Down, Three Quarters In A Row
No other major index has three consecutive quarters lower.
Even the gold miners (GDX, GDXJ), while in a bear market, still had an up quarter with the one ending June 30th, this year.
So, what does this mean?
Slow At First. Then, All At Once:
The first answer is the obvious one; the air is slowly but steadily (thus far) coming out of this sector.
The second answer is more complicated.
As discussed yesterday, we’ve seen the phenomenon of instantaneous focus shift in disparate parties … a well documented and repeated occurrence in the animal kingdom.
We could see a similar thing with biotech or the markets overall.
As Dan from I Allegedly reported yesterday, the container ship pile-up off the coast and slow unloading is intentional.
The resulting shortages are intentional.
The corresponding price rises (camouflaged as ‘inflation’ by the media), are intentional.
It’s possible (speculation) that by having prices go up and the media touting it as inflation, the public, pile into the corresponding sectors such as gold, silver and the miners … all of which have been heading lower.
More importantly, what this crowd does NOT do, is go the other direction; sell and sell short, stockpile food, water, medicine, tools, hardware, consumables, protection, backup power.
Of course, some of them are.
However, just in my neighborhood as I look around and down the street, there are fifteen houses that are visible.
I know for a fact, only two (this residence and the neighbor across the street) have been, and are, taking preparatory action: That equates to 13%.
Driving through the neighborhood to get to a main road, there are about another 40 homes.
I can see, none of them have an operation garden (or livestock) of any kind: That makes our ‘prep’ percentage go down to 3.6.%.
The real percentage (for the entire neighborhood) may be close to 0.5%, or less.
This is probably a typical number but your mileage may vary.
That low percentage (0.5%), gives a clue to how vicious a down-draft could be once everyone realizes they’ve been had.
Couple that with our ‘elephant’ from yesterday, and it may be absolute insanity.
All of which, brings us to the chart of biotech (SPBIO).
Not only was it a down quarter but on a monthly and weekly basis, SPBIO has posted reversal and continuation (down) bars respectively.
The unmarked monthly chart of SPBIO, is below:
The next two charts show monthly reversal bars and then a Fibonacci projection to lower levels.
The projection was taken from the all time high on February 9th, this year, to the intermediate low, May 11th; then the counter-trend pivot high on June 28th.
It’s interesting to note; the monthly reversal bars are Fibonacci 8-months apart.