My Recent Podcast for Investors and Options Traders Alike

Tom Gentile

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By: Tom Gentile
October 27th, 2023

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The financial markets had a bearish August and a true to form bearish September.  Based on the past 10-year look back with seasonal analysis it showed a bullish past history that had me and others anticipating a bit of a snap back month for October.  That did not happen.

My buddy and I Chris Johnson recently completed the latest Profit Strategies Podcast where we discuss this and our outlook until the end of the year.

4 Corners of the Market Analyzed to Assess Market Direction

First let me go over what the corners of the market are.  These are the 4 different asset classes I use, monitor and analyze to assess my directional bias for those asset classes and the overall financial markets.

Equities / Bonds / US Dollar / Commodities

Equities:  SPY

SPY is my representation for US Equities.  It is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY).

Bonds: TLT

TLT is my representation for Bonds.  It is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT).

US Dollar: UUP

UUP is my representation of the US Dollar.  It is the Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP).

Commodities is studied over two commodity sectors.  Oil and Energy and Gold (precious metals).

Oil and Energy: USO

USO is my representation for Oil and Energy.  It is the United States Oil Fund, LP (USO).

Gold: GLD

GLD is my representation for Gold.  It is the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD).

I will also keep my eye on SLV for Silver.

Profit Strategies Podcast

In the video, whose link I am providing here, Chris and I look at the technicals (the chart) on these ETF’s and discuss are outlook for them.

We then discuss what we see on the horizon for some of these corners of the market.

The podcast can be found on my YouTube channel:

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The video, which is the latest Profit Strategies Podcast with Chris Johnson, and I can be viewed here:


The mid-part of this podcast discussed diversification.  Investors have had a rough month.  During the podcast I looked at the markets being down 1% at the time where a portfolio of mine was up a half %.

It isn’t just because of the mix of strategy and stocks I have, but it has something else to do with what I call ‘correlation’.

I show how to use a part of my online software / options analytic tools: called correlation analyzer.

I show how to search stock that are highly correlated to the market, the SPY and then those that are inversely correlated.  It is the inversely correlated that may help in that while the market is trending down these inversely correlated securities may not be so much.

The security that has the largest ‘inverse’ correlation on the list when run is Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX).  It announced earnings mid-October and gapped higher and has been hanging on to those gains thus far.

Whether or not they do is up to ones analysis now, but that is how the correlation analyzer works.  It searches up stocks that either correlate or inversely correlate to the SPY.  

Folks, I even have an ‘extremely non-correlated’ search that shows LMT as the first security on that list, meaning it is working opposite than the SPY.

This scanning tool may be a starting point for some of you who are new to options trading in building a list to have to start researching companies to then look for options trades.

Upcoming Market Newsletter

If not this week make sure you read next week’s Toms Weekly Newsletter for in one of the I teach a basic way to analyze options pricing to help ascertain an estimation of a stock’s future price move higher or lower.

In the later part of this podcast, I teach a basic way to use the options pricing on a stock coming up on an earnings announcement to gauge a future potential price move.

Watch Support Levels

At the time of this writing the SPY is continuing its move lower after breaking below a support level of 420.

The next price level lower it may hit, and I will watch to see how it reacts is $410.

SPY 05-09-2023 to 10-09-2023
SPY 05-09-2023 to 10-09-2023

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