A) UPDATE ON SP500 and POSITIONING
Inside of the SUPPLY AREA and not reading the SELLING I was expecting. Please note the SUPPLY AREA on the chart #SPX #SP500
EARNING WILL TAKE OVER THIS MARKET STARTING THIS WEEK!
Read Post from April 7th where we mark this area as important.
There is a strategic view here:
I found this logic is very straightforward.
- The stock market has been going for more than 10 years. We are not likely in the beginning of something. Portfolios from around the world are likely organized for the late cycle. Historically risks are higher in the late cycle compared to when a bull market is in an early stage.
- The world is awash in debt. The sovereign debt owed by governments and corporate debt owed by zombie corporations has dramatically increased. It is a bubble that is getting bigger and maybe too big to burst.
- Valuations are cheap nor optimal. Many stocks are having 20% swings weeks.
Currently, my position is clear, I will profit if the market trades higher but I will not lose if we drop from here. Of course, this can change fast.
The market as of now is broken:
“The storage is too full for speculators to buy this contract, and the refiners are running at low levels because we haven’t lifted stay-at-home orders in most states,” said Phil Flynn, an analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago. “There’s not a lot of hope that things are going to change in 24 hours.”
The contract expiring to more was trading at -40 USD this morning
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. crude oil futures turned negative on Monday for the first time in history, ending the day at a stunning minus $37.63 a barrel as traders sold heavily because of rapidly filling storage space at the key Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery point.
Brent crude, the international benchmark, also slumped, but that contract was nowhere near as weak because more storage is available worldwide.
The May U.S. WTI contract fell $55.9, or 306%, to settle at a discount of $37.63 a barrel after touching an all-time low of -$40.32 a barrel. Brent was down $2.51, or 9%, to settle at $25.57 a barrel.