Tomorrow marks the start of one of the most lucrative patterns the market has to offer.
See, December 11th is the ninth trading day of the month – and this mid-month period of time is a breeding ground for profits.
It’s called the mid-month, or 9-11, pattern.
Since 1980, money has tended to flow into the markets pretty heavily in the middle of the month. And that heaviest flow of that cash tends to occur over the 9th, 10th, and 11th trading days.
It seems pretty simple, right?
Get into the market before this cash flow happens – and get out afterwards, taking a piece of that money for yourself.
But you can’t just simply pour cash into any stock you want.
There’s only one way to play this pattern for a shot at big money and fast returns. Last month, in fact, this strategy gave this group of readers the chance to turn a 2% stock gain into a 50% profit in just one day.
And that’s a return we expect to see again this time around, as bullishness continues to make its way through the market.
Here’s the best way to play December’s mid-month pattern…
How to Play the Market’s Mid-Month Pattern
Now, there’s a reason why you can’t just play this pattern by purchasing straight shares of stock.
Take Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), for example. On the ninth trading day of October, the big tech company was trading for around $277 per share. Fast forward to the 11th trading day, and FB actually lost money, ending the day around $266 per share.
The same goes for the trendy stock Beyond Meat Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND). On the ninth trading day of November, this stock was trading around $129 per share. On the 11th trading day, it had fallen to about $127.
Now, let’s look at Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM). This stock didn’t fall over the course of the 9-11 pattern. It rose – but only by about $3, or 8%. That’s a pretty impressive jump for a single stock, especially over the course of just three days.
But an 8% profit isn’t much to brag about.
See, this is a broader market pattern – and there’s a much better way to play it than simply buying straight stock.
How do we play the broader market? With an exchange-traded fund (ETF).
An ETF is essentially a fund that tracks a group of stocks. With ETFs, you don’t have to find the proverbial “needle in the haystack” – you can just trade the haystack itself.
The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY), for example, tracks consumer discretionary stocks like Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT).
The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) tracks oil and energy stocks like Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP).
And the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) tracks the S&P 500 – making it the perfect vehicle to play the broader market’s mid-month pattern.
Just take a look at how the SPY performed during last month’s pattern…
On November 12, the ETF was trading for around $355. That was the ninth trading day of the month. On the 11th trading day, November 16, SPY closed at around $362 per share.
That’s a 2% gain – but it’s one that I showed this group of readers how to turn into 50%.
It’s all thanks to the power of options.
Instead of buying shares of SPY, you could have purchased a November 20 $355 Call for just $4.06, or $406 for control over 100 shares.
And get this – you wouldn’t even have had to wait until the 16th to see a 50% return. In just one day, that $355 call was trading for $6.09. And just like that, you could have sold your option for a 50% return in just 24 hours.
But enough about last month. It’s too late for you to profit off of that movement.
Instead, let’s talk about this month’s pattern…
Tomorrow is December 11. And if you look at a calendar, then you know that it’s the ninth trading day of the month.
That means December’s 9-11 pattern is about to begin. And now is your chance to score 50% before December 15.
I’m sending a detailed trade recommendation on this pattern first thing tomorrow morning. But before I do, I wanted to give you a chance to be on the list to receive it.
To learn how, click here.
Now, listen up – because the 9-11 pattern isn’t the only pattern I watch throughout the year.
In this eBook, I’ll share more information on the patterns I follow. As we end 2020, there isn’t a better time to get a handle on everything the market will have to offer in the new year.
These patterns can help turn you into a master trader before the year is up. And you can access my eBook for only $1 – all the details are right here.
To your success,