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Tackle Today: Bear Retracement

March 2, 2022

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«Rallies are suspect.»


Coach Tyler here. The vigorous market bounce has officially ended in a lower pivot high. While unfortunate, it’s not surprising. That’s what downtrends do! And it’s why chasing strength is dangerous. You’re effectively purchasing right in front of resistance if you buy after multiple up days in a downtrend. It’s not to say it can’t work. It is to say the odds are stacked against you. Besides, the risk vs. reward isn’t significant either.

If we’re lucky, stocks will chop around here as supply gets absorbed. If we’re unlucky, we’ll see prices fall back to last week’s lows. Either way, patience is required. I’ll echo yesterday’s comments on the VIX. As I write this midday Tuesday, the VIX has spiked to 35. Fear remains sticky, and demand for puts is still extremely high. I expect big swings, overnight gaps, and wicked intraday moves until that changes.

I continue to like fading extremes. That is, going bullish after multiple down days and potentially bearish after multiple up days. Absent that, I’d be highly selective for new positions.

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Chart of the Day: $SPY Lower Pivot High

Chart of the Day: $SPY Lower Pivot High

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