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Per Friday's 'Market After The Close' note, all four US equity indices put in a blowout week last week. In each case technically they have made a new Wave 1 up from the October lows; this means at some point we will see a Wave 2 correction, possibly a sharp one, which it would be good to catch on the short side then commit further to longs at the Wave 2 lows.
This is what the indices look like in the smaller degree - here we show hourly charts to illustrate the extent of last week's move and therefore the precipitous nature of the current levels.
As for Grandpa, well, the Dow actually is just straight up so it's hard at this stage to measure the move.
This is a tricky point in the market. There is every possibility of a melt-up in my view and if so, it would be unfortunately to miss that by selling longs or adding too much in the way of short hedges. Equally those are huge short term extensions which one would expect would be sold, and quickly.
In staff personal accounts our answer to this has been to add very light hedges in each of the indices (see ratios long/short outlined below). As I have said many times, in this bull market I am nervous and impatient with shorts, relaxed and patient with longs. This morning per Slack I banked tiny gains in TZA before then opening a new TZA position. I intend to remain that trigger-happy on the short side so as to not jeopardize any major upside run that may now take place.
Let's Get To It
Paying members, scroll right down for our latest take on markets. As always we look at the 10-year yield, the S&P500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones and the Russell 2000; we consider long-term and short-term outlooks, and we lay out staff personal account trading plans in each of the indices. We add Bitcoin and Ether futures pricing for good measure.
Note - to open full-page versions of these charts, just click on the chart headings, which are hyperlinks.