Furious And Furious Friday

We got movement people! And obviously I’m not talking about equities where we’re still spasmodically bouncing around in the same six month trading range. Booooring! Unless of course you are the evil lair’s official Swing Slayer and that coveted title is already taken by Skynard. You will have to defeat him first and then send me one of his digits to assume his position. It also helps if you either have at least one dragon or an army of White Walkers at your disposal. Either that or just send me money – I am surprisingly corruptible.

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Okay, let’s get the tedious charts out of the way first. Equities – I’m risking a tiny long position if it touches 2095 with a stop below 2090.

2015-06-26_ZL_update

Alright so I was talking about movement, remember? Plenty of that across the softs in recent days (i.e. corn, soy, wheat, etc.) – you guys really need to get yourself some futures accounts. Speaking of which, do you still remember the soybean diet I pimped the other day? Soybean oil has advanced beautifully and I’m now putting my stop below a recent spike low. I think that one has potential to go all the way.

2015-06-26_soybeans_update

On the actual soybeans contract it’s time to head for the hills after a beautiful stab higher. Sure it could push even further but my target has been hit and that’s that. I’ll keep an eye on it however for new entry opportunities – preferably after a little shake out.

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GBPCAD – fascinating formation on the daily – rarely seen anything like that on the forex side. I’m happy to play the swings here just for fun but I reckon that it’ll be ready to pick a direction early next week. Be careful usually you’ll see a fake breach first – if you are really good at this game then you can try to play the fake breach with an inverse position. Paging Skynard the Swing Slayer!


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You have been briefed – now have fun but keep it frosty. If there’s anything interesting to share (and if I see you guys actually showing up – I know it’s summer… yuk) then I’ll see you guys later this afternoon.

Cheers,

Happy 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.

2015-06-01_spoos_briefing

The week is hitting the ground running it seems. As Skynard mused in the prior post – we are most likely going to see a spike in volatility here today. The spoos are looking super juicy here as we are tickling support and it’s my patriotic duty to grab a long position with a stop below 2099. Below that we’ll probably drop into whoknowshowlow. Which means I’ll swap for a short if stopped out.

2015-06-01_ZB_briefing

The 30-year bond futures are also sitting on a binary inflection point – long above the NLBL and short below the rising 100-hour SMA which is also backed up by a NLSL. Bonus point – you won’t have to roll for a while if it starts trending, so stop futzing about and get on with it.

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Time to strike while the iro… uuuh gold is hot – a stop below 1180 should do the trick. This one is also short of dropping off the plate which means I’m open to flip the script and go for shorts if stopped out. All that sideways tape has lulled you into almost slavish submission and I bet good money right now most of you rats will miss the boat once it starts trending. Prove me wrong.

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GBP/NZD – long here with a stop below the 100-hour SMA. Who wants to live forever? Me actually which is why I’m only playing 1/2R.

You want more? Better pay up and join the club – leeches only get to see the tip of the iceberg ;-)


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A bit of event risk around 10:00am Eastern – so batten down the hatches around that time. See you guys later this afternoon.

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Back In Business

Tuesday night I suddenly found myself in world of hurt when, much to my chagrin, I realized that Google had stopped supporting an older authentication method used to access Google Docs (now Google Drive). This effectively blew my strategy logging code out of the water – however, even worse, it also started crashing them. Effectively I had two choices: either find a solution as soon as possible or remove automated logging altogether. The latter was only a option of last resort and I scrambled all day to find a way to implement Google’s new authentication method into my module. Unfortunately there was very little documentation available online – Google is pretty notorious about providing sporadic support for their APIs. The best you can hope for are code examples and tutorials posted by well meaning coders who already wasted a week of their life figuring it all out the hard way.

I don’t know how but I managed to scrape together enough information allowing me to produce a fix late last night. In the end I wound up posting it online in a few pertinent threads. As you can imagine I wasn’t the only one affected and a lot of people’s production systems came to a screeching halt. Now of course it was all my fault to begin with. Google’s old authentication method has been officially deprecated since 2012 and they officially pulled the plug on the 5th – for some reason they kept it running until the 25th. I should have known better but I don’t really keep up to speed with every damn API I’m using. That’s one of the reasons why I left that industry to begin with – your work never ends and it seems every other week they’ll change something just because they can.

2015-05-28_spoos_briefing

Anyway, excellent entry opportunities this morning and I’m happy to be back in business. The spoos are back at the 100-hour SMA and I love the binary setup here, which is simple: Long above the NLBL at 2119.75 – short below 2116.75 – place your stop at the inverse trigger. Right now things are dropping lower so the bears may get their day. Seems like the bulls and bears are operating on an alternating shift now.

2015-05-28_NQ_briefing

The NQ also not looking so shabby and I like the daily context. Similar idea here really although I don’t think the downside would really get going until after 4520.

2015-05-28_EURUSD_briefing

EUR/USD – the trade I love to hate – long here with a stop below 0.1886 (it has dropped a bit since).

2015-05-28_gold_briefing

Gold – grabbing a long with a stop below the recent low. If it can’t hold 1190 I think it goes to 1170. Short trade below may be good medicine – whatever you do grab the August contract. Wow, this year is passing quickly….

Alright more goodies below the fold – please step into my lair:


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