Dangling By A Thread

Once again we are trading near bearish territory but I don’t mean to attach any directional bias via this post’s title. We all have seen major support come and go many times over the past few years. In most cases they served as great opportunities for the bulls to BTFD. Now clearly market conditions are shifting and the bearish case has been gaining a lot of credence over the past few months. However short of having a crystal ball the best we can do is to position ourselves appropriately near important inflection points and monitor the tape carefully for early clues. But have no fear - the Mole is on the case, as usual.

2015-07-28_spoos_briefing

We are actually enjoying quite a bit of context right now and I plan to take full advantage of that. The spoos are now testing a weekly NLSL near 2063 and thus far it’s holding. Should we close the week below it then the trend will most likely switch to the downside. So this will be a key week and that’s exciting!

I’ve moved my trailing stop covering my remaining shorts near the 100-hour SMA. May be a bit tight but unfortunately there’s no NLBL or old NLSL to bolster resistance. Sometimes you just have to make due with what you got.

2015-07-28_NQ_briefing

The NQ thus far the strongest of the bunch and here our inflection point is 4550 – above it we are pretty much in bullish territory. Below it we may be testing the 100-day SMA but there’s a LOT of support to still be taken out – so call me skeptical.

2015-07-28_YM_briefing

The YM clearly is the most bearish index here and after scaring the children a little we bounced higher here overnight. Which however does establish 17319 as our bearish inflection point. If the YM goes then the ES and NQ may follow suit.

In general seeing such discrepancy between the three horsemen are not the hallmarks of a healthy equities market. Which is why I am considering the bearish case at this point – but I’m most definitely respecting all that support that still lays below us.

2015-07-28_ZB_briefing

Bonds – the 30 year now in shake out mode and I think it’s a plausible buy near 154 – if we get that low.

2015-07-28_EURCAD_briefing

EUR/CAD – also correcting and that would be expected after that first stab higher. Nice entry opportunity IMNSHO near the 100-hour SMA which is strongly rising now.

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That ought to keep you guys busy for a while. Have fun but keep it frosty – don’t get over exposed, which means split your exposure between correlated symbols.

Cheers,

We Got Movement

We’re seeing an interesting failure on the equities side today – seems like it took a few people by surprise and so it should! Judging by the participation a large portion of traders has been locked out of the rally and participation continues to wear thin:

2015-03-03_zero

I’ve kept telling people to anticipate a sell off but to remain patient as I have not seen any technical context to hang our hat on. That may be changing now as this stab lower may not hold but will help us establish potential sell opportunities if it heads higher. Quite frankly that signal signature on the hourly Zero looks extremely strange and is starting to reek like distribution.

2015-03-03_spoos_update

The E-Mini isn’t giving us much right now and I wouldn’t chase this move lower.

2015-03-03_NQ_setup

The NQ however is looking juicy on an hourly basis – I’m thinking long 1/2R here if it drops by a handle or so - put your stop below 4430. The context is pretty good above that daily NLSL and it’s worth to BTFD here. However, that said – if stopped out I am grabbing a short position as we may accelerate lower. Also, if it actually continues higher I will be looking for short opportunities – but let’s address that when/if we get there.

2015-03-03_EURCHF_update

EUR/CHF update – this was the only one that triggered and it’s looking positive so far – this is the type of price action we want to see. If it manages to heave itself above 1.077 then move your stop to break/even.

2015-03-03_crude_setup

Alright – we got a nice list of setups today – here’s crude which I want now with a stop below 49.6. Now bear in mind that it’s still in sideways churn mode and it will test your patience. Which however may be rewarded in the near future. When crude starts trending it doesn’t mess around.

2015-03-03_crude_thor

As a side note – crude also seems to be a decent contract for trading Thor – here are the past five years. As you can tell it goes through phases – did very well in 2010 and 2011 and then went sideways throughout 2013 into early 2014. After which it took off like gang busters. There was a pretty lively discussion on the board yesterday on the topic of excluding badly performing symbols. This is an example of where I would not even think about excluding it – there is simply no predicting when it goes back into rocket mode again.

2015-03-03_gold_thor

Gold however has been on a rampage in the past give years, clearly there was less trending potential in the past two years but it seems to be back in vogue now – at least via Thor. Looking forward to seeing more of that in the course of this year.

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


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That’s all I got for today – see you guys on the other side!

Cheers,

Tuesday 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.

2015-03-03_gold_briefing

Gold dropped hard overnight but then bounced back. If you are short gold right now I recommend that you exit here or move your stop to the b/e point as that series of daily candles is starting to look mighty bullish. In fact I would consider a long position here above 1210.

2015-03-03_AUDNZD_briefing

AUD/NZD – actually the same formation seems to represent itself on most AUD pairs this morning, so pick your poison. Long above the NLBL with a  stop below that recent swing lower.


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2015-03-03_events

We have some event risk coming up – in an about an hour on the CAD and later this evening on the AUD.

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