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The past few days have been quite an emotional and price roller coaster. I’ve got one of my “deep thinking” posts tumbling around in my head that some people really like; whether or not I actually write it remains to be seen. So I’ll just do a low-thinking chart post.
One nifty way to look at where the big bounce has put us is the semiconductor index, which has been an important guide to market strength and weakness. It’s perfectly nailing the underside of its trendline, which is serving its role as resistance. This is a likely turning point.
Excerpted from the November 2 edition of Notes From the Rabbit Hole, NFTRH 315. Public readers please filter with the idea that the style of writing meshes with much of what was included in the report that preceded it and hence, maybe appear to be a little vague in some areas.
Currencies & Commentary
In light of the news from the land of the rising sun and the sinking currency, let’s reserve NFTRH 315’s only real charting for a big picture monthly view of currencies, to which we usually give just a brief update, and then some misc. big picture monthly charts [not included in this excerpt] as we try to gain perspective on things that may seem illogical to our rational minds.
Could fear possibly return to this virtually-always-levitating market of ours? In my post from October 16, I suggested XIV (the opposite of VIX) was “ready to rally.” Rally it did, but I think it may be poised to tumble (which means that fear will come swooshing back into this “market” of ours).
Alpha Pro Tech, a maker of protective garments, has shed a lot of its ebola hysteria (ebola? remember?) and is actually back at a really attractive price. I wouldn’t risk much on it, but it is an awfully good-looking chart (with enormous volume pick-up, of course, given all the media attention on the virus).