Equities futures are rolling into their March contracts today which is in part why we saw a distinct increase in realized volatility over the past week or two. Not being a huge fan of rainy winters in the Mediterranean I for one can’t wait for expiration day which also happens to be my spring vacation season. Then again I shouldn’t complain about the weather judging by what some of my trading buddies in Chicago are going through right now. Scraping ice from your windshield is one thing, scraping it off your contact lenses is another.
It’s FOMC day and after Bill Dudley apparently muttered something about Bitcoin crypto currencies across the board exploded higher. BTC right now is pushing > 11,200 and there’s no doubt that it’ll be at 20,000 by the end of the day and 1,000,000 by Friday. Alright I may be using a bit of sarcasm here but I assure you that it’s not out of butt hurt (as I’m still holding a few coins) but due to tragically being equipped at birth with common sense and even worse, a relatively functioning memory of financial and human history. I know, it sucks to be me but someone’s got to carry that burden.
While you lowly mortals are slowly awakening from your tryptophan induced slumbers the mighty Mole is already banking coin whilst selecting future victims for lawful extraction of ill-gotten gains [insert evil laughter of your choice] As tough as this racket may be at times and despite the personal toll it invariably takes on us over time – you’ve got to love that feeling of waking up in the morning and realizing that your campaign has produced yet another R overnight. As a trader by heart and evil speculator by trade this more than makes up for all those dark times when find yourself on the losing end of the market’s zero sum equation.
I ought to be dedicating my E-Mini campaigns to rock legends more often as it seems to instantly bestow them with extra mojo right after entry. Of course the bullish divergence I observed on our Zero indicator Friday afternoon may have been a contributing factor as it was flashing ‘bear trap’ pretty much most of the session.