How to Play the Big Brokers When Rates Rise

You don’t have to be a bond trader or follow every self-appointed TV expert to keep a studied eye on interest rates. In fact it can be done much more easily by watching a bellwether ETF.

And it’s a good time to pay attention. Just recently, the Federal Reserve changed the tone of its stance on rates, indicating that we could see little change into this summer or fall before it dials the rate needle upward.

Once rates do start to inevitably increase, we can use ETFs to profit from the change. But we can also exploit rising rates’ effects on the big brokers – one in particular – and employ a simple options technique to maximize our gains. I’ll show you how.

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The Energy Dividend Stock That Will Survive the Shakeout

[Editor’s Note: Tom Gentile is the co-founder of Optionetics, a financial education company which he later sold to one of the world’s largest retail brokerages. Tom leveraged his 25 years of experience trading stocks, futures, and options to teach more than 300,000 people the secrets to profitable, low-risk investing.

Tom is the author of a book, The Trading Index Course, which lays out the basis of his highly successful system for trading options, and he’s a frequent contributor to CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, and FOX. We’re excited to have him with us…]

Oil has been a glutton for punishment, getting rocked by sellers and dropping some 55% from the highs of last July.

Up until just a few months ago, nearly every analyst and hedge fund manager in this space was offering up his or her commentary on how oil had bottomed and how it was time to buy.

Now it seems that fewer traders are willing to make that call, offering a glimmer of hope for contrarians like myself.

In fact, less than two weeks ago, I published a report on the upcoming oil bounce, as well as ways to profit from the expected move higher. One of the safer ways to play the seasonal oil bounce is to look at energy stocks that pay a dividend.

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