Chin Ready

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This is one of those mornings where I’ve mentally prepared myself to take it on the chin. It’s not that the market is up huge – – as of this moment, the S&P futures are up one-third of a single percentage point. It’s just that a few of my shorts – AMD, FB, AAP – have some big post-earnings risings, so I’ll almost certainly see those stopped out. Strong as the NQ rally is (up almost a percentage point), the trend (so far) remains down.

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The same is true for the ES. You can see how it is relatively weaker than the chart above, since it isn’t nearly as close to its descending trendline.

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Taking a big step back, on a daily basis, you can also see how the trend for 2018 has been – – in fits and lurches – – lower.

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My biggest worry point is the bonds, which have had some really good weakness for a couple of weeks (red arrow) but look prone to a bounce. I’m probably going to remain less aggressive in position entries for a little while, until the coast is more clear.

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