Tuesday 16 October 2018

Bears getting cooked

US equity indexes closed powerfully higher, sp +59pts (2.1%) at 2809. Nasdaq comp' +2.9% to 7645. The two leaders - Trans/R2K, settled +1.8% and +2.8% respectively. VIX settled -17.3% at 17.62. Near term outlook offers a cooling wave, some sporadic 'spooky news' would help, especially on Thursday.




US equities opened moderately higher, and relentlessly built gains all the way into the late afternoon. The sp' saw a closing hour high of 2813, which is 113pts (4.2%) above the Thursday low.

With equities powerfully higher, volatility was ground lower for a third day, with the VIX settling in the mid 17s. S/t outlook still offers an equity cooling wave, but its going to take some sporadic spooky news to get anywhere near last weeks low.

Bonus chart: Germany, monthly

With 11 trading days left of the month, the DAX is currently -3.8% at 11776. This remains a concern.

Extra charts in AH (usually around 7pm EDT) @ https://twitter.com/permabear_uk

Goodnight from London
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