Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Closing Brief

US equities closed very mixed, sp -22pts @ 1859 (intra range 1812/76). The two leaders - Trans/R2K, settled -0.5% and +0.4% respectively. With a rather powerful wave from 1812 to 1876, the market is threatening a short term floor, although 1812 makes little sense as a key floor.



*closing hour action: more crazy ass swings... with the Trans, R2K, and Nasdaq actually turning positive. There was renewed weakness in the closing minutes, but it was not a great close for those in bear land.

Well, that sure was much too wild for yours truly.

The market had setup a pretty good bear flag by 2.30pm.... and after a little chop... we saw a very significant hyper-ramp, especially seen in the two leading indexes - R2K swinging from 958 to 1008, a VERY powerful 5%

sp'1812 makes little sense as a key low, but I can't be in denial about the closing daily candles, which are warning of a spike floor.

*I went long TVIX around 2.30pm.. but bailed just after 3pm as the market went hyper bullish. If it was just a market fake out.. it was a nasty one.

more later....on the VIX