The tape has been bucking like a wild bronco and if you’re still holding long from our entry Tuesday morning then you ought to qualify for some kind of NFR award. The cash price hasn’t yet come due however as apparently this bronco ain’t done bucking just yet. Come to think of it, generally speaking traders actually have a lot in common with those “roughies” or rough stock rodeo riders, who sometimes have been described as being too lazy to work, too jealous to pimp, and too scared to steal. I reckon that shoe fits
I am working on some quant related project today and actually wasn’t planning on posting. But the market waits for no man (or woman) and there are setups that simply cannot be ignored. Clearly confusion reigns sky high right now as equity trader have been chased around the block several times and then some over the course of the past weeks.
Over the weekend I had a bit of time to reflect on the past year or two, and in particular how increasing randomness and intra-day volatility has affected market sentiment as well as participation right here on the blog. Quite obviously the comment section has become noticeably quieter with less active participants and more sporadic discourse, especially compared with just a few years ago. Which in my mind is a clear sign that more and more retail traders have been relegated to the sidelines; either by their own choice or by being forced out.A Market In Flux
As a financial blogger I have the dubious pleasure of talking to quite a few traders across the gamut on a daily basis [...]
This may come as a complete shock to you, but this may be the first time in modern history that a German has won a comedy contest, and without British assistance. Yes, just let that sink in for a while. Now I already know what you’re thinking: If this isn’t a clear sign that the West is heading straight into the new Dark Ages then I don’t know what is. And I would agree with you, but let me explain. It all started with Howard Lindzon snapping a screenshot of Marc Faber, a.k.a. Dr. Doom, who was trying out what must have been his new comedy routine on MSNBC, suggesting that the Dow may at some point touch the 100,000 mark. So Howard snaps a screenshot and puts it on [...]