Stock Market Continues to be Bullish after the Fed Raises Rates 

Tom Gentile

Posted in Technical Analysis

By: Tom Gentile on March 17th, 2022 • 2 mins read

How the Markets Look Post the Fed Announcement

Here we are at the end of the week, post a Fed Rate hike that has been 3 plus years in the making.

The markets traded the last couple of hours (Wed.) in a roller coaster fashion but closed near or at its highs for that day. The following day, Thursday saw continued bullishness with the markets closing again at or near their highs for that day.

Fed Chair Powell said there are more rate hikes to come and eventually we will get an announcement of when they start reducing their balance sheet. We are still down on the major averages for the year, but for now it seems things are at least making an upturn in pricing.

Here is the Money Calendar image for this week where we will look into patterns with a start date of today for the Money Calendar Friday trade(s).

Money Calendar 03 17 2022

Today is a slightly bearish day, but the erst of the month is bullish so we will try and find a bullish setup.

Here we go…  Bullish Pattern on SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

Bullish Option Strategies One can Consider on the SPY

After you look through all the following images, realize there are a number of ways you can trade this.

Long Stock = Buy the ETF. Not so much as a long-term investment for a trade, but the average price move higher over this period of days is 9.32-points.

Options Strategies include, Long Call, Call Debit Spread, or a Put Credit Spread to name a few.

Spy March 17 April 27 2022
Yearly Trade Results

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