Monday, 27 February 2012

Slow motion turn...into Spring

Hmm, from the open of dow -100 to +30, with a closing of -1pt. Again, its pretty dull and tiresome.

Whilst this nonsense continues, it seems best to focus on the bigger picture. Moves of less than 1% are merely noise, not least when the last 3 weeks has been a super tight trading range.

IWM remains stuck in a 3 week distribution formation. Pretty clear, a break over 84 it higher..and break under it lower.

VIX is still suggesting 2-3 weeks until the first opportunity for an explosion upwards – somewhere in the upper 20/low 30s.

The master index arguably broke out of the baby wedge purely due to being squeezed out for time reasons.

Some more dynamic due.

We have lots of econ-data to come this week, not least of which might be a Q4 GDP number likely to be revised somewhat lower.

Near term (within 3-7 trading days) targets:

Bearish: VIX 21/22, SP' 1320, IWM' 79

Bullish: VIX breaking <16, with SP' 1385, IWM 84+

Moody Posters

I am noticing more moodiness out there across the various boards. The doomers are getting increasingly desperate for a major move lower (hell, many of them were shorting at sp'1250 in November) -which increasingly looks unlikely. Meanwhile the cheerleaders are on an ever more confident tirade, touting new market highs sometime this year.

Clearly, the very limited trading range we are now stuck in, is starting to really frustrate a lot of the posters out there.

Regardless of the crazy posters, March is this coming Thursday. Spring is coming......its time for some of those 'Green Shoots' again.