Unlike Santa Claus, though, Mr. Market does not much care one way or the other how you have been behaving. In reality, the market is what it is, and is not out to get any of us nor purposefully reward us, either. Personalizing market action and inevitable losses in trading remains a surefire way to get blown off your path.
As we wind down a this week into Christmas weekend, I am not expecting too much from the tape today. It has already been a slow week in terms of volume and action, perhaps a bit of a hangover from a year, among other things, which saw U.S. stock index futures essentially crashing twice overnight, only to abruptly recover to new all-time highs within short order.
The idea pump is always flowing for Members, though. So we are tracking old and new emerging themes into 2017, such as CCJ and the uranium plays trying to stage a comeback amid a changing geopolitical landscape.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Market Chess to you and your loved ones!