Let’s face it – the markets have become increasingly more difficult to navigate. For the most part, anyone sitting idle for anything more than a week or two max, has likely come out on the receiving end of a “good swift kick in the account” – if you know what I mean. Hedge funds drying up, blogs offering “financial advice” dropping like flies, and the majority of investors left wondering “what the hell to do” next. Well……………….
It’s only going to get worse.
I’m not looking to scare anyone ( as you should already be completely petrified no?) but I see 2013 -14 as likely the most difficult / volatile / dynamic / screwed up / challenging / trading environment I will have faced in my entire career. The number of variables are staggering, and the new “forces that be” (now being the majority of central banks on this planet) are not only locked and loaded – but have more chips than well…..they’ve got a lot of chips.
You can’t be a bull. You can’t be a bear. Anyone sitting on one side of the fence or the other (for any considerable length of time) will be liquidated like butta. You are going to have to learn to trade like a gorilla – or you will surely be left with “less” – if you currently have anything at all.
I should explain…….
I have no bias. I trade in one direction or the other (avoiding “sideways” at all costs) with 100% conviction. I have absolutely no concern where the market is going – only in that, I am going with it. I don’t cling to any idea what so ever that the “world is a beautiful place” or opposite “the apocalypse is upon us” – zip , nada , zero as it pertains to my account balance.
This is trading like a gorilla.
You will have to evaluate/ re-evaluate your current “animal character” very soon in that – whatever you’ve been doing has likely not been working….and whatever anyone else is “telling you to do” is suggestive that what “they are doing” – isn’t working either.
I expect to enjoy these last few weeks of 2012 – and possibly the first few of 2013 before things really start to get complicated. With the printing presses of both Europe and the U.S cranking away and the conflicts in the Middle East broiling, it’s going to take a lot hard work to squeeze out those dollars in 2013 – 14.
I imagine some bulls will make money…. and some bears……..but we gorillas will make more.
Where do you think things are headed in the coming year?