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SP 500 September Futures Daily Chart

SP 500 September Futures Daily Chart

Courtesy of JESSE’S CAFÉ AMÉRICAIN

The SP futures completed a 61.8% retracement from the bottom today. Now we will see if this was a bottom and a short term trend change that can go all the way to the top of the big long term trend channel. 

 

 


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SP 500 Daily Chart: The Silence of the Turkeys

SP 500 Daily Chart: The Silence of the Turkeys

Courtesy of Jesse’s Café Américain

While Americans were celebrating their Thanksgiving Day holiday, the rest of the world gobbled 40 points from the December SP 500 futures.

Bears are doing high fives and the serial top callers are rolling.

Let’s see if the correction will continue after the pilfering pilgrims are back on their prop desks.

Then again, maybe the Reverend Lloyd is just bringing in the sheaves. Why waste a crisis?

Up the trend, then down again. Trend is the trend, until it is not.

This *could* be the November selloff that was expected. Le Prop is on the short side to an acceptable degree. It could be a short ride, and so not taking it heavily short until we break this trend.

Until that point we either buy weakness and sell strength within the trends, or sit on our hands and do nothing.

Why is gold selling off, isn’t it supposed to rise in times of crisis? Well, it did, and quite impressively, in the past week or so, in anticipation of this major failure in the world of paper finance. And now there is selling on the news.

Those who look for a one to one linear correlation between action and reaction will be sadly disappointed and confused, because that is not how the game is played by the banks. They trade in information, in dark pools and private whispers, and the dollars are the means of keeping score.

This is why timing buys and sells is so difficult, especially in hotly speculative markets like the US equity market, just for an example, because the game you are allowed to see on the table is not necessarily the one that is really being played. So better to play the long trends, where the short term does not matter.

But all is not lost. We still have a feeling that the word has gone out from Timmy to Lloyd that the puppies will not buy their puppy chow if the markets are gloomy, and this is why we are in a flat to rising trend in stocks.

Keep in mind that there is always an up and down movement within the trends, especially those whose action is artificial. We are nearing the downstroke on the charts on the overnight trade, which catches most small…
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SP 500 Daily Chart: Pete and Repeat Were on a Boat…

SP 500 Daily Chart: Pete and Repeat Were on a Boat…

Courtesy of Jesse’s Café Américain

Just another day doing God’s work on earth…


 

"Hello Lloyd? Yeah, Larry and I were talking, and we would like to see the market go up, not too fast, but on a nice gentle slope, within a range.
Whatever gains you make doing this are yours to keep. Ben will supply the liquidity. We need to make it look like the Administration’s policies are working.
And most Americans will think they are if the stock market is up."

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Weil was born in Paris to Alsatian agnostic Jewish parents who fled the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany. She grew up in comfortable circumstances, as her father was a doctor. Her only sibling was André Weil, who would go on to become one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. She suffered throughout her life from severe headaches, sinusitis, and poor physical coordination, and spared no scrutiny to these in her philosophical writings. Her brilliance, ascetic lifestyle, introversion, and eccentricity limited her ability to mix with others, but not to teach and participate in political movements of her time. She wrote extensively with both insight and breadth about political movements of which she was a part and later about spiritual mysticism. Weil biographer Gabriella Fiori writes that Weil was "a moral genius in the orbit of ethics, a genius of immense revolutionary range.  Wikipedia.

 


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SP Futures Daily Chart

SP Futures Daily Chart

 

Courtesy of Jesse’s Café Américain

An obvious reflationary effort that, without serious financial reform and economic rebalancing, will degenerate into another phase of the financial crisis and the ongoing banking fraud in a corrupt partnership with government.


 

"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected.  This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny." Franklin D. Roosevelt

 


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Has the S&P Index Topped Out for the Year?

Has the S&P Index Topped Out for the Year?

Courtesy of Market Club’s Adam Hewison

There is compelling evidence that we may have seen a top in the S&P index. In my new short video, I show you the evidence that I have found which may point a correction in this index.  While the S&P index needs to put in more work to create a major top, there are early signs that this may be happening. I think when you watch this video you will come to the same conclusion as I did in regards to this market.

China, Hong Kong, 'Avenue of Stars' clapperboard

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p.s.  I also got word from Adam at Market Club wondering whether gold might be topping out.

He wrote "Big moves and the technicals are really lining up for something huge. But don’t take my word for it, watch
this new video called ‘Is this the TOP in Gold?’"

 


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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Courtesy of Tim Knight of Slope of Hope

As regular readers know, I’m counting on a countertrend top between 1050 and 1200 on the S&P, and we’re within spitting distance of it. Today’s high was barely 1% underneath 1050. I maintain my belief that this is nothing more than a countertrend rally unless (God forbid) we were to cross above 1200.

The folks over at Elliott Wave provided a very interesting graph on sentiment today:

0824-optimism

Not to put too fine a point on it (.…..say I’m the only bee in your bonnet…….), investors are now even more doe-eyed optimistic about the prospects for equities than they were when the S&P peaked at 1576! All this crap about tons of cash on the sidelines and people waiting to pile into the market is just that: a load of crap. They’re already in! And they’re expecting things to keep soaring! (Just like, ummm, in October 2007).

The "cash on the sidelines" thing drives me nuts. The "cash" was destroyed in the 58% decline – remember? The notion that people:

  1. Sold at the top
  2. Tucked their "cash" away somewhere really, really safe
  3. Now have all that cash at-the-ready to buy stocks

is…….that’s right!…………utter crap.

It’s lovely that today was a good day for me, but I’ve been through the past five months and know it doesn’t mean squat. You know the last time we had a good, solid down week? June! So it pays to take it one day at a time and assume Goldman is just playing games with us all until things start to seriously, seriously crack.

And, I assure you, ladies and gentleman, that is a day to which I eagerly look forward.

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Song for Tim :-)

 


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S&P 500 Morning Analysis 8/6/09

S&P 500 Morning Analysis 8/6/09  

Courtesy of Brian Shannon at AlphaTrends

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Dave’s Daily

MARKET COMMENT

Courtesy of Dave Fry at ETF Digest, August 4, 2009

There are crazy headlines everyday and you don’t need me to cherry pick them all but I liked the following:

“Consumer spending rises in June as incomes fall”. Reuters
“SEC to ban ‘Flash Trades’ that gives brokers edge, Schumer says”. Bloomberg
“Fed plans to strengthen bank examinations with expert teams, Tarullo say”. Bloomberg
“Duncan wields Obama’s $100 billion to make US schools more like Chicago” Bloomberg
“Financials surge, save rally.” MarketWatch
“Demand surges for clunker killer.” MarketWatch
“6 keys to investing for doomsday.” MSN Money
“Jon and Kate Gosselin have onscreen spat.” Yahoo News

I was educated in Chicago’s public schools and let me take this opportunity to express my sympathies to parents who may have school age children.

Okay, enough fun, let’s turn to markets where, with the exception of pending home sales, the news wasn’t pretty. But bulls have momentum and are focusing on news they like while ignoring or spinning that which they don’t.

Volume remains light no matter how you spin it and breadth was positive overall. 

 

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Zero Hedge

JCPenney Crashes After CEO Unexpectedly Quits To Join Lowe's

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

In the great race between JCPenney and Sears of which retailer will be the world's slowest melting icecube, and who will file Chapter 11 (or 7) first, today the former took a decisive lead when JC Penney’s CEO Marvin Ellison unexpectedly announced he is leaving the near-insolvent department store operator to join home improvement retailer Lowe’s.

The shocking announcement came less than 3 years after Ellison took the top job at JC Penney, following an activist attempt by Bill Ackman to "fix" JCPenney ended in disaster.

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Flat Earthers vs climate change sceptics: why conspiracy theorists keep contradicting each other

 

Flat Earthers vs climate change sceptics: why conspiracy theorists keep contradicting each other

Would a flat Earth suffer from climate change? Shutterstock

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Narrow Trading Ranges Set Up New Breakout Opportunities

Courtesy of Declan.

The past few days have seen markets shape narrow mini-trading ranges, each following breakouts from larger consolidations. Large Caps show this best

The S&P cleared a dual 4-month and 6-week consolidation before shaping the past 8-day 'flag'. Look for a break of 2,740 and a push to challenge the next swing high at 2,800 - although a test of this should be enough to go on and challenge all-time highs.


The Dow Jones Index could be considered to have broken from its mini-consolidation. Volume was...

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Biotech

Could this be the year for a Canadian Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences?

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Could this be the year for a Canadian Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences?

Courtesy of John Bergeron, McGill University

In 2013, Kyoto University’s Shinya Yamanaka was awarded one of the first Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences for his discovery of “induced” stem cells that enabled researchers to convert adult cells back into stem cells.

The Breakthrough Prize is not to be sneezed at. Founded in 2013, the prize “honours transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.” It’s also the most financially attractive aw...



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Insider Scoop

8 Stocks Moving In Monday's After-Hours Session

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Related PTX Benzinga's Daily Biotech Pulse: FDA Panel Nod For Akcea, Synergy's Revenue Miss, FDA Warns E-Liquid Makers Again 18 Stocks Moving In Friday's Pre-Market Session Related 36 Biggest Movers From Friday ...

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Digital Currencies

5 Factors That Drive Bitcoin's Ups & Downs

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

By Kayla Matthews via Hackernoon.com

The price of Bitcoin has been wildly volatile. From November to December 2017, it increased by 223 percent. It fell by 59 percent between January and February 2018, increased by 64 percent from February to March and then dropped again during March by 40 percent.

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Buffett At His Best

By csinvesting. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Bear with me as I share a bit of my history that helped me create SkyVu and the Battle Bears games. The University of Nebraska gave me my first job after college. I mostly pushed TV carts around, edited videos for professors or the occasional speaker event. One day, Warren Buffet came to campus to speak to the College of Business. I didn’t think much of this speech at the time but I saved it for some reason. 15 years later, as a founder of my own company, I watch and listen to this particular speech every year to remind myself of the fundamentals and values Mr. Buffett looks for. He’s addressing business students at his alma mater, so I think his style here is a bit more ‘close to home’ than in his other speeches. Hopefully many of you find great value in this video like I have. Sorry for the VHS...



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The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!

 

The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!

Courtesy of Kimble Charting

 

The definition of a bull market or bull trends widely vary. One of the more common criteria for bull markets is determined by the asset being above or below its 200 day moving average.

In my humble opinion, each index above remains in a bull trend, as triple support (200-day moving averages, 2-year rising support lines, and February lows) are still in play ...



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Members' Corner

Cambridge Analytica and the 2016 Election: What you need to know (updated)

 

"If you want to fundamentally reshape society, you first have to break it." ~ Christopher Wylie

[Interview: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles' – video]

"You’ve probably heard by now that Cambridge Analytica, which is backed by the borderline-psychotic Mercer family and was formerly chaired by Steve Bannon, had a decisive role in manipulating voters on a one-by-one basis – using their own personal data to push them toward voting ...



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Mapping The Market

The tricks propagandists use to beat science

Via Jean-Luc

How propagandist beat science – they did it for the tobacco industry and now it's in favor of the energy companies:

The tricks propagandists use to beat science

The original tobacco strategy involved several lines of attack. One of these was to fund research that supported the industry and then publish only the results that fit the required narrative. “For instance, in 1954 the TIRC distributed a pamphlet entitled ‘A Scientific Perspective on the Cigarette Controversy’ to nearly 200,000 doctors, journalists, and policy-makers, in which they emphasized favorable research and questioned results supporting the contrary view,” say Weatherall and co, who call this approach biased production.

A second approach promoted independent research that happened to support ...



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Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

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This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...



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