Sentiment won out and the market had a brutal sell-off Friday down around 2.5%. This morning things have settled down a bit but the market looks like a gap down of a little less than .5%.
Sentiment has turned on a dime and the markets are now not only extremely oversold but the sentiment is very sour right now. A warning though not as extreme as they were on the overbought side last week.
It’s time to look at mean reversion trades in earnest now. I have a few stocks that survived Friday’s onslaught and also went with an overnight trade in SSO which appears I will be taking a loss shortly after the open.
However, on the open, I also plan on getting long a position in SDS for 1/4 mean reversion trade.
On the Geopolitical front things are simmering but nothing causing havoc yet unless you consider N. Korea testing a nuclear bomb havoc. But that does not seem to affect the markets.
I should be an interesting day today. All it would take would be for the Fed to hint at no rate hikes for a while and we would be in blast-off mode. But I think it would take another 500 pts down from here before they would do that. We will see.
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