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July 22, 2013

Monday 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.

I hope you enjoyed your summer weekend – I  once again spent most of it in the lair implementing a few new improvements and features into Crazy.Ivan (e.g. the messaging cough cough). Frankly, I’m not complaining – I enjoy this doing this stuff and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As the old saying goes: If you love what you do you [...]

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July 19, 2013

Slow Friday 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.

Not seeing much of interest on the setup front this morning. It’s summer after all and the weekend is almost upon us – so let’s take care of business and then head for the nearest beach (or lake if you live inland) 😉

Copper is my favorite setup at the moment – great reversal from the lower BB and it’s now attempting to [...]

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July 17, 2013

How To Trap A Bear

There is a tasty setup in crude right now, and one I have not shown before.

This setup is of my own design. It is slightly less objective than the Ivan setups, and based on the idea that RTV sells fail 65% of the time in bull moves. I got the idea from Linda Radsche who has a setup based on turtle setup failures.

1) A strong bull move. Should have all the classic signs of a strong move. Shallow or one bar pullbacks, increasing range to the upside, many bars closing at or near the highs, many consecutive bull closes.

2) A Krastins Retest Variation Sell setup which has been entered. This will trap shorts into a top picking exercise. The odds are strong that an [...]

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July 17, 2013

Awaiting The Market Oracle

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.

Once again we find ourselves in sideways mode ahead of Ben Bernanke’s speech before before the House Financial Services Committee at 10 a.m. ET. You all know how I feel about the fact that we have given one institution (and in particular one man) this much power over our financial markets. It seems that nothing else matters anymore – earnings [...]

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