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

Tuesday | January 28, 2020

Hello Mayumi.

YESTERDAY'S CLOSING PRICES

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YESTERDAY: January 27

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The day was all about the Coronavirus.

The SHOCKING thing is that the media is lying about the city of Wuhan being locked down. That is BS, and to this day, people from Wuhan can still fly into the US and Canada at will. And what is even more shocking is Washington and the CDC are trusting China's honesty on reporting of the disease.

So when scattered reports came out over the weekend of the virus showing up in California, Chicago, etc., the market took the information with a degree of panic at the open on Monday.

MARKETS

The day opened as usual during a panic—at the lows. The SPX opened down -60.97. After the initial “sell at market” on the open orders hit the market, the low was set. The market then started to nervously climb slowly by 23 points off the lows. The high in the SPX was just above 3258 (-36.62), and sat there for 90 minutes.

At the end of the day, the sellers came back in and the markets drifted lower to close down -51.84.

AAPL

Even AAPL fell -9.36 (308.95) which is -2.94%.

VIX

The VIX closed up 25.2% at 18.23%

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TODAY: January 28

The market WILL remain jittery over the Coronavirus; however, most of the scare might be over. The weak hands had two days of panic over a disease, and decided to believe “this time is different”.

The news has not milked the virus panic enough, and the impeachment trial is too boring to supersede the virus in importance. We are also freshly into the outbreak. It is important to remember that there is a long incubation period on this where the patient may be contagious, so it wont be surprising (to me) if the cases get up to 20,000 and 1000 deaths. There are people infected that don't know it yet.

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As long as the disease doesn't seem to be out of control, the fear is much worse than the disease. The market is smart enough to see this, and things will be a HUGE buying opportunity one of these days soon.

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2020 ONE-YEAR PREDICTION:
Average year with lots of intermittent volatility
(+0.40% so far)

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