Well Vlad, here is where you have brought Mother Russia

Russia iShares (ERUS) destroyed Even at support and if it were a technical bottom feed buying opportunity I would not touch this POS as a lunatic leads his country into the gutter. US and other markets are getting dinged (I took a solid 8% profit on a volatility hedge added on Friday for weekend protection) but oh, Mother Russia. Annihilation. One thing I find heartening … Continue reading Well Vlad, here is where you have brought Mother Russia

Little Hymie and lessons learned [w/ edit] & another [edit]!

Himax (HIMX) busts a move [edit2] A subscriber informs me that Hymie is something that Jesse Jackson calls Jewish people and is offensive. Not that it needs clarification but that is something I have never heard or known about. I actively avoid racist morons like Jesse Jackson or any other media muckraker/hate monger. In my mind Hymie goes back to much simpler times… I grew … Continue reading Little Hymie and lessons learned [w/ edit] & another [edit]!

Weibo bucks China wipe out on rumor

Weibo stock rises while other Chinese stocks sink As word of crackdowns (from both China’s central planners and the US) on large Chinese companies intensifies and FXI drops… …one stock is going the other way. WB is +13% after being +40% at one point in pre-market. First there was news that it is being taken private, but then quickly followed a denial by the company. … Continue reading Weibo bucks China wipe out on rumor

World in a Diamond

ACWX (world, ex-US) sports a Diamond pattern in the making. People incorrectly (IMO) label this as a reversal pattern when actually in my experience a Diamond tends to be a pause to consolidate prior to either a reversal or a continuation of the previous trend. So that is all it is, a decision point about further rally potential. Given the waning momentum indicators (it’s similar … Continue reading World in a Diamond

Just Another Cyclical Bull Market

TSX-V is in a cyclical bull market The TSX-V, which has been one of our main post-crash inflationary guides, has joined the likes of the Agricultural index, Copper and other markets in a cyclical bull market by taking out the previous high. A cyclical bull is just that, a cycle. The ‘V’ is already there and it could end tomorrow or more likely in my … Continue reading Just Another Cyclical Bull Market

GWPH: Keep Swinging, Sometimes You Hit One Out

Recently, I bought GWPH after it had been given a haircut of about 25% from where I last sold it. I had to take a small loss because it broke down last week, as you can see. But yesterday I noticed there was a sneaky little April gap that got filled and as noted in the Trade Log… For absolutely no chart-based reason other than … Continue reading GWPH: Keep Swinging, Sometimes You Hit One Out

Japan

I have been nursing a big breakout theory on the Nikkei since it broke out in 2016. I have not held Japanese stocks for most of that time but have stayed aware of the potential of this long ago cast aside market. The target is 35000. They say that the more times resistance is banged at the weaker it becomes. Nikkei may well have been … Continue reading Japan

And Still da ‘V’ Keeps Motoring

Let the US dollar bounce, let Treasury yields pull back, let the global reflation trades take a hit… and still, the TSX-V continues upward. On the daily chart, at least. Daily: It’s robotic up, after taking out the moving averages. Weekly: Here comes resistance, followed by more resistance. Monthly: Aye aye aye, that’s a lot of resistance traffic to clear if this is going to … Continue reading And Still da ‘V’ Keeps Motoring

The World Celebrates USD Decline

The Trump/Fed/Treasury/Taxpayer backed reflation parlor trick known as currency devaluation does not only benefit the reflation sensitive US sectors (Materials, Industrials, Financials, etc.), it also benefits much of the world’s asset markets. The ratio of ACWX (World ex-US) to SPY is usually in line with inverse USD. Lately it has under performed but appears to have some catching up to do. In other words, global … Continue reading The World Celebrates USD Decline