Market Commentary: SPX Today
ETF investing, Momentum, Long/Short Equity, CEFs
Seeking Alpha Analyst Since 2016
- SPX Narrow Band Closing Range: 3913-3968.
- SPX Broad Band Closing Range: 3871-3996.
Just a quick blurb today, keeping it short and sweet. Well, Mr. Market adjusts quickly. All those /ES calls I bought and slowly sold off through the afternoon became fairly valued according to my model. What I thought might take the week took about a day. That's fine but we're back to no real edge buying or selling volatility here just that fast.
With a quick look at the indices, the NASDAQ (QQQ) looks sickly. From the technical perspective, it couldn't hold a breakout of the downward sloping trend line. That's not a bullish look. If you're betting directionally, that may setup a nice short play on NDX, NQ, MNQ, QQQ, or if you're in an IRA an inverse ETF like (PSQ), or a leveraged short choice like QID or (SQQQ). Let me be clear that none of this is advice, it's only information and may be used for educational purposes.
The SPX itself is a little healthier but remains in a trading range. No big breakouts happened yesterday.
I did short some VIX yesterday but the big question of "how low can it go?" still looms. I am emotionally bullish on VIX but there is plenty of liquidity in the market at this juncture and no reason to expect any large spike in VIX in the near-term. I wouldn't expect much of a signal out of VIX on an up move until we're in the SPX 3850 range and especially 3800 or lower. Otherwise, you should be able to just safely trade the noise or ignore VIX altogether.
That's it for me today.
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