Add On Here
Now that we have gotten another push up, I added to my SH short position on todays gap up open above yesterdays highs. I do not know if they can keep pushing this, but these types of opens at times can be traps.
Keep in mind that this is a position trade not a short term in and out type of situation. Ironically some of these moves up are not being driven by the PPT, they basically show up on down days not days where the market is strong from the get go. If you google Plunge Protection Team, there is actually a couple of very good articles on them.
One thing the american public might not be too pleased with is to find out that some of the huge derivative losses in these large banks that got bailout money, were from PPT buy programs during last years wipeout downward. Interesting choice, they helped stabilize your 401k's eventually but also took your tax payers money to pay for doing it. I wonder how a poll would come out on that?
I have orders in to sell below yesterdays lows today in the SP 500, no idea if we get there, and also orders to sell at yesterdays highs, basically a gap fill trade. Also hard to say if that will happen.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, this overnight futures move has brought alot of commodity markets with it and they are setting up nice sell signals for next week. Unleaded Gas, Silver and Copper, and some of the currencies as well.
Lets see today if the gap holds, the intraday trade has been so light lately that it is possible we just move sideways all day from this open, but we will just have to wait and see. In a normal market time, this gap would have a decent probability of being reversed.