It sucks to be a bear this time of year. Of course if they weren’t around we wouldn’t have a market so… I was looking for a pullback and some consolidation this past week but the market chose to grind higher. I’m a little close to the my short strikes for December and really don’t want to roll up and out but I will do what’s necessary.

We have the Fed this week and the market typically runs into that and seasonality this time of year is bullish. I’ve pointed out before that there can be a difference between opex and the end of the month when it comes to returns so I’m interested to see what happens.  Enjoy the links and your weekend!

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