Count Your Lucky Stars – Fed To Talk Down Hike

Everyone needs to take this “shot across the bow” and the “survival of said shot” – to count their lucky stars. Talk about complacent eh? Damn! I bet a whole lotta folks just got 100% cleaned out!

I don’t mean YOU….I mean the market, and it’s participants “in general”. Everyone still not willing to accept how “flimsy” and “phony” things truly are. How soon we forget.

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Gone are the company buy backs…..now the Fed “tightening not loosening” monetary policy, guidance for 2019 all pointing down ( these are the companies you invest in TELLING YOU – we aren’t gonna hit the mark in 2019) and then of course….the “incredibly significant” trade war / tensions building with China.

These stocks don’t exist in a bubble right?

There is nowhere to hid when the “entire planet” (or at least those institutions with large enough positions to affect markets) turn from buy to sell . NOTHING survives.

So hey…..this time around we catch a break.This time.

The Fed meetings get underway tomorrow. This is everything now.

The idea of interest rates climbing higher is the absolute foundation for this sell off. You get it right? You realize how leveraged to the freakin balls these big trading houses  / investment firms / wall st. gangsters are? Another basis point higher, and that nice new house out in the Hampton’s you’ve double mortgaged and now taken additional loans against gonna be the banks soon. You don’t own shit.

So here’s how it goes down.

  1. Fed holds out and doesn’t make the hike = markets are back off to the races for a final shot to the highs. USD tanks / final roll over / another fantastic short entry – post fed. Gold and commods final bottom. Crypto as well.
  2. Fed makes hike ( as it’s already priced in fok……look at the slide ) but TALKs down the next few = markets are back off to the races for a final shot to the highs. USD tanks / final roll over / another fantastic short entry – post fed. Gold and commods final bottom. Crypto as well.

There it is.

You’ve got one more shot at the highs, before May of 2019 and it’s time to get down in your bunker.

Buy water and gas…..buy crypto / silver n gold, and consider moving inland.

There’s more than a little problem up north, and it’s coming a lot sooner than 2030.

 

 

 

 

Dow Weekly Swing Low – Back To The Highs

The completion of this “intermediate cycle” is now within striking distance, after several days of extremely frustrating / volatile trading. Wow – what a shake out.

Now the technicals are “just a hair away” from confirming a “weekly swing low” (when the close of the weekly candle is “higher” than the close of the previous weekly candle).

You see it here? Just a few more points and the swing will be complete.

Dow Weekly Swing Low

Dow Weekly Swing Low

I would also take note of the “screaming double top” There around 26,900. Yo can clearly see rejection back in Jan/Feb as well as here in October.

The average stock today (ok a few days ago) is trading at 73% above its historical average valuation.

There are only two other times in history that stocks were more expensive than they are today: just before the Great Depression hit and in the 1999 run-up to the dotcom bubble burst.

One would have to ask themselves ‘What possible upside could remain” considering the gong show in evaluations, the bleak earnings we just saw in Q3, the trade war as well both China and Russia dumping BILLIONS of U.S Dollar Debt…..and the results of the mid term elections likely to have “significant impact” if indeed democrats steal back the house or senate.

Since March, Russia has dumped 84% of it’s American debt holdings! 84%! The bond selling has now reached “waterfall levels” with no real signs of support.

The U.S Dollar is set for the next “dumping” here as of today as well.

With the weekly swing low “essentially in” one might expect that stocks shoot for the highs here once again BUT! Mid terms could put a rook in those plans.

Generally speaking……what we will see over the next few weeks will be those retail investors who have “finally gotten off the couch” thinking this time it will be different.

It’s never different.

10 years straight up……..unprecedented. How does 2-4 years down sound? 

Totally normal, as we’ve got 150 years of data to work from.

10 years up? Common…….the “down” is gonna look equally nutty.

 

 

 

Stock Cycle Low – Hang On Another Day

Stocks have almost completed their  “intermediate cycle low” so you “holders of paper” only need to wait another day er two / catch your breath / don’t freak out.

You have grown “so complacent here” that these “few down days” have you on pins and needles, debating whether you should simply just “sell” before you’re left with nothing.

You sell on green candles traders ( some days ago? )…… and you buy on red.

None the less…..we are still very much so in a right translated / daily uptrend in stocks – with this cycle extending to like…..38-40 days? Wow….a long one….but now near completion.

Dow Nears Support

Dow Nears Support

This is still a very strong uptrend – with an “intermediate cycle decline” now near complete. The test of support area ( as seen by the black line ) looking good.

I can only assume the next leg higher starts like……tomorrow.

 

Bitcoin slowly moving up from the proposed low at 6400.00

Gold = flat ( who really cares right? )

USD – Crater on deck – as suggested.

 

Stay SHORT USD – USD Pop ‘n Drop

Daily cycles can vary in length for different assets, but in general The U.S Dollar tends to move in an “18-22 day period” from trough to trough.

The previous daily cycle topped out on day 4 then rolled over for a good solid move lower over a 16 day period.

Today marks the beginning of a new daily cycle now………don’t get excited.

USD Downtrend to Continue

USD Downtrend to Continue

A new daily cycle that will “again fail” early ( if not immediately ) and roll back over for another “crater” into oblivion so……..a new daily cycle in a “bearish downtrend” only providing further opportunity to SHORT. The dark black line showing the resistance zone for USD. She ain’t poppin thru that – no way!

I’m not flinching / moving a muscle as today is a single day’s action that has already run straight into overhead resistance. The U.S Dollar is NOT reversing its downward trajectory here – hell no.

Waterfalls ahead. Stay Short – keep accumulating crypto. You’ll see.

 

 

Comments Anyone? – Kong Back From the Future

I welcome your comments. Trolls and fans alike…….bring it on people. If you’ve got a gripe.

As I had mentioned some time ago, the “infrequency of posts” can be generally correlated to “how well I’m doing in markets” or more so in recent days – my complacency. Admittedly – complacent.

Why so Kong? You’ve always advocated vigilance and planning / observation as key elements to any trade plan. How’d you get so “chill” here these days? The world is crazy! What about Trump? Trump??

Relax.

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As much as the American’s have such terrible views of their current sitting President –  have you seen how markets are performing lately? Trump continues to confuse…..but the big boys / highest earners / tax bracket / big business / economic drivers are loving it!

And now another massive depreciation of the U.S Dollar to boot? Anyone in the “financial biz” in complete heaven!

The “short USD trade” now 5 days running……now swung high on a MONTHLY chart = doom / waterfall action in USD coming AGAIN here pronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiting On Yen – Waiting On USD – Waiting Waiting…

As contrarian as it may sound – you all know I’m looking for an intermediate “top” in USD –  leading to a much larger decline.

The immediate reaction ( obviously ) to the “official end to QE” resulted in a huge spike in USD, sending EUR/USD and GBP/USD lower as well USD/CHF higher.

Today’s “candle” in $DXY ( pin bar ) is now looking prime for reversal, as it will take very little price action tomorrow – to close under today’s low.

This would fall right in line with a bottoming in JPY, and our expectation of “risk aversion” to continue.

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JPY_Futures_Forex_Kong

If you’ve had any doubts of my continued view of both JPY as well The Nikkei – I hope this “blatant example” can finally put them to rest.

The correlation  of “JPY down = risk on” and “JPY up = risk off” could not be more obvious as The SP 500 has done “the exact opposite” over the past week and a half.

Exactly.

I suggested some time ago that the currency pair USD/JPY  “is the market” as Yen is borrowed on the cheap , then converted to USD to buy stocks. This could not be more obvious in viewing the correlation over this last “massive V-shaped move” in both Yen as well The SP.

USD reversal “lower” ( any day now ) and JPY confirming reversal “higher” will put a stamp on the end of this upward correction – and the beginning of our next leg lower.

Markets Set To Roll Over – All Things Say Yes

We are very close here folks.

Aside from the currencies, nearly every other thing I track / read / research suggests that this may not only be a strong area for “correction” – but the start of something much larger.

There has rarely ( if ever ) been a time in history when as many separate indicators / charts / graphs and info has been “this skewed” to suggest such divergence and risk of serious “downside action in global appetite for risk”.

Considering the current geopolitical backdrop and with U.S Equities still “clinging” to the highs, personally – I don’t see a blow off top scenario. To whatever degree that retail investors have “taken the bait” over the past 7 months….I believe they are “already in”.

The situation with Ukraine really only being the tip of the iceberg now as Putin’s “Gazprom” now announces “massive oil deal with China” again…bypassing the U.S Dollar in trade. These are tremendous blows to the U.S system, and make clear The U.S “true intension” in Eastern Europe.

They must save the U.S Dollar as world reserve currency – and will stage a war to do so.

The Nikkei rolled over a couple of days ago, USD looks set to plunge along with equities, and the entire currency market has more or less moved “risk off”, with USD/JPY “not breaking out”, falling back into range and expected to fall further.

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Citi Sells All USD Positions – No Really?

Again….you generally need to be “ahead of these moves” in order to take advantage ( note yesterdays post- please scroll down ).

Gold, & Silver Jump As Citi Sells All USD Positions Fearing “Squeeze”

I envision a time ( in the not so distant future ) when “all things American” ( USD, Stocks and most certainly the bonds ) are sold.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the correlation of USD strength = U.S Equities strength so…..one would have to imagine the complete and total “inverse relationship” as well right?

Or they just all keep going up forever. RIght.

Little chance of that.

Other than the few short USD positions already in play I’m more or less “cash ready” for the large positions “long JPY” ( against most every other currency on the planet ) kicking in here soon.

No shorts in SP 500 as of yet.

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