How to Trade the SPY heading into holidays

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SPY has its dividend date today so we will see the price on the chart adjusted lower to reflect that payout. I do continue to believe, with yesterday as an example,  the market will melt higher toward the end of the year with a few days of small pull backs. 

This said In recent history it has been foolish to bet against the SPY on a Friday. Also, with the buying at the end of the day yesterday and the buying in the premarket early I will look for a clear move up by the SPY supported by market indicators like increased buying volume.

If I see this it will trigger a buy to open followed by sell to close call option move today. However, if the SPY fades down at the open I’ll be patient and look for a bounce. In order for this trading plan to be in play SPY must remain trading above a support level near $319.30.

Resistance:  320, 320.10, 320.25 Support: 319.30, 319.56, 319.70

Today’s Trade of The Day is SPY December 27 320 Calls