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We’re four days into the trading week. For me, Monday was a “2”, Tuesday was a “3”, Wednesday was a “6”, and Thursday was a “7”. So……….progress. A week that started off vomit-inducing is getting better. I’d appreciate Friday being a 10, thank you very much.
The charts don’t necessarily point to that, however. The ES only needs to slip above that red line to give the already power-mad bulls another shot of elixir to create another phalanx of lifetime highs.
Yesterday opened and closed between the daily upper 2sd and 3sd upper bands, but that has changed today with the 2sd upper band established as resistance in the morning and afternoon. Today is day four of the daily upper band ride, which continues until a day when the daily 2sd upper band isn’t tested as resistance. SPX daily chart:
Since apparently our northern neighbor didn’t learn anything from the folly of the U.S. between 2002 and 2006, they have engaged in their own nutty real estate mania. Countless seminars and get-rich-quick schemes are cluttering the landscape, and I think we all know how this movie is going to end. For myself, I’ve taken to shorting those with a financial interest in this bubble, and my best winner so far is the Bank of Montreal.
Crazy morning so far, but only because I’ve been dragged away from my computers to deal with other matters. Luckily, my ERY long (entered this morning) is doing well, and at long last the cup with handle pattern is complete. Go, oil, go!
First off, wholly unrelated to this post, I’ve got to express amusement about the latest Trump flip-flop, which is the NAFTA switch. Yesterday, we were going to leave NAFTA. I wake up this morning and see that he’s changed his mind. Not that I care – – seriously, it matters hardly an iota to me – – but I think this guy’s got Gartman beat on flip-flopping by a Manhattan mile.
Now, as far as crude oil, I thought it might hammer out a bottom and try to claw its way back up to the low 50s, but the poor S.O.B. is such sorry shape that it couldn’t even manage to do that for more than a couple of sessions (see circle). I’m still short XOP and three energy stocks, but I’m sort of wondering if I should consider going long ERY again. Here’s the front month: