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New COVID Variant Looms and Markets React w/ Extreme Volatility, Support and Resistance Levels 11.30.2021

Dear Futures Trader,

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On Friday, Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant took the oxygen out of newsrooms.

Detected first in South Africa, this mutation is being described as potentially more contagious than the Delta variant. It is unknown whether the currently available vaccines will provide protection from it.
The result was one of the most post Thanksgiving Friday trading session I have seen in over 22 years!
Intraday Volatility in stock index futures is extremely high. Actually across many markets BTC futures leading the volatility but metals, energies ( Natural Gas down 11% today!!) and grains have seen higher volatility.
  1. Learn to reduce trading size. Perhaps trade smaller contracts like the micros.
  2. Adjust stops and entries based on volatility ( ATR/ Parabolics).
  3. Be extra picky on entries without chasing trades.
  4. Understand that loses are part of trading and this is definitely not a good time to “fight the markets”.
  5. Focus more on risk management and ways to protect certain positions as needed. Survive to trade another day.
  6. Consider possibly utilizing short term options rather than futures.
The risk is MUCH GREATER than I have seen, yet some traders look for it.
That is ok, as long as you :
Know the rules, understand current margins, know where the circuit breakers are/ limit moves.
Figure out your max risk.
After you do all that, feel free to trade but jumping in and trying to trade without the basic knowledge above is like jumping into a stormy ocean without a life vest…..At any time, feel free to contact us with questions/feedback/resources.

Good Trading

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11-30-2021


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