My favorite quarter of the year is slowly drawing to a close, with Memorial Day in the U.S. demarking the beginning of the long awaited vacation season. It’s been a long winter and we haven’t really seen much of a spring over here in the Mediterranean to be honest. The past three months brought us only a few warm days as the general theme was dominated by rainy weather, cold spells, and even a patch of frost in late April that damaged a good number of vine crops up North in Southern France.
Someone is going to get stomped here and it’s going to be glorious. Once again equity futures are looking tired and ready to slip off the plate (or feigning to be) for no apparent reason. Which would be the perfect spot to do it if you abandon traditional technical analysis for a moment and allow yourself to approach trading from a more heinous perspective.
As equities continue to gyrate over respective medium term support levels I do not feel particularly tempted to get sucked into placing any haphazard directional plays. Precious metals are not making it easy for us either but appear to be more promising as there remains significant upside potential.
Frankly I have very little worth sharing today, and it’s not for a lack of trying. Having scanned through my entire charting universe over the past two hours I found very little worth consideration. Clearly equities are stumbling as we’re running a bit out of participation, which by the way has been pretty thin for the past few weeks, only emerging in sudden surges when necessary.