Now Reading
Let The Games Begin

Let The Games Begin

by The MoleJune 8, 2018

The impending G7 summit this weekend is pure manna from heaven for the giant clickbait machine more commonly referred to as the mainstream media. Turns out that Trump and Macron aren’t best buddies anymore which has kicked indignation on both sides of the political spectrum into overdrive. As usual I simply lean back and enjoy the spectacle in all its glory. While all the losers are picking sides, I’m picking entries – that’s the Evil Speculator way.

Truth be told I’m not in the best of spirits right now as life handed me a shit sandwich yesterday which I’m still in the process of digesting. Fortunately it’s Friday which will give me a few days off to lick my wounds and then return to doingΒ dirty deeds done dirt cheap.

Campaign Updates

We’re going to mix things up today and start off with some campaign updates. The EUR/USD does not seem to respond well to Trump dissing Eurocrats which is why I’m hoping he’ll double down. Then again I’m selfish as I live in Europe on a US dime.

Fortunately the EUR made it to the 2R mark which is why I just got stopped out at the 1R mark. FWIW I don’t think this little ramp will be the end of this snap back so if you’re a EUR bull rejoice and wait for next week.

GBP/USD looks like a stop out at break/even. But similar perspectives here regarding the fat lady not having sung the grand finale on this reversal.

Surprisingly the same happening on the USD/JPY side – what is it with forex later? Anyway, my stop is still at break/even as my stop was Β a lot wider on this one.

I had just about enough with gold whipsawing all over the place without direction. Which is why I finally exited near break/even and decided to not even look at a precious metals chart for a month or so.

Momo Update

Let me spoil you guys a little since I didn’t post yesterday. The CPCE Deluxe is now pushing into final ramp territory. I am calling it that for a reason as I’m sure trigger happy bears are already itching at the trigger to start accumulating short positions.

Instead uncle Mole encourages you to consider recent history which shows that short reversals in current conditions (i.e. CPCE > 0.54) are usually late, if they happen at all. A much better idea is to wait for a dip back < the BB and then add an extra week.

SPX Breadth tells a similar story – a push > the 1.0 mark usually means the final run higher lies just ahead. And again a dip < that threshold eventually increases the probability of a market correction. Mixed odds however in the past decade as sentiment has grown to be a lot more bullish.

SKEW vs. VIX – the only fly in the ointment as it has been one of the few more reliable reversal indicators in my momo charting arsenal. Here I would also wait for a dip lower back into the Bollinger and although we are close it hasn’t happened yet.

Alright, so now that you’ve got a better sense of where we’re at, let me show you what to do about it.


It's not too late - learn how to consistently bank coin without news, drama, and all the misinformation. If you are interested in becoming a subscriber then don't waste time and sign up here. The Zero indicator service also offers access to all Gold posts, so you actually get double the bang for your buck.

Please login or subscribe here to see the remainder of this post.

About The Author
The Mole
Mole created Evil Speculator amidst the chaos of the financial crisis in early August of 2008. His vision for Evil Speculator is a refuge of reason, hands-on trading knowledge, and inspiration for traders of all ages and stripes. You can follow him and his nefarious schemes at the usual social media waterholes.
Enjoyed this post? Consider a small donation to keep those evil deeds coming!

BTC: 1MwMJifeBU3YziDoLLu8S54Vg4cbnJxvpL
BCH: qqxflhnr0jcfj4nejw75klmpcsfsp68exukcr0a29e
ETH: 0x9D0824b9553346df7EFB6B76DBAd1E2763bE6Ef1
LTC: LUuoD6sDWgbqSgnpo5hceYPnTD9MAvxi6c