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.

2015-03-06_spoos_briefing

So far so good – the E-Mini has advanced to exactly where I wanted it and I grabbed a handful of lottery tickets right below my inflection point at 2103. My stop is at 2104 and change – above that we are back in limbo tape until about ES 2111, at which point I am going to re-evaluate the situation. See the stack of daily NLBLs up there which should be good for at least some short term resistance.

For the record – no time like the present on this one. We have been here many times and the bears lost almost every single one of these setups since 2009. So this either works itself out right here near the open or we’ll most likely hop the fence and head higher. Which is fine for me actually – I don’t like drawn out entries which is why I prefer to get positioned near inflection points.

2015-03-06_ZB_briefing

ZN is looking like a possible long here with a stop below 127’00. Early days here and it may actually just paint a LKGB before dropping lower. So have no compunctions about grabbing short positions below 127.

That’s it for now – see you guys later this afternoon.

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Awesome Thursday Morning Briefing

I’m in a brilliant mood this morning. We’re finally past this month’s Fed/ECB madness, many of the futures contracts have rolled over, there are setups galore, and I woke up to a warm and sunny spring morning with about 25 Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) around noon. Oh, and I almost forgot – the EUR/USD just fell off the plate – heheheheeee. Love and money is in the air!

2015-02-26_spoos_briefing

The spoos are flailing sideways below that NLBL at 2114.5 – isn’t it nice how those serve as support/resistance over and over again? Which is why I use them religiously for my discretionary trading. Anyway, I’ll be long above the Net-Line with a stop below 2112. However, the better setup this morning is on the NQ and that one I keep for my intrepid subs – sorry leeches!

2015-02-26_gold_briefing

Gold – also testing a NLBL and I want to be long above it – stop would be below 1214. I very much like the daily context here – very much actually. But not as much as I like it on another precious metal chart – again that one I keep for my subs.

2015-02-26_ZN_briefing

ZN futures – 10-year treasury bonds – I was about to enter here but then I saw a very quick drop lower. Which means now I’ll wait for a pop back above 128’260 after which I’m long with a stop below 120’180. I just looked at it and the odds for a push higher are low here – but if it happens I’ll take it for sure.


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I am on fire today – let’s have some fun people. See you guys later this afternoon.

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Ring Side Seats To The Freak Show

If you’re still paying attention to the respective musings of Mrs. Yellen or Mr. Draghi then you only have yourself to blame. The verbal diarrhea coming out of both camps these days is not only recursively contradicting but also lacks any real meaning as every sentence uttered has been carefully vetted to feature relativizing adjectives galore. Ambiguity and sophism reigns the day, which means any attempts of interpretation or extraction of meaning are doomed to fail. So don’t bother – just fade the noise and ride the tape.

That’s right – it’s a club and we’re not invited. However as much as I love and miss George Carlin I disagree with being pessimistic. The game is rigged – so what? Trading has rarely ever been this directional and this easy. And riding the coat tails of the banksters has been pretty profitable over the years. When it comes to trading you better leave your political opinions and moral convictions at the front door – trade what you see and not what you want to see. You know who you are and if you haven’t learned your lesson by now then I cannot help you – but you’re welcome at the other side of my trades.

2015-02-25_NZDJPY_setup

Speaking of which – NZD/JPY is looking like a great long above that NLBL. You can sneak in early above the hourly near 89.83. top below 89 and Bob’s your uncle. This one has definite runner potential.

2015-02-25_ZF_setup

ZF futures – the 5-year treasury notes futures contract: long above 120’165 with a stop below 120’20 on the hourly panel. My evil plan is to play a breach of the 25-day SMA. FYI – this one is about to roll over so you probably want to grab ZFM5, the June contract. Wow – how time flies….

Two more goodies below the fold for my intrepid subs:


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