Don't Fight The Fed ?? Bullish Mantra Falls On It's Face

TVC:SPX   S&P 500 Index
The "Follow the Fed" Bullish mantra which has been ingrained into all investors and traders psyche's like clockwork
has this time failed the consensus badly as the S+P 500, has rolled over,broken a bullish descending wedge pattern,
and has now fallen 200 points, less than 4 trading days.

The almost complete reversal of fortune is telegraphed by the speed of the decline.
Complacency has a way of catching up with the market when the consensus is so very one sided.

The move down from the peak at 3429 on Fed meeting day has simply caught
the bulls in massive bull trap that has completely blindsided the majority.

Whether this one sided belief in the Fed's cookie jar was the real fools gold ,
will be quantified in the days and weeks ahead.

However next time you hear a bullish market guru say "Don't Fight The Fed."
perhaps now you will think twice,before accepting that bullish mantra coverall... ever again.



all the best
The_Unwind PolarHusk

Thank you. You too.
The bulls were warned in August of what is coming in Sep/Oct...the banks are going down.
If you believe it's 2008 and the Fed will save them...think again.
Deliberate sabotage and planning...every crisis is different.
Liquidity is FLEEING European banks!
The_Unwind Fractal777

Banking scandal brewing in EU, multi decade potential money laundering violations coming out..
You're absolutely correct about the flight to whatever quality is still out there,
Thanks for your comments.
VIX looks like a dead cat bounce...
The_Unwind pixelated.puzzle

So far...
Going by your chart, it looks like a descending wedge which is a bullish sign? Still learning here!
The_Unwind poister198

The technical expectation is that a "descending wedge " triangle pattern to the downside usually has an upside bullish resolution.

Conversely an ascending wedge triangle pattern's technical expectation is for a bearish downside resolution.
In reality then, the technical pattern resolution for a wedgehas the exact opposite conclusion than expected.
I hope the helps
DaddySawbucks The_Unwind
@The_Unwind, Might be one push down left in it; who knows, but NQ1! is a falling wedge, looks to have found support at 260 on QQQ; expect a retest probably on Thursday; I buy puts on Wednesdays now, LOL; Tues are all Up, Thurs all Down, haha!

This marketwatch contributor writes an insightful blog, he also observes that NQ is compressing and price change is less on each decline:

GL my friend!
The_Unwind DaddySawbucks

Thanks for Michael Ashbaugh's column. He's very good. I used to read him all the time.
The highlighted damage shown to XLF is almost worth the price of admission.
BTW, great long side, switch and buy yesterday.Impressive to say the least Mr.Sawbucks
Maybe you should be writing a column for Market Watch too :)
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