I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now – in a surprise move the BOJ introduced negative interest rates, which caused for some interesting spikes across all JPY crosses. And I may I add that Kuroda was quoted by Reuters just a week ago that he had no plan to adopt negative rates now. Well, in his defense – he did explicitly say ‘now’ – by which he only could have meant ‘right now, this second’. Nobody asked him about the following week, did they?
I had the right ideas yesterday but for some reasons various entries didn’t trigger. So let’s try this one again, shall we? On the equities side I missed out by just a matter of ticks but there is a reason why I’m being such a hard ass with my entries.
We’ve seen a ton of intra-day volatility in the past few weeks and I don’t expect things to quiet down anytime soon. So a more disciplined entry afford me a stop with higher odds of survival. Keep in mind that the stop distance affects the amount of contracts I need to fulfill my R size. The wider my stops the smaller the amount of contracts. That not only affects my leverage but more [...]
Conceding we have very little technical context right now I however do love the short term panel on the E-Mini right now. Without further ado – here’s our evil scheme for the day: Grab a small short position here until about 1960 (we’ll have to watch the Zero after the open). If 1960 gives then I’m long with a stop below the current spike low near 1940.
Welcome back to Evil Speculator! As you can tell the place has undergone a bit of an overhaul over the past two weeks. Unfortunately I am only about half way done as we’re still missing quite a few links and some page content which I’ll have to fill in over the coming days. The process of beating our new site theme into submission took me longer than anticipated. I usually expect delays but I was forced to burn many frustrating hours figuring out various problems on my own as tech support staff was still on holiday. In addition I had underestimated how much legwork would be required to update older posts to fit the new format. Anyway, we’re getting there but I ask [...]