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This morning, futures are up huge. I am getting conflicting reports on Japan…one says things are better but when I turn on the tube, nothing but bad news. Europe bouncing strong. As I write this, the DAX is up 2.3% to 6673 but keep in mind, the DAX was 7200-7300 just 7 trading days ago.
After such a vicious and fast drop, it is normal to bounce…and in this day and age where things are lightning quick, somewhat normal to bounce hard. The question is whether bounces will be sustained and the answer is I DONT KNOW. We will just sit back and see if the market has some sort of confirming rally. It is too early to go there.
Many technicians have their eye on APPLE stock…which broke the 10 week/50 day on heavy volume yesterday…on a downgrade. Arguably, APPLE is the most important proxy of the market. I have important news for the many that believe the stock is done. I have seen many times in the past where this stock dropped on heavy selling, washing everyone out, before turning back up. Just keep an open mind.
By the book, regardless of today’s big opening gap to the upside, the market remains in correction. To be negative, it would be quite normal to bounce up towards resistance after such a sharp drop as the market is near-term stretched, extended and oversold to the downside. It would then be normal to resume the downtrend. To take the positive side, maybe the past couple of days was simply a normal correction (which does happen) which has already run its course. Corrections are a normal course of business for the market. They are actually a good thing. Regardless of the news, I am open to anything.
It is very important to keep your emotions in check during these wild, news-driven swings. You will have mornings asking yourself WHY AM I NOT LONG…and in the same afternoon, asking yourself WHY AM I NOT SHORT. I almost feel like leaving for the day so I don’t have to watch the intraday nonsense…but it’s what I do. NCAA basketball will be a nice relief to watching all the jello moving on the plate.
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