“The mind, if focused, can become the most powerful force we know… The primary means of exploration is through concentration of the mind. Practitioners first select an aspect and delve into it by daily focus. Only when they have fully understood do they go on. It is like studying. When you are first introduced to a subject, you must put your attention to work in order to master the knowledge. Such concentration leads to absorption, like mixing liquids together in a bottle : Once they are combined, they cannot be distinguished from one another… With concentration, all the various aspects of the mind can be joined together into one superconscious mode.” – 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
As discussed in our latest Weekly Outlook Video all the charts are not marching to the beat of the same drum. This was not only apparent from all of the examples we look at last week but also highlighted again with the action we saw yesterday on the Nasdaq vs the other Indices whilst the VIX printed in the single digits – all on far from spectacular volumes.
As we have continued to stress, despite the fact that market can continue to extend these dislocations, sooner or later, something has to give. It will be interesting to see if the Nasdaq can continue to press on dragging all of the other charts with it through FOMC and NFP or if, as we suspect, it’s the Nasdaq that will have to deal with some gravitational pull. Either way, the only constant will be that we should see some fairly decent size moves in the not too distant future.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on those tight ranges from last week in DXY and Crude.
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