Daily Market Update – December 21, 2016 (Close)



Daily Market Update –  December 21, 2016 (Close)

For as quiet of a day as yesterday was, there were certainly plenty of trading opportunities.

Enough so, that I’m not left with any more rollovers for the week, at least not for positions expiring this week.

I even, uncharacteristically rolled over some positions not expiring for another 4 weeks, although both were dividend related rollovers.

This morning seemed as if it was going to get off to a quiet start, but for the most part, that has been the story since the election.

There really haven’t been any days that have telegraphed a large move up or down in the futures.

The market has just kept its steam and moved higher, a little at a time.

That definitely reminds me of 2007.

Back then, it seemed as if each and every day, heading into October of that year, was just one new high after another.

I don’t think that the next chapter is going to be like the one that followed those October 2007 highs, but I do like my cash position now much better than I did back then.

Or even a month ago.

So, for the rest of the week, I will probably be a bystander, although I still wouldn’t mind parting with some money.

Today wasn’t the day to do so, though and it did end up being a really quiet kind of a day.

Maybe even boring.

I almost parted with some money yesterday, with a name that wasn’t on the list this week and gave it another look or two today and maybe again tomorrow.

Otherwise, it could be a snoozer, even as we do have a GDP coming our way tomorrow,