Kicking Off This Week

Today is another national holiday over here in Spain (Easter Monday) and thus I’m posting the morning update a bit earlier as usual as my entire day shifts around a little. As some of you know I have been coding the entire long weekend in order to complete a much anticipated CrazyIvan release. It’s pretty exciting stuff and I’ll be devoting an entire post to explaining what all the hoopla is about. But in the interim I have a ton of very juicy short term setups on the roster this morning – especially Forex is off the hook. So if you’re around it’s time to get busy folks – let’s wield the iron while it is hot:

Starting with equities – the spoos are holding nicely thus far and the 25-hour is carrying without breaking a sweat. There’s however the matter of that daily NLBL at 1,867.5 which expires tomorrow evening. As you can see the range of candles is getting smaller as we are approaching and it’s possible that we are going to see a little shake out today – very hard to gauge as it’s still early. I do however have a ST entry on one of its three futures brethren – but I’ll keep that one for the subs ;-)

Here’s a nice one on the Forex front – EUR/CAD – nicely trending up and I want to be long above that hourly NLSL near 1.5288. My stop would be below 1.5215, putting it near that 100-hour SMa.

Quite a bit more below the fold – please step into my lair:


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It goes without saying that you should split your exposure amongst correlated pairs – don’t put 1R into all of them as you would be effectively trading the same currency with a higher R percentage. Alright, have fun but keep it frosty!

Cheers,

So Far So Good

This morning’s entry on the NQ has already paid off as we just crossed the 1R mark a few minutes ago. Actually I had to go back and retook a snapshot of my charts but was happy to do so. Now as you know per the rules we have to close above the 1R mark – if not then we need to close out EOD.

Here are the respective levels and I even added one tick to the top of bottom which is something we ought to be doing in order to assure proper risk management. As you can see the 1R mark is at 3581.8 and if we close above it then put your stop right there. If not then close out and call it an easy peesy R earned in just a few hours :-)

The general context is looking more bullish again – we just busted through the 100-hour SMA as well as the 100-day and a NLSL we breached last Friday. If it can keep this up then the bulls may just pull this thing out of the mud. However, we cannot dismiss the fact that we are still plotting lower highs and lower lows on the NQ – until that changes the bears still have a good shot at dragging it lower.

Update on our AUD/USD campaign – good news: We just breached the 2R point and that means we are putting our stop right there at the EOD. Once again – should we drop back and close below it then that will be the end of this campaign.

Finally an update on the NG campaign – it managed to crawl its way above the 1R mark and it’s starting to look pretty good. Move your stop to 4,555 and that’s all for this one.

A few more goodies below the fold for my subs:


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Now that should keep you guys occupied for a while – have fun but keep it frosty.

Cheers,

April Fools Day Morning Briefing

Welcome to our morning briefing. Here we are reviewing short term setups ahead of the NYSE opening bell. If you are a scalper or swing trader then these setups may be of interest to you. As usual keep in mind that these are short term setups although they could be used as early entries for more longer term positions.

This morning we’ve got a bit of turbulence on the map around 10:00am EDT when the ISM manufacturing data is being released. This will affect equities as well as any USD pairs – watch your behind.

Equities have been steaming ahead but not giving us much context – that sometimes happens but it cannot be helped. If you are already long or are looking for a way to get in then focus on the 25-hour SMA which at this point seems to be the pushing price higher.

Things look a bit more juicy on the TF side (Russell futures) and I am considering a long once that expiring NLSL meets its own 25-hour SMA. Entry would be near 1168.1 – stop below the SMA.

Bonds are again on a downside trajectory and I want to be long on a retest of the NLBL at 132’29. Stop would be above the 25-hour, which unfortunately is only providing soft context at this point.


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