Exxon Breaks Trendline

Sector Reversal Case Builds

While the overall markets move higher, XOP continues lower and Exxon (XOM) just broke its trend-line to the downside.

XOM is the largest cap in the Oil & Gas Exploration Sector.

We’re using XOP as the proxy and DUG for leveraged inverse.

Over the next day or so, we could get an underside test of the break. However, it was not really dramatic.

With all eyes on other markets like S&P, Dow, Q’s and so on, XOM may just decide to drift on lower …

Positioning:

At this point, there’s nothing that says to cover shorts by exiting DUG (not advice, not a recommendation).

The trade is progressing. So, we’re going to leave it alone.

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‘Stealth’ Reversal, Oil

XOP Lower Open, Signals Weakness

Nobody’s Looking

A higher XOP open would have probably been a short set-up (DUG) failure.

However, that’s not what happened.

The open was lower but then price action went on to post a new daily high above yesterday’s.

At this juncture, the short set-up is still valid (not advice, not a recommendation).

How can a new daily high be acceptable for a short position?

Repeating Set-Up:

Back in August this post was created to help document a market behavior that’s probably been repeating since the beginning.

My former mentor, David Weis used to call it ‘Spring to Up-thrust’, using Wyckoff’s terminology.

The fact the set-up’s been repeating for decades, if not a century or more, is definitive proof traditional valuations and fundamentals have nothing to do with actual price movement.

That’s a topic for another time.

XOP Analysis:

We’ll start with an un-marked XOP daily chart:

It doesn’t look like much is going on. So, let’s zoom into the far right side using the 15-minute, below:

Ok, what am I supposed to see?

Marking up the chart, we have the following:

Once we have the correct annotations, it’s obvious XOP just posted a ‘Spring to Up-thrust’.

True, it’s on a minor time frame like the 15-minute; however, it does give a clue XOP, could be in for a more significant and longer-term reversal (not advice, not a recommendation).

Positioning:

If XOP is somehow able to post another new daily high during this session or subsequent, most likely it would be time to exit our short position (via DUG, not advice, not a recommendation).

For now, the expectation’s for continued oscillation below today’s high … while XOP figures out if that’s all there is for the up-side.

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Oil Sector Tests Reversal

Deep Test For XOP

XOP is either in a deep test at the Fibonacci 76.4%, retrace level (distance between black lines), or it’s getting ready to post new recovery highs.

Volume was moderate with no overt indication either way.

A higher open at the next session would most likely indicate trouble for a short position (not advice, not a recommendation).

However, one has to realize we’re at extremes in price and most likely sentiment as well.

Looking at the weekly gives a better perspective:

Positioning:

We’re keeping the finger close to the sell button (for inverse DUG) but are not convinced the short set-up has been invalidated (not advice, not a recommendation).

Price action’s at a confluence of trend lines and resistance. Some type of trend confusion is to be expected.

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Peak Oil ?

Will Demand Collapse Faster Than Supply Contracts ?

Is There A Biotech Connection ?

The Next Chess Move

Everyone’s good at telling you what the problem is; it’s a financial collapse !!!

No, Duh!

The hard part is, how to position for the unknown at least for those of us in the serfdom.

The so-called elites, the oligarchs know (or think they know) exactly what’s happening.

They move their chess players and we move ours. The goal is to position for (potential) profit with the caveat we all make it out on the other side.

Personal Anecdote (skip to XOP Analysis if not interested):

I have a close family member that’s been a school teacher for about twenty years. He/She is well known in the local town and has a significant number of connections.

Because the children being taught are typically small, ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade, those kids tend to reveal all that’s happening at home.

Their revelations include financial status (or lack of), political leanings as well as abuse that’s happening physically and sexually. It’s the real deal.

As an aside, any potential crimes are fully documented and reported.

The point here is, this contact has revealed that children, family members and extended family members are severely ill or dropping dead after receiving an ‘injection’.

However, the surviving family members are just too stupid (or afraid) to put it together; the injections are causing the deaths.

It’s some kind of mental block and/or mass hypnosis.

It’s wrenching and heartbreaking.

However, at the same time and this is where it gets harsh, for those of us in the faith, we know Biblical scripture tells us the Lord delights in hiding the truth.

One has to diligently seek out truth. It takes work and a prayerful form of neural plasticity; the ability to be mentally flexible.

Truth is not for the lazy, the incompetent, the coward.

Why should immutable truth come to a coward or idiot that does not diligently seek it?

New ‘Variant’:

The rapidly increasing deaths may be passed off by the mainstream media as some kind of new ‘variant’.

That ‘variant’ brings us to the market at hand; oil and oil exploration XOP and possible biotech connection.

XOP Analysis:

As with biotech SPBIO, and its leveraged inverse fund LABD, so too we have Oil & Gas Exploration XOP, and leveraged inverse fund DUG.

The long term un-marked, weekly chart of XOP:

Next, we have price action contacting a multi-year trendline:

Moving closer on the weekly, we have a terminating wedge:

Terminating wedge(s) typically result in price action moving opposite of wedge formation.

In the case above, that would be a reversal to the downside.

This past week’s bar was a reversal. It’s a potential signal the formation is complete and XOP is ready for the downside.

Of course, if XOP is about to head lower, inverse DUG is about to head higher (not advice, not a recommendation).

Daily chart of DUG.

The Biotech (SPBIO) Connection:

The weekly chart of SPBIO, shows momentum on downward thrusts has slowed. The black dashed arrow’s trajectory is becoming more shallow:

If biotech is going to retrace, the solid blue line is a Fibonacci 38%, as well as potential location for an up-thrust (downside reversal).

A new variant (which is likely injection injury) may be used by the media to drive biotech higher to the retrace level.

We’ll have to wait and see if there’s a reduction of the population as we head into the end of the year. It’s a known fact, the injection destroys the immune system … so far, permanently.

That would be a factor in the up-coming flu season.

Remember that?

We used to have a regular flu season … but that all disappeared (re-branded, actually) with our current situation.

Summary:

Nearly all recessions have started with rising oil prices.

However, we’re not in a recession but an all out collapse. The economy is contracting at the fastest rate in U.S. history.

Our current position is demand will collapse faster than supply restriction (not advice, not a recommendation).

Or, we could still have rising oil prices but it won’t be enough to offset the cost of drilling and production; lack of demand may be overwhelming.

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Courtesy Post: Position Change

Analysis To Follow

For whatever reason, the biotech (LABD) short is not performing as expected.

However, the oil market looks like it may have topped out.

Positioning:

Exit LABD and re-position short oil sector via inverse fund DUG (absolutely not advice, not a recommendation) 🙂

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Oil & Gas: Flaring Off?

9:47 a.m., EST

Wyckoff Up-Thrust, Reversal

Terminating Wedge

Upward Test

Oil & Gas Sector XOP, is posting an up-thrust, reversal condition in the weekly (above).

XOP is also in a terminating wedge:

Last Thursday and Friday were heavy volume days with Thursday posting a wide price bar (daily chart below):

We know that wide, high-volume bars, tend to get tested. XOP may attempt to post higher today or this week.

Doing so, narrows the range (to the highs) and reduces the risk for going short (not advice, not a recommendation).

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DUG Moving Higher, Fast

Inverse Oil & Gas, DUG is trending higher at +3,400%, annualized.

As long as the trend holds, DUG is an excellent play (not advice, not a recommendation) to the short-side.

The last report on DUG had the trend at approximately +2,200%. Additional price action has adjusted that number higher as shown.

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Pre-Market: XOP Down

If Oil & Gas XOP is trading down, inverse DUG will open higher.

Already in the green on DUG (not advice, not a recommendation), a new daily high would allow the stop to be moved; assuring at least 5%, gain on the position.

The magenta arrows have possible action and resulting stop movement.

If DUG posts a new daily high above 23.86, and closes higher for the day, the stop will be moved as shown (22.71).

From that point, stop movement will be discretionary as/if DUG moves higher.

We’re looking for either signs of a new more aggressive uptrend, or confirmation of the “2,200%” trend on the chart.

Expect resistance to show up in the 28.00 area.

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Fuel & Trucking Disruption

That’s what can be expected from the Moving Forward Act.

Before we get started with any chart analysis, it’s important to note in the link above, submittal date for the bill was June 11, 2020; a full six months before ‘inauguration’.

Like the CARES Act (Speck relief bill) was submitted nine months before there was an outbreak in the far east, (the ‘relief’ bill was in the works for years), the Moving Forward Act was already making its way through committee long before the change in administration.

Just a short digression on CARES. Accessing the link above, one finds the original submittal date (January 2019, nine months before the outbreak) is nowhere to be found. History being scrubbed and re-written in real time.

Systematic destruction of the nation’s infrastructure is the plan; but the real target remains the food supply.

How does this knowledge help with Oil & Gas Sector analysis?

Supply disruptions could cause fuel prices (USO as proxy) to go higher while at the same time, drillers and producers go lower (XOP as proxy).

XOP chart analysis identified a potential set-up in this report.

That has proved correct thus far. Knowledge of the overall plan (supply disruption/destruction) lets us know the sector most likely is not coming back … not anytime soon.

Shorting XOP via DUG (not advice, not a recommendation) by repeatedly entering and exiting as required, could be a go-forward plan for months or years to come.

Looking at inverse fund DUG, the entry is shown. Price action retreated (testing) for two trading days before continuing on with its reversal.

It’s early in the move but there’s a potential trend line.

For inverse funds, trends in the hundreds or thousands of percent (annualized) are not unusual.

If the trend is maintained, a 100% gain on the position would occur right about the middle of April.

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The Plan

The image below may be the best descriptor of the (economic) plan going forward. Full (forced) compliance won’t be achieved until every vestige of small-business (Mom & Pop) is destroyed.

On the bright side, at least we know what’s coming.

The near instant, within hours fracking about face, could be used as the economic model; destroy everything and do it quickly.

Self employment (S-Corp of one) may or may not be the ultimate answer. One thing it might do, is offer more time for maneuvering. That’s critical when ‘speck’ injectors show up at large firms and force everyone into line.

With that in mind, two sectors have been the focus as opportunities for short positions.

Oil & Gas, XOP and real estate, IYR.

There are others like gold with GDX down again in the pre-market … thus confirming a bearish trend.

It could wind up that shorting GDX was the best option.

However, since there’s such rabid indoctrination into the hyper-inflation theme, it could be a bumpy road to the bottom … the exact worst thing for an inverse ETF.

Those trading vehicles prefer straight down action. Otherwise, they erode (value) quickly.

Analysis of the Oil & Gas sector was covered just recently, right along with identifying a reversal. XOP is down again in the pre-market with DUG up.

The short position in DUG is being maintained (not advice, not a recommendation) with chart analysis to come over the weekend.

Real estate, IYR shows a lower open as well.

Going short this one (via DRV) has been more time consuming. As IYR heads lower after an apparent false breakout (Wyckoff up-thrust), increasing the line (position size) is the objective; not advice, not a recommendation.

Depending on today’s price action, chart analysis on IYR and DRV will be forthcoming.

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