameStop…

But now that those trades have cooled, we’re seeing folks go back to the “safer, cheaper” tech stalwarts. It’s intra-tech rotation, and it’s working!

And looking at the big picture, we don’t really have much in the way of the markets moving higher. News is quiet and bullish, and sentiment is strong.

To me, that says conditions are ripe for a continued melt-up for the next few weeks.

— Greg Guenthner

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Alan Knuckman

Alan hails from the home of options trading in Chicago, where he began working as a clerk on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Beginning with his days on the floor, Alan’s worked with all aspects of the options markets for the past 25+ years.

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