Bear markets are the hardest types of markets to profit from. More often than not, you do not know you are in a bear market until you've been ripped at the claws of it. On the flip side however, they are also the fastest markets to profit from (if you time them correctly). With that said, it is very important to remain disciplined and respect your stops.
With the markets set to open down ~1.5% let's take a look at a game plan and how we can possibly profit from it.
As the market goes up, remember "Leaders lead." And as it goes down, the same will hold true. It is no coincidence that as the IBB started slipping yesterday, so too did the market. If you extrapolate the larger trend on the IBB you'll see that not only are we in a downtrend, but we broke the slight uptrend we'd formed since August 24.
The IBB, like the market, is the sum of it's parts. That said, if you look at the former "leaders" of the IBB you'll see that they've quickly gone sour and turned to laggards. Namely AMGN.
Aside from the IBB, the former market leaders are now lagging. With any hint of bad news spelling disaster, take a look at how TSLA behaved after topping against 272 yesterday. The issue looks to continue its downtrend today with a gap below 260. Look for 252 to function as support once yesterday's lows are breached.