All the civic chaos and social brinksmanship notwithstanding U.S. equities have brazenly continued to march higher and higher since the activation of the riot brigade. Much to the chagrin of a legion of political arsonists who would love nothing more than to see our entire nation go up in flames.
What a difference just three trading sessions can make. Here we were last Friday seemingly on course to exceed the April highs when suddenly the floor gave way on Monday morning and we sold off for three consecutive days. Of course the financial MSM didn’t miss a beat and immediately trotted out the likes of Stan Druckenmiller, David Tepper, and Jerome Powell who did their very best to jawbone this market lower. Are they right? Is this v-shaped recovery doomed to fail?
I burned quite a bit of time fiddling with my earnings parsers this morning, so this post will be quick and snappy. But in a nutshell I was trying to write a Thinkscript indicator that would plot only the front week IV but ended up drawing them manually as their API documentation sucks blocks. Hopefully TOS support will sort me out by next earnings season as it’s a royal PITA. Anyway, the opening bell is only a few minutes away, so let’s get to this week’s goodies:
Mrs. Market appears to be suffering from an acute bout of market halitosis (a.k.a. market breadth) which was heavily advertised on various bearish watering holes yesterday. Goldman Sachs was particularly prolific on the subject, going as far as predicting an imminent ‘momentum’ crash – whatever that is. So let’s take a gander through some of our momo charts and see if indeed the proverbial jig is up for this counter rally.