Getting away from your computer and the markets for a day or two, can provide much-needed perspective and a fresh outlook on return. It’s easy to get caught up in every little squiggle the market makes, not to mention the never-ending stream of “massive headlines” – threatening to take you out at a moments notice.
As well ( and very much like fly fishing ) you need to be able to read the current conditions and evaluate where “and when” to cast your line, as we wouldn’t all rush down to the river in the middle of a rainstorm right?
Markets are no different. I don’t try to wade across rapid flowing water well up over my knees, just as I don’t go “all in” on some silly headline during the last couple weeks of summer. Years and years of experience, and countless hours of practice have it that I may not go fishing as often – but I most certainly catch more fish.
Leading into the Fed Minutes here around 2 o’clock – I see that very little has changed here in the short-term, and will likely let the dust settle then “re-enter / add” to a few existing positions – still centered on further USD weakness.
If by some absolute “bizarre shift in the universe” Bernanke actually “says taper” or actually “says” what the plan will be moving forward (as opposed to just sticking to the same ol puppet show) I will most certainly re-evaluate.
I see little to “no chance” of this happening.