Use This ETF to Unload Your Stock Portfolio

  1. IBM Common Stock (NYSE:IBM)

After reporting a 6% jump in revenue for the fourth quarter, IBM shares are trading higher this morning.

But now that the report is out, implied volatility (IV) on the tech corporation is going to follow this pattern

And drop dramatically, giving us the chance to go long puts.

Check out exactly how I plan to trade IBM – and the rest of the 600+ stocks left to report fourth quarter earnings – right here.

  1. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT)

IBM’s prime for a post-earnings trade – and MSFT is about to join it.

This major tech stock is set to report earnings tonight. And we (my Profit Revolution members and me) will be watching how the stock moves ahead of earnings…

Before looking for an asymmetric post-earnings trade tomorrow or Thursday.

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  1. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY)

During today’s Profit Takeover show, I showed you how to use the SPY to unload your stock portfolio without missing out on market volatility.

If you missed the show, you can head here for a replay to see me put this strategy to work.

And I’ll be live AGAIN tomorrow for a FULL HOUR right here in the main room, starting at 10:30 AM ET.

Watch My VIX Analysis on Mad Money

Green Traffic LightListen up – a 1,000-point range like the Dow saw yesterday, plunging lower and rallying higher within the market’s 6.5 trading hours, is not bullish.

This is a textbook sign of a bear market rally. And with the VIX light green, we could see a lot of lower lows and lower highs over the coming weeks…

Last week, I shared my exclusive VIX analysis with Jim Cramer – and he went through it on his show, Mad Money.

You can watch Jim breakdown my volatility analysis in the clip below…

Why This 15,000 Contract Put Spread Is Bullish

We’re looking at two big-money trades on Marqeta Inc. (Nasdaq:MQ) today – both bullish:

A customer bought the February 18 $12.50-$15 call spread 23,600 times, paying abut 60 cents in a bet on the stock going higher.

In addition, we saw this trader sell a ratio put spread, selling the $12.50 puts and buying the $10 puts for a net premium a little over a dollar.

Despite the fact that one is a call spread and one is a put spread, both of these trades are bullish. And MQ isn’t a stock that gets a lot of order flow, so these two trades mean that someone knows something

And I want to play along.

The February 18, 2022 $12.50 calls in MQ are only 90 cents for a cheap, asymmetric way to play this name.

Until next time,

Mark Sebastian
Founder, Profit Takeover


One response to “Watch My VIX Analysis on Mad Money”

  1. wow very cool mark you are a volatility rock star in my trading book. excellent information and make sense. I don’t watch CNBC for anything but know how popular Cramer is so way to go.

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