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The S&P 500 just closed out its highest-performing August in 30 years, and each of the market indexes is setting new records as we head into the most volatile month of the year.
And like I always say, volatility creates opportunity, if you know what to do with it…
So as we start a period of high volatility – that typically picks up after Labor Day – I'm looking at not one but TWO stocks that are practically guaranteed to break out over the next few weeks.
I'll give you a spoiler on our second trade: Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY). This stock has been on a roll since we first took a look at it back in March, delivering over 700% gains on a single options trade. Now we're revisiting the rising e-commerce star, as well as a promising dividend trade…
I've been getting a lot of requests from my Fast Profits readers for a dividend play – a breed of stock that doesn't typically come through for short-term traders. Today, I'm giving you an exception to that rule – a REIT that's cashing in on the skyrocketing real estate market, with a specialty in one of the hottest investing trends of the decade.
Get the full trade details on both of these moneymakers in the video below…
Trade No. 1: Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (NYSE: IIPR)
Action to take: Buy shares of IIPR using a limit order of $125.
Action to take: Buy to open IIPR Jan. 15, 2021 $130 call (IIPR210115C00130000) using a limit order of $12.50.
Trade No. 2: Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY)
Action to take: Buy shares of ETSY using a limit price of $125.
Action to take: Buy to open ETSY Jan. 15, 2021 $130 call (ETSY210115C00130000) using a limit price of $16.50.
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About the Author
Chris Johnson is a highly regarded equity and options analyst who has spent much of his nearly 30-year market career designing and interpreting complex models to help investment firms transform millions of data points into impressive gains for clients.
At heart Chris is a quant - like the "rocket scientists" of investing - with a specialty in applying advanced mathematics like stochastic calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and statistics to Wall Street's data-rich environment.
He began building his proprietary models in 1998, analyzing about 2,000 records per day. Today, that database, which Chris designed and coded from scratch, analyzes a staggering 700,000 records per day. It's the secret behind his track record.
Chris holds degrees in finance, statistics, and accounting. He worked as a licensed broker for 11 years before taking on the role of Director of Quantitative Analysis at a big-name equity and options research firm for eight years. He recently served as Director of Research of a Cleveland-based investment firm responsible for hundreds of millions in AUM. He is also the Founder/CIO of ETF Advisory Research Partners since 2007, noted for its groundbreaking work in Behavioral Valuation systems. Their research is widely read by leaders in the RIA business.
Chris is ranked in the top 99.3% of financial bloggers and top 98.6% of overall experts by TipRanks, the track record registry of financial analysts dating back to January 2009.
He is a frequent commentator on financial markets for CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg TV, and CBS Radio and has been featured in Barron's, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, and numerous books.
Today, Chris is the editor of Night Trader and Straight-Up Profits. He also contributes to Money Morning as the Quant Analysis Specialist.