Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile
PRESIDENTIAL OPTIONS (PART 1 OF 2)
When the 2016 election in November produces a US presidential win for one or other of the candidates, how will that affect where traders could focus on for opportunities?
Traders should always look for opportunities, regardless of their political affiliation. As one example of a possible trading opportunity that could present itself by a particular electoral outcome, Republican candidate Donald Trump has stated that one of the first things he will do once elected is repeal universal healthcare. So in that sense, there may very well be opportunities for trading options in healthcare but with bearish option strategies, such as using a long put. While a Trump win could negatively impact healthcare stocks, there are some industries or sectors that could see a substantial benefit with Donald in charge...