Options Worries As Energy Breadth Surges


  • Jason Goepfert

    Jason Goepfert

    Published: 2017-12-28 at 16:29:04 CDT

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Trouble signs from the options market

Traders in VIX options appear to be betting on a spike, and they’re usually right. The few other times the options market was set up like this, volatility spiked.

Meanwhile, traders in SPY options have been busy bidding up call options, and they’re usually wrong. That’s a worrisome combination that suggest limited upside for stocks.

Energy’s about-face

This summer, sentiment on the energy sector was at an extremely pessimistic level. That has changed dramatically, and the sector is currently seeing one of the most positive breadth readings ever as most of the stocks in the S&P 500 Energy Sector are trading above their moving averages and setting multi-month highs.

If buyers continue to push the stocks higher in the coming weeks, then it bodes well for the longer-term based on the precedents of other breadth surges.

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