Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thumb Twiddling Ahead of Fed

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As mentioned yesterday, it would be too simple for "them" to run the S&P 500 to 1295 and then reverse back down.  We've broken above that level today (after teasing above it yesterday) and simply are twiddling thumbs ahead of the early Fed announcement and conference with The Bernank.   While I don't expect a thing new to be mentioned (other than a weaker economic outlook) some traders seem to think there will be a new liquidity program announced.  Not sure why they are of this thinking considering the Fed telegraphs any change ahead of time by floating things in newspapers.

(for some reason I cannot add charts to my entries today, so just imagine a big spike upward over the past few days in the S&P 500 up to 1297, with the 100 day moving average just above it at 1301)

For now people are just twiddling thumbs.

Edit: ZeroHedge posted earlier this morning a tweet from Bill Gross in which he thinks we'll mimic last year with a new present to speculators at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  If so more devaluation of the U.S. peso, and another run by gold silver oil and the rest.  You know the story by now - punish Main Street so Wall Street is happy....err, so millions of jobs are created due to the Fed.  (my call of course was QEinfinity would continue by this winter, so fall would be ahead of my schedule)


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