Real Estate Crash … Exit Targets

The DRV, Exit(s)

Well-calculated stops, (mostly) take care of trade implosion. So, where’s the exit?

The answer is there’s no set answer.

We’ll explain that by using the current plan for DRV-22-04 (not advice, not a recommendation).

Questions

First question to determine an exit in this case, is to ask:

“What are the media pundits, and/or ‘experts’ talking about right now?”

Well, that’s easy.

Just like the ‘silver squeeze’ idea that won’t go away (even as SLV continues downward), the ‘Fed pivot‘ is another delusion that keeps holding on.

As parts of the market (like IYR) continue their free-fall, all eyes are on the next Fed meeting; waiting for them to pivot and ‘save us’.

Right around November 1st, or 2nd, seems like it can’t help but be some kind of emotional cathartic set-up.

Unless stopped out ahead of time, the plan, is to plan an exit within that window.

Let’s go to the IYR, 3X Leveraged Inverse fund DRV.

IYR, 3X Inverse, DRV, Daily

At the end of today’s session DRV has posted a downside reversal candle.

The next session will be important.

We either have follow-through to the downside, thus validating the reversal (and exit of the position) or we have some variation of an inside day or new daily high.

If the trading channel remains valid, the compressed chart below shows a potential exit range: DRV 140 – 200.

During the next session(s), if DRV, posts a new daily high (unless stopped), the DRV-22-04, stop will be moved to this session’s low @ 73.86

Positions & Current Stance (courtesy only, not advice).

The following is the positioning of my firm’s main (largest) account.

DRV-22-04:

Entry @ 66.463, Stop @ 63.98

ZSL-22-01:

Entry @ 28.08, Stop @ 28.53:

Discretionary exit (today) @ 31.5513***

Trade Closed

LABD-22-08***:

Entry @ 25.1278 (yesterday) and 24.735 (today), Stop @ 22.59

***, Indicates change

Note: Positions may be increased, decreased, entered, or exited at any time.

Stay Tuned

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The Danger Point®, trade mark: No. 6,505,279

ProLogis … Real Estate Proxy

The Work Has Already Been Done

This is how it pays off.

Work was done months ago, on ProLogis (logistics/warehouse, real estate) which at the time, was the largest cap in the IYR.

It’s now No.2, just behind AMT, but the effort is still valid.

From that post last May, the behavior of ProLogis during a bear market was summed up with the following:

“It’s straightforward.

Using 2008 – 2009, timeframe as the proxy, PLD was vaporized; straight down for two-months.”

Well, that was back in ’08 – ’09.

Let’s see how our ‘vaporization’ is going now.

ProLogis PLD, Monthly

Price action is at support.

Downward pressure is immense.

We should all be able to agree, this time is worse than last time (’08 – ’09).

There’s no money left for a ‘save’, and our chief cook and bottle washer, the Fed, seems to be on a different agenda.

So, let’s remind ourselves of the potential for this down-move should it come to fruition.

The weekly chart of PLD, and distance traveled below the 200-wk Moving Average, gives us a sense of the enormity.

ProLogis PLD, Weekly

To position for a potential event, there may be plenty of time, or no time.

Either way, when things really get started to the downside, confusion, panic, locked-up brokerages, internet outages, will likely be the norm.

Positions & Current Stance (courtesy only, not advice).

The following is the positioning of my firm’s main (largest) account.

DRV-22-04:

Entry @ 66.463, Stop @ 63.98

ZSL-22-01:

Entry @ 28.08, Stop @ 28.53***

***, Indicates change

Note: Positions may be increased, decreased, entered, or exited at any time.

Stay Tuned

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The Danger Point®, trade mark: No. 6,505,279

After The Close …

The Tape Is Always Right

Once again, stopped-out of the biotech short (not advice, not a recommendation).

Call it bad timing, incorrect analysis or whatever. Every opportunity for SPBIO, to go lower is being thwarted … so, no more for now.

On the flip side, the potential collapse in silver has been discussed over the past few weeks, here, here, here and here.

Looking at the chart below, not only do we have a Wyckoff Up-Thrust, but unless it’s negated by subsequent price action, we’ve got an ‘island gap reversal’ as well.

Prices can’t be sustained at yesterday’s higher level.

Silver SLV, Daily

As previously discussed, very late in the session as SLV, price action rose higher, reducing the risk, a short was entered via Leveraged Inverse Fund ZSL @ 28.08 (not advice, not a recommendation).

The trade is identified as ZSL-22-01.

An obvious hard-stop would be yesterday’s high in SLV, or the corresponding low in ZSL @ 26.55.

Stay Tuned

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The Danger Point®, trade mark: No. 6,505,279

The Silver Set-Up

Repeating: Spring-To-Up-Thrust

Which comes first: Freezing and starving to death, or currency collapse?

Is that a hyperbolic statement?

Short answer, is no.

Here are at least two boots-on-the-ground sources that paint an incredibly bleak picture of what is to come in just weeks for Europe.

Links are here and here.

As with the Texas Freeze, the last thing on anybody’s mind was their “stack” of silver.

The humanitarian crisis is happening now, if not soon. Currency collapse may be months if not years away.

Which brings us to the precious metals and specifically silver, SLV.

The past few trading sessions have formed a repeating set-up: Spring-To-Up-Thrust.

Silver SLV, Daily

Note, the Pre-Market activity is far below yesterday’s high; the bulls may be trapped.

Typically the first order of business is an attempt to close the gap. If that happens, price action is then narrowing the risk on a short entry (not advice, not a recommendation).

One typical trading vehicle for shorting silver (other than the futures market) is 2X Inverse Fund ZSL.

Summary

The bulls think it’s finally the launch they have been waiting for … all these years.

It could be … anything can happen.

However, that does not take away from the fact we’ve got a trade set-up that may offer a low-risk short entry (not advice, not a recommendation).

Stay Tuned

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The Danger Point®, trade mark: No. 6,505,279

Silver: No Squeeze In Sight

There are so many reasons why the silver squeeze is over; not the least of which is the constant bombardment of the supposed event in the financial press.

If the mainstream financial press is covering the topic (any topic) whatever the event, it’s over, irrelevant or an intentional miss-direction.

The little guy’s not going to put the big guys into a bind.

Not going to happen.

The big guys (the controlling interests) will just change the rules of the game as is being done with SLV.

Let’s move on.

Potential action in SLV is above. We’ve got hits on the right side of the chart indicating a potential trend has formed.

There’s already precedent for a trend change with the massive volume spike on February 1st.

Inverse fund ZSL (not advice, not a recommendation) is showing the same trend potential but in the opposite direction … up.

As always, anything can happen. For example, an earthquake (seismic activity picking up world-wide) could wipe out production at some major mine and affect the price.

The chart above, shows the current potential. A trend may have been formed. If SLV price posts a new daily low (below 24.93), we have additional confirmation.

Stay Tuned

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Silver Short Squeeze, Over

Massive volume in SLV, points to significant reversal.

Not since the week of May 13th, 2011 has there been higher volume.

The week prior in 2011, was the highest volume ever, for SLV at 1.1-Bilion shares.

Those two weeks culminated in a crash over -31% and were just after SLV reached its all-time high.

Total down-draft for the three weeks combined (the top and two weeks following) was nearly -34%.

Will it be any different now?

Probably not.

At this point, it’s important to re-state, this site is following principals and techniques set down by three market masters of the early 1900s; Livermore, Wyckoff and Loeb.

Markets do not change. Using the techniques outlined by those early masters are still applicable today.

Arguably, the father of technical analysis was Wyckoff.

The terms “accumulation, distribution, support and resistance” originated from him.

His technical publications had the largest subscriber base in the States at the time; larger than all other publications combined.

At one point he got so successful, his buy or sell recommendations were beginning to move the markets all on their own. The year was 1918.

Instead of stroking his ego on how ‘his recommendations’ were affecting the markets, he saw it as a disservice to his clients.

In May of 1919, he discontinued his newsletter publication ‘The Trend Letter’. It had become so popular, it was impossible to provide recommendations without those same tips moving the market.

What a contrast to today.

Those attempting garner forces (the little guy) to move the markets, such as silver, will find out soon enough who’s in control … and it’s not them.

It’s unlikely silver is going higher any time soon. There could be some upward spasms as the crowded trade exhausts itself; it’s likely we’ve seen the SLV highs for quite some time.

Stay Tuned

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SLV Up 10%, Can it Hold?

The short answer is, probably not.

Is anyone looking at the technical condition? No, it’s all about ‘putting it to the man’.

In all of Wyckoff’s writings, he never once proposed the idea of taking the large controlling entities for a ride.

He was totally immersed in figuring out what those entities were trying to accomplish; then getting on the right side of the trade.

For all we know, the whole hedge fund blow-up, kabuki theater could have just been a sacrificial lamb (an inside job) targeting silver for a massive short opportunity.

How’s that for strategic thinking.

Right now, in the pre-market, SLV is right at new recovery highs.

The real question should be, ‘how long can the hype last?’

Can it finish the week at new highs and post a bearish divergence on the weekly MACD?

Price action itself will decide. What we do have, is risk being removed on the short side.

Inverse fund ZSL is down a stiff -21%. If there is a short, that’s the one to watch (not advice, not a recommendation).

It’s important to note, GLD is nowhere near a +10% move. It’s a non-confirmation on silver.

Separately, the overall markets are trading higher but appear to be under their prior session (daily) highs … indicating a short position in those markets is still viable.

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