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Trade 178 Week Ending 03July

That Was The Week -Ups and Downs But Back To Square One Without prompting, there appears a slightly worrying theme this week. Fakery. The link below alludes to the mysterious DAX tech issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-GlT0LpYFI&list=LLQWrtPult3vXqZiq7BqMOAQ&index=2&t=455s Then we have this, which personally I just find amusing! https://smallcaps.com.au/china-counterfeit-gold-scandal-wuhan-kingold-jewelry-fake-bars-loans/ Then there’s the wonderful jobs data- about as solid as those […]

Trade 177 Week Ending 26June Hitting The Beaches Adversely

That Was The Week -Looking ‘Positive'( Buying Stocks) Until Covid Reality Hit So this week I became an ‘almost’ trader. I cannot trade with any conviction as the virus is such an unknown. Stockmarket bulls think they are genius, as QE continues to underpin a market that may soon get a sharp dose of reality. […]

Trade 176 Week Ending 19th June Triple Witching

That Was The Week Ending 19th June- Options and Futures Expiry Expiry managed to sidestep all my potential profit making positions! A good week for buy and hope, though S&P Futures took a dive at the end of play. Disparaging as my view may be, the ongoing disconnect with the real economy and the markets […]

Trade 175 Week Ending 12 June Normal Has Left The Building

That Was The Week When BTFD got a Kick in the Pants So, this week traders saw some semblance of ‘order’ and then Thursday happened. Happily for this trader! So why, oh why, is there such a disconnect? Economists tell us we had a 20%+ drop in economic activity, the market stayed aloft. Economists’ inflationary […]

Trade174 Week Ending 05June – Crazier Than Last Week

That Was The Week – Record Weekly Rise -Almost Since 2009, this numptie has found 4 other weekly rises of >5%. The biggest we found, November 2011 +7.51%. Much of our trading is predicated on a sideways markets, which is what happens most of the time. Since May 15 low of 5741 we see a […]

Trade173 Week Ending 29May . The Crazy Keeps Coming

That Was The Week- Optimism v Pragmatism. Lockdown v Unknown Risk VIX and FTSE look uncorrelated this week but the US has a magic formula for money. Illustrated below: Does this make FTSE cheap? Well, there are many factors, $ strength and the nature of our different economies and loose monetary policy. Here’s a cheery […]

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  • Trade 172(Yes!) Week Ending 22 May -New Normal/Abnormal

    Trade 172(Yes!) Week Ending 22 May -New Normal/Abnormal

    That Was The Week Miracle Covid Cures Came and Went FTSE Up 3.34% the third highest weekly rise in a year. However- the S&P500  up 32% from the low, FTSE up 24%. So is this some kind of clue as to direction? Well, FTSE has a PER of 13.32 but this does not reflect the massive losses […]

  • Trade 171 Week Ending 15 May- Back To 'New Normal'

    Trade 171 Week Ending 15 May- Back To ‘New Normal’

    That Was The Week- Big one day drop, Down 2.29% on The Week This trader is tentatively looking at taking new trades back in to our track record. To be honest the trades in our ‘furlough’ have done absolutely monster business. You ask why? Simples really- the prices tell us most of the info we […]

  • TradeZero 0.9 Week Ending 08May

    TradeZero 0.9 Week Ending 08May

    That Was The Week- VIX dropped 25% Game Over for Panic Drop? Of course we had a shortened trading week to celebrate   So what happened? FTSE had a couple of up days, oil seemed to bounce back somewhat and gold just grinds higher most weeks. The economy we are told will shrink some 14% […]

  • Trade Zero 0.8 Week Ending 1st May

    Trade Zero 0.8 Week Ending 1st May

      When You Need Some Levity I was hoping to find a clown car image to sum up this week’s market activity. The ‘clown car’ concept comes from the illusion that 1 clown gets in and about 15 clowns get out. So we have clown car financing. The funny money. The IOU our grandkids don’t […]

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