Resistance Prevailed |

Last Week’s Highlights at IVolLive:

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A Mixed Basket...

April 10, 2023

U.S. Equity markets finished a holiday-shortened week as a mixed basket: The Dow rose 0.6% while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell 0.1% and 1.1%, respectively.

In other words, a rather boring Easter Basket.

One interesting morsel from last week was the yield on the 10-year US Treasury Note (one of the most widely followed metrics in finance) fell below 3.3%. This is its lowest level since September of last year and shows that - at least for now - the rate of increases has slowed.

Oil prices also stood out last week. The black gooey stuff rose above $80 per barrel for the first time in over a month. Look to take advantage of any strong oil and gas names that are on your watch list.

Finally, earnings season officially kicks off next week, starting with big banks and financials. These will be especially interesting considering the recent market jitters stemming from the Silicon Valley Bank fallout.

We've seen some interesting upticks in implied volatility, especially in regional banking names.

Here's a three-month chart of the S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE):

Source: IVolLive

In the chart, you can see that price (blue line) is declining while implied volatility is increasing (green line). This means that options premiums are relatively rich.

We'll be running scans on some of these names to find interesting actionable trades.

(Speaking of actionable trades, follow us on Twitter and Reddit for interesting potential trade setups.)

Summing Up

Last week the markets marched in place as oil increased and interest rates declined. This week, our focus will be on energy firms and financial names. We'll be looking for reversions to the mean trades as well.

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