Live: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

3/27 – 3:15 p.m. New York time

I feel as though I am floating in the doldrums. But that’s what happens when a broad reversal in trend occurs, as happened after the Jan. 26 peak. It takes awhile to gain clarity, and as a result, I’m being extra cautious in how I trade.

A quick discussion of my holdings:

GLD reversed 12 cents below the Feb. 16 high of $128.70. A break above would have cast my bearish position in doubt.

IWM has resumed its decline and now stands at 28.2% of its maximum potential profit. My goal is to manage the position at 50% or higher.

DVN is holding in a sideways corrective trend, and I expect it to resume its movement to the downside. Timing, as always, is the great unknown.

It is a short week, with the markets closed on Friday for a Christian holiday, and such weeks generally have a dampening effect on market activity. So I don’t expect the doldrums to be replaced by strong trade winds during the next few days. Nonetheless, my sails are ready for hoisting once those winds develop.

3/27 – 11:40 a.m. New York time

I have no exits in sight this morning.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, March 27, 2018


Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.

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