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

Tuesday | July 21, 2020

Hello Eizell.





We have been having bad news for 2 weeks. Cities possibly shutting down again, coronavirus cases increasing, tax increase proposals by Biden and NY city, antivirals losing effectiveness quickly, and Metallica canceled their Sept 17 concert in Kentucky. Not such tough guys after all. Oh...the humanity.

Yet I have been saying for weeks we are going to break through 3233 and go positive on the year in the SPX. We did just that yesterday. If there was only a way of knowing if I thought Sunday that we would do this – like a MORNING COFFEE REPORT. Hmmm.

In the middle of the night, minis did fall to 3200, and then run higher.


The market opened and quickly ran to the magic number 3233 where it sat all morning. Not sure if it wanted to stay there or fall, the SPX played with 3233 until just after lunch time. At this point, it was looking like 3233 was not going to be sold, and the SPX then started to run higher until the close.

AAPL and TSLA came out of their several day hibernation and ran like Forest Gump. AAPL closed higher by $8.12 (2.11%) and TSLA closed higher by $142.16 (9.47%).


TODAY: July 20


LONG TERM – NEW ALL TIME HIGHS (possibly), and then a NASTY trade war sell-off – probably after the election.

The market is about to blast off hard. We have more than $4 trillion in cash in money markets. This is the most hated bull market ever. Everyone is missing the run higher, and when they jump in buying via capitulation....we will spike higher.

I am still standing by my prediction (made December 31, 2019) that we will be positive for the year and making new all-time highs by the end of the year. I maintained this stance even when the SPX was down -35% for the year.

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.

Average year with lots of intermittent volatility
(+++++0.65% so far)

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