September 23, 2022 Weekend Market Review/Preview
Welcome to the weekend. I’m sure many are glad this week is over.
With proper preparation and positioning, weeks like this don’t have to be stressful. I can help.
Let’s take a look at this week and get ready for next.
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What a week!
By now I'm sure you know that the market sold off heavily this week. The official number from Friday close to Friday close is -5.69%
Last week I had some comments about patience, an attribute that is becoming even more necessary. I think it is worth revisiting.
Patience pays. And it's one of the most critical attributes of successful trading. I share reminders of this every chance I get.
You can read through them here. It’s an extensive list from a variety of sources.
Looking back to CPI Wednesday comments:
Before the market opened this morning, at roughly 9:00 AM, SPY had already moved in a range of almost 7% for the week. (I take back the "snooze" comment).
Ranges have continued to expand.
At the close today the SPY had moved in another 6.68% range since Wednesday.
Volatility is picking up too. And the dollar is still moving higher and at an increasing pace.
While things are getting extended to the downside, these factors could work to accelerate the move lower.
Many have been looking for a capitulation day, thinking one good washout could finish this bear off and make way for prices to rise again.
Bull and bear case
"Prices still haven't stopped going down." - Captain Obvious
That is still hurting the bull case. But, as mentioned above, prices are getting extended from the moving averages, and the June lows are in sight. Maybe those factors will provide some support.
On the bearish side, watch out if the June 17 pivot doesn't hold.
After that, $350 is a possible support level as there are some pivots there dating from August to November of 2020. It also is very near the 50% retracement of the move from the March 2020 low to the all-time high in January 2022. Lastly, I'll point out the pre-covid high in Feb 2020.
Areas of interest.
Here’s a weekly chart of SPY
Find me on Twitter tomorrow morning for many more weekly charts.
In the markets, keep it simple. One level at a time. Have patience and take smaller risk positions, if any at all, until things firm up.
What I'm reading and listening to
I started one new book and listened to one podcast this week.
The book showed up at the perfect time. A couple of days ago I started writing and compiling a short list of must-read trading psychology books. Then, boom! Look what showed up from Steve and Holly Burns.
I’m about halfway through it so far and it’s very good. I will share the list next week.
Have you ever heard of Edwin Land? If not, you’ve certainly heard of and probably owned a Polaroid camera. No? How about a pair of polarized sunglasses? Edwin Land, a true genius and visionary, invented all of those things.
David Senra @FoundersPodcast runs through his story.
What I saw and shared on Twitter
I love this quote from Howard Lindzon;
True in any endeavor -
A little help -
Sitting on the sidelines is free!-
Sentiment is in the gutter-
That's all for now. Thanks always for reading, subscribing, and sharing with your friends and family.
I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
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