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January 16, 2018 | MLK Day Forces Bulls to Cool Their Jets

Rick Ackerman

Rick Ackerman is the editor of Rick’s Picks, an online service geared to traders of stocks, options, index futures and commodities. His detailed trading strategies have appeared since the early 1990s in Black Box Forecasts, a newsletter he founded that originally was geared to professional option traders. Barron’s once labeled him an “intrepid trader” in a headline that alluded to his key role in solving a notorious pill-tampering case. He received a $200,000 reward when a conviction resulted, and the story was retold on TV’s FBI: The Untold Story. His professional background includes 12 years as a market maker in the pits of the Pacific Coast Exchange, three as an investigator with renowned San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset, seven as a reporter and newspaper editor, three as a columnist for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner, and two decades as a contributor to publications ranging from Barron’s to The Antiquarian Bookman to Fleet Street Letter and Utne Reader.

It must have been frustrating for buyers to have to cool their jets for an extra 24 hours this weekend. The Martin Luther King Holiday denied them a full day’s opportunity to push the Dow higher by the usual 100 or more points. As a result, we could see see pent-up demand come charging back into the stock market over the next couple of days. But be prepared to see bulls feign a lack of interest in the first hour or two, since this would help shake loose some shares from widows, pensioners and other weak hands before DaBoyz goose the broad averages into their accustomed parabola.

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January 16th, 2018

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