Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Perfect Storm

If you've ever been to Iceland then you may have come across this expression: There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Well, if you happen to to hold any significant amount of Dollar assets these days - and as you are reading this blog I suspect you do - I recommend you better stock up on stormproof winter gear as conditions appear to be getting uglier by the day. Read More
  • Mike
  • a couple of months ago

The End Of The Dollar Hegemony?

Over the past few days I've been seeing a noticeable uptick in opinion pieces questioning the Dollar's status as the world's reserve currency, first in line - to no one's surprise - Goldman Sachs. None of this comes as a big surprise to me as the current rout in the Dollar only serves to encourage a spoiled, confused, and fearful generation that has made it its quest to kick over any remaining vestiges of permanence and stability. To quote Madame de Pompadour: Après moi le déluge. Read More
  • Mike
  • a couple of months ago

Dollar In Freefall

Rumor has it U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin wants a stable Dollar and that protecting its status as a reserve currency allegedly is the goal of the Trump administration. Unfortunately it appears that Mr. Mnuchin's definition of 'stable' differs significantly from mine as the DXY has effectively entered a state of freefall over the past week. Read More
  • Mike
  • a couple of months ago

Reloading On Big Tech

While the SPX has been retesting overhead resistance big tech (e.g. MSFT, AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, FB) continues to linger near recent support levels. That's a bit surprising given that the NDX immediately surged higher on Tuesday. Whether or not we are looking at sector rotation again, this retest offers us a short term entry opportunity with very defined risk. Just the way we like it. Read More
  • Mike
  • a few months ago

Overhead Resistance

After two chaotic first quarters which bucked all historical and seasonal trends the third quarter thus far appears to be unfolding exactly per the script, thus offering us an almost eery silence before the anticipated fourth quarter sh...storm. From a financial blogging perspective it's a bit frustrating, however I can't help but enjoy every little bit of tranquility I can get even if it's just temporary. Not sure about you guys but after six months of global pandemonium my adrenals are shot. Read More
  • Mike
  • a few months ago

Summer Earnings Expedition

Summer earnings season is my least favorite by far due to muted volatility across the board. However with a bit of skill, finesse, and duct tape we ought to be able to squeeze a few R out of this one by focusing solely on IV outliers. Before we get to this week's goodies let me be crystal clear that the one and only way to play earnings is via options - period. So if you do not currently have an options trading account then I recommend you open one with either ThinkOrSwim or TastyTrade. Read More
  • Mike
  • a few months ago

Going Nowhere Fast

As anticipated equities have been running in circles this week and barring a major market moving event we most likely will close inside the weekly expected range. With the meat of the summer season still ahead of us the immediate implication for traders is that directional strategies will suffer - unless of course you keep betting on big tech. Read More
  • Mike
  • a few months ago

First Rejection

I will be at the hospital early Wednesday to get poked with needles, so I'm posting this ahead of time to keep my hardcore crew entertained. Unfortunately there's really not too much to add to Monday's post at this time. As expected we are seeing a lot of gyrations but without any sense of direction. Is that about to change anytime soon? Probably not. Read More
  • Mike
  • a few months ago

Enter The Doldrums

Independence Day marks the onset of the summer vacation season, although to a much lesser extent in 2020 due to global travel restrictions. While I'm stuck in the sweltering heat of Spain Tony managed to plot his escape from Chicago to some camping ground near Kern River, CA. I have very nice memories visiting there and one of the main advantages is that Sequoia National Park with its higher elevations and cooler temperatures is only three hours away. Read More
  • Mike
  • a few months ago

Big Tech Burns The Shorts

I rarely hazard lofty predictions as most attempts in foretelling the future usually end in tears followed by monetary losses. But having been around the block a few times I do pride myself in recognizing a glaring bear trap when I see one. Which is why I offered this to my intrepid subscribers last Monday: Read More
  • Mike
  • a few months ago

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