In the week ahead look for these news announcements to act as potential market movers

A few important economic numbers this week as well as continued earnings announcements should make for a good week of trading. The VIX remains at its lows and as the saying goes “when the VIX is low, lookout below.” As we all have our own bias and predictions as to where the market is headed, it is important to have a “plan B” in place in case things turn against us. As discussed last week, when your portfolio is heavily delta positive, look to the SPY and QQQQ puts as a way to mitigate risk to the downside.