The Chart du Jour
A few days ago, we drew the target box depicted above for the Nasdaq 100. Today, on 04/04/01 (numerologists take note: the digits add up to 9: a mark of completion), we fell to the bottom edge of it, but once again overshot idealized Fibonacci targets.
Astrologically -- (are we grasping at straws, here? - most certainly, yes) -- Arch Crawford points out that there is a Saturn/Neptune conjunction this evening (April 4) that in the past has often marked a final crisis/low. Arch offers from his research that during the Crash of 1929, a temporary equity low formed on a Saturn/Neptune conjection on November 13, 1929; the March 27, 1980 finale to the Hunt Silver Crisis was a Saturn/Neptune conjunction; and the December 20, 1994 Mexican peso devaluation was a Saturn/Neptune conjunction.
Shouldn't we be hearing about some leveraged speculator or hedge fund going bankrupt right about now? Or were the Lucent bankruptcy rumors on Wednesday it?
We now consider ourselves long from 1459 basis the June Nasdaq 100. We'll allow for a little more intra-week overshoot, working with another stop-close- only order if June closes below 1310. For taking this risk, we expect on a three to seven month time horizon, that this oversold market can experience a reaction "bounce" that will be non-trivial. A 50+% rally in the Nasdaq 100 is possible.
Of course, the fundamentals won't be there to support this rally longer term, and financial stocks will still smell, but rally we should. This is our trader's instinct to be nimble, despite our long term proclivity to be bearish.
The result: CNBC will be all smiles again -- American capitalism vindicated. Then, just when people think it's safe to get back into the market again and are breathing a sigh of relief, neophyte investors will get there heads handed to them yet again. "Buy and hold" is dead.
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