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New market highs again, lowest $VIX readings for a September in history. Bears are staying in the zoo. Got to love OPEX week rallies. They are standard fare to the program structure of markets (I’ve talked about them for years) and last week’s oversold readings in financials yielded a clue that a bounce was at… Read More ›


AAPL Burning

Full disclosure: I’m writing this on an $AAPL device with another one on the table next to me and probably another 4 or 5 scattered across the house. Yup, I love $AAPL devices, wouldn’t have it any other way. The stuff works, it does everything I need and once in a while I upgrade my… Read More ›

The Relevance of Technical Charts

This is the age we currently live in: Ever more money is flowing into passive funds such as ETFs. Active managers are more often than not underperforming index benchmarks. Central banks, corporate buybacks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, etc. all have their varied reasons to add to the currently insatiable demand for stocks. Computerized algorithmic… Read More ›

The Unexpected

NOTE: Below is the Daily Brief published for clients before market open August 14 outlining our strategy for OPEX week along with some broader market influencing considerations. These briefs are sent out daily and give background as to how we approach markets/trade direction and may include macro, economic, policy and/or political¬†considerations. We augment these briefs… Read More ›

Caution: One Way Street (COWS)

In addition to all the macro and technical analysis I’ve published as of late I’d like to just add one additional key point: Caution – Markets are not a one way street. But that’s precisely what price discovery has evolved to and that opens markets to the possibility of a potential risk off event currently… Read More ›

Welcome to the Danger Zone

Welcome to the danger zone: 2484 $SPX. We hit it this week. If you are a long time reader you know this is a hot zone in markets I’ve been talking about for a long time and now that we have reached this area I would be amiss to not talk about it. And I… Read More ›


The $VIX has been a patient with an irregular heartbeat ever since central banks injected markets with artificial stimulus. After years of abuse his body finally gave out and his heartbeat was reduced to sporadic palpitations as central banks cranked up the stimulus to lethal levels in 2017. In short: Mr. $VIX was in his… Read More ›

Playing with Fire

2453.82 was the high on $SPX yesterday and may still not be the high for this market, but bulls are playing with fire here and risk getting burned big time as we are reaching the upper price risk zone I’ve been talking about for quite some time now ($SPX 2450-2500) [for further reading please see… Read More ›

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