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

Thursday | January 30, 2020

Hello Mayumi.



YESTERDAY: January 29


Think about what came out yesterday:

  • AAPL opened after earnings and ran up $10 (closed up $6.65 at 324.34) to new all-time highs.
  • AMD opened after earnings and fell almost -$4.50
  • More news on Coronavirus
  • The Fed announced it was going to continue to add liquidity, but end it at Q2.
  • Impeachment hearings continued
  • Several more countries closed their boarders to China
  • President Trump signed the USMCA trade deal
  • Joe Biden (former democrat front runner) was joking about dying in office and needing a young VP.
  • CDC said they made a human error by downplaying the Coronavirus risk and will have a new committee Thursday.
  • BOEING (BA) reported a record $4b billion revenue miss, and $18.6 bln in 737 MAX costs.


The markets were very calm considering the events. The SPX was in a $21.58 range (low -4.35, high 12.23).

The markets closed mix after a last minute pull-back lower. The Dow closed higher by 11.60 points, and the SPX closed down -2.84 (3,273.40).


After the close, TSLA reported and the stock ran up to $650 (+68). Think about this! The stock was under $200 last June.


TODAY: January 30


Until 5:30pm last night, the E-mini futures were higher until reports came out that China was lying (no, say it isn't so – not China?) and covering up the actual number of cases. A reporter claims to have proof of over 8,000 cases and an additional 12,000 are suspected. There are videos also leaking out of Chinese medical staff losing their minds from exhaustion.

This was enough to cause futures to sell off from 3277.75, to 3249.74 (-28 point reversal).

Average year with lots of intermittent volatility
(+1.32% so far)

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