Although I covered my retail stocks early this morning (M, JWN, DDS) I am still cheerfully short a different kind of “retail”, which are casual dining establishments (AKA places I would never, ever want to eat). Here they are………...Fiesta Restaurant Group:
So how many times have I touted auto-related retail stocks on the short side here on Slope or on Tastytrade? A hundred? A thousand? Suffice it to say……..a lot. Here we go…….
During last year’s insane election, Trump made big claims about really taking drug companies to task, reigning in the crazy expenses of medicine, and in general giving the overpaid makers of drugs the kind of smack-em-up they all deserve. Well, right on the heels of his rousing success building a border wall (and having the Mexicans pay for it), completely overhauling the tax system, and sending Hillary to jail, he has, on top of all those successes and promises kept, beat the stuffing out of the drug companies, including the entire biotech sector………
If, one happy day, the world is engulfed in financial cataclysm and mayhem, we can remember back to the days when the turd-throwing apes at places like CNBC were pushing stories like this:
The new all-time high in the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) established on Friday June 9 followed by a high-volume Key Downside Reversal remains the dominant feature of the post-November upleg, and was accompanied by a glaring upside momentum divergence that serves as a warning signal indicative of upside price exhaustion.
2) All of the action since June 9 has carved out a sideways digestion pattern beneath the cresting 20 DMA, usually a harbinger of approaching downside price continuation.
As I pledged on Friday, after my feckless (albeit profitable) dumping of QQQ puts, the NASDAQ is doomed at this point. My 25% profit became a “would have been” 125% profit, and the felicitous gods above get big giggles crashing markets after I exit them.
Since I am as good as my word, the NASDAQ, while not crashing, is certainly resuming its slide this morning: