We're seeing an early indicator.
The futures market isn't always for the faint of heart, but it can be a great source of diversity for a portfolio.
Consider the RSX bullishly biased long call shooter expiring in November.
This TWTR September strangle is too cheap to pass up.
I may be able to trade Intel and Qualcomm before the Novocain wears off.
If you want a downside hedge on an overbought S&P, this combination sets up for just that.
One correctly would assume that UNG's options volatility can be bought on the cheap right now.
Salesforce's stock is going to run higher, and its calls are cheap.
Both strategies would define risk.
Try a bearishly biased, out-of-the-money, vertical put spread that expires in September.
Investors crave the feeling of buying the perfect call or nailing a huge decline via puts. But it is easy to forget all the times these expire worthless.
There's an opportunity to pick up GLD contracts for the ride back down.
Check out the yield space, starting with the U.S. Real Estate ETF.
This trade gives ample time to see interest rates rise.
How long does the U.S. bond stay at the current panic levels? Likely not much longer.