Tag: sell the rally

What Would Ray Dalio Say Now?

All I heard Friday was how “surprised” everyone was with the magnitude of the rally. If people were paying attention, it was anything but a shock. I spoke about the internal or momentum low being hammered in the very day it happened and regardless of what it would lead to, stocks had to rally first. And rally they have! Friday’s activity saw the second 90% up day in volume over a one week span. Historically, that has been very bullish, […]   Read More
Date: February 1, 2016

Internal Bottom Confirmed but Volatility FAR from Over

Last week I wrote about the internal or momentum low being put in on Wednesday. Thursday’s action was essentially a stand off between the bulls and bears although the bulls had to be pleased that stocks stopped going down. Friday was the big point gainer for the bulls, but there wasn’t much upside after the big gap opening. Assuming I remain correct in my assessment of the bottom, stocks usually see a day or two of red before exceeding Friday’s […]   Read More
Date: January 25, 2016

Internal or Momentum Bottom Being Hammered In

Stocks continue to be very volatile, one of the primary casualties of higher interest rates, but certainly from the dislocations in the energy market, which has seen an epic and historic collapse. I imagine that the large oil-based sovereign wealth funds in Norway, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have been massive sellers of global equities this month to continue to fund their social programs in the face of imploding energy prices. The relentless and indiscriminate selling has all the hallmarks […]   Read More
Date: January 21, 2016

Tuesday’s Binary Outcome

On Friday, we finally had the “puke” opening. There was some panic, desperation and despondency. In the “fight or flight” debate, there were more than a few investors taking to the skies! Given the very heightened volatility, Tuesday’s trading should not be quiet. Rather, the stock market should see another large move. Scenario A has the bulls putting up a real stand right from the opening, perhaps an old fashioned “gap and go” snap back rally. On the other end […]   Read More
Date: January 18, 2016

Puke Opening is Here

As the relentless selling pressure in stocks continues, my last few pieces talked about getting closer to at least a trading low, but not quite there yet. Even as stocks bounced back on Thursday, the tune was the same. I was waiting for that really ugly, panic driven opening where stocks saw there largest point decline of the correction. As I type this, the Dow looks to be down 400 points and this certainly qualifies as a “puke” opening. While […]   Read More
Date: January 15, 2016

Stocks Bouncing But No Bottom Yet

I won’t rehash what’s been plastered all over the media. Selling in stocks has been relentless and the worst start to any year ever. It “feels” like the market is collapsing and harkens back to 2008. As I like to repeat from time to time, feel is not real. Yes, the major indices are down upper single digits in 2016, but I would argue that if this decline occurred any other time of the year, it would not be getting […]   Read More
Date: January 14, 2016