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What Do the FED and Norma Bates Have in Common?

What Do the FED and Norma Bates Have in Common? - The Bubba Show
Original air date:  November 03, 2016

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BY: Todd Horwitz, Host & Senior Contributing Analyst
PUBLISHED: November 03, 2016

Markets Poised to Break Down

Go Cubs Go! Cubbies win the World Series! Bubba talks about the victory and then compares managing a baseball team to managing a portfolio. Bubba explains that Joe Cub’s manager, Joe Madden, lost his plan and almost blew the World Series because he tried to outguess the footprint. The moves he made were more emotional like a trader or investor, changing the winning style that made them successful.

Bubba makes his weekly appearance on Rural Radio this week with Mark Oppold and tells listeners why he believes the AG markets look great, but need a small sell off to make them even stronger. Bubba tells Mark that he is very friendly to the space, but all the markets except Wheat have reached the near-term footprint and will probably sell off a little before resuming the new uptrend.

We all remember the story of the three blind mice? It turns out that Janet Yellen is the head mouse. Bubba compares the FED to Norman Bates’ mother sitting in a rocking chair with no pulse. The biggest question Bubba has is how did we become so stupid over the years? Our entire lives we have used the price discovery model, but the FED has decided that we are not smart enough to decide what asset prices are worth.

Bubba warns that the markets are poised to break down, but explains that the markets will have a rally soon and the 2120 level in the S&P 500 should come into play again as a place to sell the markets. The ability to identify market footprints is the most important area that traders struggle with, because they allow their emotions to come into play instead of just following the map.

About Mark Oppold

Mark Oppold PhotographMark Oppold, a three year staff member of RFD-TV joins the RURAL TV news team with 35-years of broadcasting experience. He has worked for radio and television stations in Iowa and MO before joining RFD-TV. In 2010, he was awarded the New Holland Oscar in Agriculture Award for his documentary on the floods in Tennessee. He currently serves as president elect of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and will continue to direct news and report the news for both RFD-TV and RURAL TV.

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Todd Horwitz began his career in the financial industry as an option market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange in 1982 and was one of the founding traders in the SPX pit. He is an active member of the am currently a member of the Chicago Board of Trade.