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Getting Short in Market Highs

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The various stock market indices have been ripping up since the election of Donald Trump. Most are near all time highs and Implied Volatility is hovering near its lows. This tends to bring out the contrarian side in tastytraders. What are the best choices for getting short, how do they differ and how would they perform in a market selloff?

Bearish strategies tested include:

We then took a look at the probabilities of the market moving lower by 5% or 10% in different timeframes, ranging from 45 to 99 days to expiration.

So how would the strategies perform from market drops? Watch this segment of Options Jive with Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista for the important takeaways and an examination of various strategies on getting short at market highs and how they would perform in a selloff.

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