1/x The Fed gave the market a clear green light. And despite negative flows at EOM due to risk parity rebalancing & the discussed~$100B of supply coming to market via lockup’s & Corp🪟’s by Qtr end, concentrated in tech, & concerns
2/x surrounding tax selling & waning seasonality, Gary 🦍 has barely flinched..He maintains a very steady hand and w/👸&🦥 finally back from 🏖late in the day Fri, as expected, & w/ it being BOM the Wheel of Fortune is fully staffed w/their Full cast of characters, refreshed &
3/x ready to go. The burden of proof remains on the 🐻 to disprove the bull thesis at this point, as ⏰ is not a 🐻’s friend until 5/19. The 20-60 day momentum is undeniable. Don’t over think it. Price is truth. When a graph continues to proceed bottom left to top right and the
4/x usual forces are at play, it rarely pays to fade the rally. Continue to BTD at our *** levels, trading from 2 sides, w/an objective of 4136.25. We have even gotten a much needed sentiment adjustment in the last several sessions, which is long overdue due. This all said, It’s
5/x still important @ this seasonal transition into May w/the 20 day std dev narrowing into a tight wedge to watch & react quickly, as a technical break of the 20 day isn’t far away & is climbing quickly, as that level is still our ascending 🛑loss on close for longs until 5/6.
6/x Today should be very telling & help us gauge the degree to which we will be able to be risk on until 5/19... 👀 to continued weakness that we have been calling for in NDX & IWM, As it will ultimately be the center of gravity to drag down SPX, if it’s to happen. That and
7/x rates continue to damage market breadth & could still pull down SPX, if it is to happen, so watch closely. The 13892 *** in NQ is a battlefield... Continue to play dispersion, w/ hedges in IWM, IGV & ARKK doomsday machine names vs SPX..Fragility’s still systemic on the tails,
8/x so continue to own downside convexity funded premium neutral w/local Ivol, but continue to BTD @ our levels, especially during ‘vanna time🪟’s’... Long call verticals & call calendars with short strikes struck at 4245 & above. 4225-4240 is still the destination.
9/9 our confidence should grow the stronger Gary 🦍 is between 9am-12pm cst. Don’t be dogmatic the 1st few hours. Ride the 🌊...Flow like💦, my friends. Good luck!!!🍀🍀🍀

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