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By: Tom Gentile on March 14th, 2022 • 2 mins read

Amidst the War between Russia and Ukraine Investors still have the Fed to Worry About

There is a great deal of humanitarian efforts going on in the world to help the people of Ukraine. That situation is not over and may linger longer than any of us would like. 

That situation is causing our US markets to trade in a volatile fashion and even in a more bearish manner than bullish unless you are in Oil/Energy or Gold.

Fed Decision on Interest Rates

The Fed is scheduled to announce their decision on short-term interests rates this Wednesday at 2pm US ET.

They are in a situation where inflation is at multi-year highs and their decision is almost assuredly one in which they will raise a quarter of a point or more. Though we are hearing that the Russia / Ukraine conflict may have them hold off on raising,  That is a less likely scenario, but one that is not off the table.

To see where options traders are camping out and putting their money to work here are the Morning Report lists for the characteristics given in their titles, (e.g., Highest Option Open Interest)

I am also including the Cheap IV and Expensive IV lists. Remember when executing a buying strategy like a long call one wants Cheap IV and when is looking to execute a selling strategy like a Call or Put Credit Spread one considers options whose IV is expensive.

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App: Toms Option Tools

Market Insight articles may show images of lists of stocks meeting a variety of options parameters like Unusual Call and or Put activity or Expensive IV found on my app Toms Option Tools.

Other times I will have other charts may work to amplify my educational points. 

Those options data lists, however, can be found on my app Tom’s Option Tools. Use your device to search up and download this app and get free access to the Morning Reports section of the app.

Other parts of the app are available at a premium subscription rate, but the Morning Reports Lists are yours free.