Boy what a mess. I think a special set of tools may be needed to navigate this tape. A set of razor sharp machetes may just do the trick. Clearly trading these swings isn’t for the faint of heart, but it can be profitable if you’re one of those nimble adrenalin junkies. Overall there isn’t much left to say at this stage that I haven’t already expressed over the past few weeks. So if you’re participating here then let’s limit ourselves to simply trading what’s directly ahead of us:
It seems that, until the presidential election is finally over, we will have to resign ourselves to playing an extended game of pinball. Of course sitting the remaining weeks out altogether and going on autumn vacation is an attractive option, but my subs are rather unforgiving when it comes to slacking on the job. So I’ll be doing my best to guide you all though the unfolding mess to the best of my abilities. Be advises however that playing the swings during a sideways period can easily lead to over trading. Make sure you are aware of the potential traps and thus keep your position sizing to a minimum whilst allowing for large stops.
It’s been a rough week and I can sense the exhaustion here and in various waterholes I’ve been poking my nose in lately. Unfortunately there’s really nothing to be done here but remain patient, emotionally balanced, and vigilant. Patient in respect to lasting through what has effectively been a year long sideways market (with a quick downside correction mid year), emotionally balanced in the context of our own participation, and vigilant as to not miss out on a juicy entry opportunity when it occasionally represents itself. All in all we have done extremely well this year and surviving this mess means means we have been sufficiently battle hardened to take advantage [...]
It’s hard to keep up these days with the laundry list of potential market disruptors we are facing on a monthly basis. As I’m typing this Draghi is still dishing out empty rhetoric to anyone still cares following along after eight years of experimental monetary policies. Not surprisingly the Euro is in whipsaw mode as participants are feverishly weighing every single words for hidden coded messages or signs that free money train may one day come to an end. In the end it’s nothing but noise which will soon be forgotten as soon as necessity or convenience once more trumps public interest. Which incidentally seems to happen a lot nowadays, doesn’t it?