Ring Side Seats To The Freak Show

If you’re still paying attention to the respective musings of Mrs. Yellen or Mr. Draghi then you only have yourself to blame. The verbal diarrhea coming out of both camps these days is not only recursively contradicting but also lacks any real meaning as every sentence uttered has been carefully vetted to feature relativizing adjectives galore. Ambiguity and sophism reigns the day, which means any attempts of interpretation or extraction of meaning are doomed to fail. So don’t bother – just fade the noise and ride the tape.

That’s right – it’s a club and we’re not invited. However as much as I love and miss George Carlin I disagree with being pessimistic. The game is rigged – so what? Trading has rarely ever been this directional and this easy. And riding the coat tails of the banksters has been pretty profitable over the years. When it comes to trading you better leave your political opinions and moral convictions at the front door – trade what you see and not what you want to see. You know who you are and if you haven’t learned your lesson by now then I cannot help you – but you’re welcome at the other side of my trades.

2015-02-25_NZDJPY_setup

Speaking of which – NZD/JPY is looking like a great long above that NLBL. You can sneak in early above the hourly near 89.83. top below 89 and Bob’s your uncle. This one has definite runner potential.

2015-02-25_ZF_setup

ZF futures – the 5-year treasury notes futures contract: long above 120’165 with a stop below 120’20 on the hourly panel. My evil plan is to play a breach of the 25-day SMA. FYI – this one is about to roll over so you probably want to grab ZFM5, the June contract. Wow – how time flies….

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Presidents Setups

According to the federal government, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is officially Washington’s Birthday. But many Americans believe that this holiday is now called Presidents’ Day, in honor of both Presidents Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays are Feb. 22 and Feb. 12, respectively. It turns out that whether you honor one or the other or both of these presidents may depend on where you live as the states decide the holidays. See, they even make taking time off complicated!

2015-02-13_spoos_briefing

The bulls are back in charge now – blasting the way higher. My NQ Thor campaign closed out overnight at the 4R mark which more than made up for losing those SPY lottery tickets. ¡Menos mal!

I can tell from the lack of participation that most of you guys already have one foot out of the door. But I owe it to the hardcore crew here to dish out the goods. So our last laundry list of short term setups before we close up shop for the long weekend.

2015-02-13_AUDNZD_briefing

AUDNZD – I’m waiting for a drop lower (if we get it) to grab a long position near 1.043. Stop below 1.04.

2015-02-13_ZF_briefing

ZF – that’s the 5-year t-note futures contract: Long above that NLBL with a stop below 119’220ish.

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And that’s it – I think we’ve done a great job surviving the recent gyrations, we always managed to stay ahead of the tape. And for that alone we deserve a relaxing and fun filled weekend – I hope the weather on your end is playing nice. Over here in Valencia it’s currently over 20 degrees Celsius (~70 Fahrenheit) with plenty of sun – feels like spring already. Not a bad start for Día De Los Presidentes. So unless something drastic happens this afternoon expect my next post on Tuesday morning. Have fun!

Cheers,

Short Term Setups

I am running a little late this morning but there’s a lot going on, so let’s get to it. Equities are still near our inflection point but I just noticed that we have additional context courtesy of the weekly panel:

2015-02-11_spoos_briefing

Things are slowly coming into focus here and despite the recent gyrations we can rely on the following:

  1. We are obviously in a sideways range spanning 100 handles between inflection points near 2080 and 1980.
  2. Currently we are painting higher highs and higher lows, that is positive for the bulls.
  3. We have not seen clear rejection but things will have to proceed higher by the EOW.
  4. The weekly panel dons a NLBL at 2082.5 – if we close above that on Friday we’ll have ourselves a weekly buy signal.

2015-02-11_YM_briefing

The YM is offering pretty nice ST context this morning.  I’m already exposed but if you’re looking for entries you may want to use that cluster of NLBLs and be long above YM 17791.

2015-02-11_AUDCAD_briefing

AUD/CAD – long above the NLBL with a stop below 0.974 and change.

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