The March Mini S&P Index is up 1.50 points at 1123.50 this morning as I write. The included chart shows that the S&P index continues to edge higher, seemingly every day, relentlessly as many analysts continue to look for corrections, every day, relentlessly. I will begin to worry when the analysts quit expecting corrections every day. The other way to look at this is that as long as the Fed has a zero interest rate policy and short term rates are less than 1%, there really aren’t any other good alternatives to get a return on your money outside of the stock market. Stock market values can go up for a long time under this scenario. The directional movement indicators are bullish and the ADX line is edging higher. I recommend holding current positions.

Followers of this letter should be:

Long one March Mini S&P (1190.00 strike) call option from 17.00 points and short 2 March Mini S&P (1220.00 strike) call options from 9.50 points each for a total credit of 2.00 points or $100 gross.

Long one March Mini S&P (1000.00 strike) put option from 23.00 points and short 2 March Mini S&P (935.00 strike) put options from 12.75 points each for a total credit of 2.50 points or $125 gross.

Long one March Mini S&P futures contract from 1125.50 and short one March Mini S&P (1080.00 strike) call option from 70.75 points. (This is a deep in-the-money covered write trade.)

March Mini S&P options expire in 78 days.

David Hall

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