1. Markets go as expected south with the several crises at hand deteriorating and not really discounted at all. SPX has been trading in a wedge down and it looks like we have broken below today in premarket ( more on that in the update). The strange thing though so far in the market is that the market drops in slow motion and the VIX stays at low levels so far. At some point we will have a mini crash which puts a higher speed on the drop but that may be in June. So far May is a pure down month after the Bin Laden death set the highs and it looks like a reversal month as it is a 9 count month that is quite bad news for bulls. It seems the FED looks for a controlled slide as they want to have reason to activate QE3 soon with QE2 ending end of June.
The next days the downside will pick up some speed til the 30th and when we will see very likely a counter-move but more on that as we go along. Bullish sentiment has been reduced quite a bit in the meantime but we have not reached a bearish sentiment which might hint to a temporary end of the downmove.
|MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011|
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