Market Report Black Friday Massacre
By Todd Horwitz on Nov 28, 2021 at 11:28:17 AM

 Market Report Black Friday Massacre

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Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist BubbaTrading.com

Be Prepared not Surprised.

Last week which was a holiday week saw some selling pressure early. The selling began with the reappointment of Chair Powell and culminated with the Black Friday Massacre. Last week we asked the question, were the tops in?

We would never predict that the bull market is over however we are seeing price action that indicates that may be the case. Selling began before the announcement of another Covid variant. As we all know people need a reason to see a sell off even though the price action always tells the story.

We saw a rise in the VIX all week and an 8% pop on Friday. The options market started to show bearish activity. Although call buying continues to lead the way bearish strategies have become more prevalent. Puts and Put Spreads climbed up the leader board with naked call selling.

All signs point to a much bigger sell off and although tech stocks lead the bulls the Nasdaq is under pressure. Buyers came after, NVDA, AAPL, QQQ, FB, and IWM. The bears led with the VXX, CHWY, UNG, IONQ and SPX. This week will be interesting

Remember, we can’t predict what’s next, but the price action will give indications and guide us in the right direction. All signs are starting to point lower however flexibility is the key to trading successfully.

As traders and investors, we have one thing to remember, follow the trend of the market. Be patient disciplined and leave your emotions out. The most important thing to remember is money management and self-control. 

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

BubbaTrading.com


Market Report Have markets reached the top
By Todd Horwitz on Nov 21, 2021 at 7:40:16 AM

Market Report Have markets reached the top

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Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist BubbaTrading.com

Be Prepared not Surprised.

Is the bull market over? Are the tops in? No one knows the answer for a 100% certainty; however, we do see some concerns. The price action has weakened in many of the stocks and indices. Inflation is skyrocketing far above the numbers reported with no hope in sight.

The biggest problem is in the energy markets with prices soaring higher and our dependence on OPEC. The green new deal is turning into a disaster combined with stimulus and the creation of money we don’t have. Margin debt is at record highs with the markets remaining the only alternative for yield.

Looking back to last week, the Nasdaq made all time new highs while the S+P printed a new high, but the Dow and Russell have reversed trend and are now working lower. Warning signs everywhere, changing price action and other concerns.

Although call buying remains the number one strategy however, we never know what is on the other side of that trade. Long calls and short stock create a synthetic put. Bear puts and bear calls are climbing up the later as well. The VIX remains low and under pressure which contradicts some of the bearishness.

The bulls continue to buy tech with AAPL, QQQ, TSLA, NVDA leading the way. The bears are pushing SPCE, DKNG, PNC and ROKU lower. With this being the Thanksgiving holiday volume will be light but price movement could be large.

Remember, we can’t predict what’s next, but the price action will give indications and guide us in the right direction. All signs are starting to point lower however flexibility is the key to trading successfully.

As traders and investors, we have one thing to remember, follow the trend of the market. Be patient disciplined and leave your emotions out. The most important thing to remember is money management and self-control. 

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

BubbaTrading.com


Market Report the Never ending Rally
By Todd Horwitz on Nov 14, 2021 at 6:29:38 AM

 Market Report the Never ending Rally

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Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist BubbaTrading.com

Be Prepared not Surprised.

Last week markets were mostly flat to slightly lower however that is natural action for a market that has been parabolic. The rally has been huge over 10% since the September lows. The Russell is up close to 20% in the same period.

For now, nothing appears to bother these markets, soaring inflation, high taxes, and general unrest around the globe. This proves the market is the ultimate scorekeeper and is always right. You may not agree with the current price action, and you would be wrong.

We must remember, money goes to where it is treated best. Until further notice that is the stock market. News and noise are just that, the facts are simple and markets higher. The best advice for investing and trading is to ignore the news.

Long calls stay atop the leaderboard with Bull Puts and Spreads running second and third. The bears don’t show up until the four and five spot. However, we never know what that volume has on the other side of their trade, what appears bullish could be bearish.

The SPY, QQQ, AAPL, NVDA and TSLA round out the top five bullish symbols while the bears are chasing VXX (bullish), DKNG, AG, FSR and TAL. As we approach the end of the trading year, it is anyone’s guess what happens from here.

Remember, we can’t predict what’s next, but the price action will give indications and guide us in the right direction. All signs are starting to point lower however flexibility is the key to trading successfully.

As traders and investors, we have one thing to remember, follow the trend of the market. Be patient disciplined and leave your emotions out. The most important thing to remember is money management and self-control. 

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

BubbaTrading.com


Market Report Bulls Run Wild
By Todd Horwitz on Nov 7, 2021 at 2:52:30 PM

 Market Report Bulls Run Wild

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Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist BubbaTrading.com

Be Prepared not Surprised.

The running of the bulls is in full force. The four major indices have made new highs with the Russell the biggest winner gaining over 5% last week. The power behind the rally is unexplained but as we always say, the market is always right.

Friday’s jobs number is hard to read, the number itself was solid but will the FED do. For months it appears that the markets have been running more on the added money supply then the economy.

There are many warning signs in this market but until the market itself recognizes them it will go higher. Predicting the next move or when the selloff will come is an impossible task.

Options traders continue to buy calls, sell Puts and Put Spreads without any fear. However, Friday’s big rally showed a rise in the VIX from very complacent conditions. We are now in the most bullish time of the year, expect the rally to continue.

This week the leaders for the bulls were, NVDA, AMD, AAPL, SPY, and IWM. The Bears chose to pick on the VXX (bullish), SPCE, QQQ, BBBY and WDC. We will continue to watch the action

As traders and investors, we have one thing to remember, follow the trend of the market. Be patient disciplined and leave your emotions out. The most important thing to remember is money management and self-control. 

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

BubbaTrading.com


Market Report New high, Bulls Charge
By Todd Horwitz on Oct 30, 2021 at 4:16:23 PM

 Market Report New high, Bulls Charge

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Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist BubbaTrading.com

Be Prepared not Surprised.

The bulls have regained control, Dow, S+P and Nasdaq close on record highs. The action has been interesting on Friday October 23rd the markets printed new highs, pulled back and Friday October 30th closed at all-time highs.

It appears The Santa Claus rally is early. The question will be, can the rally last. The price action suggests that the rally should continue. We must remember that money goes where it is best treated which is still currently the equity market.

There are many reasons that the markets should collapse, crashing lumber and Copper prices, mass inflation, new tax proposal and mush more. However, the markets are higher reminding us that the market is always right and those who trade the news, lose.

Call buyers remain in control although we have no idea what the other side of the position is. We can assume that the number one option strategy 90% of the time will be call buyers, the rest of the top five will rotate. Bull Puts, Bull Put Spreads are 2 and 3, while Bear Call Spreads and Bear Puts round out the top five.

Tech continues to dominate the bull side of the market with TSLA, QQQ, AAPL, LCID and AMD at the top. The bears are banking on MSFT, SPY, WDC, AMC and CWH. Remember, markets don’t announce themselves and anything can happen, but the bulls are in control

As traders and investors, we have one thing to remember, follow the trend of the market. Be patient disciplined and leave your emotions out. The most important thing to remember is money management and self-control. 

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

BubbaTrading.com

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Market Report New Highs S+P, Dow
By Todd Horwitz on Oct 23, 2021 at 12:15:55 PM

 Market Report New Highs S+P, Dow

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Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist BubbaTrading.com

Be Prepared not Surprised.

Last week we wrote about a trend change, this week we saw a big rally. The S+P and Dow both printed new highs before some sellers came in. Jerome Powell did the usual and threw some water on the rally with taper talk.

There are many warning signs however the market continues to toss them aside. Nothing seems to bother this market, inflation, debt, and other problems. Yet the market continues to go higher, and the selling appears to be over.

For now, nothing appears to be able to slow the markets. There are so many warning signs are clear, but markets ignore them. Of course, ignoring the warnings will eventually lead to disaster. However, there will be plenty of time to reverse when the trend changes

Calls stay atop the leaderboard which is no real surprise considering the various trades that can be made with calls. Bull Puts and Bull Put spreads follow closely. Rounding out the top five are Put buyers and Call sellers. The action remains bullish

Tech continues to lead the bulls with AAPL, QQQ, AMD, NVDA and TSLA. While the bears are trading WDC, IWM, CHWY and SPX. Included in the bear list is VXX which is actually a long in disguise.

Remember, we can’t predict what’s next, but the price action will give indications and guide us in the right direction. All signs are starting to point lower however flexibility is the key to trading successfully.

As traders and investors, we have one thing to remember, follow the trend of the market. Be patient disciplined and leave your emotions out. The most important thing to remember is money management and self-control. 

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

BubbaTrading.com


Trade from Tradingview: Trade Unlimited Equity and Options Trading from charts
By - Dan Raju, CEO at Tradier on Oct 21, 2021 at 3:27:34 PM

Traders can soon trade Unlimited Commission Free Equity and Options Trades from TradingView. Tradingview is used by tens of million users globally. Traders have been asking about this for a long time. We are just about 2 weeks away from a general release. This will be Great!. Traders from the US and 75 Countries globally can now trade from their Charts through Tradier Brokerage. This is a great addition to the Tradier MarketPlace of 270 plus connected investor platforms  

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SEASONED FINTECH EXECUTIVE AND RETAIL PRODUCT ADVOCATE STEFAN MCVEIGH JOINS TRADIER MANAGEMENT TEAM
By - Dan Raju, CEO at Tradier on Oct 21, 2021 at 2:53:44 PM

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Leading brokerage and embedded investing platform Tradier, appoints Stefan McVeigh as its VP of Product to further accelerate its product roadmap and anchor its Crypto, Futures and Marketplace initiatives .

Charlotte, North Carolina – October 21, 2021, Leading Online brokerage and Global API platform provider for trading platforms, advisors, developers, and individual investors, today announced the appointment of Stefan McVeigh as its VP of Product. In his new role, Stefan will be responsible for leading the product roadmap for key initiatives but also being the voice and bridge between the growing needs of 290 plus firms that leverage the Tradier API and the current product stack. Stefan will play as the anchor for the upcoming launch of Crypto, Futures and the Marketplace products at Tradier.

Stefan brings to Tradier a deep sense of entrepreneurial leadership, hustle and a passion to serve active retail investors globally. Stefan has spent a better part of his career in the retail online investing sector and had in the past been responsible for the launch and success of some of the widely used retail self-directed and advisory products in the market. Stefan’s career includes critical leadership roles at Ally Invest and Horizon Investments.

“To fill this critical leadership role, Tradier sought a product leader that not only had a passion for what retail active investors look for but also had the depth and experience in capital markets" said Peter Laptewicz, President of Tradier Brokerage. "At a time where Tradier is experiencing record growth and has become a critical part of the retail infrastructure in the market, Stefan will play a critical role in serving our consumer base" said Peter.

"I have followed Tradier over the years and connect deeply with their mission and vision. I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to join the Tradier management team and be a part of a group that is changing the way retail brokerage services are delivered," Stefan said. “The Tradier team has always put technology at the heart of their products. I look forward to working with the team to bring new asset classes to our customers and filling the market gap with unique products for the active retail investor.”

For more information, please reach press@tradier.com. 

About Tradier

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Tradier Brokerage, Inc. — a member FINRA and SIPC is an independent subsidiary of Tradier, Inc. Tradier Brokerage with its web, mobile, desktop and API platforms enables online investing and advanced trading for active traders, advisors and platform partners globally at simple and competitive prices. 


CBOE and Tradier team up on options co-education about the SPX and XSP products
By - Dan Raju, CEO at Tradier on Oct 20, 2021 at 4:42:18 PM

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CBOE, the leading provider of Tradable Options Products and Tradier, the leading embeddable investing platform for over 250 plus platform are  happy to inform the market about a joint effort to build broader awareness and education to market about options in general and particularly  about the SPX and XSP Product lines.

Tradier is one of the fastest growing brokerage platforms with its unique way to distribute brokerage services and has become home for over 100 plus Options Partners delivering services to a growing community of very actively engaged retail Traders.  CBOE offers very very popular like VIX, RUT, SPX, IBoxx that are very popular among these active traders. The retail investor’s ability while working with SPX options to manage portfolio risk by gaining efficient exposure to the U.S. marketplace has made it  very popular retail product. The XSP products let investors Trade in Smaller Size. At 1/10th the size of a standard contract, greater flexibility for new index option traders or traders managing at individual portfolio

   As a part of this educational partnership, CBOE and Tradier will jointly host a series of educational webinars and Content events to co-educate the market in general and retail active traders in particular


Market Report Once Again Bulls take charge
By Todd Horwitz on Oct 17, 2021 at 10:39:26 AM

 Market Report Once Again Bulls take charge

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Todd Horwitz Chief Strategist BubbaTrading.com

Be Prepared not Surprised.

Just when the bears thought it was safe, the bulls buried them again charging higher. The downtrend we were seeing last week has reversed and the bulls are the strong hands.

Nothing appears to bother the bulls, overwhelming debt, hyperinflation, and the new tax proposal. Through the bad news the buyers came back in force showing once again you can’t fight the FED. The one thing everyone must remember is the market is always right.

The fourth quarter is typically a big quarter in either direction, many of the biggest down moves have come in the 4th quarter. For now, the bulls have control and can push markets higher despite the light volume.

Call Buying leads the way once again with a mixed bag of option trades in the top 5. Bull Puts and Spreads are among the top five with Bear Puts and Bear calls. Looks like a mixed bag filled with complacency

Tech has resumed the leadership for the bulls with TSLA, AMD, NVDA, AAPL and ROKU leading the way. The bears are being led by SPY, NRXP, VXX, GS and CHWY. The VIX continues to fall which could continue to fuel the bull market.

As traders and investors, we have one thing to remember, follow the trend of the market. Be patient disciplined and leave your emotions out. The most important thing to remember is money management and self-control. 

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

BubbaTrading.com



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