Bankwalker posted a pretty insightful comment yesterday, which summarized the morbid game that’s currently being played in equities: “Some people with very deep pockets used the very high leverage of index futures contracts during overnight hours when stocks weren’t trading to push down the market by manufacturing a false crisis based on an insignificant non-newsworthy event so they could buy cheaper from weak people that had unwarranted fear.” Well said and I couldn’t have put it any better.
So let’s talk precious metals and bonds. Both clearly are markets which, given the unfolding train-wreck in equities, currently look ripe for the plucking. Unfortunately the Fed rate decision announcement scheduled for this Wednesday afternoon is throwing a rabid wrench wielding monkey into my operation.
Okay this is going to be a bit of an angry post but if you humor me for a moment I promise that your take away will be a few giggles plus maybe a valuable epiphany serving you well for the remainder of your existence on this mortal coil.
And this not just for when it comes to trading the financial markets, but in your private sphere as well. So do I have your full and undivided attention? Then read on:
In last week’s ‘Tickling The Dragon’s Tail‘ I mused about the possibility of a VIX Buy Signal on the horizon. Which was followed by a sideways session in the S&P 500 with the VIX actually dropping lower. At the same time the VIX:VXV ratio pulled > its upper second standard deviation and all that means that the fun and games are just about to begin this week. Confused? I don’t blame you but as usual the ole’ Mole’s got you covered: