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The S&P 500’s ‘Trump Trade’ is still intact per a chart guy actually worth listening to, Rich Ross, who I met 7 years ago when he worked at the firm (Auerbach-Grayson) run by my late friend, Jonathan Auerbach. Nice guy with nice, clear charts and no need to over complicate things.
Here he shows SPY above its SMA 50, which folks, is one of the reasons why I covered my own short positions. The other reasons were that the SOX was still on its short-term moving averages and Goldman and the Financials were smashing into lateral support and getting oversold.
This one chart shows why ‘the Trump trade’ is still intact (video link) (more…)
The rally that the bulls failed to manage yesterday has been delivered today, with SPX sustaining some trade above the daily lower band, though albeit not by a lot. So far the rally has retraced 50% of Tuesday’s decline while forming a very nice rising channel. So far this is a classic bear flag setup that on a break of channel support should at minimum deliver a retest of yesterday’s low. SPX 5min chart:
Crude oil is breaking down even more beautifully than I dared dream, with a bearish engulfing pattern so far this morning. Who knows, maybe we’ll break that lower trendline with some gusto.