I know we’re talking summer tape here but the level of inactivity over the past few days has been a bit concerning. Equities continue to hover above a crucial inflection point and it wouldn’t take much downside to launch a wild ass covering session. The more time passes the more this thing is coiling up and accordingly the more violent I expect the resolving phase.
My ES campaign remains almost unchanged as it’s currently scraping a very modest 0.4R. It’s Friday and I’m not too excited about holding a position over the weekend, especially given all the craziness we’ve been bombarded with in the U.S. as well as over here in Europe the [...]
Whenever participation on the board dies down I pay extra attention as market fatigue usually suggests a profitable move is just beyond the horizon. Yesterday’s session in the E-Mini was anything but exciting, however it served us a nice support range in which I managed to place a long entry. I hope you guys can shake off your mid summer trading blues as promising entry opportunities are popping up all over the place right now. As the saying goes – the early bird catches the worm.
Apparently Pinchy Winchy was a game the Marx Brothers used to play with each other back in the day. It involved pinching the cheek of the guy next to you and I guess the loser was whoever didn’t find a cheek to pinch back. Now, don’t judge them too harshly – those boys didn’t have cable TV, the Internet, or computer games, and the bikinis of the time made a burka look outright frivolous in comparison.
Is it a bird? No! Is it a plane? No! What is it? It’s a bear being shot out of a canon! And I’m not even exaggerating as this rally may be nearing its first leg but is long from being over. The bears basically had been handed eighteen months to take this market to the woodshed and failed miserably. Every. Single. Time. The price to be paid is going to be enormous because a failure of this magnitude should come with an appropriate punishment.