MILLENNIAL TRIGGER WARNING: if you happen to be permabear then please top reading and immediately proceed to your safe space or nearest sensory deprivation chamber. For you are most definitely not going to like this post as it contains unpixeled bullish imagery as well as politically incorrect discourse. For everyone else: Our millimeter wave array in the Atacama desert has received a mysterious signal and expert consensus at this time points toward a VIX Buy Signal.
Gold has greatly benefitted from recent Dollar weakness and in particular due to its close correlation with the USD/JPY which began in 2015 and has continued to this day. In fact if you overlay the Yen onto a gold chart then you will see that they follow each other very closely, with the latter usually leading large swings to either side.
Here’s the quick and dirty on the current situation: The past week managed to effectively wipe out three months of upside progress across equities. Beyond the obvious carnage what I found most interesting is something a bit more obscure and thus it often escapes the average trader: A shift in market behavior as evidenced by the failure of three consecutive BDFD lottery tickets. It’s a bit like not seeing the forest for all the trees. Let me explain.
I know – great timing on calling in sick on a sell off day like yesterday. But in my defense, the possibility of a pending medium term correction was discussed in rather exhausting detail in last Friday’s momo update. So plenty of ahead warning and if you cheaped out of a membership and blissfully bought the dip again on Tuesday, well then you only have yourself to blame.