Simple Trend Trades

I’m going to keep it super simple today. Over the past few months we have observed increasing evidence of two medium trend shifts – a swing down on the equities and a push up on the bond side. My simple modus operandi going forward is to wait for short term trend trading opportunities in order to be positioned if/once we finally see acceleration. Yeah, I know – hopefully sometime this year – it’s been painful.

2015-08-17_bonds_briefing

Bonds have been on a strong trajectory higher but have pulled back a little over the past few sessions. From here we either revisit the 100-day SMA or we proceed higher in the near term future. I’m currently long the ZB but will flip for a short position if we drop through 158.

2015-08-17_spoos_briefing

Equities – not as clear as the situation in bonds just. It’s hard to miss that falling diagonal on the spoos however and it’s now touching the 100-day SMA. Which means make or break time. It’s all fun and games until the bulls suddenly find themselves 100 handles lower. I’m cautiously short but do still leave the door open for another FU push higher. Distribution is as distribution does.

Not much else going on this morning but I did dig up two juicy GBP campaigns. Please meet me in the lair:


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Heavy Metal Friday

The Eurogroup meeting is starting in a few minutes and I hope that it won’t blow too many of my setups out of the water. I’m already seeing a lot of talk of why Draghi may jawbone the Euro down, which is why I’m glad that I made several runs to the ATM over the past few days (meaning a short squeeze may be coming).

2015-08-14_gold_briefing

Anyway it looks like it’s going to be a heavy metal Friday folks! Gold is back down for a bit of mean reversion and I’m liking it long here.

2015-08-14_silver_briefing

Similarly silver may be a long here – I’m taking out a teeny weeny position with a stop below 15.250.

2015-08-14_EURUSD_briefing

So yes, the Euro may drop lower today but in general I think the Forex specs are trying to call Draghi’s bluff. I am short a small position but expect to be long here at the 100-hour SMA or 1.118 – whatever touches first.

But we’re just getting warmed up. I’ve dug up the motherlode on the Forex side this morning – and I got futures goodies as well. Please meet me in the lair for more:


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Having discovered Days Of Jupiter just two days ago I’ve become absolutely nuts about these guys. Don’t remember being so excited about a band in a very long time. If you feel similarly then help pass on the word – let’s promote those hard rocking Swedes!

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I’m Your Huckleberry

I’m sensing a possible inflection point across various market verticals this morning. Now if you ask me what I mean by ‘sensing’ and if I have completely lost my mind then I would respond with ‘divergences and assorted correlated price action’ to the former and ‘affirmative’ to the latter. Let’s just say that I’ll be bull’s huckleberry up here – but only until 2124.25 – my boldness comes with price limits.

2015-07-21_spoos_briefing

All jokes aside – I’m a bit pressed for time this morning so let me walk you through my nefarious plan. Basically equities seem to be slowing down and are clearly diverging. The YM for instance is already pointing down while the NQ is still holding strong. This could of course mean nothing but the 25-hour BB is looking like a python at this point and is seamed by Net-Lines on the up and down side. All that represents a reasonable inflection point I plan to exploit:

  • I’m already short 1/2R with a stop above 2124.25.
  • If we drop below  2115 I’ll be adding 1/2R to my exposure.
  • If stopped out I’ll be long with a stop below the lower 25-hr BB to ride the final phase of the ongoing squeeze.

That’s very little risk with potentially high rewards. Just the way I like it.

2015-07-21_AUDCAD_briefing

AUD/CAD is also looking good and I think it’s a great short (didn’t mark that on my chart) and that’s my current position. UNTIL of course we push above that diagonal – which is when I plan to be long.

More goodies below the fold.


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Promising price action today and other setups may be developing – so get busy and let me know how you fare.

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