Anyone else find this absolutely amazing / hard to even comprehend?
From some article:
“” The Digital currency bitcoin jumped to a record high above $1,200 last Friday, as investors speculated the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be issued in the United States is set to receive regulatory approval.
Traditional financial players have largely shunned the web-based “crytpocurrency,” viewing it as too volatile, complicated and risky, and doubting its inherent value.
But bitcoin, invented in 2008, performed better than any other currency in every year since 2010 apart from 2014, when it was the worst-performing currency, and has added almost a quarter to its value so far this year. “”
Bitcoin Now As Valuable As Gold
Another indication of just how stretched / ridiculous things have gotten when a digital crypto-currencies “perceived value” has matched / surpassed the price of gold.
You don’t think this thing is just a tad over extended?
So it all comes down to Trump’s speech tonight….as market participant stand like fat deer in the headlights..
Gold still the same. EUR/USD up nicely but still more or less the same, and the beast of all beasts NUGT takes the world for a diving lesson. Boom…talk about a stop run. These things don’t happen unless the big boys are making their moves. They can push price a couple bucks in a couple of hours without batting an eye….all the while your piddly 200 shares with a .50 cent stop get’s gobbled up. Multiply that by a couple 100,000 ( or million ) and you start to better understand just how difficult it is to “trade” with a “pea shooter”…when those on the other side of your trade carry billion dollar bazookas.
You really don’t have much of a chance.
I find it incredibly ironic that the Trumpster is calling for some 54 billion more spending on Defence, and 1 Trillion on infrastructure when the country is already 100% flat busted / broke / bankrupt. As suggested by a few of the brightest minds in the comment section here at Kong – sounds like the ol debt ceiling with just get raised, then raised again…then again. Where does the money come from?
Sounds like more money printing to me..but I thought the economy is expanding and there is now talk of the rate hike cycle beginning? Not.
QE will happen in ‘Merica again.
The printing presses can never stop printing.
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.
One of the fantastic things about trading forex is that it trades 24 hours a day.
You can have your charts and indicators running ( mine rings a bell when hit ) and choose to place a trade anytime of the day or night. The Japanese Nikkei is in full effect right now as it’s 2:10 p.m in Japan.
I’m in Mexico. You are in Poland. Dorothy is in Kansas. My Dad is in Canada. Who gives a rat’s ass where you are..Boom!
Kong buys EUR/USD at 1.0580. Right here……right now.
EUR/USD On A Japanese Afternoon
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.
I told you I would be re buying gold right around the time I saw The U.S. Dollar bounce completed.
Well………The U.S Dollar bounce will end tomorrow so one can’t get to picky about “the perfect entry” but….
I’m re buying NUGT here at 12.35. Right here…right now.
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?