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Prepared by and Scott
Writing under the nom de plume of J.L. LORD

Monday | March 30, 2020

Hello Eizell.




What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine
'Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

—Alanis Morissette



Minis opened -110 points lower after the three previous days of trading saw the market gain 20% off the low.

From there, the market slowly climbed higher with a steady incline starting 2 ½ hours after the open. An end of the day surge higher came after the coronavirus bill was passed by the hours, and President Trump was said to be signing it at the close of trading. The SPX got as high as being down only -14.16 with the MINIS almost unchanged.

Then in the last 30 minutes, the bottom fell out as people now wanting to go home long stocks over the weekend caused the Minis to fall -76 points. The Dow Jones closed down -915.

Stocks that had led the move higher Tuesday through Thursday flipped over. Some of the selling came from weakness in oil as crude closed near $20 per barrel. The dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia over pumping has not ended.

BA – Boeing closed down 18.55 (-10.27%) at 162 after being as high as 172.

AAPL – closed down -10.70 (-4.1%) at 247.74

AAL – American Airlines fell -1.62 (-10.34%) to close at 14.04.


TODAY: March 30


Making a prediction for the next couple of days/weeks is tough. We are in a new driven market where if the media outlets collude (yes, I said it and it is proven) together to sell fear and give out selective facts, we can fall 1000 Dow points at any given moment. There is no way to predict when THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH decides to start off their fear campaign.

Trump extending the social distancing and virus guidelines until April 30th will initially send the markets lower because of the economic impact to the economy. We will see if the White House or Fed has a counter weight.

S&P 500 Price Limits

From 8:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. CST, there are successive price limits corresponding to 7%, 13%, and 20% declines below the previous trading day’s reference price.

From 2:25 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. CST close of the cash equity market, only the 20% price limit will be applicable.

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”.
—Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh

Average year with lots of inter42mittent volatility
(-21.34% so far)

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