“Modern day trading … more “Pump & Dump” truth!”
It’s NFP Friday again … oh joy … although, this time around I don’t think it
matters to the market … too many other things on the financial plate, unless
the numbers are way off consensus into some sigma hell nobody foresees. The
NDX100 in classic “pump & dump” mode, IMHO, as the “process” of pulling
in every last discretionary dollar of the public’s money is unfolding before our
eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a “gloom & doom’er”, just reading the tape
and observing sentiment swings, in the biggest bubble of all time since tulips
swept Holland in 1636 - 1637. When “disappointment” sets in, like it did with
Netflix & Facebook, you lose more money in hours than it took months to gain
… and as it surely does, it will happen to the current darlings Apple, Google, &
Amazon at some point here in the near future.
What is impossible to judge, or get a sense of unless you’re smack dab in the
trading room of a TBTF scumbag LP bank, is the extent of the FEDS “Plunge
Protection Team” [PPT] activities and/or the Swiss National Bank [SNB]
buying everything in sight via “bigly & yuuuuge” futures orders. The banks
know of it, front run it for their own prop accounts [illegal but who gives a
shit?], take profits then they back away from their bids, and then repeat the
The level of government manipulation, both PPT & SNB, in the SP500 and the
NDX100 is pervasive and overt … hell, they don’t even bother to hide it
anymore. And looking at their intentions, it’s easy to see the manipulation is
entirely crafted to enhance, promote, & lastly defend any and all price
appreciation to protect consumer & investor confidence in stock prices
… “fun-der-mentals” have never meant as little as they do now for anything
… it’s all about the propagandist projection of “Everything Is F-ing Awesome
Baby!”, and with sycophants & apologists in the financial MSM, most notably
Bloomberg & CNBC leading the way daily with permabull bullshit, I’m left
with the feeling that somehow, if Dr. J. Goebbels [Reich Minister of
Propaganda in Nazi Germany, for you Obama voters who think history
started with President Empty Suit] and his thuggish killer buds were still alive
today, they would be in total awe of the stunning level of success of the FED in
molding, shaping, & implementing desired public opinion of stocks demanded
by the ruling elite.
Nothing proves this premise better than Tesla, which if it wasn’t for
government handouts and assorted accounting bullshit, would be a bankrupt
automaker … that its stock is north of $300/share is a testament to the “cult of
Elon”, and the perception that somehow & some way [nobody has a clue how
though], electric cars made with dubious quality, are gonna be worth trillions
someday … the stock should be traded on the “pink sheets” at around 70 cents
a share, their propensity for losing money and burning cash well known for
over 10 years, including this last quarter, where they burnt through $8 million
bucks a day … “yup, no question about it, it’s worth $300+ a share, sure as I’m
sittin’ here” … and THAT mi amigos, is what Goebbels & Co. would be most
smiling about, and analyzing just how you get idiot humans to think like this
and ignore reality … with that kind of thinking, the ruling elites can literally
get away with anything.
I’m a trader … I try to be “real” in my approach to markets … I got no
allegiance to either the bull or bear case for stocks … just cuz Uncle Warren’s
market bell weather valuation model for stocks is the highest in history,
doesn’t mean it can’t be higher tomorrow, next week, next month, next year
… doesn’t mean the NDX100 can’t be at 8,000 within a month, and 10,000 at
Christmas … what it does suggest, though, is that as Facebook & Netflix both
proved last week, when sentiment changes, there isn’t enough room at the
door for anybody to get out without being bloodied badly. And from where I
sit right now, “Ma & Pa” Public are being setup for a bloodbath of historic
proportions; it’s not a question of “IF”, only “WHEN”?
Turning to today’s NDX100 market … NFP numbers in line with adjustments
to the prior month higher … really though, nobody gives a shit, cuz there’s
more important China news to deal with AND the $64,000 question of, “what’s
the “Plunge Protection Team” [PPT] & the Swiss National Bank [SNB] gonna
do today"? Do they back away, or is it up, up, & away to newer higher highs &
even greater levels of stupidity?
Well, this has turned into a clusterfark ... no range, no real movement, no
interest going into the weekend, and quite frankly who can blame anybody
when Pols consistently grab headlines and move markets with their actions
… today sees the PBOC raise FX margins, thus forcing a nut busting short
squeeze in short Reminbi [long USDCNH] positions and sees the currency
rally almost 1,000 PIPS … anybody want to know what would happen if that
happened in EURUSD or USDJPY? Add to that some Trump Tweets, and is it
any wonder nobody is interested today after yesterday’s massive manipulated
PPT short squeeze higher? … and just like that, the rally for today is D.E.A.D.
Now the question becomes, do longs want to stay long going into the weekend,
or do we have lower lows still yet today?
Afternoon in New York, and with things so quiet, this Friday afternoon should
be left alone … anything could happen of course, but again the news out today
is most definitely NOT good for rising stock prices, not that it matters when
you got the PPT & SNB around to bid shit higher … in any event, the last 2
hours will see me on the sidelines, simply cuz any mistake will be amplified
multiple times cuz there simply is not time to adjust or make back any losses
unless you do “stupid shit”, like dramatically increase leverage & volume levels
and potentially dig a deeper hole.
In this mess of a trading day, two trades … PAMM UP about $85. So, what we
lost yesterday, plus a couple of bucks.
Captured the surge off the low for a good trade, but as the day unfolds,
absolutely zero follow through to yesterday’s rally, and the NDX100 merely
drifts about ever so slightly lower on the day so far. I just don’t see price going
above 7400 and into the weekend … not that the market cares what I think, but
it if does, it suggests severe disappointment next week if new all time highs over
7500 can’t be produced, and every Newbie in trading sees the daily candlestick
“double top”, and now you got some trouble brewing.
I’ve adjusted my trading strategy some, and this is what led to today’s gains in
a nothing market … should be very productive for the PAMM going forward,
allowing us to capture most of the day’s gains, while sidestepping serious
setbacks in price.
Special blog post on Sunday night, and the PAMM Spreadsheet will be updated
at that point as well. Markets more than ever are being driven & dominated by
politicians and manipulator central banks … something years ago I would have
said is impossible. OK, I don’t like it, but I can deal with it … the ramifications
of which are more crazy and insane markets day-to-day, that flip from sheer
panic to buying frenzy at the drop of a hat … since FED QE has ended,
overnight and weekend risk has risen exponentially cuz of China … who the
hell knows what they are gonna do when they start their day at 9 P.M. EST.,
and the night progresses. All the more reason to track the NDX100 Index via
the NYSE session and leave the rest alone.
We’re well positioned to take advantage of this going forward, and while some
days present some trading problems, overall they are the distinct minority of
trading days, with none of the problems I highlighted in yesterday’s blog post,
which are absolutely guaranteed to show up quicker than most think. Quite
frankly, given the state of markets across the MT4 platform, “Tech” is pretty
much the only thing the vast majority of investors and traders care about
anymore … yea, crude oil is there, but only in futures; nobody but nobody has
a decent CFD in crude oil, cuz it doesn’t exist. Outside of the crazy action in
USDCNH, with attendant astronomical spreads during the day, FX is
“dead meat” with nothing but “chop” and scumbag LP bank bullshit slippage
to deal with … precious metals a complete joke, as nobody trades it anymore
… and the other stock indices a slippage & spread ripoff, especially if volatility
picks up in the slightest. That leaves the NDX100, and why we’re here.
So, onto next week … will the ChiComs allow the “dog days of August”, or
are we in for some unbelievable volatility on the horizon? Don’t know, but
we’ll be there whatever happens, and we won’t be subject to subsequent
meltdowns when [not if] the charts break down and scream
“sell, Mortimer, sell!” at the top of their lungs. In reality, the future has never
looked brighter for the PAMM going forward … until Sunday night mi amigos
… Onward & Upward!!
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