Inflation Reaches Peak Narrative

11:32 a.m., EST:

Just like ‘peak oil’ back in the summer of 2008, now it looks like we’ve reached ‘peak narrative’ for inflation.

‘Narrative’, because the markets are a game of manipulation.

If you don’t know who’s being manipulated, then that person is you (slightly changing a Buffett quote).

Bolstering the assessment, is this report from ZeroHedge.

Looks like everybody’s on board and reporting higher prices. Just like they were on board last year with: “We’re all in this together”.

The exact same tag-line for every major U.S. corporation … with ready made (like they knew ahead of time) banners to boot.

The problem is, the markets are not following along.

Reported two days ago, senior gold miners are testing their reversal.

Yesterday, was an upward push that wound up being an ‘out-side-down’ bar (GLD, GDXJ, SLV) … a reversal in itself.

That’s not in the script. Or, is it?

At this point, the public’s literally redirected, manipulated, at will. It’s a sick game being played by all who control the media.

From a personal standpoint, I’d rather make some popcorn, take my red wagon full of fiat, go camp down around $800/oz., and wait.

The gold ice cream man may never show up. If he does, great.

If not, there’re other opportunities; at least I’ll not be one of the manipulated masses screaming inflation hyperbole if/as/when gold ratchets all the way down.

Stay Tuned

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Set The Stop

“Set the stop and walk away”.

That was a phrase from the late David Weis, used during his training session video (link here).

That’s what we’re gong to do.

Biotech (IBB) is nearing support and it was thought the overnight would result in an obvious gap-down open, exit signal.

However, with just about a half-hour to go before the regular session, markets maintained their positions overnight keeping the door open for continued decline or counter-trend action.

All markets, the S&P, Dow, Nasdaq, (and biotech) are pivoting lower from insane valuations. We could be at the very beginning stages of a sustained deflationary move.

One example of how such moves behave, was the oil market in July of 2014. The tracking fund USO, had nine successive down months (declining over 60%), before a significant retrace.

With that in mind, we’re setting the LABD stop at the prior session low of 21.80 (not advice, not a recommendation).

With an LABD entry point at 18.08, being stopped out at 21.80, would yield a gain around 21%.

So, we’ll leave it there and move on to other opportunities.

The weekly has IBB, nearing support around 140 – 142 (dashed line). We can expect price action to hesitate as (or if) it encounters those levels.

Stay Tuned

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Note:  Posts on this site are for education purposes only.  They provide one firm’s insight on the markets.  Not investment advice.  See additional disclaimer here.