Panic Selloff? Make Money

When markets go into panic mode, market makers cannot be expected to be constantly making accurate, reliable markets. Thus, the bids and offers you might see on your trading screen at such time should not be considered as firm, or "real".

The problem created by panic selloffs is that even with today's sophisticated computerized market, when panic sets in human chaos joins the fray. Chaos being in control of the bid and ask in options is thus far more erratic and unreliable at, and during, these times. Those bids and offers we see should be thought of as being mere suggestions. And, while this panicked period is ephemeral, it is during such times that the excellent money can be locked in!...355 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

Read the full story and get access to the Real Money Pro trading floor.

There’s no substitute for a trading floor to get great ideas, so Jim Cramer created a better one at Real Money and blogs there exclusively. We then added legendary hedge fund manager, Doug Kass, with his exclusive Daily Diary and best investing ideas. Staffed with more than 4 dozen investing pros, money managers, journalists and analysts, Real Money Pro gives you a flood of opinions, analysis and actionable trading advice found nowhere else, and allows you to interact directly with each expert.

Already a Subscriber? Please login.

Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data provided by Interactive Data. Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions.

TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

IDC calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.