Counting Cash and Taking Names

Hey trader,

We’re locked, loaded, and hitting the bullseye in this market’s sideways game.

I am Olivia “Voz” Voznenko, Volume Profile trader extraordinaire, and my partner in profits, Mark Sebastian, follows Big Money Flow. Together, we find the hottest trades to execute right now.

Here, you’ll get timely, actionable trading tips and advice from the greatest trading duo in the world. 

We also host a live show each trading day called Trade to Closebut more on that in a minute…

While some traders are stuck in the gloom-and-doom narrative, we’re busy raking in profits. No time for pessimism when you're counting cash.

Forget predicting the future; I’m all about the present. My strategy? Dive into the market, read the volume profile like a pro, and profit like a savage.

Sure, the market might dance around sideways for a bit. No worries. Even in that situation, we're hunting for those killer trades, no matter the market mood.

Keep reading to see my watchlist including an IWM play and Mark’s Big Money Flow Spotlight in “The Little Index that Could”…

This week’s watchlist is too massive to list. If a ticker missed the recent roller coaster rip higher, you can bet it's on my radar to watch for a potential squeeze. 

The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is the next big play for indices. Mark and I are diving in, and if you're smart — and I know you are — you'll ride the wave with us.

Last time we played IWM, we pocketed a cool 15% in two days. This time, I'm eyeing the 200 level, and if we crack that, 220 is in sight.

Check out the volume profile below. (Blue bars on the right lead to big $$$.)

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA: IWM)

The volume profile setup here is too good to pass up! We are scoping out cheap long plays in IWM right here. 

Here’s another hot name I have to mention… SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) was a sweet ride for our Closers. They bought the calls on Nov 30, sold them the next day for a sweet 44-50% overnight gain.

If you're ready to ride the squeeze train and become a trading savage, join our Trade to Close community. Free trials? We’ve got 'em.There’s a 7-day free trial available for the monthly and quarterly plans and 2 weeks free when you sign up for the (best value) annual plan.

Catch us live every trading day from 3:00-4:00 pm ET and let’s crush the market together.

Big Money Flow Spotlight: RUT

By Mark Sebastian

  • Big Money Flow occurs when one individual buys or sells a huge volume of options at a time…usually from an insider who knows something we don’t. 

  • These events can be powerful indicators of a move the stock might make. 

  • I specialize in locating, understanding, and using Big Money Flow for trades and profit.

Every major index has either gone flat or higher on a two-year chart...except the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL: RUT), which has lagged behind since around March.

In order to get even close to the other indexes it would need at least a 10% rally…

Even on the one-year chart it is still badly trailing the QQQ, the SPX, and the DIA (in order of returns on the chart).

But some major traders have serious faith in this Little Index that Could… and put massive cash on the line.

All of the large block orders on Monday (Dec 4) were bullish. The biggest trade featured a trader who went long the Jan 185 calls, sold to close, and then doubled down to buy even more of the Jan 190 calls. 

Yes, you are looking at over 55 thousand calls in RUT… in two separate trades from one trader.

And he/she wasn’t just a lone bull. A whole herd is assembling behind this profit train.

Considering the total volume, calls outpaced puts by 1.2 to 1 — this is wildly statistically significant considering on a typical day, puts outpace calls on a scale of 1 to 2.

Friday and Monday were only the beginning of this pattern…

This trader was right about going long and I plan to piggyback his/her move with a cheap long play in RUT. 

I can’t wait to trade with Mark for our live Trade to Close show – it's the highlight of every trading day!

We're diving into everything this week – day trades, swing trades, and long-term options for that slow and steady wealth game. Because helping traders make bank is our jam.

And right now, we have free trials to share. Find the most profitable method to suit your lifestyle or dabble in them all – your first few days are on the house!

Get in the FROW with our live shows every weekday at 3 pm ET and gain 24/7 access to our online forum.

Our current members? They're racking up wins like it's a sport.

Check back on Friday for our next issue of Trading Today.

Always be closing,

Olivia “Voz” Voznenko and Mark Sebastian