I used to go on and on about it, but with The Fed printing confetti each and everyday for the past 8 years – it didn’t really matter. The United States is 100% totally broke / Greece style / Flat out busted.
You guys remember that thing called “the debt ceiling”? Well……March 15th – Here we go again…only this time it’s different.
March 15th is the day that the “debt ceiling holiday” that Obama and Boehner put together right before the last election in October of 2015 expires.
The debt ceiling will freeze in at $20 trillion. It will then be law. It will be a hard stop. The Treasury will have roughly $200 billion in cash. The U.S is burning cash at a $75 billion a month rate.
By summer, they will be out of cash. Totally out of cash.
The holiday is over.
You think I’m joking about this….you don’t take this seriously, and you bury your head in the sand – I won’t be very happy.
Gold up = Fear = USD and U.S Stocks down HARD.
Let’s ask ourselves a few very simple questions. On a fundamental level…
What do you think would benefit the Trump presidency / program more? A strong U.S Dollar or a weak U.S Dollar? And why? ______________ (comment please).
Would you say that the world at large currently views the Trump train as a stable and positive contributor to international trade and global economic development…or as a negative? ___________ (comment please).
In the advent of some “international conflict” involving The U.S, Russia, China, Japan and/or any country in Europe would you expect this to be a positive or a negative for USD? ___________ (comment please).
What do you think the probability is of further escalation of conflict between The U.S , Russia , China , Japan , Korea , ISIS etc? _____________ (comment please).
Throwing around a bit of “geo political analysis” is always great, as it can help provide a viewpoint that isn’t centered on one’s own “local situation” not to mention a break from the math and charts.
Remember…fear and greed are what moves human beings to do the crazy things they do so…. keep this in mind while formulating your answers.
I’ll tell you what I’m doing.
Wait……let me show you.
Kong heading for The Arch in Cabo
Dollar fading……Eur solid…..Gold just took a $10 buck “rinse” on the weak handed.
I’m outta here for the day.
You’re going to want to buy EUR before Tuesday.
This trade fits into the exact same framework we have been working with…with respect to The U.S Dollar taking a very large nose dive – very, very soon. You can see in the chart below that EUR/USD has now put in an absolutely “classic swing low” right at the 50 day moving average…after completing only the first daily cycle of this new “intermediate cycle”. This suggests that we’ve got several more daily cycles to go ( lasting somewhere between 30-35 days each) before this upswing completes.
I would imagine the 200 day moving average ( marked in red ) should be the next target. That’s some 350 – 400 pips!
Buy EUR Before Tues Afternoon
These correlations with The Euro, USD and Gold are batting near 100% right now….as you can’t have The Euro rise without USD moving decidedly lower. The same thing goes for Gold, and if you really want to nail this…feel free to get long The Japanese Yen ( JPY ) as well. Yen chart looks exactly the same as EURO.
So…only one more asset class to consider here right? U.S Equities.
I can’t stand the stock market right now, as it’s continued rise goes against just about every fundamental principle I can drum up. There are too many indicators and factors to list – all suggesting this thing tops out soon…or at the very least – makes a serious correction. The stock market is cyclical and there is not a single thing “any acting president” can do to change that.
Trump has certainly “empowered the common man” with the talk of bringing jobs back, and I can certainly appreciate that but…..it won’t last. Unfortunately for stock buyers – foreign exchange leads the way and the message is painfully clear.
This thing needs a complete and total reset before some incredible turn around in the U.S economy will be realized.
Wash rinse repeat people. You know this. Has it ever been any different?
You don’t EVER buy pre-market…and I rarely buy anything in the morning.Period.
This is when Wall St. “sells to you”……where as in the afternoon….Wall St. “buys for themselves”.
You should file this away as another great tip / something to incorporate into your trading….as a mis-timed entries tend to keep you up at night.
And we all need our sleep right?
Resist the temptation to buy in the mornings….this will help a lot.
The U.S Dollar has now breached the low from the previous daily cycle….confirming that this “next cycle” will also manifest as a “left translated cycle” and take the dollar decidedly lower.
But first we bounce.
We bounce higher in a confirmed downtrend so…you don’t go buying this dip in USD bonehead. You wait 4-6 days ( 6 at most I imagine ) and “sell the rip” as we are in a downtrend. Patience is everything when trading, as you’ve got to fight that “urge” to get in there…and be involved every minute of the day.
I can honestly say that these days ( having long since been through the emotional torment experienced when learning ) I spent more like 85% of my time plotting / scheming / observing markets than I do “actually trading”.
Magically…..the less I trade – the more money I make…but don’t confuse this with “investing”. Yes I believe that gold and silver have bottomed, the Euro will rise and USD will fall…JPY will surge and U.S equities will soon take a substantial hit so….
Investing is 100% totally / absolutely / without question OUT! I trade…..and I trade assets I believe to be in longer term trends. I don’t consider it investing.
Most of the standard correlations are looking pretty good right now ie…USD down has The Euro and commodities ( priced in USD ) moving higher…and The Japanese Yen flying cuz money borrowed some years ago is now repatriating to the place of its origin. Yen up = U.S equities down.
The fact that this thing has traded sideways for this long must have many of you looking at your portfolios and wondering – why haven’t I done so well this past year?
How much “higher” can you really expect anything to climb in the face of a dramatically waning “appetite for risk”.
The planet is completely freaked out about Trump. Good or bad….I have no opinion, but I can tell you this….markets hate uncertainty, and the future looks “more than uncertain” to say the least.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Over the past 2 days. I’ve sold GPL, IMG and NUGT for a 28% return on the trades.
I’m still holding short USD/JPY as well long EUR/USD.
I expect this to be a “shallow dip” with respect to the gold and silver related stocks, so I will be scaling back in to these and more here shortly. On this next entry I am going to do my best to actually “buy and hold” something for at least a couple of weeks / if not months but then again…….we’ll see how that goes.
The larger macro turn in both USD as well commodities is slowly making its way…so there is still plenty of time to start building positions.
Obviously the short USD trades are now in the money as The U.S Dollar continues to weaken. The mining trades have been on fire with GPL, IMG and now NUGT ( purchased yesterday ).
It may at first appear boring to just sit around and watch a single asset / asset class ( currencies and USD ) but one has to consider “just how much revolves around the value of USD” – as U.S equities and global commodities trade in this currency.
Correlations can always be found with respect to the “value of USD” and the price of “things” on planet Earth. Thus far we’ve really only seen the beginning of a much larger and expected fall in USD.
Perhaps this is where some of you stock traders can find a solid reason to follow currency markets closely. Also with consideration that JPY ( the Japanese Yen ) trades “in tandem with risk”. When JPY value moves lower – stocks move higher. JPY moving higher ( on repatriation of currency flooding back to Japan ) – stocks move lower.
That’s just how it is!
You can easily check currency pairs at www.stockcharts.com by typing the symbols like this: $usdjpy, $audusd, $cadjpy etc… just dont forget to add the “$”.
I will now focus on JPY as a turn in “global appetite for risk” will soon see JPY on the rise against nearly every other currency on the planet. That means “shorting” currency pairs such as AUD/JPY ( meaning….I a shorting the value of Aussie Dollar “vs” the value of JPY) where in AUD will fall and JPY will rise.
Hope it helps everyone!
Forex Kong Winning Trades
Canada has recently released it’s plan to formally legalize the sale of Marijuana. The Marijuana related stocks have already taken off, but there are literally “opportunities abound” here in coming months. I strongly recommend that you start doing some company research NOW as these things are set for “stellar growth” through 2017.
Canopy Growth Corp being the largest player in the sector.
These companies ( and stocks ) are currently on fire, with the initial rush now over….providing a fantastic pullback and entry opportunity coming here soon.
Start getting a watch list together / ask me for further suggestions as these things should shoot for the moon as Canada finalizes it’s plan.
This is happening. This will happen in 2017.
The spot price of Silver is now reaching an area of considerable support.
The near term “five month fall” from 19.50 – some 20% drop…now looking like a great place to start thinking about buying.
Start “thinking about buying” – not taking out a second mortgage and going all in (this would be ridiculous) as you can’t really argue with the chart. If you’ve been patiently waiting (as I have ) to see the precious metals not only bottom….but actually start moving higher….you can’t argue with the chart.
Maybe 15 bucks is the low, who can say for certain but the “area of price” is starting to look attractive for longer term buy and hold on Silver.
It’s boring I know. ” Hey guys I just picked up some silver, and it hasn’t moved in price forever!” – Nice work Kong. You really rocked that silver trade.
Gimme a break………
Take it for what it is….as you’re too lazy to pull the chart yourselves, just sitting and waiting for your broker to call you. Stick it. He’s too busy counting his commissions.
Spot Silver opportunity – something to be aware of.