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….

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Quick Post FOMC Update

Every month we have to endure thy holy entrails reading courtesy of the Federated Oracle Market Cult. It’s a completely wasted session and I wish they would just get it over with and announce that the procedure was a total success but that the patient had died a long time ago. But alas – this is not ZeroEdge and if smoke and mirrors is what we’ll live by that’s just fine by me. I just work here and after me the flood as they say – yes, I’m a capitalist prick (not really but I hate therapists and it’s a fun persona if you’re running a financial blog).

2015-02-18_spoos_update

Many of the morning setups didn’t move and the forex side was rather disappointing. So let’s focus on the productive ones. I posted about the NQ earlier but the spoos is where I want to be long now with a stop below the hour SMA.

2015-02-18_ZT_update

ZT – 2-year note futures – that’s some massive candle boner™ action here and we can count another perfect entry notch. I’m holding this sucker as it just managed to bust through the 100-day SMA and a daily NLBL. Let’s see if we can run this puppy higher.

2015-02-18_ZB_update

ZB – 30-year bond futures – not as ambitious as the ZT but I’m grabbing 1/4R here right now.

2015-02-18_SI_update

Silver – I’m also grabbing 1/2R here with a stop below today’s lows.

That’s it – I’m not grabbing any other positions here for the day. I want the tape to work itself through the obligatory follow up rumors and mental masturbations before I dip into any new setups.

 

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Wednesday 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.

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Great setups across the board this morning but before you go nuts be aware that we’ve got the FOMC minutes at 2:00pm EST today. So be sure to be out of any of these short term setups unless they have moved significantly in your favor. You have been warned.

2015-02-18_NQ_briefing

NQ – I don’t really think we have a setup here. Sideways range overnight and I don’t see it making any big moves before the announcement. But if you think otherwise then here’s a pretty solid inflection point at NQ 4387.

2015-02-18_USDJPY_briefing

USD/JPY – long here with a stop below 119.07.

2015-02-18_EURGBP_briefing

EUR/GBP – that’s my lottery ticket of the day. Long here 1/4R with a stop below this morning’s lows. FYI – this may as well fall off the plate – so if stopped out I may consider another lottery ticket to the downside (depending on velocity – not in sideways churn tape).

2015-02-18_ZB_briefing

ZB futures – I told you to watch this one and that’s exactly what I’m doing as well. No setup here yet but I’d be long above that stack of NLBLs. OR short right below it if it seems we’re not pushing higher. Yes, this one may take a bit of finesse but it has great potential either way IMO.

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