Berko's law: When there is a 50-50 split on a Fed move, the first move is down because the disappointed contingent panics and blows out of stocks.
Yep, my partner,
, and I have been kicking this one around, and I think he's got the best handle on it. Because the market is up going into the Fed statement, those who don't see what they want will become aggressive sellers.
Given that scenario, we are prepping our list of techs and cyclicals to buy on a nothing done, and our drugs and
to buy on a tightening bias.
In the meantime, we are huddling off the desk every few minutes to try to make sense of the banks, the
DOT and the semis, in that order.
And we are doing a lot of fretting. Man, are we good at fretting. If they paid us for fretting, we could have retired off this morning's proceeds.
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