Wall Street Mechanics Bring In Stock Buyers After Sell-Off On Poor Treasury Auction

To gain an edge, this is what you need to know today.

Wall Street Mechanics Kicking In 

Please click here for a chart of iShares 20 Plus Year Treasury Bond ETF TLT.

Note the following:

  • The chart shows that TLT fell yesterday.
  • As we shared with you in the Afternoon Capsule, the reason for the fall in TLT was the poor Treasury auction. For details, see yesterday’s Afternoon Capsule.
  • Initially stocks fell on the poor Treasury auction, but the momo crowd bought the dip. Then came Powell’s statement that he was willing to raise rates if needed. The poor Treasury auction and Powell’s statement was a one-two punch that brought in more selling yesterday.
  • The chart shows that TLT is being bought this morning but still has a ways to go before reaching the lower resistance zone.
  • This morning Wall Street mechanics are kicking in, bringing in buyers in both stocks and bonds.
  • University of Michigan consumer confidence and inflation expectation data will be released at 10am ET. The data may be market moving.
  • The biggest data point ahead is CPI that will be released on November 14.
  • Remember that it is Friday, and short squeezes tend to occur on Fridays. In the early trade, there are signs of a short squeeze.
  • As an actionable item, the sum total of the foregoing is in the protection band, which strikes the optimum balance between various crosscurrents.   Please scroll down to see the protection band.

Magnificent Seven Money Flows

In the early trade, money flows are positive in Apple Inc AAPL, Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN, Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG, Meta Platforms Inc META, Microsoft Corp MSFT, NVIDIA Corp NVDA, and Tesla Inc TSLA.

In the early trade, money flows are mixed in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY and Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 QQQ.

Momo Crowd And Smart Money In Stocks

The momo crowd is aggressively buying stocks in the early trade. Smart money is 🔒 in the early trade.  To see the locked content, please click here to start a free trial.


The momo crowd is selling gold in the early trade. Smart money is 🔒 in the early trade.

For longer-term, please see gold and silver ratings.

The most popular ETF for gold is SPDR Gold Trust GLD. The most popular ETF for silver is iShares Silver Trust SLV


The momo crowd is buying oil in the early trade. Smart money is 🔒 in the early trade.

For longer-term, please see oil ratings.

The most popular ETF for oil is United States Oil ETF USO.


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Protection Band And What To Do Now

It is important for investors to look ahead and not in the rearview mirror.

Consider continuing to hold good, very long term, existing positions. Based on individual risk preference, consider holding 🔒 in cash or Treasury bills or allocated to short-term tactical trades; and short to medium-term hedges of 🔒, and short term hedges of 🔒. This is a good way to protect yourself and participate in the upside at the same time.

You can determine your protection bands by adding cash to hedges.  The high band of the protection is appropriate for those who are older or conservative. The low band of the protection is appropriate for those who are younger or aggressive.  If you do not hedge, the total cash level should be more than stated above but significantly less than cash plus hedges.

It is worth reminding that you cannot take advantage of new upcoming opportunities if you are not holding enough cash.  When adjusting hedge levels, consider adjusting partial stop quantities for stock positions (non ETF); consider using wider stops on remaining quantities and also allowing more room for high beta stocks. High beta stocks are the ones that move more than the market.

Traditional 60/40 Portfolio

Probability based risk reward adjusted for inflation does not favor long duration strategic bond allocation at this time.

Those who want to stick to traditional 60% allocation to stocks and 40% to bonds may consider focusing on only high quality bonds and bonds of seven year duration or less. Those willing to bring sophistication to their investing may consider using bond ETFs as tactical positions and not strategic positions at this time.

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