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.

2015-04-27_spoos_update

The E-Mini continues to accumulate short term context but I would still not rule out another retest of the previous upper diagonal (~ES 2106). However, that said – this break out thus far has no meat in it and it’s do or die time here. The NQ is the most bullish index right now with the Dow also lagging behind.

2015-04-27_USDCHF_briefing

The USD/CHF keeps teasing us and after a little fake out spike higher we’re back near previous lows where we’ve accumulated a stack of daily NLSL. So my mission is clear – long near 0.952 with a stop below 0.9493. Below that I’m going to be short with a stop above today’s 0.952.

More short term setups are waiting below the fold – please grab your secret decoder ring and meet me in the lair:


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You have been briefed – now have fun but keep it frosty. See you guys later this afternoon.

Cheers,

Told You

Alright now put down your mobile phone and try to pay attention for more than ten seconds.

2015-04-22_zero

This razor bladed chop fest is exactly why I kept telling you guys to stay the [expletive of your choice] out of equities right now. But you wouldn’t listen, would you? Just had to burn a chunk of your ill gotten gains trying to prove that you’re smarter than the market. Which you aren’t – and neither am I – or the next guy for that matter. Perhaps next time you’ll listen?

Because when I say ‘stay out’ – I mean it.

2015-04-22_silver_update

Chart of the day – silver. Really made my day as I snagged a few forex stops. Never be afraid of taking that next entry – but always make sure to plan the trade and trade the plan.


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Cheers,

Sideways High Impulsive Tape

It’s the worst market period of them all – sideways high impulsive tape, a.k.a. SHIT. I’m the first one to admit that the current market phase is taking its psychological toll. Which is why I am spending as little time as possible looking at my roster of charts. The short term panels seem to be running like a hare since about the time I returned from Mexico. The first few days were great but it’s been a pretty brutal grind since the second week of April and I’m very tempted to buy another flight ticket and head to a nice beach without Internet access.

2015-04-21_spoos_update

Alas I have a responsibility to steer you guys through difficult times as well, which is part and parcel of what you subs are paying me for. Which is why I hope you can forgive me if I start sounding like a damn broken record as of late. Stay the heck out, don’t touch this tape, no edge here, don’t you dare press that buy button, take small position sizes, stay nimble, extra picky, keep your powder dry – heck I’m sick of listening to myself at this point! Where’s the fun in that?

Problem is however – we’re not here to have fun really. Although I do my best to lighten things up on a daily basis trading your own money is a dead serious endeavor and it only takes a few weeks of bad decisions to wipe out a big chunk of your principal. So please take me very serious when I beseech you to not get drawn into crappy tape. There is no real reason to participate here and as soon as that changes you will be the first to know.

Repeat after me: Cash is a position!

2015-04-21_CADJPY_setup

That said – the lowly Mole knows to extract promising setups even in the most dire of times. Here’s CAD/JPY which is looking pretty promising today. We have a double IP near the 100-day SMA and means we got a binary entry opportunity. On a breach in either direction tomorrow put your stop on the inverse entry trigger and Bob’s your uncle.

A few more below the fold for my intrepid subs:


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Don’t worry folks – even this market phase shall pass. It always does and your patience will soon be rewarded once the fireworks season starts again. Just ask Captain Boom ;-)

Cheers,




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