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Oct 21, 2021 – Whiff of Risk-Off Next – S&P 500 indeed overcame 4,520, but wavered at the same time – tech didn‘t rise. Volatility though remained meek, inching ever closer to 15, and the option traders also look a bit too complacent at the moment. MORE>>

Oct 20, 2021 – Ever More Risk-On – S&P 500 keeps grinding higher, beyond 4,520 towards fresh ATHs. The VIX is approaching 15, and that means some volatility is likely to return as the current lull won‘t last indefinitely. Yields are steadily rising again,… MORE>>

Oct 19, 2021 – Animal Spirits Returning – S&P 500 prompt recovery confirms my bullish run thesis – above 4,520, and given my Feb announced year end target of 4,700, fresh ATHs are approaching. Get ready though for… MORE>>

Oct 18, 2021 – Inflation Peaked Again, Right? – S&P 500 upswing continues, and is dealing with the 4,470 resistance – but the credit markets don‘t confirm. Still, that‘s rather a sign of stock market strength than of pending doom. The break back above the 50-day moving average has very good odds of sticking, and the sectoral performance… MORE>>

Oct 15, 2021 – Key Market Shift Confirmed – S&P 500 bulls didn‘t look back, and the credit markets spurt at close confirmed. The VIX is getting serious about reaching for early Sep lows, and it shows in the sharp upside reversal of value. The tech upswing hasn‘t been sold into either, and… MORE>>

Oct 15, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 14, 2021 – No Qualms, No Prisoners – Totally not transitory inflation readings didn‘t sink S&P 500 – stocks recovered, and are likely to spend trading today near 4,400. Credit markets didn‘t disappoint after all, but the sectoral composition… MORE>>

Oct 13, 2021 – Punch Bowl Removal – S&P 500 intraday upswing fizzled out in spite of credit markets remaining mildly conducive. But tech just couldn‘t and couldn‘t rise, and value remained weak throughout as well. VIX… MORE>>

Oct 12, 2021 – S&P 500 Uphill Battle – S&P 500 bulls missed a good opportunity, and credit markets close doesn‘t add to bullish sentiment. High yield corporate bonds led the selling in what turned out a strong risk-off day in debt. Light volume, holiday days… MORE>>

Oct 12, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 11, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 11, 2021 – Flirting with Fed Policy Mistake – S&P 500 didn‘t like the underwhelming NFPs, but didn‘t collapse either. Orderly reaction to a bad number powerful enough to postpone Fed‘s Nov taper, to be followed by celebration of continued monetary support, or… MORE>>

Oct 08, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 08, 2021 – Wall of Worry Meets NFPs – S&P 500 reached my target, and then folded like a cheap suit – into an overnight correction, without attempting to overcome 4,420. As much as the prior advance was broad based, so was the retreat. MORE>>

Oct 07, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 07, 2021 – Risk-On Turnaround – S&P 500 – done declining, not spooked by bearish credit market open, stocks reversed and rallied into the finishing line. HYG almost managed to close the opening, exhaustion gap. On such days,… MORE>>

Oct 06, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 06, 2021 – Getting Cornered – S&P 500 rally fizzled out overnight as stagflation worries are gaining firmer ground. The focus shifted to more Chinese property developers, and German factory orders drop was larger than expected – and at the same time, both inflation and inflation expectations keep rising. MORE>>

Oct 05, 2021 – Between a Rock and a Hard Place – S&P 500 stopped consolidating in the 4,340s shortly after the open, and went largely one way since – except for the run up to the closing bell, which I used to grab short profits off the table. MORE>>

Oct 04, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #3 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 04, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #2 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 04, 2021 – Waiting For Inflation to Hit – S&P 500 didn‘t make it to the overnight lows during the regular session, and almost fully reversed Thursday‘s slide. After an intraday tug of war, the credit markets… MORE>>

Oct 04, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Oct 01, 2021 – Sharp Market Turns Not To Miss – S&P 500 steeply declined, yet the credit markets offered a glimmer of hope to suck in the bulls – and thus far, the premarket bounce is sticking. The fact that buying the dip didn‘t work in the… MORE>>

Sep 30, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #2 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Sep 30, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Sep 30, 2021 – Inflation Waking Up Bonds – S&P 500 bulls didn‘t make much progress even though the credit markets initially favored the daily rebound to stick. Bouncing between the daily highs and lows, the 500-strong index… MORE>>

Sep 29, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #2 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Sep 29, 2021 – Wishing Away Inflation – S&P 500 bears did indeed move, and the dip wasn‘t much bought. VIX with its prominent upper knot may not have said the last word yet, but a brief… MORE>>

Sep 29, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Sep 28, 2021 – Gauntlet to the Fed – S&P 500 was unable to sustain intraday gains, and both VIX and volume show the bears want to move. Arguably, the key market to watch, are the Treasuries – the 10-year yield… MORE>>

Sep 27, 2021 – Reflation vs. Stagflation – S&P 500 didn‘t give in to the opening weakness, and eked out minor gains. There was no selling into the close either – the table looks set for the muddle through to… MORE>>

Sep 24, 2021 – Deflationary Winds Howling – Without looking back, S&P 500 rallied in what feels as a short squeeze in ongoing risk-off environment. Daily rise in yields was not only unable to propel the dollar, but resulted in a much higher upswing in tech than value stocks – and that‘s a little fishy, especially when… MORE>>

Sep 23, 2021 – So Much for Hawkish Fed – So long – better said (as if it did apply in the first place). If June FOMC showed us anything, it was the power of (cheap) talk. We‘ve gone a long way since inflation‘s (getting out of hand) existence was acknowledged – yesterday, we were treated to very aggressive… MORE>>

Sep 22, 2021 – Rescued by the Fed Again? – S&P 500 recovered only to dive again – carving out a base? The bulls are attempting to, but neither value, nor tech, nor the credit markets are convincing. The dust is settling though, and the bears are equally in need of a fresh reason to sell – the intraday tug of war… MORE>>

Sep 21, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Sep 21, 2021 – Time to Buy the Dip? – S&P 500 dived, yet the slide was bought before the closing bell. Does the long lower knot mean the selling is over? It‘s too early to say as following similar momentuous days, it takes 1-3 days for the dust to clear usually. The selling pressure might… MORE>>

Sep 20, 2021 – Lights Flashing Red – S&P 500 gave in to weakness, shifting the balance of power to the bears – this close at the 50-day moving average doesn‘t look to be as appealing as the prior ones, buy the dip isn‘t likely to work this time around. Yes, I‘m… MORE>>

Sep 20, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Sep 17, 2021 – Shaking Off the Taper Blues – S&P 500 recovered from the selling at open, but the picture is hardly one of universal strength. Tech rose while value erased half of the intraday decline, and high yield… MORE>>

Sep 16, 2021 – False Dawn or Not – S&P 500 rose after an initial consolidation, and its advance was broad based. Modest dollar weakness accompanied by a daily increase in yields powered value and tech alike as the… MORE>>

Sep 15, 2021 – Fabled September Storms – S&P 500 faded the opening upswing, breaking below Monday‘s lows. High yield corporate bonds didn‘t surprise by at least closing unchanged, and neither did the… MORE>>

Sep 14, 2021 – Tame Inflation and the Risk-On Fuse – Stocks and credit markets sent conflicting messages – weakness in the S&P 500 wasn‘t matched by bonds losing ground. Though elevated by recent standards, VIX doesn‘t look to be in the appetite for further sustained gains, which would… MORE>>

Sep 13, 2021 – Where Are the Fireworks? – Stocks and credit markets gave up promising opening gains, and it was only commodities that had a really good day. Seems like the beneficiary of inflation would be indeed real assets as I had been… MORE>>

Sep 10, 2021 – Risk On Is Back! – S&P 500 decline was at odds with the credit markets doing fine yesterday – it looks to me the bears mustered all the strength they could. And that wasn‘t too… MORE>>

Sep 09, 2021 – Retreating Bears and Dollar Struggles – S&P 500 decline leaves something to be desired – conviction of the bears. Credit markets and the dollar have sent not so subtle signs that we‘re in… MORE>>

Sep 08, 2021 – September Smackdown Coming Next? – S&P 500 declined, with tech holding up best – the volatility spike is here as real economy deceleration is joined by Evergrande fears. Both paper and real assets… MORE>>

Sep 07, 2021 – Partying On Meets USD Upswing – S&P 500 didn‘t get hammered on the NFPs miss – stocks did reasonably well, saved by the daily rush into tech. Volatility didn‘t spike throughout the week at all, and… MORE>>

Sep 03, 2021 – Feeling the Heat of Slowing Economy – S&P 500 got ahead of itself early in the session, and corrected somewhat. Credit markets though didn‘t paint a picture of caution – it‘s risk on there. VIX didn‘t make much progress rising or… MORE>>

Sep 02, 2021 – What‘s Not to Love About Crypto Fireworks – Another weak selling attempt in stocks – are these setting up for tomorrow‘s NFPs volatility? It sure appears so, but buy the dip mentality looks likely to emerge victorious. The current period of low VIX will… MORE>>

Sep 01, 2021 – We‘re Not Done Yet – Creeping deterioration gave way to early selling that took S&P 500 to 4,515, but no further. The bears fumbled again, and credit markets don‘t look like giving them another… MORE>>

Aug 31, 2021 – Dialing Back the Euphoria – Fireworks largely continued yesterday. In stocks, it must be said – but the picture isn‘t one of universal strength as tech and value diverged again. As VIX is trading near the lower end of its recent spectrum, the bulls better… MORE>>

Aug 30, 2021 – Profiting From Financial Stress Abating – Powell didn‘t disappoint… Wall Street, that is. The hazy taper silhouette remains just that, and his speech brought more implicit assurances that any dreaded hawkish turn, which was what the markets… MORE>>

Aug 27, 2021 – Taper Shock That Never Was – Yes, more paring the risk-on bets came yesterday, indiscriminately taking down stocks (tech and value alike), oil and copper. The overall shape of the consolidation in real assets… MORE>>

Aug 26, 2021 – Time to Get Selective – Decreasing volatility gives way to rising one, but don‘t look for it to happen just today. More paring the risk-on bets seems the order of the day as even the dollar and nominal yields went down together. Gentle signs of… MORE>>

Aug 25, 2021 – Jackson Hole Positioning – More optimistic follow through yesterday brought additional gains to commodities while stocks and gold treaded water. Just as I wrote yesterday, the celebrations of the taper tough talk being just talk, were a little too powerful, and at least a… MORE>>

Aug 24, 2021 – Best Real Assets to Catch Fire Now – Friday‘s optimism carried over to Monday, and far from only in stocks. Pendulum swinging the taper tough talk being just talk, worked powerfully to lift the beaten commodities – and unlike on Friday, oil joined in. The celebrations… MORE>>

Aug 23, 2021 – U-Turn and Quite for Real – What doesn‘t go down, must go up? With a little Kaplan help, sideways S&P 500 trading well above 4,370 – 4,375 area spurted higher as the taper prospects rebalancing worked its magic. As I had been writing thoughout the week and well before, mathematics of growing deficits… MORE>>

Aug 20, 2021 – Making the Fed Blink – Sea of red in stocks, reversed shortly after the open – is the worst behind? Remembering my Tuesday’s words bringing up again downside risk (these have been growing for quite a few days before already), I don‘t… MORE>>

Aug 19, 2021 – Taper Squeeze Is On! – Fed minutes as the straw to break the camel‘s back? This time, they weren‘t as uneventful as so often before, making the markets look for taper to indeed come – and sooner than expected. Quite a courageous proposition given that commercial bank credit creation… MORE>>

Aug 18, 2021 – Taper Tantrum a Week Before Jackson Hole – Stocks have recovered off the intraday lows yesterday, in what is one of the less severe battles of the unfolding taper tantrum – commodities such as copper and oil bear the brunt thereof, which is perfectly understandable given the slowdown in economic expansion. MORE>>

Aug 17, 2021 – Between a Rock and a Hard Place – No, it‘s not about stocks, however well they hang on to recent gains. ATHs hit again amid recovering corporate credit markets, with both tech and value contributing. Value though was looking more vulnerable… MORE>>

Aug 16, 2021 – The Long Shadow Over Reflation Trades – Consumer confidence undershoot didn‘t bring down stocks as the retreat in yields (away from the reflation trades) didn‘t spook value stocks, and only lifted tech. It‘s true that XLK isn‘t firing on all cylinders, and the semiconductors‘ lag is just as concerning as Russell 2000 underperformance – so much for… MORE>>

Aug 13, 2021 – Fresh Highs to Meet Fresh Volatility – Inflationary pressures building up aren‘t spooking the markets, there is no forcing the Fed‘s hand through rising yields. The bond vigilantes seem a distant memory as yields are trading well below their historical band, stunningly low given… MORE>>

Aug 12, 2021 – As Pressure on the Fed to Act Grows… – CPI banished the specter of rising inflation to the markets, coming in not too hot, not too cold. Still, the signs pointing to broadening the base of price increases are hard to miss, which today‘s PPI would likely and did illustrate. The other key headline event was… MORE>>

Aug 12, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Aug 11, 2021 – CPI Fuel and the Smoldering Inflation Fire – For all the CPI hoopla, remember that this is a monthly figure – all data tend to fluctuate, especially those heavily massaged ones (substitution, hedonistic adjustments, owners‘equivalent rent coupled with exclusion of… MORE>>

Aug 10, 2021 – Inflation Trades – Rebounding or Sinking – Yesterday‘s S&P 500 downswing was driven by tech, and it wasn‘t the heavyweights that pulled it down. Yes, Nasdaq is in… MORE>>

Aug 09, 2021 – Gold and Silver Massacre to Continue? – The tightly tracking each other indices – S&P 500 and Nasdaq – are likely to part ways to a degree soon. As Treasury yields made a double bottom, look for… MORE>>

Aug 09, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Aug 06, 2021 – Risk-on Friday and NFPs – Again, today’s report will be way shorter than usual, and focus only on select charts so as to drive position details of all the five publications. MORE>>

Aug 05, 2021 – More Chop Before NFPs, Or Not? – Again, today’s report will be way shorter than usual, and focus only on select charts so as to drive position details of all the five publications. MORE>>

Aug 04, 2021 – Risk-Off Moves Returning – In line with the pressing circumstances I told you about on Jul 29 at my site, today’s report will again have to be way shorter than usual, and focus on… MORE>>

Aug 03, 2021 – Oil – the Odd One Out? – In line with the pressing circumstances I told you about on Jul 29 at my site, today’s report will have to be way shorter than usual, and focus on… MORE>>

Aug 02, 2021 – Best Assets to Profit Now On – S&P 500 is in consolidation mode, underpinned by the Fed liquidity inflows. The mid-July dip has been readily bought, and the ascent‘s steepness bodes well for the bulls. No need to be spooked by the tech weakness or valuations… MORE>>

Jul 06, 2021 – The Rise of Precious Metals and Commodities – S&P 500 closed Friday on a strong note, and as the holiday-shortened week is usually accompanied by positive seasonality, it would be reasonable to expect extension of gains. Is therre any show stopper at the moment? MORE>>

Jul 02, 2021 – Roaring Comeback of Reflation and Commodities – S&P 500 broadening leadership and fresh reflationary ATHs are here – the FOMC „tightening“ hit notwithstanding. Energy, financials and industrials I discussed yesterday and before, were… MORE>>

Jul 01, 2021 – Stocks Up But Look At Metals and Oil – S&P 500 is again at new highs, but driven by value this time. Not that tech would disappoint, but heavyweights paused. Credit markets remained… MORE>>

Jun 30, 2021 – High Returns in Real Assets and Tech – S&P 500 at new highs, is the predictable daily refrain almost. Risk-on credit markets and not so risk-on stock market sectoral overview, aren‘t an obstacle as tech can be depended upon for the delivery of gains. The degree of… MORE>>

Jun 29, 2021 – The Run Ignoring Inflation – S&P 500 reached new highs powered by technology, even as value or Russell 2000 took a daily breather. With VIX going nowhere, and the put/call ratio turning complacent, the path of least resistance remains higher, and not even… MORE>>

Jun 28, 2021 – Stock ATHs, Hesitant Metals and Simmering Inflation – S&P 500 keeps powering to new highs, and little wonder – thanks to the infrastructure stimulus euphoria. The return of (at least some) strength into value stocks at expense of… MORE>>

Jun 25, 2021 – Jumping the Fed Tightening Ship – S&P 500 powered higher after the daily pause, yet its solid gains don‘t have such a risk-on feel as the credit markets do. Depending on tech heavyweights for… MORE>>

Jun 24, 2021 – Stocks Love the Back and Forth with the Fed – S&P 500 declined, but the risk-off move looks exaggerated, of base building before another upswing flavor – just as I wrote in yesterday‘s summary. VIX is trending down again, and… MORE>>

Jun 23, 202 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Jun 23, 2021 – Dialing Back the Fed Fears for Now – S&P 500 extended gains as the Powell testimony calmed the markets that the punch bowl isn‘t going away „any day now“ – that urgent… MORE>>

Jun 22, 2021 – Calling the Fed‘s Bluff – S&P 500 risk-on trading yesterday confirmed that it would have indeed been too early to write off value stocks. Financials, energy sprang higher, accompanied by… MORE>>

Jun 21, 2021 – Fed Didn‘t Tame Inflation – As resilient as it had been before Wednesday, S&P 500 met selling pressure on Friday, including the best performing tech sector. Bullard‘s comments on the „inflation surprise“ and first rate hike before 2022 is over – are they… MORE>>

Jun 17, 2021 – FOMC Surprise Takeaways – The Fed didn‘t play ostrich on inflation, but didn‘t take action either. While acknowledging that 2021 inflation would come at 3.4%, it hinted at 2 rate hikes before 2023 is over – and didn‘t mention… MORE>>

Jun 16, 2021 – Inflation Tipping Point – S&P 500 hasn‘t extended Monday‘s gains, continuing to trade in a cautious, tight range. Not that it would be driven by Treasury yields that much on a daily basis – the tech breather was one day delayed, but… MORE>>

Jun 14, 2021 – Why Inflation Trades Have Further to Run – S&P 500 ran out of steam shortly after Friday‘s open, yet caught fire before the close. The sectoral disbalance driven by retreating yields went on, and tech remains still the… MORE>>

Jun 11, 2021 – Inflation Bets – Squaring or Not – S&P 500 shook off another record making inflation reading, and bond markets couldn‘t be happier. Volatility is back down, but the option traders… MORE>>

Jun 10, 2021 – Inflation Storm Coming – S&P 500 going nowhere, repelling selling pressure concentrated to value as tech mostly defended the daily ground – that‘s a fair… MORE>>

Jun 09, 2021 – Risk Off Markets, Seriously? – S&P 500 hard at work erasing that early bear raid, but the bulls managed to stage a comeback. Yet, the risk off atmosphere is palpable in bonds, rallying as if no inflation were on the horizon. Or as if…. MORE>>

Jun 08, 2021 – One Last Hooray Before CPI? – S&P 500 downswing was rejected but did it need to happen in the first place? Squaring the bets before Thursday‘s CPI doesn‘t appear to be underway – the risk-on sentiment reigns still in the credit markets, but… MORE>>

Jun 07, 2021 – Where Next in the Taper Drama – S&P 500 duly rose on the little weaker than expected non-farm payrolls as the taper theme (start of discussions moving to serious contemplation) got dialed back. The Fed‘s forward guidance… MORE>>

Jun 04, 2021 – Another Taper Mirage Comes and Goes – S&P 500 succumbed to the bears – partially. The ADP figures lifted the dollar and put Treasury yields under pressure, which equals encouraging speculation that taper is coming. Rest assured,…. MORE>>

Jun 03, 2021 – When Markets Get Scared and Reverse – S&P 500 wasted another good opportunity to rise – one where the credit markets were largely aligned. Is it a sign of upcoming tremors that… MORE>>

Jun 02, 2021 – Reversals, Inflation, and Scares of Any Kind – S&P 500 stumbled in its upward run again, but has it been decisively so? VIX has risen, the put/call ratio as well – but that‘s… MORE>>

Jun 01, 2021 – No More Bloodbath – Beyond Cryptos – S&P 500 again rejected within sight of ATHs – again, but not totally convincingly. Especially the credit markets‘ mixed picture leans… MORE>>

May 28, 2021 – Buy the Dip, Again?! – S&P 500 attempted a breakout, but retreated. Is that a reversal, or proof of more pressure building up? Much starker move… MORE>>

May 27, 2021 – Hanging by a Proverbial Thread – S&P 500 in a tight range with bearish undertones in the credit markets – but where is the decline? Given the ample Fed support, don‘t count on… MORE>>

May 26, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

May 26, 2021 – Eerily Serene Risk-off Markets – S&P 500 had a mixed day, and the credit market underlines the shift to risk-off. Halfway shift, to be precise – the high yield corporate bonds… MORE>>

May 25, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

May 25, 2021 – Option Traders Are a Bit Too Calm Again – S&P 500 rose once again, and the slight retreat before the close isn‘t an issue in light of constructive credit markets. Tech, communications,… MORE>>

May 24, 2021 – Inflation Easing, Now What? – S&P 500 refused to keep early gains, and reversed back into no man‘s land – on little convincing volume. For now, we remain chopping below my 4,180s level, conquering which… MORE>>

May 21, 2021 – Tug of War and Its Profitable Resolution – S&P 500 bid is improving in breadth, and the fake moves rich consolidation‘s lows are getting more distant. And they are likely to stay that way as the market… MORE>>

May 20, 2021 – Markets Rising from the Ashes – S&P 500 caught a partial bid yesterday, enough to stave off the break of prior Wednesday‘s lows. All isn‘t fine under the surface though as yet another Fed trial baloon… MORE>>

May 19, 2021 – Bug in Search of Windshield – S&P 500 lackluster performance gave way to heavy selling right before the close, when the wheels came simultaneously off the stock and corporate bond market just as the prior Wednesday. This time though,… MORE>>

May 18, 2021 – Credit Market Wheels in Danger of Coming Off? – SPX backing and filling worthy of Monday‘s session – with important rotations below the surface. Namely, tech and Nasdaq… MORE>>

May 17, 2021 – Same Old Song and Dance – Almost – Pendulum keeps swinging back into the S&P 500 bullish camp, as the Nasdaq rebound was mightily aided by rising long-dated Treasuries while value couldn‘t care less about… MORE>>

May 14, 2021 – Is the Selling Madness About Over? – The inflation scare amplified by CPI data has died down yesterday a little. Buying returned into the S&P 500, lifting Nasdaq ever so little too. VIX steeply rejected… MORE>>

May 13, 2021 – Everything Going Down the Inflation Drain? – The inflation scare amplified by CPI data caught the mainstream off guard, and the S&P 500 made no attempt at the opening gap. Both… MORE>>

May 12, 2021 – Bulls Coming to Terms with Inflation – Bulls had to fight hard to recover from intraday downside, and hadn‘t managed to close the menacing gap at the open. MORE>>

May 11, 2021 – Bulls Getting Caught in the Whirlwind – Seemingly uneventful and tight range day in S&P 500 gave way to extraordinary selling once the 4,220 intraday support broke – extraordinary by… MORE>>

May 10, 2021 – What‘s Not To Love About These Great Bull Runs? – A bit of selling at the open, and off to new highs – the S&P 500 bulls are taking no prisoners. The long recent… MORE>>

May 07, 2021 – Ready for More Hot Gold and Stocks Profits – One final attempt to go down before reversing to strong gains all the way to the closing bell – the S&P 500 returned to… MORE>>

May 06, 2021 – Stocks and Gold – Hot and Hotter – The rebound off Tuesday‘s lows continued semisuccessfully yesterday – further upside was rejected in spite of… MORE>>

May 05, 2021 – Janet Smoke and Mirrors – Weak overnight trading gave way to tepid European session with a predictable buying interest at the U.S. open – which fizzled out though… MORE>>

May 04, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #3 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

May 04, 2021 – SPX Correction Arriving or Not? – One more day of upside rejection in S&P 500, in what is now quite a long stretch of prices going mostly sideways. MORE>>

May 04, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #2 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

May 04, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

May 03, 2021 – Taper Smoke and Mirrors – Once in a while, stocks closed in red – is that a reversal or the most the bears could hope for these days? MORE>>

Apr 30, 2021 – One More Day of Hesitation? – Stocks reached for new ATHs but got slammed down only to recover next. VIX doesn‘t provide… MORE>>

Apr 29, 2021 – Enough Consolidation Already! – Stocks are readying another push higher, and not just on the heels of the still accomodative Fed. The Fed won‘t simply… MORE>>

Apr 28, 2021 – Calm Down, It‘s a Shallow Gold Correction – Stocks keep pushing higher after a day of indecision yesterday, and the signals are largely still very… MORE>>

Apr 27, 2021 – The Inflation Tsunami About to Hit – Stocks went on to push higher yesterday – the pressure is building. Trends in place since… MORE>>

Apr 26, 2021 – No Upsetting the Apple Cart in Stocks or Gold – The tax hike proposal shock is over, and S&P 500 took again on the ATHs on Friday. Buying pressure throughout the day… MORE>>

Apr 23, 2021 – The Tax Plan to Slay the Stock Bull? – A day like almost any other – S&P 500 about to take again on the ATHs until the capital gains tax hike proposal came, shaving off 50 points in stocks within an hour. MORE>>

Apr 22, 2021 – SPX Short Squeeze – Here Or Not? – S&P 500 turned around at the open, and didn‘t look back. Is the selling over, have the markets turned the corner? Buy the dip looks to… MORE>>

Apr 21, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Apr 21, 2021 – Gold Unleashed – Rip Your Face Off Rally Is Here – S&P 500 had another day in the the red, and buy the dippers might be tempted to say enough is enough – but I am not convinced yet. MORE>>

Apr 20, 2021 – Gold Reversal? Have No Fear! – S&P 500 closed in the the red, vindicating my bearish sentiment going into Monday‘s session. And as I have tweeted…. MORE>>

Apr 19, 2021 – Pausing Stocks and Gold Fireworks – The S&P 500 went back to relentless rallying on Friday, yet the selling wave before the close looks to indicate… MORE>>

Apr 16, 2021 – Gold Fireworks Doubt the Official Inflation Story – The S&P 500 red candle and then some – erased in a day, that‘s what you get with the Fed always having your back. The staircase climb… MORE>>

Apr 15, 2021 – Stocks, Gold and Commodities Meet the Fed – S&P 500 in the red – unprecedented. Don‘t pin your hopes too high for a (sharp) correction though. Yes, this time stocks listened to the… MORE>>

Apr 14, 2021 – New Day, New ATHs with Gold in the Wings – S&P 500 went up yet again yesterday, and the corporate credit markets‘ non-confirmation quite resolved itself. While the same can‘t be said about… MORE>>

Apr 14, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Apr 13, 2021 – Still a Bullish Fever in Stocks? – S&P 500 went nowhere yesterday – just like the prior Monday, heavy buying into Friday‘s close met no follow-up the day after. After almost… MORE>>

Apr 13, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Apr 12, 2021 – Stocks or Gold – Which Is in the Catbird Seat? – S&P 500 spurted higher after prior days of tiny gains. Still lining up the upper border of the Bollinger Bands on the daily chart, stocks keep… MORE>>

Apr 09, 2021 – The Curious Staircase Rally in Stocks – Another day of tiny S&P 500 gains defying gravity, boosted by overnight price action. Well, liquidity overpowering junk corporate bonds opening with a bullish gap only to partially… MORE>>

Apr 08, 2021 – Navigating the Tidal Wave of Liquidity – S&P 500 moved marginally higher in spite of its short-term very extended position, powered by liquidity and almost defying… MORE>>

Apr 07, 2021 – On the Verge of Stocks Pullback – S&P 500 is still consolidating Monday‘s sharp gains, showered with liquidity. Yet it seems that eking out further gains is getting… MORE>>

Apr 06, 2021 – New S&P 500 Highs or Metals Rising? – Bullish run in stocks is on, driven by tech gains and value not yielding an inch. A rare constellation given the the long-dated Treasuries performance especially – as if… MORE>>

Apr 05, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Apr 05, 2021 – S&P 500 Fireworks and Gold Going Stronger – Bullish run in stocks is on, driven by tech gains and value swinging higher as well. Throughout the markets, risk-on has been… MORE>>

Apr 02, 2021 – Easter Holiday Update for Stocks and Gold – As the markets are closed today with the exception of bond ones, I would like to wish you Happy Easter – and if you don’t celebrate it, enjoy the extra time off, away from the markets, with your closest ones. MORE>>

Apr 01, 2021 – Stock ATHs and Gold Double Bottom – Bullish run in stocks that lost steam before the close – does that qualify as a reversal? Given the other moves such as… MORE>>

Mar 31, 2021 – Stocks, Gold and the Troubling Yields – Yesterday‘s consolidation in stocks was a bullish one, and the S&P 500 upswing has good prospects of proceeding unimpeded. Strange but true if you consider that… MORE>>

Mar 30, 2021 – Liquidity Boost for Stocks and Gold? – Friday‘s great run gave way to yesterday‘s consolidation, and stock bulls appear in need of more before taking out the… MORE>>

Mar 29, 2021 – What Could Slay the Stock & Gold Bulls – Put/call ratio didn‘t lie, and the anticipated S&P 500 upswing came on Friday – fireworks till the closing bell. Starting on Thursday, with the… MORE>>

Mar 26, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #2 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Mar 26, 2021 – Why It‘s Reasonable to Be Bullish Stocks and Gold – Another day, another reversal – and a positive one for stocks. Universal sectoral weakness gave way to a unison rebound amid constructive outside markets. After… MORE>>

Mar 26, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Mar 25, 2021 – Risk-off Is Back Again – Stocks reversed yesterday, and the close below 3,900 indicates short-term weakness instead of muddling through in a tight range. Especially the… MORE>>

Mar 24, 2021 – Why Retreating Yields Don‘t Lift All Boats – Stocks declined but won‘t they run higher next? Tuesday‘s downswing changed precious little, and the… MORE>>

Mar 23, 2021 – Dangerous Game of Chicken – Monday‘s higher stock prices don‘t mean that the sky is the limit now – there were quite a few signs of weakness in related markets as well. MORE>>

Mar 22, 2021 – Tide Is Turning in Stocks and Gold – Friday‘s session ended in a tie, but it‘s the bears who missed an opportunity to win. Markets however dialed back their doubting of… MORE>>

Mar 19, 2021 – Breaking the Spell of Rising Yields – Markets didn‘t buy into the Fed messaging, and quite a few moves were reversed. Stocks declined, commodities got under pressure, and… MORE>>

Mar 18, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Mar 18, 2021 – Reversing the Fed Moves? – Fed messaging was rightfully interpreted as dovish – full employment is in effect its single mandate now. Yes, the central bank will tolerate higher inflation, and… MORE>>

Mar 17, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #2 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Mar 17, 2021 – Squaring the Bets Prior to the Fed – Barely visible, but still a red candle – does yesterday mark a turning point? Even the volatility index refused to decline further… MORE>>

Mar 17, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Mar 16, 2021 – Stock Bulls Run – Will Gold Ones Too? – Resting on Friday, surging on Monday. Feeble downswing attempt defeated right after the open, and then just… MORE>>

Mar 15, 2021 – Gold and Stock Bulls Are Getting Ready – Now that stocks closed at new all time highs, the correction is officially over. And what little rest stock bulls could claim last week,… MORE>>

Mar 12, 2021 – Resting Stock Bulls and Gold Question Marks – Stock bulls went right for all time highs yesterday, clearing the 3,900 threshold in this correction – one that is in its very late innings indeed. But the preceding… MORE>>

Mar 11, 2021 – Stocks Bulls Can Take a Rest – But Gold Ones Can‘t – The daily banging on the 3,900 threshold shows in yesterday‘s upper knot, and this milestone has very good chances of being conquered today. More important than the exact timing though, are… MORE>>

Mar 10, 2021 – Stocks Love Rising CPI, and Gold Should Too – Monday‘s reversal I didn‘t trust, gave way to another upswing – still within this getting long in the tooth correction. MORE>>

Mar 09, 2021 – Stocks Shaking Off Weak Tech As Gold Bottoms? – Stocks spiked higher, but not before going sideways to down prior on the day. And the close to the session… MORE>>

Mar 08, 2021 – No More Rocking the Boat in Stocks But Gold? – Stocks sharply reversed intraday, and closed just where they opened the prior Friday. That indicates quite some pressures, quite some… MORE>>

Mar 05, 2021 – Great ADP Figures But Things Can Still Turn Nasty – Powell gave a wait-and-see answer to my yesterday‘s rhetorical question about the bears just starting out, indeed. The S&P 500… MORE>>

Mar 04, 2021 – Are S&P 500 and Precious Metals Bears Just Getting Started? – Scary selling yesterday? See how little the downswing has achieved technically, check out the other characteristics, and you‘ll probably reach the same conclusion I did. MORE>>

Mar 03, 2021 – Weak Jobs Data, Stocks and Gold – Stocks gave up some of Monday‘s strong gains, but I find it little concerning in the sub-3,900 pre-breakout meandering. It‘s about time, and a play on the tech sector… MORE>>

Mar 02, 2021 – What Correction in Stocks? And Gold? – Stocks thoroughly rebounded yesterday, and corporate credit markets did even better. These are optimistic signs as the… MORE>>

Mar 01, 2021 – Stocks, Gold – Rebound or Dead Cat Bounce? – None of Friday‘s intraday attempts to recapture 3,850 stuck, and the last hour‘s selling pressure is… MORE>>

Feb 26, 2021 – Dead Cat Bounce? Bears Aren‘t Taking Prisoners Now – Right from the open, stocks have been losing altitude yesterday, and value couldn‘t indeed overpower the tech slide. Long-dated Treasuries had a climactic day of… MORE>>

Feb 25, 2021 – Why Tech Is Giving Me Jeepers – Watch Out, Gold – Powell testimony is over, with markets rejoicing the promise of still accomodative Fed. Value keeps surging over growth, and regardless of yesterday‘s… MORE>>

Feb 24, 2021 – Tech Holds the Key to S&P 500 – The Powell inspired, coinciding (have your pick) S&P 500 stop run is almost history now, with the futures trading… MORE>>

Feb 23, 2021 – It‘s Only Tech That‘s Sold – Not S&P 500, Gold Or Silver – S&P 500 is getting under modest pressure, and technology is to blame. Is the correction about to turn nasty from sideways? Still… MORE>>

Feb 22, 2021 – Kiss of Life for Gold – The narrow trading range in stocks continues, and the shallow sideways correction will eventually resolve itself with another upleg. The signs are…. MORE>>

Feb 19, 2021 – Why the Sky Is Not Falling in Precious Metals – Stocks are predictably staging a continued recovery from the mostly sideways correction – a shallow one not strong enough to break the bulls‘ back…. The bearish sentiment in gold and miners is running rampant, and it‘s been only yesterday when I… MORE>>

Feb 18, 2021 – S&P 500 Correction – No Need to Hold Onto Your Hat – Yesterday‘s bearish price action in stocks was the kind of shallow, largely sideways correction I was looking for. Not too enthusiastic follow through – just rocking the boat while… MORE>>

Feb 17, 2021 – Is That the S&P 500 And Gold Correction Finally? – The stock bears finally showed they aren‘t an extinct species – merely a seriously endangered one. Yesterday‘s close though gives them a chance to.. MORE>>

Feb 16, 2021 – Still No S&P 500 Correction, Still No Real Change in the Metals – Yesterday‘s thin volume session didn‘t bring any material changes as the window of opportunity for the stock bears to act, is… MORE>>

Feb 15, 2021 – S&P 500 Correction Delayed Again While Silver Runs – The window of opportunity for the stock bears is slowly but surely closing down as Friday‘s gentle intraday peek higher turned into a buying spree before the closing bell. The sentiment readings and put/call ratio are… MORE>>

Feb 12, 2021 – S&P 500 Correction Looming, Just as in Gold – Or Not? – Stocks are clinging to the 3,900 level, and the bulls aren‘t yielding. Without much fanfare, both the sentiment readings and put/call ratio are at the greed and compacent end of the spectrum again. How long can it last, and what… MORE>>

Feb 11, 2021 – Feeling the Growing Heat and Tensions in Stocks? – Yesterday was a prelude, a little preview of things to come. We better get used to brief and shallow corrections again, after being… MORE>>

Feb 10, 2021 – Stocks Ripe for a Breather As Gold and Silver Remain Strong – Both the upside and downside in stocks appears limited as these keep cooling off not far away from recent highs. Yesterday‘s session sent us a telling signal that the bears might wake up from their stupor briefly. Largely though,… MORE>>

Feb 09, 2021 – PMs Charging Higher As Stocks Keep Pushing On a String – Stocks keep cooling off at their highs, and calling for a correction still seems to be many a fool‘s errand. Does it mean all is fine in the S&P 500 land? MORE>>

Feb 08, 2021 – Gold About To Spring As Stocks Cool Off At Highs – Stock bulls aren‘t yielding an inch of ground, and technically they have precious few reasons for doing so. It‘s still strong the stock market bull, and standing in its way isn‘t really advisable. With the S&P 500 at new highs, … MORE>>

Feb 05, 2021 – More Than a Snapback Rally in Gold As Stocks Keep Marching – Stock bulls aren‘t wavering, and the upswing continues without a pause. Is the move (still) in balance with the relevant markets as one catches up to the other, or is a digestion of prior sharp gains nearby? MORE>>

Feb 04, 2021 – Gold Selling Is a Bit Extreme, Compared to Dollar and Stocks – Wednesday brought us daily consolidation of prior S&P 500 gains, and that‘s a positive outcome for the bulls. Base building at a higher level, if you will, is looking set to continue also today. MORE>>

Feb 03, 2021 – Stocks Need to Consolidate Now, And Gold Will Anyway – After Monday‘s great rise, stocks continued without much of a pause yesterday too. Did they get ahead of themselves, or not really? And what about those correction calls, is the alarm over now? As said yesterday, the bulk of the correction in stocks, is over. … MORE>>

Feb 02, 2021 – Correction in Stocks Almost Over While Gold Is Basing – In line with expectations and probabilities, the stock bulls returned … All right, but are the bulls as strong as might seem from looking at this week‘s price performance? … MORE >>

Feb 02, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Feb 01, 2021 – How to Shake Off the Blues in Stocks and Break Out in Gold – The week just over brought a heavy decline on rising volume in stocks – is this the dreaded sizable correction start, or the general February weakness I warned about a week ago? … MORE >>

Jan 29, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #2 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Jan 29, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Jan 29, 2021 – The Moonshot Fizzled Out, Inviting Sellers Again – The reflexive rebound slowly but surely lost steam, rolling over into the close. The decline continued in the overnight session before a 3720-ish floor was established, indicating… MORE >>

Jan 28, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Jan 28, 2021 – Late Yesterday, I Called the S&P 500 Ambush As Likely Over – The downswing potential I warned about yesterday, came. Heavy selling continued as the Fed threw cold water in assessing the pace of the recovery, and didn‘t signal readiness to prop it up even more… MORE >>

Jan 27, 2021 – Intraday Update for Stocks #1 – Reserved for Monica’s Insider Club subscribers.

Jan 27, 2021 – S&P 500 and Gold Bulls, Get Ready to Meet the Bears – Yesterday‘s recovery ended on a weak note as stock bulls gave up the opening gap. Disappointing in the very short run, especially given that other key markets acted likewise weak. Neither corporate bonds, nor gold, nor oil could get their act together, … MORE >>

Jan 26, 2021 – The Sky Has Just Cleared for Stocks in the Short Run – Yesterday, I highlighted the seesaw nature of the S&P 500 grind just in time for the intraday bear raid to hit. How much of a damage has it done, should we pay attention to hanging man candlestick? … MORE >>

Jan 25, 2021 – Rosy February for S&P 500? Not So Fast – With Biden in the White House, Trump’s hallmark policies with the exception of 2017 tax cuts, are being undone. Would that be true also about the stock bull market that I called back in spring 2020? Still in autumn that year, … MORE >>

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