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I hope everyone had a great long weekend.  I for one enjoyed a fantastic home cooked Easter meal and ate enough ham with mustard mousse to protein stack more than a bodybuilder.  Unfortunately I didn’t get within 5 miles of a gym so I’m not sure that’s how it works, but I enjoyed it none the less.

 

Given how the markets looked last week it certainly appeared like this recent bout of up and down volatility was starting to dissipate.  But as I look at things now the S&P is falling pretty hard again and the VIX is still solidly over 20.  It will calm down at some point, that’s the nature of volatility, but for now we need to keep our defenses up because this is the exact type of market that gets investors whipsawed around and can lead to significant losses.

 

 

Backwardation, VIX > M1 > M2, VXST > VIX, all kinds of caution signs flashing.  We’ll sit this one out for now and continue to look for better entry points.

 

I don’t know how many of you are boxing fans  (if not ignore me)  but for those that do follow the sport, I suspect we are going to be treated to a historic fight soon enough.  Anthony Joshua won this past weekend  (now 21-0 with 20 knockouts)  so it appears like a collision course with Deontay Wilder  (40-0 with 39 knockouts) for the unified heavyweight title.  There hasn’t been an undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999 so exciting stuff.  My money will be on Deontay.

 

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