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Anyone else buying some S&P shorts for the January correction?

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I can say with certainty that the market will either rise, fall or stay flat in January. People who try to time the market are seldom successful, and 85% of people who trade options lose money. If you have gains that you want to protect, then buying S&P puts is one way to do that, but if you just want to speculate on the market having a correction in January, just understand that you are making a speculative bet.

That said, if there's an '87 crash in January and you missed buying deep OOM index options, don't blame me!

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It's happened the last three years, Jobless claims hit highs this week, no new money is really entering the stock it is simply a merry go round of reallocation, and I think q4 earnings will disappoint.

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How are you shorting? Short sell, puts, calls?

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Yes I also agree that in January the market will rise fall or stay flat 😌

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Won't make money on the sidelines ppl, grow a pair 🤗

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Why do you think there will be a January correction?

And from past history, election tend to bump up the stock market from Election Day to inauguration

If the last post is true, wouldn't there be a bull market for the first 1/2 of Jan?

I am with you OP. Wish my 401k had more non stock options as we are due for a correction. Not sure what the rationale is for this Trump rally other than a lump and dump to take advantage of expected lower tax rates next year.

I'm gonna stick to my Billabongs, brah 🤘🤙

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