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Volatility seems to have slowed down a bit, after many consecutive days of extreme and fast moves.
I think that the markets are “energy” and the participants are humans even if it is the humans behind the ALGOS and hence the extreme volatility got the markets tired and we may see a bit of slow down in the volatility.
Markets have and will go between periods of higher volatility, lower volatility and “normal” volatility.
understand it, observe it and adjust your trading if needed accordingly.
U.S. Shutdown Update
January 8, 2019
Today’s international trade report, like yesterday’s report on factory orders, will be delayed due to the government shutdown. Treasury’s monthly budget statement that was set for Friday will also not be released. The Labor Department is open and will post today’s JOLTS report as well as Thursday’s jobless claims and Friday’s consumer price reports. The Federal Reserve is not affected by the shutdown and will post minutes from the December FOMC on Wednesday.
In between, take a look at the price action on the daily chart for Dollar Index which in my opinion been a moving force behind many of the markets across the board.
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