I thought I'd enunciate my thoughts on the markets this morning before we move too far along in the U.S. session.
Dividend Investing Thoughts
We got that break lower on General Mills (GIS). Makes the A.C.C. portfolio neutral, but is fantastic for the actual Challenge Project. Nothing has changed about this company, and the yield is still great, with a great outlook and earnings.
Now mind you, market expectation (part of a market price delivery mechanism, besides simple supply and demand) may choose to focus on the inflation story, and deliver lower prices on General Mills (GIS). I have no problem with that from the standpoint of A.C.C. From the standpoint of the 'Challenge Project', which does not yet have General Mills (GIS) in the portfolio? Then I just wait for more price congestion down the road for an opportunity to add it to the actual Challenge Project.
Basically ... it's good for both accounts. For A.C.C., we're getting the yield, and for the actual Challenge Project as well as A.C.C.? There may be an opportunity to buy at a better price ...
Market No. 1
Implied Bias: Short
We've put in a nice overnight low on the March contract in the $92.30 region. I'd like to see a break below that low before I start looking at being short according to earlier comments.
8:50 AM - Oil just dropped. Knew it wouldn't wait for the U.S. Session. Congrats to traders with accounts that could have taken advantage of that. Now, I'd wait for a rally to short ...
10:38 AM - Oil rallied, and I shorted that with going long the USO Put, and then jumped out of it when it stalled. Talked about some of it on the Facebook page that links to the twitter account. I'll post a screen-shot (yes, believe it or not ... people even fake 'demo' stuff)
Market No. 2
Implied Bias: Long
I played this one long 'live' yesterday for a profit on both Facebook and Twitter. I also bought that UUP call option that I may have to dump out of as I look over the markets this morning. My alert is set at 79.005 or lower. We get there, I'll probably dump the UUP March 23 Call, which would bring me back to almost a 'flat' return on this trade. We'll see.
10:39 AM - Still long that call, the dollar is breaking higher, I've reset my alert on the underlying DXH11 to 79.305. I may take profits if the dollar position moves to become profitable as the USO Put did.
Market No. 3
Implied Bias: Short
Yesterday was a nice profitable 'fade' scenario based on my A.C.C. comments, but I rarely play fades, so I didn't look at this market much yesterday. Those who shorted that 'fade' ... congratulations.
This morning ... well, I want to see how the commodities play out, but they are moving lower as we speak. I'd want that to continue, I'd want to see the dollar strengthen, and possibly a short on the DBA if we were to rally, say up to $32.50 and then congest and break down out of that congestion.
We'll see ...
Edit: As I said ... I'll include a screenshot. Because yes, believe it or not? People actually do fake even demo stuff ...
10:35 AM A.C.C.
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Overall, a good day in the markets ...
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It was the most appropriate video I could find for a day like today in the markets. I mean let's face it. It was only one profitable day.
We spelled the word 'couch'.
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