Now that earnings are generally out, the end of year trade should be fully invested. The $180.00 target on SPY is still the plan. The government shutdown is over. The earnings have been ok without any big misses that would affect the trajectory of the trade. An analysis of the situation will continue to the end of the year. The trade should have started with the SPY trading at $171.00. A $9.00 profit on the trade represents a 5+% return in 3 months time. If you chose to trade options on this information, the profit would be far more.
Possible End of Year Trade
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