In the Options Hunter nightly update on Monday October 8, 2018 Dale shows the clear divergence apparent on the VXX and the multiple reentry points that occurred.
TWEET 10:39am "For short term traders of SPY for expiry today, the VXX 2 min chart had a perfect “W” price & upside divergence at 10:06 today & SPY has the exact opposite pattern! That’s what I teach & the put options entry point was at the 2nd price top @ 10:06, when the divergence was there!"
Tweet 10:50am "The SPY 288 puts were up 4X(300%) from 10:06-10:36, just 30 mins time, due to the perfect validation from VXX! 287.5 & 287 puts also up about the same %!:
TWEET 11:30am "Did you notice the 5 min VXX pattern again at 11:30? Note how many of those high flying stocks like AMZN, FB, AAPL, NVDA, etc had patterns to validate the moves in SPY & QQQ indexes. Once again today, SPY puts were up 500%+ from 11:30-Noon! This is exactly what I explained before"
More MACD divergences on lower time frames were apparent this week on NFLX major moves Monday into Tuesday. Then Thursday 10 min divergence to upside reentry 3c to 10c OTM calls moved up to $3. SPY displayed a similar pattern. OTM calls went from 11c to 80c.
In many of our nightly updates we talk about the inverse relationship between the VXX, an ETF proxy for the Volatility Index and the market proxy SPY. A divergent MACD up or down in either frequently coincide with the opposite divergence in the other. As you can see from this overlay chart, the two ticker do indeed inverse each other.
The hourly chart of SPY is overlaid with the hourly chart of VXX, notice the double top in VXX at the same time as the double bottom in SPY
VXX had an MACD divergence to upside on August 9, 2018 at 3pm, out of the money options rose sharply before end of the day and this continued into next morning. This occurred on lower time frames so the move would be short term. SPY showed the opposite pattern as expected with OTM SPY 284 puts went to from 7c to $1.22.
A clearly defined double top with MACD divergence on VXX on hourly charts occurred over 3 days through to 8/2/18. As we know the SPY had the opposite divergence and gave us an opportunity to trade OTM options. The trade length is determined by the length of the divergence pattern, 3 days.
After a volatile day in the market, Dale examines the volatility surge on Monday that lapsed by midday. At that time the MACD was clearing undermining the price on 10 and 15 min time frames and SPY was showing the opposite divergence, giving foundation to a tradeable event. Late in the day SPY out of the money calls under a dime, expiring Monday June 25, 2018 gained 20 -30 times their value.
Recall what I explained in Tuesday’s class about the sectors ETF’s such as RETL?? Note how RETL, the 3X Retail stock index, with stocks such as M, KSS, TGT & others is up another 4% today while the SPY is almost flat & Q’s Down! AMZN is down, so it is not part of the RETL move.
Dales nightly update the action on the VXX on longer and short term time frames were discussed. Action looks to be heading to retest the lows and would indicate more upside on the SPY. During the day VXX did move back up short term.
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