A wild earnings season ahead
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Right now, analysts are looking for a 75% jump .. for the financial sector.Is that odds on how many are going to jump out the window, if the stock market takes a major down turn?
Chances of A happening are if we get trade policies that stop the use of cheap over seas labor. So far politics seems both sides are scared to mention this in fear of trade wars.
Chance of B happening is somewhat likely unless the fed wants to do more QE's which will just lead to hyper inflation and civil unrest as the economy will continue to spiral down in a demand decreasing spiral.
They can post a gain, they can post a loss..........but the fact is, the right shoulder in that head and shoulders formation is about to drop like a rock whether it be this week, next week, or next month or year...........it's going to drop............
Wrong points for head and shoulders.
This refers to the peaks in 2000, 2007, and 2011. On the S&P 1530, 1565, and 1370. Though, if the 1370 was the last shoulder, the pattern doesn't make much sense yet. And in the 3rd leg down of a head and shoulder, by definition it makes a *higher* low.
That could have already happened as August saw a 20% decline from peak (tripping a bear market in technical terms). Regardless, don't see the S&P below 900. We've had a long drawn out correction for 12+ years now (because the markets over ran from 1992-2000). S&P is actually above 200 day MA and has held it.
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