Dollar Channel Identified

There’s a possible trading channel in dollar index ETF, UUP.

The channel shown is a Fibonacci 21-days wide; added bonus is max bottom (1/6/21), posted a Fibonacci 13 days after ‘Day 1’.

These are market nuances that can be negated at any moment.

However, if the channel holds, it’s just one more indication we’re at a significant inflection point.

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Removing The Risk: Oil & Gas

The dollar and bonds have reversed.

Yesterday, oil futures posted a downward reversal bar. This morning’s (pre-market) session is lower again by about 1.00%.

Longer term perspective (above), Oil & Gas Sector, XOP is at resistance.

Shorter term, the daily (below) posted a measured move off the wedge formation.

There’s not ever ‘no risk’ in the markets … but there is ‘low risk’.

That’s where we are now with XOP. Risk is low the up-trend will continue unabated.

To get past long-term resistance, (if it’s going to do so), XOP may have to come back and retrace for fuel.

With unemployment claims just out at 965,000 does anyone really think the economy’s going to bounce back?

Back in the day during a real (not contrived) recession, it was bad when unemployment claims hit around 385,000. Those were the days.

One of the Inverse funds for XOP that’s fairly liquid (not advice, not a recommendation) is DUG.

Stay Tuned

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Dollar Reversal

If the dollar (UUP) keeps going, its trend-line’s rising at a stiff 65%, annualized.

Sectors like Oil & Gas, which have essentially been a ‘dollar-short’ theme are at risk of significant reversal.

That’s in addition to anecdotal data from Van Metre’s updates, the oil patch is awash with inventory.

XOP is a good proxy for the long side and DUG for going short (not advice, not a recommendation).

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Good Short, Bad Short

Seems like Tesla (TSLA) is always in the news.

Now, we have ‘the big short’, as reported by The Money GPS, doubling down on a possible even bigger short.

Is TSLA a good short opportunity or just a high visibility gamble; or maybe at this point in our history, just another psy-op?

How many minions are flagellating themselves over TSLA, anyway?

From a trading standpoint, TLSA could reverse from here. It could also gap higher into a wedge throw-over. With the weekly MACD showing no signs of erosion, probabilities are about equal.

Bad Short

Now, let’s look at another chart:

Real estate, IYR is showing classic signs it’s about ready to roll over.

Its been struggling for months at the 85-86 area and just yesterday, posted a new weekly low.

Yesterday as well, bonds reversed to the upside. Pre-market activity points to a higher open … solidifying the reversal.

On top of that, the dollar shows a higher open having (downward) tested its up-trend at the last session.

The list can go on but we see the difference.

One is a gamble (or even a psy-op manipulation of followers) and the other is a trade with high probabilities.

Good Short

The table below has current positioning (not advice, not a recommendation):

Special Update: 9:52 a.m. EST. Price action in DRV pushed to stop level and has recovered quickly.

Position is being maintained (for now) with analysis to follow.

Update: 2:21 p.m. EST. IYR looks to be headed to a 38% retrace at approx 84.25, level. All DRV positions exited. Will look to re-enter shorts at higher level, price action depending.

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Dollar Up, Market Down?

The dollar has been inversely correlated since March of last year.

A reversal was identified in this report which thus far, has proved correct.

Bonds are also showing higher in the pre-market, having met a measured move (wedge) target last week.

The UUP, weekly close has price action slowing its decline, stopping and then reversing. That’s where we are now.

Weekly MACD ticked up (slightly) last week and higher open this morning, would confirm the divergence.

Market sentiment readings as reported by J. Bravo (time stamp 1:00) are literally, off the charts.

On top of that, internet scuttlebutt over the weekend shows at this juncture, absolutely anything can happen.

Having a market stance (or position) that includes possibility of power outages, banks going off-line, internet disruptions and general overall chaos, would seem to be reasonable.

In line with that, entries were made in DRV last week as shown (not advice, not a recommendation):

Pre-market activity for IYR, points to a lower open, DRV higher.

Stay Tuned

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Gold Down. Why?

We have the usual suspects rolled out; providing expert analysis on why gold went down.

The answer is quite simple. It tested a trend break, then reversed.

If we look at the (close) chart of GLD, it broke an uptrend during the week of November 20th, last year; went lower and then back to test.

That test was rejected dramatically with Gold (GLD), heading significantly lower; getting whacked down over 5%, in just two days.

This is not bull market behavior.

Steven Van Metre’s assessment (at this juncture) that we’re in a deflation event is being shown correct. The lagging factor in the scenario is the overall market … still near all-time highs.

It’s true bonds broke lower (rates up) this week but that’s another event answered by technicals; the wedge formation, discussed here.

Both bonds and the dollar have set the stage for a swift reversal.

Just how that’ll affect an extended, obscenely overvalued, stretched, call options wild market with everybody all-in, is not known.

Getting back to Van Metre; he’s reported, during this past week, small traders/speculators added to short (bond) futures positions.

If there’s a signal bonds are stretched, ready to reverse, it’s the little-guy just now getting in (going short) …. right at the bottom; as usual.

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Dollar Bears Trapped

Price action in Dollar Index (UUP), shows familiar signs of a trap.

Price action closed yesterday at the low … after a prior lower close.

This morning opened gap-higher and near yesterday’s highs.

Price action then went higher … setting the hook.

Anything can happen and the bears can find some extra muscle somewhere. One gets the sense though, we’re at a pivotal juncture.

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Dollar Reversal; Ready

The downward thrusts in the dollar have run their course. 

The weekly chart of UUP, shows successive narrowing of distance traveled to the downside.

The bears may have reached exhaustion at the same time MACD shows a bullish divergence.

Couple that with extreme shorting from the speculators; the trap is set, ready to close.

From a technical perspective, note last week’s price action was inside and at the top of the price range from the week prior. 

Looking at the week before that, we see price action was inside but at the bottom of the range of the week prior.

These are subtle clues; there’s a change in character.

As mentioned in previous updates, it’s all happening during holiday weeks when everyone (almost everyone) is distracted.

No matter what happens on the political side, it’s likely to be chaos.  February, is setting up to be very different from now.

We’re using Livermore’s strategic approach to the markets.  That is, figure out what’s going to happen in a big way … then get in position.

Built into that approach is recognition there will be market outages, trading halts, communication interruptions and natural disasters.

The one thing that may separate this site from others, these (potential) events are taken into account.

Seismic activity is picking up in a big way right along with volcanic eruptions.  A major eruption that will block the sun and kill-off global harvests or planting, may be in the works

The “Christmas Bomb” cut communication lines … which by the way is the very first objective during any battle; cut the enemy’s communications.

Matter of fact; that could be the ‘reason’. A test to see how badly communications were disrupted; how quickly they recovered.

Continuing on with potential disruptive events; There were broker outages on November 9th, when the market opened sharply higher. 

If it happens on the way up, it will happen on the way down.

Cyber attack has already been stated as the next gala event the elite have planned. 

There’s not one market analysis site known to this firm addressing those potentials or any others. 

In that sense, The Danger Point, is unique.

Obviously, there are no guarantees.  Anything can happen.  If one wants to day-trade, go ahead but we’re not interested.

When or if all this (or a variant of it) happens simultaneously, the general pubic is going to be stunned.

It’s possible they will see their investment accounts wiped out in a matter of weeks.

The positions remain unchanged and listed below.  The look is different as it’s taken from the firm’s own trade spreadsheet. Absolutely not advice and not a recommendation.

Note the initial stop followed by the current stop.

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