We know for a fact that the Fed (Ben) has gone on record as stating "We do participate in markets, but we don't try to influence all of them at once."
Big Gov has been trying to create the "wealth effect" by boosting the stock market. This also helps to cover up severe underfunding problems with pension funds and the like. Down below, you will see proof from BPT of these late night hijinks.
And it does seem like people are ready to spend like drunken sailors again (circa 2006), 4 to 7 years from the last financial crisis depending on how you look at it. But the stock wealth effect was limited in working on the crowd pyschology, because very few of the average Joe was participating.
So they started to promote increasing housing prices a year or two back, and that is working. Now expect a new wave of "liar loans" and other advertising coming out. Rising housing prices make people feel good, and is much more effective at that wealth effect.
Along with the continued Fed Printing....in my humble opinion what Ben said was simply --we are going to keep on printing alot and for a long time, and the increased demand for goods created by the housing wealth effect going on now, I expect inflationary times.
Buying a good store of things you need is not a bad way to take money out of a bank account that could be confiscated, and invest in hard objects that you need for the future.
The market gaps a lot and had little movement intra day - in fact the market
has made the majority of its gains overnight on gaps. I've shown these
statistics a few years ago, however I thought it was time to post them again
because they really illustrate this point well.
I wrote two very basically
strategies in Tradestation to graphically illustrate this point:
One strategy simply buys the
ETF SPY at the open and sells it on the close of the same day.
The other strategy simply buys the ETF SPY at the close and sells it on the open of the next day.
For the strategies I'm using $100K for each buy and I'm not counting
commissions because these are not meant to be strategies that you actually trade
- I'm simply showing the effect that gaps have had on the market over the last
As you can see from the two profit curve charts below, the results are quite
astounding, if you bought the SPY ETF every day on the open and sold it at the
close of the same day, you lost money consistently every year! Your $100K
turned into about 60K losing about $40!. Amazing that you actually lost money
simply buying the open and selling the close.
The second chart shows what happens if you simply buy the SPY at the close
and sell on the open of the next day - as you can see, your $100K turned into
over $400K!! Quite a difference!
So as you can see - if you recently thought to yourself, "man the market gaps
all the time and seems to make most of its moves overnight" you are right - in
fact the results are probably more shocking than you realize.
The public masses
think that the market makes its gains during the day, but this is not the
Also guys - regarding the SPY Ver 2 and Pro systems - this is why those
systems exit their long positions on the next day open vs that same day.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday and have a great weekend!