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I had a terrific day thanks, ironically, to the King of the Wimps, Mr. Jerome “please don’t’ tweet something mean to me., Mr. President” Powell. The man (and I use the term loosely) completely and utterly caved in to his bullish masters (clearly the man is a “bottom“). The markets absolutely soared (see green below). But, as proof of a vengeful God above, the entire gain was destroyed and flipped red.
As ZH aptly put it, Powell has thrown in the towel. Although they’re obviously not going to spin it as such, the Federal Reserve has utterly failed in its ability to “normalize” and will be trapped in a perpetual cycle of multi-trillion dollar balance sheets and nearly-0% rates. At least until they blow up completely. I humbly suggest you watch XLF instead of /ES to see what matters.
Well, it only happens four times a year, so we might as well brace ourselves. It’s the king of charlatans, Jerome Powell, who will announce absolutely nothing and discuss it at great length to a waiting world. I am at the moment working hard on more SlopeRules improvements (I am fully positioned, so no need to be in front of a trading screen). See you after the dust settles with the nimrod.
SlopeRules is taking on an increasingly important place in the world of Slope. Indeed, I have again restructured our menu so that this product can have a home (“Develop“) of its own.
An important impetus for this product is to keep it simple. Just now, I took a glance at one of our competitors, and it’s instantly clear from their tutorial that SlopeRules, young as it is, has already outstripped others in terms of straightforwardness. I mean, just look at this:
We only introduced the Optimize function in SlopeRules two days ago, but we’ve already got two important improvements. (Please read about the Optimize function here if you missed it).
First of all, we have expanded the universe of symbols from merely the 100 components of the $OEX to instead encompass all equities with any reasonable amount of volume. This includes ETFs. Today, we’ll also be incorporating indexes and futures into the optimization database. So be sure to try some experiments with your own symbols now, as they are almost certainly included.