TLC Weekly Update April 20, 2024


After many weeks of continuous buying by the retail traders, the stock market finally cracked, just a little, last week. Could this be the start of a more serious decline? Could be. All depends on those people who are in control of the game.

Well, I warned last week with a roller coaster picture, isn’t that timely?

I know many of you are investors with a portfolio in the stock market. And the latest round of events shaking up the market may cause you anxiety. Well, for whatever reasons, all these FURUs are coming out with their bearish outlooks. Here is one and and another that will give you heart attack. Enjoy!

Personally, I believe we are in a critical time window for which the world will experience major trend changes on many areas that humanity has taken for granted over the past 100 years. I am no new ager who believe in bullshit like we are ascending to whatever XYZ dimension. Practically speaking, majority of the new agers are delusional and lying to themselves that they can do some voodoo shit and automatically upgrade themselves to a status that they will have a better life comparing to others.

Here is a good video on this subject of what major changes are coming, through the lens of astrology.

If you do believe in astrology or similar disciplines, here is a warning – don’t go to Japan in 2025. don’t go to New York city or nearby area in coming few months. There are other places also in serious danger but I am not going to mention that here since I don’t want to see more death threats. Have reasonable emergency preparation done including food, water and other essential supplies. You can thank me later.

Back to work on my projects.

Stay safe!

TLC Weekly Update April 13, 2024


A wild week for the stock market ended lower a little only but hidden behind was 2% swings intraday everyday. I am not sure how this uptick in volatility will play out next week but as long as intraday volatility finally come back, we will have better day trading opportunities.

A great video with doomberg talking about their take on current market developments. Very insightful snapshots on market conditions and geopolitical situations. Enjoy!

I find the central theme of this video kind of something we all know already yet no one really tried hard enough to produce the evidence pinpointing why these crazy leftists acting the way they do.

This video summarizes a study on everyday cooking oil. I think all of you should watch this and decide for yourself on what to do with this new information.

We are now at the middle of the Mercury retrograde time window. Anyone experienced unnecessary miscommunications and sudden electronic equipment breakdown?

As usual I am way behind on my schedule with my projects.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update April 6, 2024


A trigger event this week took S&P down about 100 points on Thursday and then on Friday, we got a bounce that recovered most of the losses. Is it the start of the long awaited “pullback” for the stock market? I don’t know. It is fun to watch though as the bull and bear bots duel it out.

An interesting take on China’s economy and potential impact on the rest of the world. Good overview of the whole automobile scene and related industries.

Someone finally produced a video comparing Canada with Australia. It is a great video telling people to think twice before immigrating to these two countries.

This video is not the only one that mentioned a similar theme of this solar eclipse, or the whole eclipse season, will change humanity’s fate. Some new age people even say that those with “higher vibration” (whatever that is) will ascend to another dimension, etc. Given how majority of the people are so ignorant, I always wonder if these believers are lying to themselves and to others with the hope that they will be saved or chosen …

Personally, as someone trained in traditional Chinese astrology stuff, will do one thing for sure during the solar eclipse. That is, I will stay home, not looking up the sky, no matter where I am, because this coming solar eclipse is of the “bad omen” type. According to the ancient teachings, those who look up at the sky during this event will induce extreme bad luck for at least two and a half year. Why? Because the actual solar eclipse will last about 2.5 minute.

There is a huge misunderstanding that the events affecting the world will be happening exactly on the day of the solar eclipse. That can happen but the lasting disruptions / changes to individual lives often happen later when the eclipse angle being visited by the individual’s transiting astro bodies.

As usual, back to work on my projects.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update March 23, 2024


Post-FOMC rally sent the stock markets to another new all-time-high before pulling back into Friday close. Bears are crying and bulls are celebrating while the retail investors are going all-in at the highest level ever recorded in history.

A short clip on Douglas Murray commented on what Yuval Harari said. I agree with Murray on this one for sure. Harari is now a proven spoke person for those who want to fuck up the human world. So whatever he tries to put into the minds of the mass public must be a propaganda of some kind …

Jeff Gundlach posted his thoughts on FOMC announcement on Wed.

And for those of you who are interested in astrology, here is a surreal talk of the coming eclipses and the apocalypse. Not that I believe in the prophecies that this world is going to end soon, but it is important to keep track of these things because those in power behind the scene maybe using manmade events similar to what the prophecies said to advance their agenda.

I posted this later than usual thanks to a sudden all night snowfall that requires removal. Shoveling snow is a back breaking task that took time. I better get back to my backlog of work now.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update March 9, 2024


Once again, non-farm payroll week did not disappoint – going higher into Friday morning and caught the bears by surprise. After Friday open, however, NVidia dropped 10% from the newly minted all-time-high in the morning. That dragged the indices lower into close.

Could this be the start of a normal pullback over the next few weeks for the stock market? Could be.

Interesting video talking about several stories that really matters these days yet you don’t see MSMs mentioning them. One of these stories reminded me that years ago, when some countries asked for its gold to be sent back to them from the United States, only finding out those gold bars are fake …

Tony Robbins has a new book coming out. Here is Russell Brand talking with him about that.

Nick Crown of the “rich vs. really rich” shorts fame, has this video on side hustles. The idea of having a side hustle is very much every young adults talking about these days thanks to the lack of an income from a regular job that can sustain their basic living needs. However, not all side hustles make sense.

Lately, somehow Uber keeps offering me discount on pets’ products … for which it is totally useless to me. Are they trying to brainwash me into buying a pet?

This is rollover weekend for US index futures. So extra work for my team to get our trading servers ready for next week.

Back to work for me as usual.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update February 10, 2024


Another week of S&P500 edging out a new high again but this time without Dow Jones Industrial Average doing the same. So where are we heading from here, you may ask. My guess is that FOMO is in full force now, so every small dip will be bought and when we run out of buyers, this melt up will turn into melt down.

David Hunter suddenly show up on my regular YouTube browsing. First of the 2 part interview can be found here. As a so-called contrarian, his view is always controversial. But then listening to what others are paying attention to can help one develop a more comprehensive view of the market environment we are facing. After all, markets are made of people.

Bryan Johnson has a new video on how he managed to regrow his hair. Personally I would not go that distance to regrow my hair. Maybe just the red light part so that I don’t lose as much that quickly… the more fascinating thing to me is that those products he listed in the video are all sold out now. The power of these super star influencers is amazing.

The latest rage in the stock market now are AI stocks. This interview of Alexander Wang can help many people who have no idea what “real” AI companies are to understand what kind of problems these companies are solving. My take is that those existing public companies claiming their AI involvement is no different from what happened back in 1999-2000 where all those scams claiming they are part of the internet revolution …

If you are a man who are reasonably fit but somehow not full of energy and can get tired quite easily, watch this short clip. Proper intervention without medications can make a huge difference in your life.

Lately I am tasked to look into some very exotic financial markets to see if my team can build trading algos for them. I can say that it is a real challenge and I like it. So back to work for me as usual.

Happy Chinese New Year!

TLC Weekly Update January 27, 2024


Another week the US stock market closing higher and it looks like January will close positively by next week if FOMC does not want to ruin the bull party. But who knows. Given the geopolitical mess we are seeing everywhere … we just don’t know when and where a shock may happen to upset the current bullish outlook.

Here is a video trying to piece together the economy of the Roman Empire. The focus of the video is to compare the Roman Empire’s GDP against the modern era USA. This comparison makes no sense as technologies we have nowadays did not exist say, just 200 years ago or even just 100 years ago.

For those who are concerned about the current economic conditions and what may happen this year, here is Gundlach discussing his take with Charles Payne. His takes on the situation may not agree with what the MSMs are saying.

I find this interview of Patrick Boyle very interesting. He talks about the past how hedge funds are so different from the modern day version of them. He also touches on quite a number of interesting subjects. Hope you enjoy this.

As someone who eats eggs almost everyday, here is a video talking about eggs that tried to settle the arguments around the quality and taste of eggs across all kinds of eggs. I do not agree with the conclusion of the video because I know a lot about eggs and the studies he quoted are not done properly. Why? Industrialized high-end eggs offered by big companies are just another elaborate scheme to make more money from the “organic” movement.

Back to work now.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update August 26, 2023


What a week for the stock market – NVidia blowoff earning midweek and Powell hawkish statement on Friday gave the world completely opposite outcomes based on normal expectations. Nvidia earning sent its stock price up 11% on Wednesday night but then on Thursday all that gain were wiped out during normal market hours. Powell hawkish statement initially was thought to have pressured stock market lower on Friday but then the stock market went higher in the afternoon. Media and gurus keep trying to give an after the fact explanation of what happened. But does that matter?

Here is a video discussing Burry’s bearish bet in better context. For those of you who want to ride his coattail, watch it to gain a better understanding of the macro situation. But keep in mind that the real reason why Burry made the bet can be something else completely. And also remember that the reporting of one’s positions for each quarter has a 45 days time window. So between end of June and now, Burry’s position may have changed already.

I find this video has a more balanced view of the macro factors that will shape the near future of world economy. If you don’t want to watch this hour long video, I can summarize it here – we are f$#ked.

Back to work for me. No point overthinking much on what to do when the financial system collapse or reset.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update August 19, 2023


Option expiration week ended with SPX closing at the lowest level over the past few weeks. It is not something unexpected because of the largest technology companies had a huge rally earlier this year. Even if they are not crashing down, taking a breather for a few weeks is reasonable.

The biggest news in the financial world this week must be Michael Burry’s 13F filing. It is reported that he has positioned himself on a bearish outlook for the SPX and NDX indices using put options on SPY and QQQ. It is the largest position he has put on over the past few years. First, we do not know the expiration dates of these options. Second, we do not know the strike prices of these options. Most important of all, we do not really know if it is just a short term trade for a normal market correction which many pros expected, or a conviction trade that Burry thinks that something way worse is coming.

So no point to speculate why he is doing that. And more importantly, you can’t mimic what he does without more details. I am positioned since July on a major pullback for the big techs. I even posted charts on Twitter with the reasons and the expected downside targets. It is not that hard to figure this out.

An interesting discussion of our ever increasing demand of electricity by Patrick Boyle. His takes on EV and electrify everything are very reasonable and the expected eventual taxing on everything electric will come sooner than later. Here is my warning to anyone who think EV is the future, think of the flooding in China – the moment the power grid is down, all things electric are f$#ked.

Just search online for portable solar electric car charger and you will see all kinds of “promises” that in the future, it will become possible, but not now. I think the better answer is never. Many months ago I discussed this topic in detail from the astrology view point. In short, better expect a completely new energy source being developed than to believe whatever we have now will solve this forever increase in demand of electricity problem.

The doomers are thinking the sky is falling – an honest discussion of what to expect in the near future on the economic front.

And of course, there is David Hunter, who tells everyone that the melt up has not happened yet, and that sky is the limit for gold.

In a way, I agree with him, as long as the “one-two punch” I always refer to has not happened, the only solution for the governments and central banks worldwide is to keep printing. So hyperinflation will persist and of course, all risk assets will go through the roof.

Another busy weekend for me – can’t even take a break in the cottage country here the whole summer so far … I miss my cottage.

Have a great weekend all!

TLC Weekly Update July 1, 2023


Second quarter of 2023 ended with a bang printing another new year high for S&P500. How high can it go is the buzz all over this weekend.

Macro guys like Alf are bearish for a good reason. However, without better timing, many macro players are deep in red and can only hope the recession will eventually arrive.

Some others, like Prof. Hanke, raised an interesting point about the population issue.

As usual I don’t agree with many of these videos I link to but then being able to see what others are thinking can help me discover any blind spot that I have not thought about.

One of the biggest news in financial world this week was the flood of applications to create bitcoin ETFs by several big names. Well, all of them are rejected for now. But it does not mean that these firms will not try again after they improve their applications. This development will significantly impact the crypto space so if you trade or invest in cryptos, remember to stay on top of this.

Eurodollar university has a new video up on China’s yuan. It matters because China is the second biggest economy in the world. Any shock in Yuan’s value relative to other major currencies can create a ripple effect shocking all the major financial markets. This problem is still unfolding and can be a catalyst in forcing the US stock markets to correct suddenly.

This is first of the month. So it is chores time in addition to my normal workload. Back to work for me.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!