Beware the Ides, Et tu, Q-ute

Thursday was an extremely busy day for drops on the board. I will briefly speak about most of them.

Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s Capitol Hill testimony was released. Between his and ex-lover Lisa Page, who was a FBI lawyer, we see the “collusion” on their part to frame candidate Trump and spy on President-elect Trump.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s deputy Andrew Weissman leaving after two years of probing Trump and finding nothing.

Rod Rosenstein’s debrief is complete, meaning he will be stepping down very soon.

Attorney General William Barr is very “disgusted” by what he has discovered went on in Obama’s DOJ and FBI against Trump and his campaign. We are told a press conference laying out many of criminal charges will be coming soon.

We learned from Nellie Ohr’s Congressional testimony that she was in fact a CIA agent while working with Christopher Steele on the Russian Dossier for Fusion/GPS.

We have two key executives announcing they are leaving Facebook after arguing with Mark Zuckerberg. The exits of No.3 FB exec and head of WhatsApp comes one day after a global blackout and just days after news breaks of the connection between LifeLog — a DARPA project — and Facebook.

A drop on the mosque shooting in New Zealand where 49 people died said be vigilant. If you see something, say something. The bad actors are looking for a way to change the narrative.

So plenty of news and we are told today is Friday. It’s the Ides of March, so Et tu, Q-ute


Beware the Ides, investors

Investors, beware of the Ides of March. Stocks are on the move down and The Federal Reserve is meeting.

While global equity markets have gyrated and then moved higher on the short squeeze created by ECB’s kitchen sink monetary “solution” last week, the run up appears to be coming to an end.

Well, the US indices jumped over the longer term moving averages on Mario Draghi’s easing, but now the retreat is happening. The S&P 500 is below the 2K level in the futures market and the Dow is close to breaching its 200 day moving average in early morning trading.

These are technical moves, which most small investors pay little attention to, but the black boxes residing at the exchanges operated by high frequency trading firms know it’s a signal to ping stocks with lower bids on a gargantuan level.¬† Thousands of bids a second with a lower price than offered will lower the ask price on the shares, which when occurring millions of time a minute will move the indices lower.

There are too few humans to step in to correct the action on every stock, so that is why technical breaches like today are important to note.

Remember the Ides of March became notorious since 44 BC since it marked  the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Et tu, Brute?” as Shakespeare would write. You too, investors beware.