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In this global “LOW-GROWTH” macro-economic environment, I would use the following “BUZZ WORDS” to define World Central Bank and global market activity for 2013, as I see it at present.
*(I may update this list as the year progresses, as various scenarios become clearer, and as new events unfold.) (more…)
After my insane but quite-correct call to gobble up miners back on the 17th, it would be tempting to think the miners are going to be as great a long as they were a short. I’m skeptical. Some symbols look like they could be in for a nice run higher, but a few of them look terribly vulnerable. One that springs to mind is Hecla, shown below, which seems to be approaching the neckline of a gloriously well-formed head and shoulders pattern.
One of my favorite patterns to short is the failed bullish breakout. Bunge, shown below, had a breakout that I’ve tinted in green. It failed, and as of today we’ve retraced almost all the way to the support/resistance level. I’m shorting with a stop at 74.06
I hardly ever trade Microsoft, but I noted with interest this morning that it’s doing a complete rehash of its behavior of early 2012. Check out the breakouts!