The 15-minute chart of inverse fund LABD shows how successive moves lower (higher for IBB) have covered less distance.
It’s very early in the session and price action at this moment is fighting it out at LABD 18.00, area.
We’ve maintained our short position (not advice, not a recommendation) but have the sense, if there’s not a reversal at this point, IBB could be working up for new all time highs.
This is the danger point.
Current LABD low for the early session is 17.91 … a good place for a stop.
LABD pushed down to 17.80, early in the session before reversing.
It has just passed 18.28, a new hourly high. AMGN to be covered later, at important inflection point (down).
Short position via LABD maintained (not advice, not a recommendation), hard stop at 17.80
With markets at record prices, Fed announcement tomorrow, no more stimulus (likely), forbearance to end, possibility of the ‘speck’ blowing wide open, one gets the sense this may be an important reversal.
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At some point, those links are going to become common knowledge.
Hopefully, there will be long lasting and certain retribution for the perpetrators. However, for those who ‘volunteered’, it’s already too late.
Now, on to the markets.
Friday’s real estate rebound (IYR) looked like short-squeeze action.
In response to that and late in the session, short position DRV (3X inverse IYR) was increased at price 9.37 (not advice, not a recommendation).
Volatility is still low in IYR. Short positions can be increased with less risk.
The Big Break
When and if the break comes, it’s likely to be fast; no time to plan.
Whatever plans one has should’ve been laid out well ahead of time.
Two markets being watching closely are Peabody Energy (BTU) and Seabridge Gold (SA).
By now everyone’s aware that a certain far east country is going about its business and building their infrastructure … as if nothing had ever happened. Funny that.
Conversely, the coal market has bottomed out and so has Peabody.
On top of that, the Texas Freeze laid bare the farce that is climate change, global warming and green energy.
Quietly, without fanfare, coal is seeing increased demand.
The blue arrow is a gap in trading that could be filled.
To do that, there might have to be a massive market collapse, pushing BTU back to that level … if only temporarily.
Huge volume in the past six months shows that somebody’s buying.
The next market is Seabridge Gold (SA) which is being watched for essentially the same reasons. If Van Metre is right and we’re in a deflationary impulse, the entire public’s on the wrong side of the trade.
If SA can get itself below 13 – 14, it then enters free-fall territory.
If that happens, as with BTU, it too might be a short lived event.
Currently, the firm’s position (not advice, not a recommendation) is short biotech and real estate via LABD and DRV, respectively.
If BTU and SA get to extreme lows, both of them have potential for a ‘ten-bagger’, the possibility to gain over 1,000%.
Getting to such gains would necessitate a change in the current strategy of trading, to buy and hold.
Pressure seems to be building for some unexpected event that would cause a market break; Possibly the devaluation of the Yuan as discussed by Steven Van Metre.