The Bulls Keep Running, While…

by Options Sensei |

We see more evidence that the economy is not the stock market with the unemployment numbers from Thursday.

The WSJ reports that new jobless claims were up this week to a seasonally-adjusted 1.1 million.

That’s new claims – THIS week.

You can see that the claims are still way up from the pre-COVID shutdown.

initial unemployment claims

Even in the worst part of the Great Recession in 2008, new jobless claims never can close to 1M  per week.

Today, 1.1M new claim this week represents a substantial improvement from the worst weeks back in March.

Restated, our substantial improvement is still FAR worse than the worst weeks in 2008!

And despite this news, the bulls just keep marching.

I point this out to readers for two reasons.  First, as I wrote just a minute ago, the stock market is not the economy.  So when you hear this kind of negative economic news don’t start to think that’s a negative for the markets.

It might be, or it might not be.  We need to look at the technicals to find out.

And second, don’t get scared and start thinking it’s time to pull out.  It is time to trade rather than buy and hold, but it is NOT time to get out of the market.

A while ago I did a special webinar training with my publisher Adam Mesh to reveal to his readers how I find setups, vet them, and trade them for a profit.

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