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

Thursday | January 23, 2020

Hello Mayumi.



YESTERDAY: January 22


Tuesday, the markets opened lower because of the Coronavirus. Yesterday, the markets opened higher because there was optimistic news that the Coronavirus was not going to be that bad.

An hour after the open, the SPX and NASDAQ made new highs with the SPX touching 3337.77. After this, more reports were coming out that Coronavirus was perhaps not as under control as previously hoped.

By the end of the day, the previous SPX gains of $17 points bled out, and the cash went into the red briefly. On the close, the SPX settled at 3321.75, up $0.96. As has been customary, AAPL and TSLA were higher with the later being up another 4.1% AGAIN.


TODAY: January 23

What was interesting about yesterday was how the market moved. Recently, the trend has been to jump higher on the open and sit all day until the close. At the close, the market then jumps a little bit more. Yesterday was the first time in a long while where the market felt weak all day, and closed with selling. Is this market running out of steam?

Average year with lots of intermittent volatility
(+2.82% so far)

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