One Chart Says It All

This is ridiculous – has everyone left already? Yes, I know – it’s Thanksgiving week, but I expected at least a reasonable amount of participation until the EOS today. However what I’m seeing on the UVOL/DVOL panel makes me want to pull down the blinds here at the lair and call it a week:

2014-11-25_UVOL

I really think this chart says it all – this level of participation is minuscule even at holiday week standards. I occasionally bitch at you for not showing up for work while the getting is good, but this is clearly the type of tape you want to ride out without giving it too much attention. So go and stuff your turkey – but be careful about pulling pertinent jokes as some people apparently were tragically born without a sense of humor.

2014-11-25_silver_update

Silver is actually playing ball right now – the subs hopefully caught this morning’s entry. But of course we can’t trust it just yet – plenty of opportunity for monkey business here, especially during this week. But let’s play along and see where she may lead. Odds are still high we get stopped out by an obligatory shake off. However, IF she actually takes off it’ll probably turn into a mad runner as the bus is very very empty down here. In that sense the benefit to risk ratio was high enough to justify an entry. In the end it’s all about context and of course timing.

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Monday Snooze

I’m not going to exacerbate your suffering by reemphasizing what a boring ass session we had to endure today. Early in the morning DarthMole suggested a jump in volatility and by the looks of it I’ll have him report to the Evil Speculator dungeon for a much needed tune up.

2014-11-24_copper_ST_setup

Really not much happening there on the daily panels. Many of the futures contracts rolled over last Friday and I’m always a bit cautious taking entries until we’re a few days in. However that said – copper is looking pretty juicy as a long right here and now which is why I just emailed this one out to all the subs. Put your stop below the BB and Bob’s your uncle. If stopped out I may consider going short as the daily looks like it just passed through a wood chipper and the bus would be literally empty.

2014-11-24_silver_setup

Then there’s silver which I may throw 1/2R at if it breaches any of the IP triggers tomorrow. There is a lot of misdirection in the tape and something is telling me to not test my luck.

Currently we have a ton of symbols which are on a rampage (i.e. Dollar and Yen, and of course equities) while a bunch of the futures are in sideways mode (AND just rolled over). My charts are not yielding a whole lot of context and thus the Mole hunkers down and prepares for the EOY Santa Rally. I suggest my steel rats do the same – no reason to spend time watching this slow motion sideways churn today.

Knowing when NOT to trade is half the battle.

You’re still here? Damn it – don’t you have a family or something? Friends? Facebook page?

See you tomorrow ;-)

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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.

2014-11-24_spoos_briefing

Equities have been holding the line over the weekend and we may see a bit of acceleration here as suggested by DarthMole. Just to reemphasize – unlike retail traders volatility measures do not suffer from directional bias. So there is no telling which way it’ll swing. However I don’t see anything on my charts that would prompt me to deviate from the current course, which is to trail my stop and to not second guess how far this puppy may run.

2014-11-24_USDZAR_briefing

USD/ZAR near its 100-hour SMA and I’m short here with a stop above 11.00. Only 1/2R exposure as there isn’t much supporting context.

2014-11-24_wheat_briefing

Many futures contracts rolled over last Friday and the pickings are slim but wheat is looking rather interesting here as support is starting to stack up. I’m long with a stop below the NLSL at 553.25.

Two more short term setups below the fold:


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