Timber!

As far as the reflation trades go, I have a base metals mining position and a materials position. But really I am not positioned for a coming reflation trade until it is signaled to be here. That is because many of these items are bouncing within downtrends.

A chart of the Timber & Forestry iShares was shared with me on Twitter and while I want to go whole hog inflation/reflation trade, the existing downtrends keep me in patience mode.

WOOD has broken one trend line and not the other.

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When this and other charts start taking out (and holding) 200 day moving averages I’ll get excited. Until then, I cannot because I am a Man Who Stares at Charts (MWSAC) and as such, I am staring at an existing downtrend. Now, MWSACs change their the views all the time. This post gives the parameters to a viewpoint change here.

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