While record highs have been dominating the headlines, these highs can’t last, so you have to find a way to be a part of the sell-off when it occurs. This stock market rally has to end at some point and that there are ways with put options on the E-Mini S&P futures or the E-mini Dow futures to participate in a stock market crash if and when it happens.
By nature, I am not a top- or bottom-picker, but I can structure some strategies that my clients can benefit from if the "SUPER-TREND" up continues, or if the market crashes.
Here’s a focus on 3 different time frames in the E-mini S&P: daily, weekly and monthly.
I have added some of my favorite technical indicators to these daily, weekly, and monthly charts below. They are the 9-, 20- and 50-day simple moving averages (SMA), the Bollinger Bands (light blue shaded area), Candlesticks (red and green bars), Bollinger Band Width (bottom chart), and finally Volume (middle chart).
I happen to like these indicators because they can literally tell me dozens of important things and they can do this on any timeframe and any market.
These indicators all tell me the same thing about each time frame: that all three are in what I refer to as a "SUPER-TREND" up. This occurs when the 9-period SMA (red line) crosses up and over the 20-day SMA (green line) as both SMA's point higher on fairly sharp angles and the market itself trades and holds above the 9-period SMA.
I've got this on all 3 time frames simultaneously for the first time that I can ever remember in any market since I have been using these indicators. That's right—the daily, weekly and monthly E-Mini S&P futures charts are all in a "SUPER-TREND" up!
Same indicators as above, same result; the indicators determine that the weekly E-Mini S&P chart is in a "SUPER-TREND" up. The 9-period SMA (red line) crossed up and over the 20-period SMA (green line) during the week of Jan. 14. While at one time or another the 9-day SMA didn't hold as support, the 20-period SMA did so. Therefore, on occasion the market went from a "SUPER-TREND" up to an upward trend. However, now we are above the 9-period SMA and we just made another new high!