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Pres Trump is calling for a 10M-15M Barrel cut – why not make it 25M!! LOL.  You knew this was coming, he said it was coming last week actually in his daily press briefings. This will also be the case in stocks as well – President Trump will take to twitter and go ALL CAPS and get a nice pump out of the market. Regardless, we’ll keep managing the range of the market and stick to our process.  Speaking of which, this is a nice bounce in crude to the top of our range, I’ll likely take a short position today. Super wide range of 18.70-27.40 (probably higher now as I write this) and a nasty 162 on the oil volatility (OVX). A 35% rally makes this a big fat juicy sell.

Stocks and Volatility – falling vol in the equity space, I highly doubt that this is the “transition” back into stocks. Implied vol in the SP500 is back to a big fat lazy number of -44% vs 30 realized vol.  Downside in the SP500 approximately 11% lower to 2230 this morning.  

Unemployment- we don’t really need the data to know what’s happening in the world.  -701K Unemployment with a 4.4% rate (this will likely be north of 10% soon – ugh!) – just not good, sad actually.

We’ve got work to do, so I’ll keep it tight this morning.  All the Best. 

E-mini S&P 500 Jun ’20 Daily Chart
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John Caruso

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Follow John on Twitter @JCarusoRJO. John began his career at Wilshire Quinn Capital, a Wealth Management Firm based out of Los Angeles, California. John made his move to the commodity industry at the end of 2005, and began his path at Lind Waldock, at the time the largest retail brokerage division worldwide. John did his undergraduate work at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania from 1999-2003, where he was a 4 year varsity basketball letterman.  A self-professed “Macro Trader”, John uses a multi-factor fundamental and “quantamental” trading model in distinguishing market cycles based upon the accelerations or decelerations of growth and inflation metrics. His technical and quantitative approach is heavily reliant upon trend and market range analysis via a custom built standard deviation system in helping him make probability-based market decisions. John is an avid reader of all things pertaining to finance, and behavioral economics. Click here to sign-up for John Caruso's Trading Coach Insights. Daily information and insight on all futures marketsin ranging from metals to equities.
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