Worried that the banks are going to report really disappointing results this earnings season?
So is Scott Nations of NationShares!
Ahead of the broadcast he tells us that trading volume in equities would have to be a blow out in September for banks to just match the 3rd quarter of 2009.
As a result, "I want protection against the banks reporting really disappointing results with the most troubling name being Morgan Stanley," he says.
(Morgan has been making a series of lower lows and lower highs – a bearish pattern. Take a look)
What’s the trade?
Nations suggests buying a put spread for protection. Specifically, he likes the Jan. 2011 22/25 put spread.
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