One look at these updated charts and you'll see why there's really not much to discuss this morning.
I mean, seriously, what else is there to say this morning? When not even the ECBQ€ stuff can budge price out of these corners, you know just how carefully these pennants are being painted. Please click the gold chart in the left and look at how precise this is. Absolutely remarkable!
So, really, the only thing I'd like to discuss this morning is the clip below. Perhaps, before you watch it, you should go back and read Part Two of the essay series that Jim Quinn published last week: http://www.theburningplatform.com/2015/02/28/breaking-bad-debt-episode-two/
Not only is a 7-year auto loan a bad idea, a 7-year auto loan where you roll the amount you're "underwater" into your new loan is a even worse idea. To then have these loans packaged together and sold off in tranches as AAA-rated collateralized debt obligations is a nightmare we've seen before and a truly horrific idea.
And now comes this...a discussion on CNBS as to whether someone should take out an extended car loan and use the extra debt assumed to dabble in the stock market, all because a "diversified portfolio should return in excess of 3-4% over time". And to think, I'm the one vilified and despised in some corners of the internet because I've had the audacity to suggest that folks continue to add physical metal while prices have declined these past three years...
Anyway, this is a sure sign of an impending stock market collapse. How can I say this? Because this is the exact same type of discussions that dominated the financial press in late 1999 and early 2000! Back then it was "take out a home equity loan" and/or "get a cash advance on your credit card" and buy tech stocks. Don't you realize that the NASDAQ was up 80% last year? This is easy and anyone with just a few extra minutes of time per day should be able to double their money really quick and then pay back all of the fresh debt. Just buy a good diversified portfolio with names like Lucent, Level 3, Worldcom, InfoSpace and JDS Uniphase.
As I go to close, I see that price has suddenly popped $5 and it is slightly outside of the pennant. While this is certainly not a bad thing, don't go getting all excited about a positive resolution just yet. There will be all sorts of false breakouts and breakdowns today and overnight as the pennant closes to zero. Nothing is permanent until 8:30 tomorrow.