Everyone’s Getting Some

The gloves are off and everyone’s getting some today – a royal kick in the nuts that is! Gold, crude, and a few other futures contracts dropped to new lows this morning, just to turn on a dime and then massively retrace higher. Nasty trippy tape all across and I’m glad my exposure was limited courtesy of the holidays. I only got stopped out in my ST crude entry this morning, fortunately EUR/SEK more than made up for it.

2014-12-01_spoos_forex

So let’s talk equities – I already know the question rattling around in your dizzy rodent brains right now:

Have we painted a low or are we going to drop even lower?

First up the damage is pretty contained and my trailing stop hasn’t even been touched yet. Second I’m looking at some of the carry trade pairs and there’s no confirmation – so call me a bit skeptical on this one.

2014-12-01_SPX_hourly

Third the hourly SPX touched the 100-hour and so far it’s been holding. HOWEVER, should we close the session below it then odds support a drop into SPX 2020ish.

2014-12-01_VIX_VXO

Fourth – you may recall that the VIX:VXO was dropping early last week, so the current correction isn’t exactly a shocker IYKWIM. Plus almost every year we see a drop lower right after Black Friday before they turn on the rocket boosters in the final weeks. No guarantees ever that history will repeat but what gets me is that everyone acts so surprised, but perhaps that’s part of the entertainment.

2014-12-01_spoos_update

But let’s not jump to any conclusions – I stick with my 2050 line in the sand. After that we’re probably starting to run a few stops and it’ll lead us lower into ES 2025 and then 2020. The latter correlates nicely with a NLSL on the weekly. Which is where I would look for re-entry opportunities after having been stopped out below 2035.25. Well, that’s my nefarious plan and I’m sticking with it.

Setups:

2014-12-01_GBPJPY_setup

Juicy looking hammer on the GBP/JPY and I’m willing to take it both ways – triggers on the chart.

More setups below the fold – please join me in the lair:


More charts and commentary below for anyone donning a secret decoder ring. If you are interested in becoming a Gold member then don't waste time and sign up here. And if you are a Zero subscriber you get free access to all Gold posts, which gives you double the bang for your buck!

Please login or subscribe here to see the remainder of this post.

Cheers,

Sitting On The Edge

Equities are at an inflection point – yes, we are pushing into new territory but due to a shallow correction yesterday we may not be ready to start another squeeze. I’m still holding the long positions I grabbed this morning and my stop remains at 2008.5 which means I was one tick away from being touched.

2014-11-05_spoos_volume_profile

The E-Mini volume profile chart shows us what we’re up against – we are heading into uncharted territory and I think a more thorough correction is needed to kick this thing higher into the Santa season. Either way, I’m still holding my longs I grabbed at 1872. My current stop is at the 2nd nearest spike low at 1960. I am considering to shed 20% if we drop through the previous one at 1995.

2014-11-05_SPX_update

The hourly SPX panel shows us a very solid 25-hour SMA which however is starting to lose momentum. So the situation here is pretty clear. The bulls need to start running or face a more thorough correction, perhaps all teh way toward 1962 where we find the 100-hour SMA (see, there IS method to my madness).

2014-11-05_VIX_SPX

The VIX is slightly elevated as you can see from the ratio I’m plotting below the SPX here. So I think market makers are expecting a correction here as well. Strangely thus far nothing has yet materialized.

2014-11-05_GBPJPY_update

Update on the GBP/JPY setup from last night – see what I meant by not having a directional bias? Who looked at that chart yesterday and would have considered a LONG entry? Perhaps 1% of all traders – that’s how many. Well we did and my recommendation is to move your stop to b/e – you are now sitting pretty. I can’t promise that this squeeze will continue but the die has been cast and now we wait. By the way GBP/USD worked fantastically for a few hours but then somehow ran back to our entry – I recommend an exit on that one.

2014-11-05_AUDCAD_update

AUD/CAD – I was whipsawed there this morning but got above 0.9905 – taking profits now which earned me a bit over 1R considering the 1/2R I lost being long first.

2014-11-05_crude_update

Crude – perfect entry here this morning and we are now uniquely positioned for continuation higher. Again, no guarantees but move your stop to break/even and then sacrifice a medium rare beef burger to appease our overlords at the firm whose name must not be spoken.

Only one measly setup this evening and I’m keeping it for my intrepid subs:


More charts and commentary below for anyone donning a secret decoder ring. If you are interested in becoming a Gold member then don't waste time and sign up here. And if you are a Zero subscriber you get free access to all Gold posts, which gives you double the bang for your buck!

Please login or subscribe here to see the remainder of this post.

Cheers,

Hurdles Ahead

We have come a long way in the past three sessions but the easy part of the journey is now nearing its end. For there are hurdles looming ahead plus I’m seeing some signature signs of short term shenanigans flashing all over the place. Let’s start with where we are right now:

2014-10-21_spoos_update

Quite a climb since that is and there’s probably room for a few more handles. But bear in mind that we are now facing a trifecta of previously tested moving averages – at least per my lens and more often than not they have been observed.

2014-10-21_NQ

On the NQ things are looking quite a bit more bullish – AAPL definitely had a thing or two to do with that. However daily resistance is right ahead and we’re about to smack into it. On the weekly panel we’re however above the 25-week SMA, so that’s pretty positive.

2014-10-21_UVOL

Today’s session looks like it’s been on cruise control – the Zero also suggests that the bots are driving this one higher.

2014-10-21_VXV_VIX

Quarterly volatility has eased off quite a bit along with the VIX and the ratio has been leading the advance in the past few sessions. All good and given that we’ve got more than a week of trading ahead of us it’s not impossible that the bulls may actually pull this off and close the month above the NLSL.

So much for the good news – now let’s talk about some of the concerns:


More charts and commentary below for anyone donning a secret decoder ring. If you are interested in becoming a Gold member then don't waste time and sign up here. And if you are a Zero subscriber you get free access to all Gold posts, which gives you double the bang for your buck!

Please login or subscribe here to see the remainder of this post.

Cheers,




    Zero Indicator


    Darth Mole Alerts

  1. poll

    • What is your average spread on the EUR/USD?



      view results

      Loading ... Loading ...


  2. NinjaTrader
    Kinetick

    search warrant



  3. recent misdeeds

    1. Freaky Forex Friday
    2. Better Not Fighting This…
    3. The Squeeze Is On!
    4. Post Fed Musings
    5. Strap On Your Helmets
    6. When There’s Blood In The Streets
    7. Monthly Support
    8. Thrashed
    9. Under The Weather
    10. Not A Game For Adrenaline Junkies