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

Friday | December 13, 2019

Hello Mayumi.

YESTERDAY'S CLOSING PRICES

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YESTERDAY: December 12

The market opened lower on reports that increases in tariffs would affect AAPL. This sent AAPL -$3 lower on the open, and dragged the major indexes lower as a result. AAPL has been a compass the market has been using as a North Star.

Minutes after the open, President Trump tweeted that we are close to a deal with China.

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After this tweet came out, the Minis ran from -4 to +12. Then +20, then +30. It was along this path higher that I started to sell the long deltas with the majority of the 100 deltas sold being done near the highs.

By the end of the day, the optimism that additional tariffs may not only be avoided, but current ones suspended, was enough to send most of the indexes higher by 0.75% points.

BIG MOVERS

AMD – Shares of AMD closed up $3.12 (7.9%) at 42.59.

VIX – The VIX closed down -1.05 (-7%) to close at 13.94.

After Markets

After the close, the market shot up when Minis re-opened. The catalyst was the news that conservative Boris Johnson won the UK vote in a landslide. This is considered a vote for completion of the BREXIT process.

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TODAY: December 13

The UK vote for Boris Johnson sent the Minis +12 in the after-markets. This alone is enough for a big move higher today. We also have the last day of trading before Friday's possible increase in tariffs. Anything could happen with this as President Trump and President Xi posture for last minute negotiations.

2019 ONE-YEAR PREDICTION: MUCH HIGHER (+28% so far)

2019: MUCH HIGHER FROM HERE (2506.85 SPX) – (prediction made January 2, 2019) but not a straight line, and not without some volatility. Trump WILL get his wall. China will buckle and blink first. The Fed will go back on their medication, and spend time thinking about what they say (before saying it).

ARE ANY OF THESE COMING TRUE? Look at the exact words I said about “blinking first” a year ago.

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