March 18, 2020
By Mish Schneider
Disregard for the public’s safety?
Bill Morris Principal CEO of MCP Ventures said on CNBC today, "Best buying opportunity since Financial Crisis"
Based on what?
He says-"Stocks are cheap"
LOL-"Buy now and you will participate in the inevitable recovery"
Operative word here is inevitable.
The dictionary definition of inevitable is-unavoidable or it will definitely happen.
And you can see why I have such issues with folks like Mr. Miller.
Can you ride out inevitable?
It is inevitable that we will all die, but should we miss living in order to prepare for dying?
Let’s live and wait for the market to calm down.
In the meantime, I like to believe that the commodities markets will bottom before the equities markets do.
With all the stimulus, rates set the stage for some raw material inflation.
With all the supply chain disruption, if the hoarding we see in supermarkets is any foreshadowing, I expect the same from investors with commodities.
The dollar, which I thought peaked early this week, today met the highs of January 16, 2017-that’s right-inauguration day.
Should that peak for real, that will help with the price of physical commodities.
Finally, beans, wheat, and coffee all held up and closed green.
So rather than just make irresponsible, blanket statements based on no real strategy, here is the chart of DBA, Invesco DB Agriculture Fund.
Note the 3 bottoms at 13.50.
It’s a good start.
Russell 2000 (IWM) Did not close over Mon low 101.43. Needs to
Dow (DIA) Did not close over Mon low 201.51. Needs to
Nasdaq (QQQ) Closed over 169.16 Mon low-could be good for some upside if holds
KRE (Regional Banks) Closed over 30.83 Mon low-could be good for some upside if holds
SMH (Semiconductors) Still in best shape holding the 200-WMA at 97.32
IYT (Transportation) Did not close over Mon low 126.07. Needs to
IBB (Biotechnology) 95 held which is key support
XRT (Retail) Did not close over Mon low 28.53. Needs to
Volatility Index (VXX) Came off from the highs but don’t see a reversal pattern yet
Junk Bonds (JNK) Did not close over Mon low 91.01. Needs to
LQD (iShs iBoxx High yield Bonds) Did not close over Mon low 115.21. Needs to