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Has peace broken out in Washington?

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

It had to happen – my tramlines pointed to a rally off the 6,320 level in the FTSE starting late Tuesday.  The market embarked on a rally which was capped by the news that Obama and Republicans had cobbled together a band-aid solution to the impasse.  The news followed the markets (once again)! So, with a huge rally overnight, has the market done enough to call [...]

Is it kiss and makeup time?

October 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is getting more and more like Kramer vs Kramer – the plot bears an uncanny resemblance to what is going on with White House vs Congress (The 1979 film tells the story of a married couple’s divorce and its impact on everyone involved, including the couple’s young son.). And with the expensive lawyers involved, the battle over custody of the [...]

Where’s the complacency gone?

October 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few days ago, I showed the VIX chart and suggested that we are at the start of a big wave 3 up and the next test was to be the 20 level.  Yesterday, it almost made 20. The VIX is a measure of the fear (or lack) in the market as it measures option premiums for S&P puts and calls.  When premiums narrow for puts (betting on a price fall), complacency has settled on [...]

Weekly Wrap

October 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

With the US government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling drama, the markets are still tracing out recognizable patterns!  In fact, I had a post yesterday calling for a bounce in the Dow, which arrived right on cue. Do you spend much time reading what the pundits have to say? The question traders need to ask themselves is this: If I spend a lot of time taking in the [...]

GBP is leading the way – down

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

The GBP/USD topped on Tuesday at the 1.6250 area, and currently is in a third wave down.  This could get very interesting (for the bears). It never fails to maze me that when the news is brightest, that is when major turns are very likely – and so it appears here.  Recent economic data has got the pundits excited that the UK economy is on the mend and just today I [...]
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