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Don’t Bank On This ETF!

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What a roller coaster ride for the week. Huge pent-up anticipation of the FOMC meeting revealed some policy changes that have fund managers and traders fiercely repositioning their portfolios.

The tale of the tape clearly shows the value trade is off and the growth tech trade is back on. Traders perceive that commodity prices have peaked and second-quarter     earnings for cyclical companies will also be as good as it gets.

Nobody knows what is the reality of all this, but current perception is all that matters and that view is embracing a slower growth environment that favors tech.

The market is in a seasonally weak time that extends from this week through the second week of July.

Additionally, St. Louis Fed President Bullard commented this morning he expected the Fed to start raising short-term rates next year, going against the Fed statement released Wednesday.

This just stokes confusion which explains the extended selling pressure following the FOMC meeting and sets up for what could be a negative tape for the next 2-3 weeks until second-quarter     earnings season begins.


Does Florida have the worst drivers in the US? Asking for a friend. But for real, what is going on? I am wondering if there are some different standards for the driving test.

There are two types of drivers in Florida and yes, of course I am generalizing. The first type drive at least ten miles under the speed limit, slowly rolling onto the intersection, like they are just waiting for the light to turn red. The second type are self-hating, masochistic maniacs that choose to ignore all the rules of life and road, attempting to either murder themselves or those around them with their vehicle. 

They will cut you off, and drive you off the road, leaving you in complete disbelief of what just happened and how you survived. I am sure Floridians have some sort of an undisclosed driving rule book, is it possible to get that with the car rental next time?

Back to the Markets:

The $SPY is able to trade above the short-term support at $420. The next level of the support is at 50 day moving average, $416. All sectors sold off precipitously today with the exception of the technology stocks. The technology stocks are sitting at the 52 weeks high. 

The market correction has already started in the reflationary stocks (energy, banks, materials, commodities, industrials). It is only a matter of time for the Technology stocks to follow the rest of the market. The $XLF and $GLD approaching oversold levels and due for a quick rebound in the next few trading sessions.

The $DXY has broken through $90.60 resistance and has confirmed it break out. The next level of resistance at $93. The $TLT mirrored the price action in the U.S. Dollar and next level of overhead resistance is at $148.   

The $SPY short-term support level is at $416, followed by $404. The SPY overhead resistance is at $425. Even if the $SPY is able to trade above the $425 level, the market can only make incremental highs.

I would consider rebalancing  the portfolio at this point to be more market neutral. The second wave of the sell-off has started this week. 

Based on our models, the $SPY can pull back 10-15% from the all-time highs in the next 2-6 weeks.  If you are trading options consider selling premium with September and October expiration dates.

"BUY" signal based on the Aggressive Power Trader Portfolio for tomorrow is at $417 level using SPY and "SELL" signal is at $422 forshort-term  traders.   

Based on our models, the market (SPY) will trade in the range between $388 and $425 for the next 2-4 weeks.    


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The market has taken a decidedly negative turn on the popular financial sector this week. Conventional thinking would conclude the Fed pulling forward their dot plot plan and raising their outlook for inflation in 2021 would have bond yields spiking and bank stocks popping higher.

But the counter-intuitive trade has taken shape where commodity prices are in steep decline from recent highs and bond yields are trading at new month lows on the perception that inflation, is in fact, transitory, with the long end of the yield curve in falling on the notion that growth in the second quarter will represent peak GDP growth.

Leading up to the FOMC meeting, fund flows into the bank sector was huge with traders locked and loaded to make big profits on a jump in yields when the Fed had to admit to higher inflation and the need to raise rates and taper QE earlier than their prior statement policy.

Talk about getting sucker punched! The bond market has reacted completely opposite of what was set up to occur and now the race to unwind a crowded bank trade is on. Shares of the widely held Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) have buckled, and broken short-term support. The ETF is dominated by 10 holdings that make up 55% of total assets where the selling could really pick up speed if big funds start dumping.

The 6-month chart shows XLF at a very key support level that could open the way for considerable downside selling pressure if violated on rising volume. More clarity on this trade will unfold the week ahead, but this is not an ETF to bank on at this time!

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The sudden move down in bond yields is like a trap door for the financial sector and provides an opening to short the banks when it’s as if someone yelled “fire” in a theatre with only one exit. Given how far bank stocks have rallied, there is ample room to the downside before any semblance of significant technical support emerges.

Those seeking an appropriate trading instrument to short the bank stocks should consider the ProShares Short Financials ETF (SEF) as an alternative to outright shorting of stocks. This inverse ETF is highly concentrated with only 7 positions that make up 100% of total assets, comprised of swaps on leading global banks.