The One That Got Away

You may think that I’m referring to my short positions in the spoos but you would be horribly wrong. Saw that one coming a few miles out and exited at break/even as previously planned.

2015-05-14_spoos_update

And also as previously planned – I am long since 2112 with a stop below 2105. Let’s see if we finally get some directional tape, but who knows. I’ve managed to traverse this sideways mess this far without getting my ass kicked but something tells me to better not test my luck. There are limits to Ms. Market’s patience – even for the mighty trading Mole.

2015-05-13_gold_briefing

Now what I was referring to in my title is … gold. You may remember this one from two days ago. I saw a potential break out chart and was waiting for a teeny weeny dip to the downside to grab some longs. Only problem is – it never happened and I didn’t get my fill.

2015-05-14_gold_update

If there is one thing that absolutely truly annoys me is when I read the market right and for some reason don’t get a seat on the bus. I know – I should listen to my own advice – better wishing to be in a trade than wishing to be out of one. Rub it in! Instead I choose to console myself with the campaigns that are running as planned.

2015-05-14_natgas_update

Natgas – very sweet entry that same day actually and it’s off to the races. We’re now touching the 25-week SMA and as you can see the 100-day BB is narrow as hell. I say we have ourselves a runner here and I suggest you let this sucker run all the way.

2015-05-14_CHFJPY_update

CHF/JPY – equally perfect entry and it already bounced against a NLBL – thus far it’s unable to muster enough mojo for continuation higher. I’m moving stop near 129.80 – let’s see if she can bounce from the daily lows.

2015-05-14_AUDUSD_update

AUD/USD – excellent progress so far although the past day or so is looking mixed. Again I’m trailing here – this time I’m using a daily NLBL, expecting support nearby.

2015-05-14_EURGBP_update

EUR/GBP – it’s been ‘meh’ but it’s holding thus far. My stop is now at break/even – only giving this one 30% chance to resolve successfully.

Speaking of the Euro – I have put together some long term EUR/USD perspectives for the subs. Please meet me in the lair:


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Long Term Update

It’s been a while and today seems like a good day to catch up with our long term charts. In general it seems like we have touched major lows in various key markets – most importantly on the Euro and crude front. The former much to my chagrin of course – how much I have enjoyed the favorable exchange rate and I’m not looking forward to seeing that change. Alright, let’s cover some major symbols, starting with equities of course:

2015-02-19_spoos_update

The long term panels on the S&P futures look in pretty good shape at this point, however it seems that we remain pinned below our weekly NLBL at ES 2088.75. It would be preferable to overcome this one by tomorrow as it would issue a weekly buy, thus almost guaranteeing new highs and a final departure from a two month trading range spanning over 100 handles.

2015-02-19_SPX_PNF

The SPX point and figure however shows a lot of positive evidence – in particular I like that support cluster near 1990 which in the future should provide some very solid support during any attempts to drag equities lower. On the long term chart we already have strong context courtesy of the 25-week SMA which has been attacked several times in the past months but managed to remain intact. However I must point out that this is the first horizontal defense line in a long time – which means the trend is weakening and most likely in its late stages.

In summary the bulls remain large and in charge here and if you’re holding long term then there is no reason to second guess the advance, despite all the bearish musings across the financial media and blogosphere. Yes, the bulls were in big trouble a few weeks ago but managed to throw a last minute Hail Mary. So far it’s working and until we see signs of exhaustion again the bear goes back into hibernation. He had his chance and he blew it.

2015-02-19_gold_LT

Gold looked like it was ready for take off and then suddenly deflated like a French soufflé. Quite frankly the gold bugs are in big trouble here and if we breach through that 100-week SMA and below the NLSL at 1130 there’s no telling how low it’ll go.

2015-02-19_gold_PNF

The P&F totally agrees it seems as the bullish PO is still a possibility but signals a high pole reversal warning which is about to turn into a sell signal. The gold bugs are on notice here and perhaps in a few days we’ll have a chance to take out a few lottery tickets to the long side. As I said – below 1130 we may just fall off the plate. Until that happens the long side is worth a shot as I expect 1130 to be defended fiercely.

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Setups Setups Setups

Way too much chatter on this board and way too little hands on trading. Almost none of you are riding this higher due to either a) lack of effort b) propensity for mental masturbation or c) trying to make predictions. Seriously? After six years plus of Evil Speculator goodness I expect a lot more from you guys. So once again, let me show you how it’s done:

2015-02-12_spoos_update

The bulls are clearly back in charge here as we have crossed all bullish inflection points and are now squeezing the tape higher. What I like in particular here is that the upper 25-day BB is now starting to point up, which means there’s almost nothing but air above. Well, I said almost – there is a weekly NLBL at ES 2088.75 but we just sliced through the one at 2062.25 and may have enough velocity to push it over the edge. That said – tomorrow is the last session ahead of a three day weekend (PrezDay) – and I have an inkling we’ll park up here and leave any remaining bears to roast for a few days.

2015-02-12_UVOL

Bots clearly in buy mode – look how smooth the UVOL line is climbing today. The squeeze is on! Heck, I’m just glad we are finally outside that dreaded trading range we’ve been locked in for over a month. The human sacrifice I offered the other day seemed to have appeased Mrs. Market. Gold Gerb – thanks for taking one for the team – you will be missed.

2015-02-12_Thor_NQ

Boy, I almost didn’t catch this pig except for the ST longs on the ES I put on the other day. However Thor came to the rescue and the current campaign is about 0.75R away from its target.

2015-02-12_setups

I promised setups galore, so step right into the lair – we even have a VIP section. And what happens in the lair, stays in the lair!

2015-02-12_EURJPY_setup

EUR/JPY – long here with a stop below the 100-hour SMA. It’s still early in the game but there is a good chance that the 25-day SMA remains in place. 1/2R only – if she goes we probably get a runner.

2015-02-12_crude_setup

Crude – long above the 100-hour SMA with a stop below 50. 1/2R only – I do love the formation on the daily but we cannot exclude the potential for more monkey business as there are too many eyes on this symbol.


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Alright, that ought to keep you rats entertained for a while – have at it and hopefully I see a bit more participation in the comment section. The Mole deserves better!

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