The Japanese stock market has ripped higher the past two consecutive days – pushing through overhead resistance and seemingly broken out, on the back of Janet Yellen’s last two days testimony ( I’m not holding my breath but very often these “inital moves” are the “fake out” only to be reversed days later ).
As the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, Mrs Yellen made it “all too clear” that she is indeed the “dove” everyone was expecting – and that further monetary stimulus was most certainly her “tool of choice” in the ongoing battle to right the U.S economy.
I am even more confident now that the Fed will “increase” its QE programs in the new year, and that further destruction of the U.S Dollar is all but a given. Simply put “those of us in the biz” know pretty much for fact that Japan is planning to increase its stimulus come April, and it now looks like “only a matter of time” before the European Central Bank throws their hat in the ring as well.
Given these circumstances, and the continued unemployment numbers and poor data coming out of the U.S – any idea of tapering is ridiculous, as “if anything” the Fed will need to “step it up” in order to remain competitive with the currency wars now headed for the next level.
With such an “unprecedented scenario” playing out over the coming months / year it’s pretty fair to say we’re going to see more of the same – this being the most hated “risk rally” in history. A difficult situation for “fundamental traders” as clearly the fundamentals play no role with the continued “pump of liquidity” so……..we take it day by day – rely on our technical no how , patience and experience to navigate the waves and continue to profit.
Having my longer term views yes…I could care less which way this thing goes short-term as…..which ever direction the money goes – I’ll be going there too.
I’m sticking to my guns here through the weekend and into next week, still looking at this as an excellent area to start looking “short”. The Naz short still in play, the weak USD considerations still in play, and the “inevitable turn” in JPY has only gotten juicier here as….when it does make it’s turn – its’ gonna be a whopper.