Prior to an inescapable wave of central bank nationalizations breaking, though, Team Fraud is likely to be cursed by an increasing sovereign tendency to impose currency controls, quite possibly beginning with Japan, but more likely the euro-zone. Countdown to these rumors hitting the tape in 3, 2, 1...
Here and now, the S&P 500's 50-day moving average still looks very, very vulnerable. Its imminent downside break is foretold by a market trying to bottom, but likely doing so prematurely.
First, we have yet to see the full measure of garbage dumping that has become a well-established trend over the duration of the market's advance this year. There's more to come. Below, you will see why this is likely.
Above, I have noted today's advance in contrast to mid-April. We have previously observed here that, over the duration of the market's counter-trend advance off March '09 bottom reversals higher following periods the market was under pressure have been signaled by days like today, and mid-April prior. It's the "God save our sinking ship" in a sea of liquidity trade (a sea of liquidity that, evidently is becoming much more turbulent, as Larry McDonald noted during tonight's "Fast Money").
Now, as you will see below, there is a good chance one final flush will materialize before a run up toward May's peak subsequently develops (this likely continuing formation of an Elliott corrective wave off that peak).
Oh boy, look at the NYSE Composite index's negative RSI (top panel) and momentum (bottom). No less fearsome today than yesterday in fact. We see how mid-April's notable spike in the NYSE's advance-decline differential was followed by the market's further decline into April bottom. Thus, the NYSE's present, decidedly negative RSI and MACD strongly suggest the same outcome likely is pending, following today's A-D differential spike.
$VIX and $CPC momentum (see bottom panel of both charts) likewise concur more weakness very well could be in store here. Yet though we might assume a near-term bottom was signaled today, we could find index 200-day moving averages challenged before bottom to the market's decline from May peak in fact is in.
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