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Friday, May 3, 2019


“Trading isn’t the only scary thing going these days!”   

You look at markets these days, and literally ZERO makes sense … e.g., I 
look at Tesla, and I can’t for the life of me understand why 1) anybody 
would want a Tesla, with autopilot failures, cars catching fire for no reason, 
and cars trapping people and locking them inside … and yet, the stock trades 
over $200 per share … “hell, it shouldn’t even be a penny stock” … then 
there’s gold, which of course I cover here … world debt is exploding, inflation 
is being deliberately hidden with statistical bullshit, and the U.S. fiscal 
condition worsens by the minute … yet, here we are watching gold melt like 
an ice cream cone on a sidewalk in Summer.

Today, we get the fairy tale jobs numbers from the Department of Unicorns 
& Fairy Tales, where math Ph.D.’s manipulate data six ways from Sunday, 
all the while quadruple adjusting numbers to insure job gains … it’s a 
completely rigged system, and has been for 40+ years … all bullshit, and 
exists mainly to manipulate people into thinking “Everything Is F-ing 
Awesome, Baby”!, when most of the time it isn’t. An added benefit, of course, 
is it pads scumbag LP bank trading desks with plenty of new found wealth 
… the money they steal after the first minutes from morons who are dumb 
enough to try and trade the numbers.

Some months are more important than others, so the pundits will tell you 
… the same CNBC & Bloomberg pundits who take their marching orders 
from their corporate bosses, who report to bigger big shots, who report to 
global elitists, who whisper in the ears of clueless FED Twits & other central 
banker types … “you’ll report what you’re told, or we’ll find somebody else 
who will” … and so the story goes … after a while, you become immune to it, 
and in the infamous words of Dr. Goebbels [paraphrasing], “tell a lie often 
enough and people will believe it’s true”. Nowhere is this effect more true than 
in ‘Murica.

Which brings me right back to the NDX100 … the fact is, it’s a manipulative 
marvel. Now, the FEDS aren’t stupid … the “Plunge Protection Team” [PPT] 
doesn’t sop up stock as the market goes lower … they’ll let you sell and take 
the index lower … however, when you’re done, they’ll shove it back in your 
face and not only give you losses, but make you look like a fool for selling 
… just ask all the now defunct hedge funds who’ve been calling for a market 
top since the index hit 3,000.

Including today, the NDX100 is in a 9 day boxed wedge … bounded on the 
low side by 7705 [taken out yesterday, but climbed back to close unchanged], 
and 7865 on the upside … “a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your 
pants”, where it’s nothing short of a complete “shitshow circus” of gaps down 
[Google & China news], gaps up [Apple], and chop in between … although 
yesterday’s range was good, most of the other days it has not … yesterday, the 
internal dynamics of the way stocks trade, was all messed up, and led to a big 
reversal day lower, that was subsequently washed away quietly in late 
afternoon and with overnight buying … “everything is good … nothing to see 
here Sheeple … move along now & buy MOAR! is the message being suggested 
… see, we made it all good”!

And, maybe it is good … all I know is we’re in a frickin’ 9 day shoebox, and 
while inside anything can happen. The obvious question here in May should 
be, “does the index go higher every week”? Cuz looking at the weekly charts, 
we’ve been higher 18 out of 19 weeks since Christmas Eve 2018. And going 
forward we get closer to the 2020 election [God help us, please], which on its 
own is likely to produce paralysis akin to FX. 

NFP report out … and as predicted, banks profit at spec expense, as price 
gets jerked around 30 points in 2 minutes for absolutely no reason … ho hum. 

One algorithm buy signal today … PAMM up a couple of bucks.

I entered the long position, and to be blunt, “we got ripped off” on the fill 
… so, using my rule on fills that aren’t what they are supposed to be, and are 
off the market significantly, when the position shows a profit, I liquidate it 
… say what you want, this rule has saved my ass more times than you can 
imagine … although today, NDX100 is simply “slow crawling” higher and 
ripping the Google & China news shorts a brand new one.

I want to be clear here … this isn’t a Turnkey problem, it’s the scumbag LP 
bank who filled the order … hard to tell if it would have been the same 
anywhere else … probably not, but I’m willing to give them the benefit of the 
doubt on this one … remember, it’s NFP Friday, and bank computers are set 
for “double screw ‘em, MAX slippage” fills, so they have a ready excuse to feed 
anybody who will listen, even though not much was happening when I got the 
buy signal. Still, it pisses me off we gotta deal with crap like this.

Looks like the afternoon is gonna be slow, and I doubt we move higher from 
the 7830’s … could be wrong, but it looks and feels like chop the rest of the 
day here at Noon EST. … onto next week … blog update Sunday night 
… until then mi amigos … Onward & Upward!!
Have a great weekend everybody!



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