Last Friday I warned my subs to not yield to the bearish exuberance peddled across the financial MSM and to instead consider exploratory positions in select tech related symbols. Like the rest of you I don’t have a crystal ball. But what I do have is access to over half a century of statistical data which strongly suggested that week #40 had good odds for a short squeeze. At least judging by the overnight session a first attempt to bang the open into a gap appears to be in the works.
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.
Along with April and May the months of September and October are actually my most favorite of the entire year. The heat finally breaks, the nights are getting cooler, and most importantly the tourist zombie armies have finally returned to their respective icy enclaves in the North. Prices across the board are dropping as well, so it’s a perfect time to plan a late summer or early fall vacation. Life is good – until November when I get to complain about too much rain and cold feet again.
British tourists have been departing Spain in droves during the past weekend in an attempt to avoid newly introduced legislation that imposes a 14-day quarantine on any travelers returning from the Spanish Peninsula. Suffice it to say that this effectively puts the death knell on an already dismal 2020 holiday season, and given ongoing political shenanigans the prospects for the fall and winter seasons are extremely dim. I foresee at least 50% of all tourism related businesses to go bust before the end of this year.