Indicated on the chart to the left was my call for a rally in this market, I happened to get the low exactly which I was not trying to do, just lucky. However, I know there is a longer term upcycle in this market that should last several years, and we were in an uptrend that had a pullback, so it was not really that lucky.
This is where actually being a trader vs an economist or some big picture theorist trying to sell you Gold coins on the radio comes in handy. I cannot afford to have some macro economic view that may or may not be correct, I need to be able to determine when and where the moves are going to occur, so I can position real money in the markets and benefit from it. This is a prime example of watching what is actually happening and getting past being hung up on what should happen. The fact of the matter is that the Yen and the dollar have become the flight to quality vehicles in this stock market wipeout, so why would anyone believe that stocks and the dollar will decline together? That is not what is happening, they are moving inversely from one another. Until that changes don't make investment decisions based on a dollar decline if you also think stocks will decline, they are moving in opposite directions.
Today we are having a huge breakout to the upside in this market not shown on this chart, further extending this rally.