Everyone’s Getting Some

The gloves are off and everyone’s getting some today – a royal kick in the nuts that is! Gold, crude, and a few other futures contracts dropped to new lows this morning, just to turn on a dime and then massively retrace higher. Nasty trippy tape all across and I’m glad my exposure was limited courtesy of the holidays. I only got stopped out in my ST crude entry this morning, fortunately EUR/SEK more than made up for it.

2014-12-01_spoos_forex

So let’s talk equities – I already know the question rattling around in your dizzy rodent brains right now:

Have we painted a low or are we going to drop even lower?

First up the damage is pretty contained and my trailing stop hasn’t even been touched yet. Second I’m looking at some of the carry trade pairs and there’s no confirmation – so call me a bit skeptical on this one.

2014-12-01_SPX_hourly

Third the hourly SPX touched the 100-hour and so far it’s been holding. HOWEVER, should we close the session below it then odds support a drop into SPX 2020ish.

2014-12-01_VIX_VXO

Fourth – you may recall that the VIX:VXO was dropping early last week, so the current correction isn’t exactly a shocker IYKWIM. Plus almost every year we see a drop lower right after Black Friday before they turn on the rocket boosters in the final weeks. No guarantees ever that history will repeat but what gets me is that everyone acts so surprised, but perhaps that’s part of the entertainment.

2014-12-01_spoos_update

But let’s not jump to any conclusions – I stick with my 2050 line in the sand. After that we’re probably starting to run a few stops and it’ll lead us lower into ES 2025 and then 2020. The latter correlates nicely with a NLSL on the weekly. Which is where I would look for re-entry opportunities after having been stopped out below 2035.25. Well, that’s my nefarious plan and I’m sticking with it.

Setups:

2014-12-01_GBPJPY_setup

Juicy looking hammer on the GBP/JPY and I’m willing to take it both ways – triggers on the chart.

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Hurdles Ahead

We have come a long way in the past three sessions but the easy part of the journey is now nearing its end. For there are hurdles looming ahead plus I’m seeing some signature signs of short term shenanigans flashing all over the place. Let’s start with where we are right now:

2014-10-21_spoos_update

Quite a climb since that is and there’s probably room for a few more handles. But bear in mind that we are now facing a trifecta of previously tested moving averages – at least per my lens and more often than not they have been observed.

2014-10-21_NQ

On the NQ things are looking quite a bit more bullish – AAPL definitely had a thing or two to do with that. However daily resistance is right ahead and we’re about to smack into it. On the weekly panel we’re however above the 25-week SMA, so that’s pretty positive.

2014-10-21_UVOL

Today’s session looks like it’s been on cruise control – the Zero also suggests that the bots are driving this one higher.

2014-10-21_VXV_VIX

Quarterly volatility has eased off quite a bit along with the VIX and the ratio has been leading the advance in the past few sessions. All good and given that we’ve got more than a week of trading ahead of us it’s not impossible that the bulls may actually pull this off and close the month above the NLSL.

So much for the good news – now let’s talk about some of the concerns:


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Time For A Breather

I see a lot of guesswork in the comment section and it’s time to take you guys out of your misery. Many of you are feeling bullish right now and after last week’s drop the odds for a bounce here are good but not guaranteed – we are literally sitting on the edge of a sell off. Which is often where some of the best setups happen – but we have to remain nimble and not jump to conclusions. So let’s try to shed a bit more light on what’s going on:

2014-10-13_SPX_daily

Exhibit number one – the BB configuration on the daily chart supports at least an obligatory bounce here. Because if we drop further from here we are not stopping until 1800 or lower – so the bulls have a vested interest in holding this level. Not saying it can’t happen but we’re talking odds here – a bounce would relive some of the oversold conditions and perhaps prepare us for a stab lower.

2014-10-13_zero

The Zero shows us almost non-existing participation down here. You can interpret that as a lack of buying pressure – yes – but what’s more important on the way down is whether or not there is selling pressure and I see none here.

2014-10-13_UVOL

See what I mean? Complete flat line – the bears aren’t interested down here and this gives the bulls a chance to catch a breath and wait for further instructions.

2014-10-13_VIX

On the VIX we’re also pretty extended – I don’t think we proceed directly to 25 or 30 from here. We haven’t seen volatility like that all year and there will be pushback.
More crucial evidence looming below the fold – please step into my lair:


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