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F5.6 And Be There!

by The MoleAugust 23, 2012

After having suffered through several sideways summer snoozer weeks we are finally off to the races. Booyaka! Almost all of our setups posted earlier this week are proceeding nicely. Which is our well deserved reward for remaining focused and not getting distracted by either the news or the noise. The tape has been moving fast and now it’s time to start taking profits on some of our setups. We also have new exciting victims in the bullpen so let’s jump right in:

Real quick before we get to our setups – here’s a chart I emailed to my subs before the NYSE open. Due to two engulfing candles we were seeing a very interesting setup on the S&P E-Mini. At the time we were inside two opposing Net-Lines placed less than eight handles apart.

Well, I hope you took the short entry as we are well on our way. Given the NLSL breach and the exhaustion candle two days earlier (touching our 100-day Bollinger band) I think it is worth holding a few lottery tickets for a stab lower. And yes, there may be a retest of that NLSL – it’s admissible to take partial profits after a long down candle like this – especially early in a correction.

Gold – after testing our patience for two weeks we finally got our entry on Tuesday morning. Hard to believe we proceeded to our first target range two sessions later. I would take partial profits here.

More longer term I however believe that gold could push quite a bit higher. We got a prime entry and I think it’s worth keeping some of those positions in the running for an advance higher. We may see a little counter reaction here however, so be prepared for that. The targets shown above are medium to long term – please keep that in mind.

Silver – still in the running but I would take a few positions off the table as it will probably respond to a temporary weakness in gold. My first target range is highlighted above near 31.74.

Here is silver’s medium to long term panels. And again I think that more upside is a possibility as well.

Treasuries – the 30-year is pushing our buttons a little. I got stopped out back at the 100-day SMA but did not take a long positions due to the NLBL right above. This would be my next attempt for a short position – or of course a long if it manages a breach.

EUR/USD – that was a fine clean inside day entry and we are near target. I will start scaling out and then wait for instructions at the Maginot Line.

USD/CHF – another fine ID entry and we are approaching the 100-day SMA. Which means it’s time to start banking coin.

Alright, time to dive into a few more setups – a stainless steel rat never rests. Being a trader is a bit like being a photographer: F5.6 and be there! Meaning – be patient, don’t over think it, and be there when opportunities present themselves.
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AUD/JPY – this one may be a bit late in the game but I like this SMA breach. If you are in it hold it until support. If not (more likely) then I would wait for support or take it on a 25-day SMA retest (a.k.a. last kiss goodbye).

CAD/JPY – sell signal and now approaching its Maginot Line plus the 25-day SMA. As you know I like entangled SMAs as that raises the odds of support/resistance. I would be long there with a stop below the 25-day SMA. If both SMAs are breached I would definitely flip it for a short positions as there’s nothing but air below.

More on the currency theme: EUR/JPY is honoring us with a double inside day + NR4 (fourth narrowest range day). You know what to do – if not check the cheat sheet to get up to speed on how to trade inside days.

I’m patiently waiting for a long breach on Cotton. Yes, a reversal play on a touch is possible but I think a short squeeze will pay the big bucks. Keep an eye on this puppy – be assured that I will.

Similar setup but in the making right now over in copper. This thing is coiled up to the max and an SMA breach promises to accelerate us higher. Of course it’s permissible to be short until that happens.

ZN – a bit more advanced than ZB, so I thought I’d post it as a setup. You know the rules – a breach is a long and a failure keeps the down trend intact.

Our discipline and patience has been paying off in spates this week. So let’s not get complacent and stick with our game. Now go out there and have fun but keep it frosty.

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Cheers,


About The Author
The Mole
Mole created Evil Speculator amidst the chaos of the financial crisis in early August of 2008. His vision for Evil Speculator is a refuge of reason, hands-on trading knowledge, and inspiration for traders of all ages and stripes. You can follow him and his nefarious schemes at the usual social media waterholes.
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