A Picture Paints A Thousand Words
Off to the left is the 30 Yr Bond Implosion. I have displayed standard deviation bands just to give a visual of how extreme this move has been, relative to recent action.
We are below the 3.0 band right at the moment, and as I type this, have a very weak overnight session going once again. Rarely does this market get extended to this degree in either direction. There is a gap down from 3 days ago that is unfilled so far.
There is alot of logic and math that will tell you that a reversion to the mean is imminent when these types of extensions occur. While this is true, they generally occur when a very strong trend is underway, and hence, you are fighting the trend playing for that reversion. My Short term bond trading system did generate a buy today, but has struggled recently during this down move. Most of my patterning is based on "normal" market action, and alot of the general rules go out the window when you get a move like this. You cannot pattern your trading activities for the once every 5 year occurence, or you will struggle most of the time. All that can be done is install strong money management techniques, so that you do not get wiped out when you get a move like this.
I do expect some type of reversion to occur, but it will setup a short entry if it does. This trend is very strong, and will not be easily reversed.