Last week we talked about hedging instruments and how “levered” they are. These tools can tell us how much a specific instrument will move relative to the broader underlying market. And we got a great example of this on Tuesday, with markets making their worst single-day loss since 2020.
With markets so uncertain, and so bearish as they’ve been lately, it’s imperative that traders know how to hedge their long positions with short positions. Shorting stocks, however, is risky. You expose yourself to unlimited risk and limited gain. On top of that, you generally need a lot of capital to short stocks in the first place. But with options, you can gain short exposure with limited risk…
On Friday the DOW sold off over 1,000. But through the Trade Kings scanners, we immediately saw a change in how the big institutions were trading… So, what kind of tactics are the big hedge funds using right now?
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