3 Options Trades To Play Both Sides Of The Market

| November 4, 2021

The S&P 500 just topped off its best October performance in six years. So much for the seasonal headwinds haunting stocks this year. Instead, a powerful bid beneath the surface continues to propel equities to record highs. Just this week, the small-cap-laden Russell 2000 Index finally broke out of its nine-month range to join the rest of the major indexes at all-time highs. With the continued strength and the historically positive months of November and December in front of us, bullish options trades remain the way to go.

While scanning for the best trade setups, I also came across a bearish idea that demanded a mention in today’s gallery.

Consider it a nod to diversification, as well as a bonus idea if you’re looking for an intelligent way to add negative delta to your portfolio. Social media stocks have struggled this earnings season, and the king of them all currently boasts a low-risk entry for short-sellers.

That said, here are my top picks for playing either side of the market:

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This article originally appeared at InvestorPlace. The author is Tyler Craig.

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