Yesterday marked a six-day winning streak for the three big indices…
The S&P 500 gained almost 1% the first day of trading – its best start since 1987. The NASDAQ gained 1.5% in yesterday’s trading session. And the Dow ran up to new highs in five of the last six trading days – and continues to trade above 25,000.
Quite an impressive move to kick off the year…
The real question now is whether or not this historical bull rally will continue for the rest of the year.
XLE: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLF: Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLV: Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLI: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLB: Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLRE: Real Estate Select Sector SPDR
XLK: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLU: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF
As you can see, the only two sectors that actually show a batch of positive gains during that time frame are the Materials and Health Care ETFs. All the others actually show a slight percentage decline. Personally, I wouldn’t mind a pullback… I feel it could be healthy for the markets, honestly. On top of that, it’d present a buying opportunity, in my eyes, in the sectors that are still worth believing in.
Keep in mind… I’m not bringing this information and data to your attention so you can go bearish and start initiating long put option trades. In my view, the better plan is to look for the stocks you like to trade to pull back to their prior resistance levels – and wait to see if they bounce off of those levels. That’ll give you the perfect setup for long call option trade ideas. On my end, I’ll still be using my Money Calendar to scan for the best trade ideas, but I can see a balance of long call AND long put trade considerations coming our way in the front month of the New Year.
Now let me reiterate…
I’m not saying to go long puts only, and I am not saying I am going to start trading like a banshee right out of the gates. This data shows the possibility some bearishness could settle in despite the prospects of the January effect kicking in. And what I’m looking for are the best opportunities that’ll present themselves if that does happen.
One las thing…
I am a big proponent of buying the rumor and selling the news. I’ve seen it happen often in my 30+ years of trading, and now that the tax reform bill goes live on February 1, a pullback may happen based off that trading axiom, too. When it does, the best thing to look for are target prices for stocks to pull back to- and be ready to go long once it does.
If you’re asking, “why not buy puts, Tom?” – Well, you know as well as I do that it’s tough – and extremely costly – to try and call a top. Instead, it’s better to wait for that top to happen and then find an opportunity once the top has been put in place. And according to all the data, that could come in as little as the next two to three weeks.
In the meantime, I’ve got my eye on two other ways for you to kick of your income stream.
So stay tuned…
And now, a word from Quant Strategist Chris Johnson…
Hi there Power Profit Readers,
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