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

Wednesday | January 29, 2020

Hello Mayumi.

YESTERDAY'S CLOSING PRICES

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YESTERDAY: January 28

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When this market started to fall on Friday and Monday, I stated that the disease is not going to be a big deal, and that the markets are over reacting. Yesterday, we saw the markets get overly optimistic too soon, and without enough selling beforehand.

We are trusting reports from a nation (China) even more full-of-s&#t than N. Korea and Iran with information. We KNOW for a fact a lot of people are dying and China is saying that the cause of death is “pneumonia”. Videos are leaking out of China of ER rooms of patients and doctors melting down emotionally and physically.

YET....the propaganda has shifted from “this is the end of the world” to “We got this”. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren is not helping matters claiming the Coronavirus is the result of global warming, but her opinions are not accepted by the CDC yet.

The impeachment hearings are totally fizzling out, and that little “uncertainty”, as small as impeachment chance was, is evaporating. That will help the markets too.

MARKETS

Going into positive expectations from AMD and AAPL, less of a panic over Coronavirus and diminished impeachment chances saw the Dow rise 187 points and the SPX rise 32.61 points (1.01%).

AAPL – going into earnings, AAPL was up 8.74 (closed 317.69), or 2.8%.

AMD – expecting good earnings and a new female board member saw the stock close up $1.27 (50.53) (2.58%).

VIX – the VIX closed down -1.95 (-11%) at 16.28.

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TODAY: January 29

Only three things in life are certain:

A – Death

B – Taxes (and watching the money be wasted on ever dumber things every year)

C – Once they make something “idiot proof”, they make a better idiot.

I named my youngest son off of one of the greatest Americans ever – Benjamin Franklin. It seems that we live in a country that has such a shitty educational system that no one has heard of him, though every rapper screeches it being “all about the Benjamin's”.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - Benjamin Franklin

N. Korea and the Philippines are closing boarders to prevent the Coronavirus from infecting their countries. The US is considering it as a dozen flights a day come in directly from Wuhan.

ORIGINALLY

When this market started to fall on Friday and Monday, I stated that the disease is not going to be a big deal, and that the markets are over reacting. I was expecting even more over-reaction from the markets based on the Zika and SARs past, but this was not enough. I was also going off reports that China closed the Wuhan boarder, but that was a lie, and they may have let up to 5 million people leave.

Wuhan Airport Flights Today – 7 Flights to San Francisco alone.

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With a disease that may have an incubation period of 14 days, we can see a mess coming our way. I am optimistic, BUT would not be shocked if we see worse news coming out.

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2020 ONE-YEAR PREDICTION:
Average year with lots of intermittent volatility
(+1.79% so far)

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