VIX should close above 21, or if the put-call ratios should roll over, then we would have to relinquish our currently bullish stance. The approximate 20 week cycle (141.9 days) fluctuates short and long by Fibonacci ratios to the ideal length. Before 2007, there were important bottoms about every 185 trading days. So with the knowledge that a phase shift was a possibility with this cycle, it was hard to understand what was happening in early 2008. And this illustrates one of the big pitfalls with doing any sort of cycle analysis: cycles can change, and so while they may give us nice predictions of what should happen at some point in the future, there is no guarantee that the past behavior will remain in effect in the future. As a company that pays a low effective tax rate and borrows lots of money, the proposed changes to the tax law (where the marginal tax rate is likely to be reduced and the tax savings from interest expenses curbed), Valeant will probably have to pay a much higher effective tax rate going forward, one reason why I have shifted to a 30% tax rate for the future.
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