Gaps and reversals…reversals and gaps. Rumors about this and that! How does one play this market? Lightly! But after all the noise, I just continue to look for any changes. For someone who has been overall bearish for quite a while, I am always looking for light at the end of the tunnel. Here is some potential light.
GOLD may be putting in a classic double top. This simply is a pattern that occurs many times to stop a move dead in its tracks for the time being. Gold has been the place to buy when the market has been hit…so maybe just maybe.
The market, kinda sorta, has now visited the lows three times and seems to have held for the third time off of yesterday’s vicious reversal. It is always important to recognize where a market decides to stop going down, at least in the near term, in a bear phase.
My short list of growth leaders continue to hold up. I must tell you that this is amazing as even in last year’s correction, most broke badly. I am talking names like Apple, Amazon, Green Mountain Coffee and a few others. If they ever break, look out.
Lastly, finally, some of my measurements of sentiment have finally turned bearish…of course, which could be bullish.
Hey…just trying to be an optimist. The big picture is still yuck…and for now, any bounce to me is from a continued stretched and extended market. Regardless, this is going to continue to be a tough market to play as one cannot be confident going home long or short just yet. There is just too many outside influences wreaking havoc right now.
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