Time For A Taper Tantrum?

I have been perusing the financial MSM over the past few days and beyond all the usual hyperbole and guesswork as to what the Fed may or may not decide to do there is one thing they all share in common: A total lack of consideration or care as to the long term implications of an exploding Fed balance sheet and an inability or unwillingness to draw correlations to the massive jump in inflation that consumers in and outside of the U.S. are increasingly experiencing. So basically, business as usual!

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November Historical Statistics

October is behind us and despite being infested with termites and cockroaches the house still appears to be standing. Historically speaking we ought to now be heading straight into the most productive earnings season of the year. Of course 2021 – like its preceding year – has not been a regular year. Nevertheless the stats are the stats, so let’s get on with it:

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Sidelined

If you’re feeling a bit stumped right now by the current ramp higher you are not alone. In fact a lot of things in this market don’t make much sense to me at the moment. Which in turn led me to lower my exposure in equities weeks ago and that implicitly means I am not just talking my book.

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Hot Seat Monday

I’ve had what one may call an ‘interesting weekend’ which dragged on into nearly 5:00am Monday morning. That’s right – the fun never stops at the evil lair and you can imagine how I’m feeling today. Anyway, with only a handful of neurons left to spare let’s not waste time on cheeky remarks and jump right into the weekly stats:

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It’s Never Too Late For Bitcoin

With Bitcoin trading near its all time highs a lot of people have emailed me over the past week asking if it was too late to buy Bitcoin. And my answer has remained the same it has always been:

It’s never too late for Bitcoin!

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Writing On The Wall

I’m still wrapping up my site stack migration and only have enough time to drop a few salient charts. Nevertheless it’s worthwhile pointing out that we’ve been picking the swings like a runny nose over the past few weeks, which was no small feat.

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Crossing The Line

Yesterday was an awesome opportunity to bank a nice chunk of easy coin. That of course assuming you were able to leave your mental hangups at the door where they belong and act on the ample evidence that was literally screaming us in the face.

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Price Perspectives

I caught the SPX on a longer term panel today and a few things immediately stood out to me. First up we are most definitely in a corrective phase, which is obvious simply by looking at the chart. No indicators or quant magic needed.

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Welcome To The Most Explosive Week Of The Year

Ladies and leeches, this is your pilot speaking. Please fasten your seatbelts and return your tray table to its full upright and locked position. We are heading into a potentially explosive week during what has already been a rather explosive year. Be advised that in the unlikely event of a water landing, it’s every man and woman for themselves!

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Delivered As Ordered

The equities market has been flailing around like a nudist bee keeper chasing hapless hedgers from one side of the EM range to the next. Of course we had anticipated an increase in (realized) volatility as the historical stats advised us that we had entered the most volatile trading period of the year.
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