Traders woke up Monday morning to a little reminder that volatility happens.
It certainly wasn’t a calamity, but it was a larger gap down opening than we’ve seen in a while, following an ugly close on Friday which certainly has put some traders on edge.
When these types of conditions arise, we often see implied volatility priced into options rise to meet these increasing levels of fear. And today is no exception. On days like today, I like to peruse the list of active ETFs and see if any elevated implied volatilities are offering up a good income trade candidate.
The one that tops my list also has a nice risk management level we can lean against.