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I last wrote about the Fed Monetary Stimulus “Canaries” in my post of December 16, 2014. As a reminder, I chose six of them (ETFs) in order to determine their relative strength/weakness against their respective Stock Market Index, since they may have held clues for further accumulation in riskier assets due to respective Central Bank stimulus programs.
So that we can compare their current relative strength/weakness, I’ve provided the following 5-Year Daily ratio charts for each “Canary.”
Below is the opening segment of this week’s edition of Notes From the Rabbit Hole, NFTRH 353. After this theoretical exercise we got down to nuts and bolts analysis, which provided logical ‘bounce’ targets (provided a bounce is indeed what is in play) for Gold, Silver and HUI, a compelling trend in the Commitments of Traders data and more talk about the trends that will need to be in place before a favorable macrocosmic environment is in place for the gold sector.
Not one to obsess on the gold sector in a vacuum, NFTRH also covered US and global stock markets, commodities, macro indicators and currencies as usual.
After the Shanghai Composite’s July 9 low, the Chinese government enjoyed some brief success, managing to goose the index from 3587 to 4185, or by nearly 17% — until today, that is. The index melted down nearly 9%, closing on the lows, and has the right look of the initiation of a new down-leg within the still-dominant near-term downtrend.
Meanwhile, the S&P 500 remains within its 6-month sideways range, although the price structure once again is approaching a test of key support in and around its up-sloping 200-Day EMA, now at 2060/56. That level must contain any forthcoming weakness to avert a press to 2010-1980 thereafter–within an increasingly-toppy medium-term pattern.
Today was terrific – except for one thing: my long positions.
After Friday’s success with gold, I decided to get cute and buy miners, as well as some oil producers, and even some oil. Almost without exception, every one a loser, and in the end, nothing more than a substantial tax on my marvelous bearish profits.
And in my head I can only think of one song – – shown below – – whose lyrics I have renamed “I’ll never buy a stock again………”