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Now That the US Treasury is Carpet Bombing The Market

Shallow Thoughts

The US Treasury has begun carpet bombing the markets with hundreds of billions per week in new supply.

On the other side of the coin, the Fed is printing double or triple that. Not only is the Fed monetizing the Federal debt, it’s monetizing thin air. It’s monetzing nothing. It’s monetizing all kinds of shit that will never pay off the obligation.

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Market Trading Setup for Tuesday, March 3a, 2020

Yesterday’s post.

Hourly ES S&P 500 Futures Chart

Last night the futures broke the crash trendline from the market top. That’s the teal line descending from the upper center portion of the chart. After the breakout the ES spent the pre-market pulling back to the trendline in the normal “return to the scene of the crime. Now what?

Well, they also broke the 1 day uptrend channel and have set a trading range of 2570 to 2636.

We also see a little megaphone pattern currently ranging from 2570 to 2650. Any trading within that range is noise.  And once out of that range, there’s not much room either way before they run into another support area. There would be room to run below 2540 and above 2660.

As regular trading began, hourly oscillators were still on sell signals.

ES Futures Hourly Chart

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S&P Futures Daily Chart

The daily chart gives a broader perspective. Trading overnight and into the opening minutes in New York has been in a tight range. The top of the range is at the exact fiber nacho 38.2% retracement of the crash at 2638. The bottom of the range is exactly at the broken crash trendline at 2574.

Isn’t it amazing how that works.

There’s also an uptrend channel line at 2450. If it holds here, then the target would be resistance at 2706 or even the 50% retracement at 2783.

Conversely, if the ES falls back within the crash channel, the selling could be vicious. False breakouts are usually strong sell signals.

Rate of Change and MACD tuned to an 8 week cycle frequency are mixed. The MACD is still bullish. The bulls have that going for them. However, RoC is now iffy. A downturn from this level would probably mean resumption of the crash. 

ES Futures Chart

Again, this is for the perspective of one day only. The purpose of these reports is not to divine the longer term. If you want longer horizons, join me at Liquidity Trader.

S&P Cash Index Hourly Chart 

The red bar at the far right shows where the futures traded overnight. It covers the same range that the S&P has traded in for the past 4 days. The bottom of the range is around 2520 and the top around 2637.

Here again, once the range is broken either way, there are multiple support and resistance levels that suggest a lot of bouncing around. Not a great trading environment.

S&P 500 Hourly Chart

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“And that’s the way it is, Tuesday, March 31, 2020.” 

From coronavirus locked-in Zagreb, Croatia, good morning!  

Where have you gone Walter Cronkite? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

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Lee Adler

I’ve been publishing The Wall Street Examiner and its predecessor since October 2000. I also publish, and was lead analyst for Sure Money Investor, of blessed memory. I developed David Stockman's Contra Corner for Mr. Stockman. I’ve had a wide variety of finance related jobs since 1972, including a stint on Wall Street in both sales, analytical, and trading capacities. Prior to starting the Wall Street Examiner I was a commercial real estate appraiser in Florida for 15 years. I was considered an expert in the analysis of failed properties that ended up in the hands of bank REO divisions, the FDIC, and the RTC. Remember those guys? I also worked in the residential mortgage and real estate businesses in parts of the 1970s and 80s. I have been charting stocks and markets and doing analytical work since I was a teenager. I'm not some Ivory Tower academic, Wall Street guy. My perspective comes from having my boots on the ground and in the trenches, as a real estate broker, mortgage broker, trader, account rep, and analyst. I've watched most of the games these Wall Street wiseguys play from right up close. I know the drill from my 55 years of paying attention. And I'm happy to share that experience with you, right here. 

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