I am cutting back Greenhill & Co (GHL) as I don't like how this chart smells, I'd like to see this name regain the 50 day moving average. For now its back below a 1% exposure.
If we close red today it will be a reversal day; we've had a few of these and the market has shrugged them off and just raced to green the next day or two. Normally they are bearish but nothing is normal nowadays. I am increasing my insurance to the downside... of course futures will be up tomorrow morning as they are 8 out of 10 days. Because as we know, the market hours are not long enough and someone is always eager to buy futures between 7 AM and 9 AM. Day after day...
One day bulls will wake up and wonder how they could be so green shooty about the US economy. I don't know when that day comes.... but complacency is now high as VIX is back below 30 for the first time since pre Lehman. Granted in the old days a reading above 30 used to indicate panic but these are not the old days.
As always the news does not matter - until it does. At some point the exact same news that has been ignored week after week will be the cause of a selloff. The news will be no different - just the reaction to it.