The Markets are on a Knife Edge

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
By Paul Martin

by Mad Hedge Fund Trader
OilPrice.com

All global asset classes are within a hair’s breadth of completely breaking down.
The S&P 500 sits perilously on its neckline. Just below here there are a ton of sell stops that could pare 5% off the index very rapidly. The more volatile and leading emerging market ETF (EEM) has already broken this key level. Look also at the euro, which has been marching in almost complete lockstep with stocks. It has crashed through the 50 day moving average, and has so far struggled unsuccessfully to recover it. The flip side of all of this is the (UUP), a dollar long against a basket of currencies, which appears to have entered new bull market territory.

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