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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Weekly Trader's Outlook

Investors approved of this week's inflation read and responded by pushing most of the major indices to fresh all-time highs. Although we're overbought, the near-term path of least resistance appears to be higher.

Today's Options Market Update

In addition to any insight from Fed officials on the PCE data, the latest Michigan sentiment survey should give a peak into consumers' views on inflation and jobs.

Looking to the Futures

Two months into the year, the Bloomberg Commodity Index ($BCOM) is down 2.1% at 96.78.

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