Meta Strategy Derivatives Portfolio – Probability Map Update.
— Updated May 20, pre-market —
Last week we saw a fast 5,2% drop from all-time highs, followed by an equally quick 3,7% recovery.
So far, this perfectly mirrors the typical pattern that is often seen in the beginning of larger pullbacks: a fast drop to an initial low is followed by a strong bounce, which then falls back to the initial low or makes a lower low.
This high probability pattern is systematized in the “Retest of Low After Retracement in Pullback” trade setup.
All eyes are on inflation, and the path of a strengthening FED taper narrative will likely be the main influence for stock prices over the next months. As long as liquidity flows unimpeded, the buy-the-dip mentality will probably prevail.
But, conversely, the slightest sign of tightening conditions should see strongly negative reactions in equity markets, and leveraged positioning will suddenly matter.
As usual, I map my current data-driven estimates of the probabilities for future returns of the S&P 500 over the short, medium, and long term.