The Brotherhood Of Organized Market Megalomaniacs (BOOMM) has informed me that I have not been acting sufficiently nefarious as of late. Well that all ends today as market conditions have finally opened a door to claiming my well deserved share of ill-gotten gains. In somewhat related news I am currently looking for a small number of well trained minions willing to do my egregious bidding.
I’m aware that I may be eating my words in the not so distant future but alas: I just took a gander at my market momentum charts and none of them are even close to bearish territory, quite on the contrary. In fact what I’m seeing at the current time is simply the natural process of correcting a market that got a wee bit ahead of itself in late August.
Welcome to the worst trading week of the year, at least historically speaking. I looked very hard but there really isn’t much good to say about week #39, which incidentally also marks the beginning of the fall season (starting tomorrow). At the same time however volatility (of the realized kind) is much subdued this week – in fact it’s the least volatile in all of September.
Once again the week started out with an attempt to ignore seasonal bias but then slowly degraded as time went on. Let’s be clear, the bulls had a perfect shot at recovering the ball and controlling the game again but then fumbled only yards from the end zone. Looking at the overall market it’s easy to assume we’re only looking at second dip buying opportunity but if we did a bit deeper things are looking a lot less optimistic.