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Friday, April 15, 2011
QQQs Looking Vulnerable To Downside
- Fair Volatility Estimate indicator's value for QQQs are at 17.98 in intraday trade 4/15. IV Index mean of QQQ as of 4/14 close was at 17.12, and is probably lower today. Should premiums come down Monday morning, I would think it would be a good time to play QQQs to the downside. Perhaps, buying the May 57/53 put spread 1x2 for under 0.60 would be a good strategy.
- As for SPY, it is expiration day and the April 133/130 put spread bought for 0.30 is still in the money with SPY trading at 132.3 as of mid-day, but not by much. Admittedly, however, recommending to buy VXX even under $29 on April 4, resulted in small loss.
- FVE indicator is at 16.3 as of 4/15 intraday, which remains significantly above IV Index mean of 14.5.