Sundays are special days for me.
I get up even earlier than usual – and usually start some kind of “exotic food preparation” as the sun pokes up, the birds start “doing their thing” and the wheels start turning.
It’s not unusual to find me in and out of the kitchen for most of the day actually, as an ingredient missed here or there, has me out to the market then back again – all the while “other recipes” dancing around in my head.
Sundays are for planning.
Often what I’ll do on Sundays is – break out the charts on every single asset class known to man, and pretend / imagine that I have absolutely no idea whats “currently happening in the world”, and take a look at everything from a purely technical perspective. Starting with big ol monthly charts, then weekly, then the daily and finally down to the “current action in price”. I’ll then plot some horizontal lines at key areas of support and resistance, and look to identify “how close or far” we currently are from these significant areas of price.
Chop some onions, start steaming the octopus etc….
Then I’ll do the complete opposite.
I’ll start poking around the net at the usual “news haunts” , make note of any significant developments as well any significant announcements due for the week ahead. I’ll re-evaluate / freshen up on interest rates across the board, and do what I can to formulate a general idea of where we are at – “without” looking at, or considering a single chart.
Squeeze limes, dice tomatoes , wash cilantro…..
Putting it all together in this way, lends itself to keeping an open mind , and often provides fresh perspective where “perspective” is needed. It’s easy to get overwhelmed while you’re in the heat of battle during the week, so the “sunday reprieve” is a fantastic way to just pull back and “re align” yourself with things, get prepared for the week ahead and enjoy some fantastic food as well.
We could very well be in for some big moves here in the week ahead, but for now………lets eat.