In my recent momo update I was quite adamant about the increasing odds of a major market correction. Since then we’ve seen a further increase in spasmodic intra-day gyrations across the board, fueled by a mix of low participation bot trading, heightened emotions and a constant stream of contradicting market rumors (e.g. Deutsche Bank). The trading lair has been in defcon 3 mode for a while now which clearly affects our daily trading activities. (more…)
The market – if you want to still call it that – can be broken into two camps these days. One camp is completely dominated by the bulls. In short, they’ve won. Trendlines have been broken to the upside, and there is absolutely nothing about the behavior of the charts to suggest anything but a near-endless series of new highs.
The other camp has been recovering, to be sure, but isn’t in the hands of the bulls (yet, at least). The topping patterns are still in place, or at a minimum, there hasn’t been any breakout.