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As strategic traders, we never risk our capital on old-fashioned “buy-and-hope” investing. Instead, we use proprietary, proven screens to identify the best trades — with the highest potential returns and lowest possible risks — for current market conditions, typically using options to amplify your gains. LEARN MORE ›

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Editor, Strategic Trader

Watching Banks for a Hint of the Future

Longer-term interest rate yields started rising last week on Sept. 5 and have continued to move higher. As we have discussed in previous updates, any move in interest rates tends to have an immediate, correlated impact on banking stocks. If interest rates continue to move higher, it could be a good sign for banks in the short term.

When longer-term interest rates rise, banks can lend at higher long-term rates while borrowing at cheaper short-term rates. The difference or margin between the two is called the “yield spread,” and it is where banks derive much of their profits.

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The Strategic Trader Track Record

Put Write Record: 105-0
Covered Call Record: 36-0-1
Average Annualized Return: 706.59%

Updated Aug 19, 2019


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