The emerging markets (represented by symbol EEM) has been in an ascending channel since last October. It broke the lower bound of this uptrend this morning for the first time.
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The tweets giveth, and the tweets taketh away. Once again, we are in a situation where a single rumor (delays on car tariffs for EU for 6 months) rocketed the ES almost 50 points from its low.(more…)
The ETF for the consumer discretionary sector broke its trendline ages ago, but as of yesterday, it perfectly tagged the underside of the now-broken trendline and should treat it as resistance henceforth.
I mentioned in the prior post having 50 short positions, all of them individual stocks. I have increased that to 62 short positions, one of which is my only ETF short: XME, the metals and mining ETF. Stripped of both drawn objects and even the price bars, the chart shows the pivot:(more…)
Does the market seem dull to you? It’s not your imagination. Just take a look at the volume of the SPY. We have gone from an organic, price-discovering market to one which just goes up half a percent, day after day, based on “trade talk optimism”. Apparently volume isn’t necessary:(more…)
Well, I had pulled together a bunch of ETFs, nice and neat, to talk about them, but out of the clear blue sky some kind of rumors about the deal terms of the long-awaited China/US agreement are flying around, the equities are zipping northward again.(more…)
Now that Q1 2019 is behind us, let’s get a review from a bearish perspective:(more…)