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While the entire U.S. population slumbers under the suffocating gas of Central Bank Printing the cracks from totally stealing an entire populations disposable income is coming home to roost on the the beautiful people’s companies. The FANG’s, plus the Noveau rich’s favorite food emporium is starting to collapse. It is these companies collapsing that will bring the visibility and fear required to shake the market, and free the bears. Why?
This is this generation’s Nifty Fifty, in the sense that it totally dominates the young people’s waking life (I know, I have a 15 year old), the California chattering and Chardonnay class, and the Investment Bankers seeing their Unicorns racing back to Atlantis, and with it billions in fees and investor’s fortunes.
I will let the charts and graphs do the talking for me. Charts courtesy of me, graphs from Zero Hedge and WSJ.
Since Monday, hmmm were there any secret meetings that day…. The Yen has been falling. I laid out a fib retrace and am expecting the Yen to hold support at the 50% line. This is the new fuel for the rocket ship we call our stock market. This is also causing the precious metals some grief (why I bought DUST), and oil to some extent, as well. My belief is the Yen will renew its climb when our Fed does nothing in April, and no way in June with Brexit vote, on tap. In the meantime keep your NUGT’s warm.
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We are ready to enter into a 7 week weak period if you give credence to the cycles of the market. Presidential election years have a rhythm, and it is telling us to short this market until mid June. Take some summer profits and short this sucker again, and this year could be a doozy (spell check wanted me to replace with boozy, hmm) as it is the weakest start of a presidential cycle in a long time.