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Position yourself for Options Expiration Relief Rally



April 19, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY , DIA , QQQ

Which should start either after lunch on Friday or early next week.

Stocks just about always tend to go down the week heading into options expiration, this time though stocks fell heavily 2 1/2 weeks prior to options expiration which could explain the massive +200 point gain we had two days ago. 


Pressure, Trends and April

If there's a lot of buying/selling pressure during expiration week, the trend will likely continue into the next week. Wednesday through Friday, options expiration week usually has a "bullish" trend, which will push the market up. In terms of months, April tends to be the most bullish month around options expiration week.

Read more: Tips on Trading Options in Expiration Week |

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