Wall Street’s “Suck Maneuver” Brings Us Quick Gains
If you see an angry bull coming your way and you’re smart, you’ll get out of the way. The best bullfighters know this and so do the best market makers on Wall Street.
They see what’s coming down the line before you do. But if you know how to recognize the signs in the market, you can flip the market makers’ “suck maneuver” in your favor. That’s a term market makers use to describe a certain strategy that I’ll reveal to you shortly…
Last week I noticed one of The War Room’s prior holdings, Tivity Health (Nasdaq: TVTY), had a rapid increase in insider buying. This was not strange to see – what was strange was that the shares were tanking while insiders were buying.
Here’s some quick information on Tivity Health…
Tivity Health acquired the SilverSneakers program in 2006, which encourages older adults to lead healthier lifestyles through exercise, social interaction and nutrition. Many health insurance programs support SilverSneakers.
During this coronavirus pandemic, one would think the SilverSneakers program would be in danger.
And one would be right.
But once this pandemic ends, those SilverSneakers seniors will be ready for their social gatherings!
Tivity Health also acquired the diet and nutrition company Nutrisystem in March 2019.
Nutrisystem is a food delivery company in disguise, and people are looking for ways to get food delivered to their homes without ever having to interact with another human being.
Even with these acquisitions, Tivity Health was certainly not at the top of my list of stocks to recommend. However, I keep all sorts of stocks on my screen, and when that insider buying hit, I looked closer.
While Tivity Health insiders were buying, its stock ticker on my screen was screaming red. The shares were trading at $6. An hour later they were at $5. That’s where they closed. The next day they were trading at $4, then $3, and then in an hour they dropped to $2.
The shares were falling much faster than the market.
When I saw the shares gapping down with heavy volume and no news to cause it, it was obvious what was going on. There was a huge seller who had to get out at all costs.
The market makers could see this, they kept lowering the bid and the shares kept coming in. At $2, the market makers signaled that they would take all the shares, and the suck maneuver was complete.
Within a few minutes, the shares began to reverse higher, closing at $3 for the day, up 50% from the low set an hour before the close.
The very next day I recommended a stock buy on Tivity Health in The War Room. Members jumped in, and a couple of days later they jumped out for a quick double-digit gain. The shares are now trading above $7, making a round trip in price in less than a week.
Some of our War Room members are still in the shares…
“gotta love TVTY.” – Dennis
“Yes! Still in it!” – Roy P.
Those members are up more than 100% in a week… in a market that just crashed.
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And you’ll get them in real time, well before the crowd figures out what’s going on – so join me today and get in on the next play!
About Karim Rahemtulla
With more than 20 years of experience, Karim has mastered the subtle art of options trading. What we admire about him is his ability to score huge gains while minimizing the massive amount of risk that often comes with options. Beyond his expertise in options trading, he is also the author of the best-selling book Where in the World Should I Invest? He publishes weekly about smart speculation in his latest free e-letter, Trade of the Day.