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Cracks in the Narrative

Everything is Wonderful!

If you pay attention to leaders of virtually any country in the world, everything is wonderful. The main stream media will back up that sentiment.

For example, in the US, the trade war is supposed to be a good thing … bringing lots of revenue into the country through tariffs (does anybody actually believe this?), unemployment is at almost an historic low, the stock market is at new highs and central banks (supposedly) are in full control, and we’re expecting strong levels of inflation in the near future. I’d say there’s somewhat of a disconnect from reality!

This weekend, in terms of the stock market, all the bears are piling on, due to the short-term weakness of the past couple of weeks (even though the market hasn’t damaged any Elliott Wave technical levels. But the trading herd always does that; they never learn. “Buy at the lows, sell at the highs” doesn’t ever seem to have an impact on reality … and nobody reads history, although most of us would agree that it repeats.

Such is what we can human psychology. Being contrarian can be a lucrative mindset.

You just have to browse alternative websites, like, for example to find out what’s really going on. Here are some recent examples:

I’ll be telling the tale in an upcoming webinar: “Navigating the Coming Crash” and I’ll have details within the next week. This webinar is going to explain all the things you can do to prepare.

Stay tuned.


Keeping Tabs on the Russell 2000 (Changes This Week)

Above is the two hour chart of IWM (the Russell 2000 small cap stocks).

The corrective pattern completely changed this week. The ending diagonal that had formed broke to the downside this week and has created a double bottom with the previous fourth wave. I suspect it will turn up from here.

I’ve chosen to use a 5 wave count in order to keep track of where we are. However, the large size of what you’d characterize as the 4th/5th wave can only be a B wave, which makes the entire structure a “three.” For more on the “right look,” go here.

The other issue is at the bottom with blue wave 1, which was itself in three waves. That itself makes the entire wave corrective right from the start.

There are a couple of points to be made here:

  1. When a wave starts off with three waves as a first wave, the wave itself will never be impulsive (always be corrective) no matter what happens to it
  2. The “look of the wave” is extremely important in determining whether it’s impulsive, or corrective.

Also note that the most recent wave down is in three waves, which is obvious just looking at it. That means the wave is corrective and must retrace back up to the top.

As I often say,

“Trade what you see, not what you think.”


Elliott Wave Basics

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US Market Snapshot (based on end-of-week wave structure)

This chart is posted to provide a prediction of future market direction. DO NOT trade based upon the information presented here (certainly NOT from a daily chart).

Above is the daily chart of ES (click to enlarge, as with any of my charts).

I've been predicting a new high for the current bullish (corrective) wave in the US indices for a few weeks now. That's because the wave down from the current top was corrective right from the get-go. However, this market is so weak, that the final rally attempt keeps failing. It'll eventually get there, though, because corrective waves retrace to their tops (or bottoms, as the case may be).

The next major move is to the downside (after the top is in). I can't provide a date for a top, because of all the wave failures. These wave failures have also affected current patterns in some indices. Some ending diagonals (at the tops of the DOW and Russell 2000, for example, have failed. This has resulted in double fourth wave bottoms (they're really B wave bottoms — the structure of the wave up from Dec. 26 is so corrective, as I've been saying right from the start). The corrective nature now couldn't be more obvious.

As a result, the wave up from Dec. 26 in ES is must eventually fully retrace to the downside. This is supported by the US Dollar Index, the major USD currency pairs, WTI Oil, along with DAX, TSX, and other international exchanges.

The current pattern in ES still appears to be an ending expanding diagonal. There is still the possibility that this pattern could also fail and drop a little lower over the next couple of days.

This week, the currency pairs (and the US Dollar Index) reversed, as I've been predicting they would, to allow the final rally, as somewhat of a "parade to the top."

It's impossible to successfully analyze this market without taking into account the movement of a number of related asset classes. The market has gradually been aligning across these asset classes and now virtually everything si moving more or less in "lock-step." When you trace out a major top, all major indices have to top at the same time. This 500 year topping process will include many international exchanges.

Summary: My preference is for a dramatic drop in a 4th wave to a new low. The culmination of this drop should mark the bottom of a large fourth wave in progress in the NYSE since January 29, 2018 - a year and a half of Hell. It may be a relatively fast, dramatic drop. In any case, ES will target the previous fourth wave area somewhere under 2100.

Once we've completed the fourth wave down, we'll have a long climb to a final new high in a fifth wave.


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  • mojo May 29, 2019, 5:20 am

    FWIW, does a great “Stock Market Review” daily with technicle indicators a lot of us use to dovetail with Peter T’s EW work. They just trade their own accounts, but one can subscribe to breakout candidates, etc. They use a Group Pressure Gradient to see if major markets are swimming with the stream or against it. The latter is in play on 3 majors now

  • Vivek Sahay May 29, 2019, 6:07 am

    2790 was an important level for me. It does eliminate some patterns looking for an immediate rally from 2800. Lets see if the cash markets confirm what the futures markets are prognosticating. If we close below 2790 today, I would expect further weakness towards 2720. I have been playing this leg of the declines through puts (and rolling the strikes to not die of decay). Longer term H&S pattern is still intact and 2790 is the neckline.

  • mojo May 29, 2019, 6:26 am

    Yeh, H&S somewhat symmetrical until lately, but cannot tell if it turns into waterfall, or they BTD…

  • mojo May 29, 2019, 6:44 am

    WOW, Morgan Stanley “ADJUSTED” yield curve and fit with VIX… VIXplosion!

  • Marie Slattery May 29, 2019, 7:27 am

    I like Randy too..always like his wrap ups..but agree that was a risky hold.. sometimes better to wait and see then hop aboard..
    I do think he is probably more right though with the possible bounce after they yank this down one more time..
    Mojo DWT wasn’t an easy long play..I have been in and out on that one and some very tough calls..I told myself I would hold 2000 shares and then trade in and out..
    but of course I didn’t ..never seem to be able to do that..I usually end up selling and then wishing I hadn’t..the triples can be tricky to hold..

  • mojo May 29, 2019, 7:34 am

    Yeh, DWT is too choppy for me too, but looking back… 🙂 I took profit in SQQQ and VXX just before open… looks like I left some on table, but made 5.3% in <1 day. CCI and RSI5 look oversold, so I banked it and will look for next entry.

    • mojo May 29, 2019, 7:34 am

      Best to your trading!

  • Vivek Sahay May 29, 2019, 7:44 am

    I rolled my put strikes just to be disciplined. This market is barely hanging on. We can easily see a flush out over the next 24-36 hours.

  • Marie Slattery May 29, 2019, 8:09 am

    Looks like we are in a wave 3 down…of a possible (3) dow..

    • Vivek Sahay May 29, 2019, 9:05 am

      The market holding at the lower channel boundary (around 2880). I expected the market to blow through that line. Still a few hours to go before the close – lets see if the dam holds. If the market does hold over the next 2-3 hours, there would be a positive momentum divergence on 1 hour chart, looking for a bounce to around 2820 zone.

  • Marie Slattery May 29, 2019, 8:11 am

    I have found VXX on 2 hour with ULT set at 3,5,13 has been very good as of late use to catch swings…

  • Marie Slattery May 29, 2019, 8:13 am

    and OBV on that one just broke out..of wedge..soo..let’s see…

  • Vivek Sahay May 29, 2019, 9:57 am

    The dam broke – why does it feel as if the sell off is happening in slow motion. Maybe because I am short the market through puts and am paying decay ! I want this market to get moving !

    • Verne Carty May 29, 2019, 10:22 am

      It is a “managed decline” due to a deliberate leverage unwind as opposed to panic driven selling.
      Are we really surprised?
      We know from the anaemic volume that participants in this market are few indeed.
      The market IS the banksters.
      When they buy, it goes up.
      When they sell/unwind, it goes down. The gradual pace of the decline suggests that they want to keep the maases sleeping.

  • Verne Carty May 29, 2019, 11:23 am

    Evidence of an interim low will come via a reclaim of the 2800 pivot and closure of the first overhead gap.
    Until and unless that happens, the bulls will need to tread with great caution.
    Great trading day!
    I am outta here! ☺

    • Vivek Sahay May 29, 2019, 12:13 pm

      The market continues to be very weak. Somehow, the decline has not been nasty at any point. Feels like a series of paper cuts rather than a more forceful decline I was looking out for. Guess I will continue rolling my strikes back and forth.

  • Joe Longwill May 29, 2019, 12:43 pm

    Today in the cash dow the low has been 24938.24 so far
    not that far from the 24906 extreme I have been allowing for .
    there is lower targets to 24737 yet id rather see the dow hold
    near todays lows .
    the 5 day trin is somewhat oversold
    the 5 day advance decline line is now giving an oversold reading .
    the 10 day charts are not into oversold territory .
    the heavy weight dow stocks are now into the jan 22 2019 lows
    the lesser weighted dow stocks have only just broken down
    and are still much closer to their respective all time highs .
    it is really going to matter how next weeks market action goes .
    my timing is either correct or it is dead wrong .
    a failure to see a weekly reversal to the upside next week
    would be a huge warning .
    On another note : the oscillators as of yet have not given me any oversold readings
    The rally I am expecting for the month of June needs to be a strong one and
    testing or making new highs in some index’s s a must .
    A failure to make new highs would tell me we have already entered
    the bear market in stocks even though the bearish cycles have yet to kick in .
    Right hand translations tend to bring crashes ( a high after the cycle high date )
    Left hand translations ( the high before the cycle high , tend to bring in long winded declines that are sluggish )
    The mid august time period should answer that question .
    Basically from what im looking at the market peaked on Feb 25th
    I know the index’s went higher yet internally, the individual stocks peaked
    on Feb 25th and there was a secondary high April 5th .
    Feb 25 to april 5 was 38-39 days depending how you count it .
    April 5 plus 38 days was may 13th ( a high to high to low count )
    The if im wrong thought .
    Monthly chart only ( assumes a break below 24906 and no reversal as expected next week )
    Breaking below 24768 targets a minimum of 24049 .
    Im not going to explain it just noting it .
    Breaking below 24906 intraday is ok yet staying below there and closing the week is not a good sign at all .
    currently they are panicking from the looks of the indicators im seeing .
    A wash out low is possible this week .
    Risky market for the bulls no doubt yet I still favor a cycle low forming now

    • Verne Carty May 29, 2019, 1:23 pm

      Not sure why you think anyone is panicking.
      What I see is a very orderly exit with a few folk who went long yesterday having to rush into insurance which resulted in that VIX gap higer.
      Nothing about the way vol has been trading even remotely suggests panic so far as I can tell, at least not compared to what we would normally see.
      VIX has not even poked above the 20 handle despite the size of this decline and that is really remarkable for the apparent lack of concern…just my two 🙂

      • tedward728 May 29, 2019, 1:59 pm

        I saw the p/c ratio reading was at 1.48 earlier in the day. It was 1.43 on 12/21 and 1.8 (which was very high). I think this could suggest some level of panic.

        • tedward728 May 29, 2019, 2:00 pm

          This was per a @sharkbiotech twitter post.

        • Verne Carty May 29, 2019, 2:57 pm

          It has been a long time since volatility in general, and VIX in paricular has had ANYTHING to do with the put/call ration. Biggest scam on the planet.
          Think short vol trade… 🙂

  • Verne Carty May 29, 2019, 1:07 pm

    Looks like final wave down underway. Reversal should be sharp with a few confirmatory gap fills.
    Enjoy your evening! 🙂

  • Joe Longwill May 29, 2019, 2:42 pm

    Weekly Close Only Pivot : 12409.68 <——- Key Closing Level For Next Week !!
    Week of March 4 Close = 12415.13
    Dow weekly 25450 <———
    Either way it should be a decent Snap Back Rally .

    This Weeks Close Near Present prices should be Expected
    It really is all about Next weeks Market action and this weeks close below the weekly pivots
    is flat out bearish it justifies a wave count that should be expected if we are seeing a cycle low
    which should have begun from May 22 to June 3 .

    My bias is we either bottomed today in terms of price yet I must allow for Monday as
    a key day and I have to expect a weekly reversal to the upside for next week .
    Those are the only parameters im looking for .

    The timing is either right or it is wrong . Next week is all there is left and this week is
    an ideal week for a weekly closing low ( even though I wanted to see it last week )
    Nothing from me until next Friday . ( A week from now )

  • Joe Longwill May 29, 2019, 3:31 pm

    This Weeks close will also be a Monthly Close .
    This makes Fridays close a very important weekly and Monthly Close.
    In this case id look at a Line chart .
    Its pretty much a requirement that we should see a close below
    the march close this week .
    Exiting all bearish positions on a Friday close that is possibly the lowest close
    of the week and as well as lowest close of the month might be a bit difficult .
    or buying that same close .

    • Verne Carty May 29, 2019, 3:36 pm

      It would be quite interesting to see the market start a bull cycle after putting in a monthly bearish engulfing candle…!
      Not saying that this is impossible, just that it would be most interesting!

  • Joe Longwill May 29, 2019, 5:10 pm
    • Peter Temple May 30, 2019, 7:16 am

      You always get major flooding at 500 year cycle highs and they always devastate the food supply.

  • Charles Quilter May 29, 2019, 8:06 pm

    They won’t let spy drop below the 200 mda and XLF below 26. Lets see what they got as pressure mounts.

    • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 6:31 am

      DJIA already has. SPX sure to ultimately follow…

  • Marie Slattery May 30, 2019, 7:58 am

    and here is our bounce….!….Let’s see how far we make it up!..bought bit of TBT and Tqqq, ytda for a bounce..let’s see how far we make it..Dow has to push thru that 25,222 area to go anywhere..

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 8:44 am

    Not a bad idea to pick up some bulk dry goods at today’s prices and stock an extra freezer or refrigirator with frozen, vacuum sealed meats. Prices are going quite a bit higher. Food prices will buck the deflationary cycle, as they have been for years now, but it will get much worse unfortunately….

  • Vivek Sahay May 30, 2019, 9:09 am

    Its a pretty sad bounce if that’s what we are calling it. Moves in both directions are still corrective.

    • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 9:46 am

      Designating a move as “corrective” for trading purposes is for me problematic if a time frame and wave degree is not specified.
      The current trend imho is now clearly down, as the DJIA is now more than 2000 points off its recent high, and well on its way to meeting the downside target suggested by the broken wedge we saw awhile back. Don’t mean to be critical but trading is serious business, and if my indicators are not giving me a heads-up ahead of a 2000 point DJIA plunge, it’s time to make some adjustments! ☺

  • John May 30, 2019, 9:14 am

    Hi Tom, do you have an energy chart projection for next week.
    My next astro work shows May 30/31, June 3 and important June 7.

    Thanks in advance


    • Tom C. May 30, 2019, 11:05 am

      Hi John
      I was in the hospital yesterday
      for a food related negative reaction
      so I’ve been somewhat preoccupied
      will try to post something before I hit the bed tonite

      • John May 30, 2019, 11:55 am

        Oke Tom, take your time your health is number 1.
        My best guess is a low today, after that we go up…

        All the best.


  • Marie Slattery May 30, 2019, 9:21 am

    Verne you are right..I have been about getting another cheap freezer..time to stock up…

  • Marie Slattery May 30, 2019, 9:21 am

    agreed very sad bounce …;(((

    • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 11:55 am

      Looks to me like some kind of fourth wave.
      We still have positive divergences on the hourly so a fifth down should unfold swiftly and then we get the real bounce up to around 2910-2920…

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 12:33 pm

    Stay alert traders!
    They are probably going to complete this wave down going into the close and trap any bearish traders chasing it down.
    We know how they roll! 🙂

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 1:05 pm

    New low in ES, not yet in DJIA. It should follow shortly and then we have them all heading up….

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 1:19 pm

    ES head fake?! 🙂

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 1:22 pm

    Stepping back from the action for a bit, VIX sure is looking like a classic cup and handle formation.
    If that is true, we’re not done…not by a long shot! 🙂

  • Joe Longwill May 30, 2019, 1:33 pm

    5 day trin sum if the market was to close right here would be 6.32
    this is an acceptable oversold reading yet a level of 7 to 9 is more oversold
    and more of the norm .
    Since this is an indicator based on closing price it still implies Fridays close
    as the must needed ingredient .
    Bottom line: I need to see a spike in the daily trin closing price before
    taking on any bullish positions .
    a Friday close for the daily trin and a possible hourly trin spike on Monday
    if we see it .
    Friday matters more to me on a closing basis ( I prefer near present price levels )
    and Monday is the reversal up yet really its all of next week needs to be up
    strong ( weekly reversal up )
    From my point of view we are very close to a tradable bottom yet im not
    going to get to excited until next week .
    Its a wait a few days thing .
    Peter T
    I agree with you
    Back in 2007-2008 there was also a big flood out that way and I thought
    of it as an early sign of what is to come .
    This past flood I feel a similar thought .
    Some people do not realize that they could have purchased a house in
    the Midwest in 2008 and would have doubled their money .
    it was probably the only place in the usa where the housing collapse didn’t really happen . that was only because of the commodity boom back then ill assume along with home prices out there being undervalued ( according to the federal reserve article I read about housing in the USA ) The fed back then was very aware of how high home prices were .

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 1:33 pm

    Have you ever seen such drama?! Lol!
    I have no idea what they are up to.
    DJIA did not recover 200 day…bearish! 🙂

  • Joe Longwill May 30, 2019, 1:39 pm

    you ever look at the vix divided by the spx ??
    anyone noticed wheat prices lately ??
    NYA testing the 12409 level ( weekly pivot )

    • Verne Carty May 31, 2019, 8:08 am

      Never have Joe. What will I find?😉

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 1:40 pm

    There is no denying those open overhead gaps.
    They can thrash around ad nauseam, but until and unless they close ’em, the immediate trend remains down, imho.
    Have a great evening everyone.
    Rung the register on short positions and waiting to see what they pull out of the hat…

  • Joe Longwill May 30, 2019, 1:42 pm

    I think the market lays flat if not a spike near the close tomorrow .
    dow should close below 25450 , nya to close below 12409
    sox is in a similar set up .
    basically all index’s are very near their respective idealized weekly closing levels.
    its going to be a tough call for next week .
    it should be a bearish close and everyone should be saying total collapse coming
    trap door open !
    ill be looking to the long side for next week and it is killing me not to be loading the boat right now .
    patients is not easy .

  • Marie Slattery May 30, 2019, 1:53 pm

    Gonna hold..still looks like pop..have a good night.

  • Marie Slattery May 30, 2019, 1:54 pm

    oops could pop

  • Vivek Sahay May 30, 2019, 6:07 pm

    ES spikes to a new low for the month. Lets see if we can get to 2720 zone by tomorrow

    • Verne Carty May 31, 2019, 8:08 am

      Sounds about right….

  • Tom C. May 30, 2019, 6:57 pm

    Hi John
    next week’s energy chart attached below
    p.s. tell me how it lines up with your graph?

    • p. May 30, 2019, 8:13 pm

      Thanks Tom! Hope you feel better by now.

      • Tom C. May 31, 2019, 6:11 am

        yes much better today
        thanks for asking

    • John May 31, 2019, 1:21 am

      Hi Tom, today should be a low and we have to go up maybe till June 7.
      I went long AEX calls this morning on the AEX.

  • Verne Carty May 30, 2019, 7:33 pm

    Nice call Joe!
    Looks like we get that fifth wave down tomorrow… 😎

  • Bill rider May 30, 2019, 8:36 pm


    Are you looking at this 27 day forecast, I cant find an hourly forecast for more than 3 days.

    • Tom C. May 31, 2019, 6:09 am

      sorry Bill
      I don’t use Kp or Flux
      it’s not my cup of tea

      • Bill rider May 31, 2019, 9:52 am

        Thanks Tom. I read up the document you suggested. Well read partially and felt like most important is AP index and how it goes up and down. But i can only see 3 days of forecast on hourly basis. Thanks in advance for sharing the knowledge.

  • Vivek Sahay May 31, 2019, 5:31 am

    Covering some of the shorts in pre-market. There hasn’t been a 5 wave bounce yet. So the bias for me is still to the short side, but being prudent. Will roll strikes on puts again once the market opens. Kudos again to Joe who pointed out the importance of this period more than a month ago. I have been blown away with his accuracy in determining important time periods for the market. Would love to hear from John on whether this is the important swing he was looking for.

  • Verne Carty May 31, 2019, 6:00 am

    I have been expecting a relief bounce for a few days now and so far I have been wrong! Plain and simple.
    I say “relief” because every single indicator I follow remains on a “sell” signal. Every one now is belatedly pointing to the confirmerd H&S pattern. Personally, I failed to attribute sufficient weight to the rejection at the 200 day so far as trading the outcome although I knew it was bearish. My long volatility positions are going to make up for that amateur error!
    The open overhead gap and target of the busted wedge, as well as the VIX cup and handle really should have kept me fully short. Every time I start feeling confident that I know where Mr, Market is headed he dishes out a big slice of humble pie!
    Let’s see if VIX confirms an interim low today. We do have 7 consecutive H.O.s on the clock and the immdiate trend remains down…

    • Vivek Sahay May 31, 2019, 7:12 am

      Verne – when I mentioned corrective both ways, I should have been more explicit. All declines that I have studied since 1960 have been corrective on daily charts. For my own trading, it means that I have to be a lot more nimble, reduce investment capital and increase trading capital. This is how large declines start. The first leg down of about 7-12% is an ABC (or a W-X-Y-X-Z). This one seems to be setting up as tripple zigzag for (A), double zigzag for (B) and likely a double zigzag for (C) with ideal target around 2735. After that, we should ideally get a very strong bounce to either 2892 OR all the way to 2960 (I do not know which). In some of the worst declines, this bounce is very anemic (like 1987 or 2008). I was not ultra confident of the count after the first decline. Thats why I converted my outright shorts to puts (which means I made less money, but it was a safer strategy). There are times when you do get a very small bounce (like 1987 and 2008), but it is very rare. That bounce allows for a great set up to short the market. Given how accurate Joe has been, I will look for that bounce to start next week. There is a solar eclipse coming up on July 2nd, with a new moon on Aug 1. I will let the astro experts comment on that (I just learnt about it from them on this forum a year ago – so I am nowhere close to being an expert). With Hinderberg Omens lining up, weekly and monthly momentum rolling over, Central bank cycle turning (yield curve), De Mark on weekly time frame going negative, EW counts close to completing and Puetz window on the horizon, there is no doubt a significant need for caution. My plan is to stay ultra nimble and use options whenever I can.

      • Verne Carty May 31, 2019, 8:19 am

        Agreed Vivek.
        This is now a scalper’s market.
        The one way bet enjoyed by bullish traders these many years is over.
        Until the last few weeks of down-trend, directional bias in trades would be ground to powder, courtesy of the wily banksters. This glaring divergence of a strangely muted VIX in the face of a plunging market says somebody is LYING their ass off…not quite sure who….although I could hazard a pretty good guess…😎

  • Verne Carty May 31, 2019, 6:20 am

    FWIW, I was thinking this is a fifth and final wave down after yesterday’s fourth but VIX has to confirm. If VIX prints a fat green candle today it could mean we are in the middle of a third down after nested 1,2,, counts….YIKES!!! 😬😬😬😬

  • mojo May 31, 2019, 6:38 am

    Great points. My eye has been on H&S and CWH you mentioned Verne. The last 3 weeks have been very good to me and I had biz to tend to the last few days so I lightened up, so now I feel like I’m on my heals. I will stay light but build positions if we get rebounds. This big red candle on weekly will raise some eyebrows. This QE/QT adjusted fed funds rate and correlation of VIX and inverse yield curve by MS is of interest to me going forward.

    • mojo May 31, 2019, 6:54 am

      Ha… heels. We’ll see what gets healed

  • Marie Slattery May 31, 2019, 7:11 am

    waiting for bounce today is either last shake out or down..
    sold tqqq to be safe..

  • Marie Slattery May 31, 2019, 7:12 am

    will be a nail biter ;))…kiddn

  • Marie Slattery May 31, 2019, 7:14 am

    John..will you still buy today? if we end up low..just curious…and Joe your timing is spot on..

  • Marie Slattery May 31, 2019, 7:15 am

    I will prob buy back in for a pop..depending what the shake out is today..

  • Tom C. May 31, 2019, 7:23 am

    it’s funny how the fake news
    blames mexico tariff threat
    for the drop today
    the energy chart showed the drop today
    and it had nothing to do with mexico
    or Trump or china ……blah blah blah

  • Marie Slattery May 31, 2019, 7:31 am

    Thank you for the energy chart btw..appreciated.

  • Verne Carty May 31, 2019, 7:55 am

    Very strange volatility price action. Absolutely no signs of any kind of capitulatulation.
    Unreal that VIX is still trading below 20.
    What we are seeing is an insane disconnect of vol and true market downside risk.
    And no surprise, for a metric that has been so frightfully abused for so many years.
    They will unwind that short vol trade, voluntarily or forcibly…but they WILL.
    There is going to be hell to pay when they do….

    • Vivek Sahay May 31, 2019, 8:34 am

      This whole decline has been very benign – multiple opportunities to exit longs. There has been no real panic any given day. For those who are sitting long, this has been less than a 38% retrace. Not a good enough reason for a VIX spike just yet.

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