Trading Up-Close: Bear Markets & Bull Traps

September 14, 2022
Learn about what a bull trap is and why they show up during bear markets.

Why do short-term rallies often occur during bear market cycles and what do they look like? We explain the mechanics behind bull traps and give an example from 2008.

Trading Up-Close: Bear Markets & Bull Traps

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Today's Options Market Update

Price action is choppy to start the week as investors await Thursday's latest read on inflation in the form of the PCE Price Index.

Looking to the Futures

March Natural gas futures (NGH24) ended Friday’s session lower, as few signs of winter cold is keeping gas storage levels elevated.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Most of the majors notched fresh all-time highs this week, with the help of robust earnings from AI-darling Nvidia, but a lack of near-term catalysts may lead to some consolidation of recent gains.

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