Friday, January 15, 2021

Automated Trading Strategies

Risk Disclaimer: There is no guarantee that these strategies will have the same performance in the future. Some may perform worse and some may perform better. We use backtests to compare historical strategy performance, but there are no guarantees that this performance will continue in the future. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

January 6 Was A Game Changer - Time To BUY, BUY, BUY

Unless you're in a cave you know that the U.S. was threatened on Jan. 6 by a group of protestors that stormed Capital Hill as lawmakers debated electoral college results. The fear is that this event could make the markets unstable.

Given the tools of the Federal Reserve to buy up everything in sight it's no surprise that the market rallied on January 7, especially since lawmakers have gone home until January 20. In other words, it's all on the Federal Reserve to create stability. And that's exactly what they did. On a day when the market should have tanked, it skyrocketed. 

As a technical trader, I can tell you that the funds flow was strong and this buying will most likely continue until the inauguration. 

What can you do now?

Buy the dip. My previous post predicted a sell-off in the first quarter, but January 6 was a game-changer. The Federal Reserve is on high alert and it will do anything it has to to protect the market. I don't know how long this market freebie will occur, but I do know that it will be very strong over the next 10 days.

So, whatever you trade, if it's related to the equity markets, now is the time to buy. 

If you trade futures, like I do, that means buy all dips on whatever you trade - NQ, ES, YM. If you trade specific stocks, buy dips on those stock on a market index (Dow, NASDAQ, S&P). These are the only stocks the Fed really has to worry about from a market stability perspective, so extra care will be taken to support these equities.

I'll provide another quick update after January 20.