Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift
Seems the bots are running some Christmas shopping algo today as the tape is drifting around without much participation. In case you haven’t heard – the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets for the last time this year on Tuesday and Wednesday. Timing is the main reason why this meeting is receiving special attention. Just so happens that Operation Twist comes to an end on December 31st and and Bernanke is expected to announce fresh measures to keep the party going. Whatever happens pre- and post-announcement, it should stir up quite a bit of volatility, So I suggest you keep your exposure small and your stops at arm’s length.
The E-Mini is running up a steep support line and is now right below a daily NLBL at 1424. There’s nowhere left to run and one of them is going to be breached this week. Suffice to say that we are going to take whatever direction it takes. Long would be my preference as it’s a much easier trade. On the short side we would have to drop below the 100-day SMA to justify meaningful exposure to the downside.
Our speculative BIDU entry is in pretty good shape. After hopping over the 25-hour SMA it jumped higher and is now approaching its next short term hurdle. If it can overcome the 100-hour SMA then we ought to be good until that daily NLBL near 95.81.
If you enjoy inside day candle setups then this is your lucky day as I’m seeing them pop up all over the place:
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