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Crack Addict

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What a strange week so far, and we’re only talking about two trading days. Monday was the bullgasm, with Santa Claus Rally on everyone’s lips. Tuesday was “I am Tariff Man” day, when all the G20 gains were set on fire. As for the question “what next?” my main focus is on the key price levels I’ve spotted below for these respective indexes. Most of them are gap-related, but not all of them.

The Dow Jones Composite:

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Christmas Seals

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There’s a town here in the Bay Area you’ve probably heard of called Oakland. You’ve probably also heard the famous phrase about it uttered by Gertrude Stein: “There’s no there there.” I’m reminded of this quote because of the “truce” announced. My instant reaction was that it was a nothing-burger, which was met with screams and cries of distress that it was, in fact, An Awesome Amazing Deal. But it seems it’s starting to dawn on the rest of the planet that maybe this kicking-the-can-down-the-road exercise does, in fact, constitute “no there there”.

For a while last night, it truly seemed to be the case, although I’m sorry to report most of the red has been washed away. Interestingly, the gap between Friday (pre-truce) and Sunday (post-truce) was almost perfectly sealed on the NQ.

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