Riding waves, one of our regulars in the comment section asks about my take on sugar and lumber and suggests that there are great trends unfolding which may be a lot more fun and profitable than wasting our time chasing the swings in equities right now. Spot on my intrepid steel rat!
Fellow steelrat Evilisasevildoes just mused in the previous thread that the market was weird. I’m not sure if he’s referring to just this morning or if it’s a more general observation. If it’s the latter why should we be surprised? Although we pride ourselves of being primarily system traders trained to ignore the daily onslaught of neck hair rising clickbait we would be foolish to not recognize the fact that the political situation on both sides of the Atlantic is increasingly becoming unglued. And clearly over time constant systematic insecurity breeds market insecurity.
I actually wasn’t planning on posting today but the current move in NG serves as a glaring reminder of why it (literally) pays to fade the daily onslaught of MSM or social media noise and to instead focus on meticulously following what we teach here. And to that effect to pay close attention when we lead by example. Unlike by the way the vast majority of top name ‘market analysts’ you’ll be coming across during your career as a trader. Others talk – we do.
Once again equity indices have become stuck near important inflection points, which incidentally in my book are key thresholds from which shifts in momentum and trend changes can be triggered.
No matter if you are bullish or bearish – this will most likely be the most important update of Q1 2019. So it’s once again time to forget about the daily noise, take a few steps back, and look at the market from a 10,000 foot perspective.