“You gotta be nuts to make this trade…”
What I’m about to show you is a real trade, and I’ll attempt to go through what this trader was thinking and why they got positioned the way they did.
As a warning, the implications are quite ugly.
After explaining the trade, I will tell you what you should do instead.
In recent market sessions, a trader bought 50,000 VIX March $150 call options (the VIX is the Volatility Index). They’re trading for around $0.19 per contract.
Let’s break this down…
Basically, in my view, this person spent $950,000 to essentially protect themselves against Armageddon.
Why do I think that? Well, right now, the VIX is at 31.
At the height of the COVID-19 crash in March of 2020, it broke 80. At the very peak of the Great Recession, it broke 80 as well (in November of 2008).
Just so we’re clear, the VIX has never gotten to 150.
The two biggest market panics over the last two decades saw the VIX spike to 80.
But right now, someone thinks that it won’t merely spike to those all-time highs but will DOUBLE the highest levels we’ve ever seen.
The only thing I can think of to explain this trade is that the buyer is preparing for nuclear war. For this trade to pay off, the world would need to end.
And if it does… what good would hitting a huge VIX winner be, anyway?
This is a very morbid topic, so I won’t continue down this rabbit hole.
What the Trader Should Have Done…
There are better, less apocalyptic ways to protect your portfolio and profit from market panics.
We do it every day in our real-time chat room, The War Room – we go live and in-depth every day the markets are open. Had this trader been chatting with our community, he would have been armed with better ideas – ones that wouldn’t have had him betting on a VIX level that wasn’t even hit in the last major market meltdowns.
And next week my partner Bryan and I are opening the doors of The War Room so anyone can try – TOTALLY FREE.
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