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There's an old adage that goes, "The bulls climb up the stairs, and the bears fall out the window."
Basically, stocks fall faster than they rise - and that statement has never rung more true.
The Dow was climbing to new highs all year long. And then, Monday, Feb. 24, hit and erased every single one of those gains all in one day.
People are scared - and fear grows like wildfire. As wealth dissipates, fear increases, and a vicious circle ensues...
But there's a way to measure the fear in this market and use it to your advantage - to make money on the free fall.
While investors are moving their money around in a desperate cry for help, smart traders are grabbing cash like it's floating in an arcade's wind booth.
And now, it's your turn.
About the Author
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.