Маленькая заметка одного умного человека
In 1987 several days ahead of black monday in US small caps was sold off huge in panic manner, but market held levels because of dumb inflows in big names (with big % share in average indexes), so generally market was fine. Several days later Black Monday followed, as I remember same thing was several days before biggest drop in late 20s and great depression followed. That kind of action (new highs and panic sell acros some small caps) also happened yesterday in US.
I don't tell that we gonna have exactly same thing, and we don't have only human trading as in 29 and people not so dumb with selling puts as in 87 and for sure there is QE in place 'foeva' at least till 29-30 oct FOMC meeting )) just think of it as market environment in toppish market changes usually and transforms to stock picking it's not about corelation in equities, this period goes for ~ 1-1.5 years. When 'winners' sell at market their picks in huge way (small caps first, as you have to sell em in strength), usually crowd follow in some days and given everything else (NFP, SHUTDOWN, SELL EVERYTHING BUY EQUITIES) it worth be prepared to 3-5% down day probably on us averages if this thing rolls to big names — being long puts in rational way never killed nobody (except taleb), it's right time i think.
(Из фейсбука Константина Бронштейна)