Everything Screams Look Out Below ~ The Risk Averse Alert

Friday, March 18, 2011

Everything Screams Look Out Below

You must understand how reassuring it is to have in our midst such poor grasp of the market's precarious state, technically speaking, as brings weak hands — the vast majority of vested interests — to fearlessly act on the notion that, simply because stocks have been levitating for about a year-and-a-half nothing worse than occurred in 2008, therefore, is likely — as though time's passage has vindicated [insane] policies put in place since — and so every dip should be thought an opportunity to add to long positions.

Today, these suckers made their presence felt. Yet they did so without making a dent in an underlying technical configuration that screams, "Look out below!"

Add to this a consensus of sanguine attitudes toward an outbreak of currency warfare this week and you get conditions ripe for a giant letdown.

NYSE 5-min

With today's CME-driven distribution — likely executed by that concentrated collection of desperate interests whose delusion of solvency now is being stressed by the death pant of the Japanese carry trade — the "you are here" marker indicated yesterday (in noting technical similarity in the formation of second waves unfolding as wave 3 down from 2/18 top forms) is appropriately adjusted above (see RSI).

Tricks like this are all these bankrupt interests have to keep weak hands paralyzed with hope while capital is raised on the backs of those dumb enough to take the bait.


This is where it all looks to lead. With the market's technical state considerably more negative now than was the case early-May last year, an outlook projecting a much deeper decline than occurred last May gains substantiation.

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