It’s hard to get much of anything going in these yo-yo markets…
The indexes were up early Wednesday after two days of selling off thanks to an early morning pump from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell…
But looking at market internals, there’s no real trend to follow. Headlines from the Russia-Ukraine war or the Fed can flip momentum at any given moment…
What might be the greatest stock ever one day can be the biggest pig in the market the next.
And that means holding long-term positions is a great way to get gray hair.
Markets like this are why I love trading institutional order flow… Because no matter which direction things are moving, big orders are always hitting the tape — and we follow.
Use Institutional Order Flow to Level the Playing Field
Some folks call it institutional order flow. Others call it unusual options activity (UOA)…
Whatever you want to call it, tracking these massive option buys from the “smart money” has been my favorite way to trade for the past eight years…
One of the big reasons I love it is because… it’s profitable, of course!
But also because you can trade it without having to put in loads of legwork picking a market direction, or trying to guess which way the indexes are heading next.
Institutional traders have been buying the dip on Weekend Watchlist member Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC). The March 11 $40 strike calls from Tuesday’s Blitz Daily saw a nice pop Wednesday with the stock up about 2%.
We’re also seeing a big move in Tempur Sealy International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) calls I spotted LIVE with traders on Tuesday, trading about 30% higher by lunchtime.
When markets get choppy, following these big orders can be a huge equalizer for retail traders — which is why its important to keep your eyes on resources like the Blitz Daily…
Check out the quick video below and let’s talk about institutional order flow. Of course, if you want to find out how I trade “Shadow Blitzes” as soon as I see them, tune in to my “Shadow Blitz Summit”!
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