European Central Bank (ECB) Red Hour

Posted on Jan 22 2015 - 7:22am by Sharpe Trade

Joy to you friends.

Come for the festival heyya?

Got a place to sleep it off yet?

Yes, we wait again for another Central Bank announcement in about 25 minutes or so.  This time it’s the “ECB Red Hour”.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to announce it’s own “QE” style program.  I have read expectations as low as €100 billion.  I have read expectations as high as €1,000,000,000,000 (that’s one trillion or 1012).  The truth of the matter is we don’t know, and that is why the market is collectively holding it’s breath, because no one wants to be caught out of doors when that bell begins to gong …

That particular ‘mechanism’ of backing up, excitement and then the let’down is exactly what I’m banking on.  My book is built to see the excitement and premium bleed away even three hours from now.

Pretty basic stuff.  Buy the rumor, and sell the …

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  1. Jean Chevalier January 24, 2015 at 6:42 am - Reply

    With devalued currencies come devalued wages. Labor becomes cheaper to buy. What is snatched at the red hour? In the video you posted, women. In Europe, cheaper labor.

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