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"A holiday-shortened trading week" is a phrase you've heard so often you might not even pay attention to anymore, but there's a lot going on there.
Holidays are great for relaxing, but they can do funny things to markets.
For one, volume and liquidity have a funny way of drying up around days off; there's literally less "market."
That can mean limited opportunities to make money, and more importantly, it can mean more volatility. At a time like this, when huge whipsaw moves are so common, that's really saying something.
Fortunately, we've got a "road map" to the four days after Labor Day and beyond. It's the Money Calendar, and at times like this, it's like being able to see the immediate future of the stock market. We've been using it to look at the incredible profit potential in Cannabis Lots, for instance.
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Tom Gentile, options trading specialist for Money Map Press, is widely known as America's No. 1 Pattern Trader thanks to his nearly 30 years of experience spotting lucrative patterns in options trading. Tom has taught over 300,000 traders his option trading secrets in a variety of settings, including seminars and workshops. He's also a bestselling author of eight books and training courses.