T Minus 9 Days

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Well, folks, 2021 is almost at an end (and good riddance, too, for the most part). I’m intend to ring in the New Year with SlopeTalk’s formal introduction, but feel free to continue to test it out in the meantime. Every day it gets a little better.

There are just nine trading days left this year. This Friday is a holiday (for Christmas), and due to a quirk in timing, there is no New Year’s holiday at all (and not even an early close for New Year’s Eve, I don’t think, but feel free to correct me in comments if I’ve got that wrong).

I’ve found that in recent weeks, what goes on in the off-hours futures markets is borderline meaningless, particularly since the swings lately have been absolutely bonkers, such as with the NASDAQ futures…….


As I’m typing this, the futures markets just opened, and while the ES and NQ are up a little, the RTY is managing to be just a little bit red. Of more interest to me, since it’s the only market actually moving with any substance, is crude oil, whose future are down over 2% at the moment.


Anyway, I hope you have a good, albeit short, trading week ahead. I’ll see you Monday morning, dark and early.

UPDATE……..Errr, things are red now.