Beware of Options Expiration Week – Nick Santiago 5/12/20 Podcast #32
1. Options expiration for May is Friday. The real Shark Week. This is a week of institutional game playing. Generally, this is a week where you will hear a lot of rumors, mostly untrue. You will also hear a lot of ridiculous upgrades and down grades by analysts. Also, stocks and markets that are sharply higher are susceptible to pullbacks. On the flip side, stocks that have been sold off sharply and in down-trends can often get bounces this week. I call it a week of game playing, especially if the overall volume is light. Always give yourself time on the clock, which will give you protection.
2. The Rebellion starts. Elon Musk has gone head to head with the California government, especially Alameda County. He’s reopened his factory, deliberately defying the petty dictators and challenging their authority. You can’t shut down countries and expect a positive outcome. Never mess with a man’s livelihood, as Guido the Pimp warned Tom Cruise in the hit film RIsky Business.
3. No significant earnings reports today. GDP could be down 35% this quarter. We need to see if the economy is going to reopen. How fast will normalcy return? That’s the question. In many places it will be faster than others. Airlines and Hotels continue to build their chart