March Rate Hike – Already Priced In

The near term strength in The U.S Dollar ( although still no higher than 5 days ago…. ) is a ramp into the proposed rate hike and a clear “sell on the news” trade. It’s so obvious. Staring you right in the face as Gold’s near term slide looks to FINALLY end – in the congestion zone around 1200.00

Looks pretty clear to me, as per the previous post and information provided by James Rickards.  A “nominal rate hike” with stocks at all time highs ( when else could these bozos possibly even consider it ) and perhaps a short-term “extension” of this ridiculous euphoria….then reality, as both stocks and The U.S Dollar hit the skids.

  • USD/JPY should hit resistance around 114.85-114.95 and that will be that.
  • EUR/USD is perfectly fine here around 1.0525-1.055 ( as it’s STILL above 1.05 despite USD bounce )
  • AUD/JPY ( our “risk barometer” ) hasn’t even budged. No breakout. No nothin so…..

Don’t get too excited. Nothing has changed except of course –  further bad news on trade deficit with China and of course…..Trump instability / Tweetfest and generally nuttiness – still on the rise.

 

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Dow Jones – Over 2000 Points Above 200 SMA

I can’t bear to watch.

See the green area on RSI – How long it’s been overbought? See the distance DOWN to the red line ( 200 Moving Average ) See the “rolling hills” of the MACD ( useless indicator anyway ) as price on the chart is so much higher…yet the near term “rolling hill” so much lower than the previous. Divergence baby – Huge divergence.

Even a correction down to the 50 MA will wipe any and all profits that anyone “envisions” prior to actually realizing them – and pushing the sell button.

This is the blow off top. How long she goes? Who cares! Just be sure to get out alive.

 

Dow Jones – 2000 Over 200 SMA

Bitcoin Now – Same Price As 1 Oz. Gold

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

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? 

Trading With Bazookas – Pea Shooters Get Smashed

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.

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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.

What Does Trump Want? – USD Strong Or Weak

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).

Next…..

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).

Finally….

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.

EUR Looking To Fly Hgher

 

 

 

 

Kong Buys – First Lot EUR/USD – 1.0580

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

EUR/USD On A Japanese Afternoon

 

 

 

Buy EUR/USD – Before Tuesday 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?

Ride The Bull – And I Don’t Mean Stocks

A tougher turn this time with stubborn Gold and The U.S Dollar eh? Eh?

Amazing…….a couple of dippy American chicks just nailed me for sounding “too Canadian”. When I’m speaking Spanish?? My my….If they could only hear themselves……hey y’all? How y’all dooooin??

How y’all doooooooin?? Gees. Shoot me now.

Get a load outta these two. You might as well just blind fold them, paint a couple big red targets on their backs, wind em up  and lettem go! I marvel how these people survive in the real world.

So gold riders! Canadians! Americans and Mexicans alike! Having a bit of trouble sticking to the plan here? A tough couple days hovering at near exactly my entry price of 12.35 on NUGT.

Conviction people. The bull can throw you for a loop once in a while….but you gotta stick to it…I mean really….you’ve stuck with stocks this long! Tick tock…..find the top….tick tock don’t get caught.

This thing is looking to kick you in the teeth here at any moment. Grab a little gold even as a hedge while you ride your stocks into the dirt for the next 2 years….at least you’ll break even.

Another day……a flat day –  no possible reason on Earth to consider it as anything more.

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Look close……..you can see me there under the palms.

 

Never Buy In The Morning – Afternoon Is Best

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”.

 

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Mornings_Are_For_Selling

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.