It’s that time of the month again and that means blood spills all over the place and rapid changes of emotions for no apparent reason. Of course I’m talking about a Fed announcement day which is the financial menstrual cycle determining the fertility of your bond holdings and thus implicitly the value of the remaining currency in your pockets. Not wanting to get pregnant ever again after one too many abortions the Fed chose a multi-level regiment of birth control measures in 2008 and then proceeded on a financial partying spree, with apparently no end in sight.
Once again I am seeing a lot of bad comedy trickling out of the Federal Reserve, and in particular preceding FOMC rate decisions or announcements. A salient example scrolled across my twitter feed just moments ago with Jeff Lacker allegedly having stated that the Fed should raise rates sooner rather than later. Apparently Mr. Lacker is once again engaging in the verbal equivalent of smashing pumpkins, given that chairwoman Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak today as well as tomorrow and will most certainly continue the FOMC’s dovish course. In particular as President Trump has continuously highlighted a strong belief in a weaker Dollar.
Being a financial blogger is a double edged sword. Sometimes I sit down to write a post and the words literally stream out of me, I’m barely able to fit it all into one post. Of course you immediately know when you wrote a good one and participation usually mirrors your own energy. As such what you put into it is what you get out, it’s a two way street.
We seem to remain on course and the current push back observed almost across the board could actually turn out to be a positive as it establishes a retest zone above our entries. Of course this assumes that this correction does not turn into a more pronounced sell off. So let’s start with reviewing some of our ongoing campaigns: