Stop Runs & Tomfoolery
Sometimes you feel like an idiot and sometimes you don’t 🙂
Question: How do you know where the market’s going to go?
Answer: Put in your stop; that’s where it goes.
The stop level mentioned in yesterday’s update was not physically placed in the market but a mental identifier; indicating if the LABD trade was subject to failure.
As if on cue; no sooner was the stop posted than today, the market heads right for it.
In or Out
With the level being tagged so easily, it means that one’s thinking is right along with the amateurs, doing the same thing. Ouch.
So, price action penetrated the LABD 26.50, lows.
It’s what happened next that’s important.
It took less than one hour for LABD, to reverse off the lows and begin to print decisively higher.
Therefore, we just witnessed a run on the stops.
At the trader’s discretion, LABD-22-05, was maintained throughout the stop-run process.
The hourly chart of 3X Leveraged Inverse Fund LABD, provides detail; note LABD got itself back above an existing trend line.
SPBIO 3X Leveraged Inverse LABD, Hourly
Time is approximately 2:11 p.m., EST
Typically, a ‘bump-and-run’ move like this signals the kick-off for price action.
Biotech appears to have gyrated enough at the extremes to frustrate both the bulls and bears.
With today’s run, we may now be ready for a directional move; LABD to the upside.
Let’s see what happens next.
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