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I’ve been a full time trader for well over a decade and began trading in the late 1990s while working in management and sales at a well-known aerospace company. As my style evolved, so did my success, and it allowed me to leave corporate America to pursue my passion and trade full time.
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Are you ready? I would have to say that everybody and the markets have been expecting a quarter % rate hike today, so we shouldn't really get any surprises, but let's take a look and prepare for what might be coming our way. We had Part 1 &2 in Precious Metals, and that showed us A LOT! Now, how do we get ready for what is to come? Let's discuss this next...
SPX - The Markets have continued as expected, we'll see how they react to what should be an expected quarter rate hike. There is a gap down at the 10sma, so that is an area to possibly be aware of.
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I think that it is important for this weekend report to FOCUS on the idea of GOLD going on sale, so after a review of the Markets, I am going to have PART 1 of a GOLD SPECIAL REPORT.
BANKS - The banks broke out recently, as reported in recent reports, and after a quick back test, we see the BANKS ( I mentioned JPM, BAC, RF,HBAN, MS, etc ) Moving higher. It is assumed that an interest rate hike is in the books with Wed Fed Mtg.
SPX #1 - We got our back test of the 10sma, likely a 1/2 cycle low.
SPX - The SPX dropped to the 10sma, and this was noted as normal action...
SPX - Thursday was Day 15 and that could be our 1/2 cycle low. This should continue higher, though a quick dip under the 10sma has happened in Sept & Oct, and that dip was harmless.
When I look at the various sectors of the market, they still seem to be moving at various rates, so we have a bit of a mixed set up. Let's take a look at this mixture...
SPX - Here we have the SPX acting as expected. A possible 1/2 cycle low after getting a bit ahead of the 10sma. Some have been riding this for a long time now, with a trailing stop. If you bought UPRO at the DCL, you could try adding if that was your goal. You can see that the SPX does at times break the 10sma & recover, so be prepared for that possibility. See SEPT & OCT.
There are a few things that I will be watching today...
As mentioned last week, we want to keep some of our open energy trades on a short leash. They were up 20% or so, so after a brief market review, let's take a look, take some profit, and not overstay that welcome 🙂
SPX - We saw a large doji candle on Friday ( indecision) and on Monday the markets Gapped open on the hopes that a Tax break will help business, but then it sold off. Am I bearish? No, this is day 12 of a bew daily cycle and the move higher was steep, I think we may just drop to the 10sma & my trend line, or go sideways,,,
SPX WEEKLY - Still Bullish? Yes, quite. On a 2 year chart we see that the SPX formed an uptrend channel, and when it got a bit overenthusiastic ( over throw), it immediately sold off and closed back inside. Currently it has closed outside (above) that channel. This can create a steeper incline if it doesn't close back inside next week.
That can lead to more of a parabolic move, and...
Friday is the last trading day of the week, so let's just look at a couple of the important things and some possible buy opportunities.