Chart of the Day

“My lesson from Soros is to start every meeting at my boutique by convincing everyone that we are a bunch of idiots who know nothing and are mistake-prone, but happen to be endowed with the rare privilege of knowing it.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Most will be focused on daily action around the 50DMA across the board as most charts are hovering around key inflection points. Sadly, shorter-term, technicals may need to take a bit of a backseat as action will likely continue to be dictated by headline risk.
As previously discussed, in terms of intraday action, we would continue to keep a very close eye on how credit and oil are trading (with and without headlines).
Our current view and thinking is highlighted in the latest Weekly Outlook Video.
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Chart of the Day

Indecision and procrastination are corrosive habits. Those who wait for every little thing to be perfect before they embark on a project or who dislike the compromise of a partial solution are among the least happy. Ideal circumstances are seldom given to anyone for an undertaking. Instead there is uncertainty in every situation. The wise are those who can wrest great advantage from circumstances opaque to everyone else.” – 365 Tao: Daily Meditations

No big change to what we discussed in our > latest Weekly Outlook Video.
One of the key charts we will be reviewing, discussing and following today is XLF. As we have been discussing for a while now, Financials are a key piece of the puzzle and a lead indicator.
Key inflection points coming up on ITY and JNK too:
Keep an eye on the Twitter Feed today. Will try to post some updated charts there too.
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Chart-Book

“I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.” – Yannick Noah
As we reviewed yesterday, the moves discussed in the latest Weekly Outlook Video are in play.
Short-term, the focus will be to see if the bears can hold the pressure on as we move through triple witching. Clearly, the risk is of a bounce into expiration and how markets move will be very telling. The biggest surprise to most participants will be if indices continue to hold heavy into the close on Friday.
No change to our current outlook > here are a series of links to some of our chart-book: NQ_F, ES_F, YM_F, XLF, USDJPY, JNK, HG, EURJPY, AMZN, BTCUSD and AAPL.
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Wishing you a great day ahead.

Chart Overview

“In my experience, I have to say that there was very little critical difference between the net winning traders and the net losing traders in most areas. All of them had good understanding of the basic market fundamentals, used a solid technical analysis or research of some kind, and exercised a lot of personal discipline. The one thing that stood out, the one thing that separated the net winner from the net loser, all things being equal, was that the net winner had a trading plan in addition to his other skills. The net winner knew he was up against not just the market and his competitors, but he was up against himself, too. To guard against the possibility that he (the trader) could blow himself out of the water at any time if he wasn’t careful, that trader had a plan.” – Jason Alan Jankovsky
If you missed it, don’t forget to take a look at our latest weekly outlook video.
He are some of the charts we are going to be reviewing today:

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Pause

“We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” – Taoist proverb
Tuesday and Wednesday candles in the ES are telling you where we’re at; basically, market is not sure if it’s time to book gains and get real or simply ignore everything and continue ramping…
Our base-case hasn’t changed; market is in a topping phase where charts like Dax, Nasdaq, Amazon, Google and Tesla have already topped. Market internals continue to look weak and charts like JNK, IYT, XRT and IWM are not painting a picture on strength and stamina… keep an eye on these.
As recently discussed, we’ll be keeping an eye on XLF into opening flows today. Extremely interesting chart location…
No change to what we have been discussing on the FX side, don’t forget to keep an eye on the GBPJPY swing, we’re approaching a pivotal level in the middle of the broader range we have seen for the most part of this year.
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DXY DAY

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Our main focus today will be on DXY. We have finally made it back to the November low and this is where the market will have to make a key decision, not only in terms of the longer term cycles but also from an intraweek perspective.
As a reminder, we consider the % play move done on all the charts that have made it back to our November election extremes; the reset has completed. Naturally the key stand outs remain all the equity indices.
The trend is your friend? We’ll that’s clearly what XLF is try to highlight, especially with all the recent news and new wave of announced buybacks. We are going to go for a ‘no comment’ on this but it would be naive to not keep an eye on this chat today.
In terms of the recent indices weakness, NQ is the last man standing. Eyes on techs…
We have posted 2 videos you can catch up on this week if you missed them:
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More Cracks

“We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.” – Marcus Aurelius
We have been taking about these developments for quite some time; retail, energy and now, it’s time for financials to break…
Link to our latest weekly outlook video and supporting charts.
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Charts & Levels

“Also, I don’t think you can make money unless you’re willing to lose it. Unless you have money that you can afford to lose and still sleep at night, you don’t belong in the market. My willingness to lose is fundamental to my ability to make money in the markets.” – Mark Ritchie
Quiet start to the week so far. We discussed where we stand, what to look for and event risks in our latest weekly outlook video.
Here are some of the charts we reviewed while we wait for things to pick up:
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Food For Thought

“Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.” – Henri Matisse
If you missed our video updates this week, you can always catch up on our most recetn thinking through these links for the weekly outlook video and/or the mid week morning call.
We’ll keep things simple going into the weekend, just highlighting some of the charts we are keeping an eye on. Don’t forget that today is the last trading day of the month and that we’ll have a lot of data flow to get through. As usual, no change to the way we like to be positioned going into the weekend… btw, we’ll start the charts with the VIX; still no fear 😉
As always there is no substitute for real-time/live action; if you are interested in attending a daily morning call into NY with a more detailed live discussion on all the charts and ideas we highlight/review in the outlook video and here on the blog, you should check out our Daily Webinar Group.