Feeling Volatile

The comment section has gone into flatline mode so I must assume that many of you guys are enjoying an extended weekend. Well, the market waits for no man (or woman) – since it’s only the hardcore crew I’ll be brief but I will make it count as we have nice setups today:

2014-09-03_spoos_update

So I told you guys to short near 2010 and judging by the thundering silence none of you rats did. A bit frustrating, but not for yours truly as I pocketed some green on the way down. I can tell you where the good spots are but if you guys don’t pull the trigger – well, refer to my comment in the intro.

Now what does this chart above tell us? Quite a bit of short term price volatility there – it’s been going on for a week now. Where does this sort of thing (sideways/volatile) usually happen? That’s right – before big moves. Again, direction is unclear but the more time we spend here the greater the chance we’ll actually get a good entry. FYI – I have no directional bias.

2014-09-03_zero

Before we get to the setups. The Zero indicator did a bang job again today – very nice divergence near the lows – just like yesterday. If you are a sub and didn’t play those then please proceed directly to the tutorial page for a refresher.

2014-09-03_gold_update

Seems like that speculative gold entry yesterday (sorry – subs only) may just have a leg to stand on. I also like the proximity of the 25-week Bollinger (a touch would have been better). Best we can do right now is to leave our stop below 1260 and forget about it for a few days.

2014-09-03_PL_setup

While we’re in the precious metals aisle – I’m long platinum on a breach of that hammer. I think Scott would actually like this one, hammers and shooting stars are his new thing (with a few additional rules thrown into the mix). Anyway stop below today’s lows – or you can put it below the 100day BB nearby.

2014-09-03_sugar_setup

Sugar is looking sweet again – may just be able to muster up the mojo for a bounce. Long here with a stop just a few ticks below (i.e. < 15.5). A bit speculative – you may reduce R size to 0.5.

2014-09-03_AUDUSD_setup

AUD/USD – nice reversal – I want to be long above the NLBL on the daily. FWIW – beautiful BB compression on the weekly. I think we may just see some movement here into fall.

2014-09-03_USDCAD_setup

USD/CAD back near the 100-day SMA – it’s now or never. If it fails it then we’re pretty going to see a more complex correction – the easy path is to bounce here and take off. Decent probability and I’m in with 1R – stop a respectable distance below the 100-day as shown on the chart.

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Flying High

The ES futures are tickling 1914 (our all time high) right now and that suggests we may see a squeeze all the way into the close. We are currently seeing reversal signs across but this is one of those situation where you simply have to listen to price as we could easily see a blow off top before we ever see any signs of a correction. Wouldn’t be the first time, right?

Let me first show you what’s irking me. For one there’s that divergence on the VIX:VXO – it’s subtle however and I may just be paranoid. But then there’s also this:

At least until just recently when we touched the old highs the VIX has been rising along, so someone (i.e. market makers) is getting nervous up here. Plus let’s not forget that VIX Sell signal that’s now on the books (it’s relative to equities, not the VIX). Again, this may just be a fluke and I’m still open to the blast off scenario. I mean the tape hasn’t exactly been acting bearish, has it?

So this is how I would play it – if we don’t run up too high today then we may get an inside candle on the NQ. It’s closely following the spoos regarding strength and that’s how I would try to catch a long setup.

Now if things fall apart I want to be positioned in the laggard which is the TF. With some luck it’ll produce an RTV-S here below the 100-day SMA. Pretty neat if it triggers – but currently at least the odds are low.

Quick update on yesterday’s cocoa campaign – doing well so far and there’s nothing to do really. We haven’t earned one R yet but with a bit of luck it’ll keep pushing higher toward the upper 100-day BB.


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Drop The Baseline

Having been on the road until Tuesday I just realized that we’re heading into a long weekend. I suspect most of you are already on the way out or won’t catch this before Sunday night. So let’s dive right in:

The VIX Buy signal we triggered on Tuesday seems to be proceeding nicely. Worth noting is the fact that we have rapidly descended back toward a baseline near VIX 13.5 which only recently was breached. That’s quite a volatility squeeze and if you were caught with puts (and even calls) near the bottom and didn’t get out then your premiums aren’t worth jack at this point.

On the spoos we are heading toward a NLBL which represents our first technical hurdle. Nothing else to see here…

Our GBP/JPY correlation seems to be supportive – it’s served us well again this week.

My YM entry this morning has paid off very handsomely and I’m taking it off the table now as we’re touching a NLBL on the daily panel. Good chance for a little shake out here.

I know it’s a long weekend and all but I actually ran into some very nice setups. Please join me in the lair:


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Per today’s theme I’m kicking off your Easter weekend in style by dropping a real bassline:

And another one – as it’s a three day weekend – wohoo!

Make sure no pets or younglings are nearby then grab a cold one and crank these suckers up. Wishing you all a fabulous weekend – see you guys next Monday!

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