Back To Work Bitches!

I can literally see your collective long faces as you’re dragging your worker bee butts back to the dreaded office or wherever you wound up trading time for Dollars. While you were following your trivial leisure time pursuits the Mole of course was being productive. What I’m hatching up on I cannot tell you (yet) but if it pans out as planned it’ll be rather mind boggling. Stay tuned.

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Judging by the event schedule it’s going to be another fun filled week – with the exception of tomorrow.

2014-09-02_SPX_briefing

Here’s the hourly SPX cash – or at least where it left off on Friday. As you can see the trend is getting a bit long in the tooth and either we’re dropping into a correction here or we’ll blow the bears out of the water. But what’s pretty certain here is that we’ll be seeing movement this week.

2014-09-02_spoos_hourly_briefing

Ditto on the futures side – I’ve zoomed out a little to give you a better perspective of where we are. The 100-hour Bollinger is contracting and although it’s not at an extreme it’s reasonable to expect a jump in volatility.

FWIW – my NQ and DX position are still in play and have at this point produced a mind boggling amount of profits – one of the campaigns of the year for sure. I am trailing as explained last week and am enjoying the fruit of NOT OVER THINKING A RUNNING POSITION. You know who you are ;-)

Alright, we’ll be having a bit of fun on the commodities side this morning – please step into my lair:


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You have been briefed – now have fun but keep it frosty. See you guys later this afternoon.

Cheers,

Monday Setups

There really isn’t anything to add about the equity market. I’m long ES U4, and hating it because it is way overdue for a pullback, but long is the direction for now. These are the setups I will be taking tomorrow if they trigger. Personally I think copper and 5 year note are the pick of the litter, but what would I know ;-)

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Enjoy

Scott Phillips

Better Triptych Than Cryptic

I can literally see you guys scratching your collective heads, so let’s precede the charts with what the heck a ‘triptych’ is supposed be. Here you go – lifted right off Wikipedia: A triptych is a work of art (usually a panel painting) that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open. It is therefore a type of polyptych, the term for all multi-panel works.

2014-08-29_spoos_update

Well, I guess that cleared it all right up then, didn’t it? And you’ll be happy to know that all triptychs presented today were painstakingly hand-carved by yours truly. That’s right – we spare no expense here at Evil Speculator! (RIP Richard!)

Alright now seriously – it’s the end of the month and since the tape is diddle daddling around the 2k mark, pretending that it has any real meaning, this is as good a time as ever to revisit a few of our long term charts. And guess what – we’ll do it triptych style, meaning we look at the daily|weekly|monthly panels side by side. This way we are able to better discern where potential inflection points are present.

2014-08-29_spoos_triptic

Starting of course with equities here we have the E-Mini futures – purists would insist on charting the cash but on the long term side I think it’s acceptable to use them as price differences sort of wash out. As you can see there is – well, actually there’s almost nothing to be seen here in terms of upside resistance. I see a truck load of weekly and monthly support, for that matter. For instance there’s the brand spanking new NLSL on the weekly backed up by the 25-week SMA. On the monthly we’ve got the diagonal from hell which has been frustrating the bears for several years now. And every month higher produces another stepping stone for the bulls per the Net-Line rules (see the cheat sheet).

So we are looking at a solid trend here folks and if you cut out all the noise it’s never been really threatened this year, despite the little drop we recently played quite effectively.

2014-08-29_DX_tryptic

This chart paints a big smile on this lowly expat’s silly face – old bucky finally got its groove on and there’s really nothing holding it back until about 83.5. That is where I expect to be scaling out of those long positions which have been adding much ill-gotten gains to my trading account.

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Well, it’s been a fun and most of all – very profitable – summer for us steel rats. If you played along then you pad yourself on the shoulder and reward yourself with generous helping of your favorite malt beverage. Your mileage may vary but you know what that means for this old market megalomaniac :-)

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