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Futures (ES, NQ, GC, CL) – 28 June 2017

28 June 2017

Daily status of the futures of Gold (GC), WTI Crude (CL), Nasdaq 100 (NQ) and S&P 500 (ES)

Futures (ES, NQ, GC, CL) – 27 June 2017

27 June 2017

Daily status of the futures of Gold (GC), WTI Crude (CL), Nasdaq 100 (NQ) and S&P 500 (ES)

Futures (ES, NQ, GC, CL) – 23 June 17

23 June 2017

Daily status of the futures of Gold (GC), WTI Crude (CL), Nasdaq 100 (NQ) and S&P 500 (ES)

Options – 18 December 15 Monthly Income – Bull PUT on SPX

Update

14 December 2015

We closed this CALL credit spread and bought it back for $0.05. Overall, it was a small profit to be redeployed for the next trade.

8 December 2015

We sold a monthly CALL credit spread at 2135/2145 for $1.10. The total Return-on-Risk for this new trade is 1.10/8.90 = 12.36 % excluding transaction cost. The PUT credit spread was closed for $1.75.

27 November 2015

We sold a monthly PUT credit spread at 2015/2005 for $1.15. The total Return-on-Risk for this new trade is 1.15/8.85 = 13.00 % excluding transaction cost. Expiration is at 9:30 am, 18 December 2015 (EST)

Options – 21 August 15 Monthly Income – Bull PUT on SPX

Update

21 August 2015

This PUT credit spread expired worthless. The Settlement price was 2015.47.

13 July 2015

We sold a monthly PUT credit spread at 1980/1970 for $1.30. The total Return-on-Risk for this new trade is 1.30/8.70 = 14.94 % excluding transaction cost. Expiration is at 9:30 am, 21 August 2015 (EST)

Options – 17 July 15 Monthly Income – Bull PUT on SPX

Update

13 July 2015

We closed this trade by buying it back for $0.05. Option expiration is this coming Friday morning.

15 June 2015

We sold a monthly PUT credit spread at 1980/1970 for $1.30. The total Return-on-Risk for this new trade is 1.30/8.70 = 14.94 % excluding transaction cost. Expiration is at 9:30 am, 17 July 2015 (EST)

24 October 2016 – Market powers upward

It was a day where the bulls took charge and Nasdaq led the way up. TD Ameritrade which is the stockbroker bought out Scottrade and M&A activities are providing the market with some actionable news. We are at the start of the earnings season and that has always contributed to market volatility. There are a deluge of earnings report due out the next few days.

Dollar index continues its push higher. WTI oil futures pulled back but is still trading above $50 per barrel. Bond futures continues its downtrend.

Dow Transportation shot up on market open and proceeded to range trade for the rest of the day. It closed with a small inverted hammer candle above its 8 EMA and 21 EMA. Momentum is upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 10.9%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Dow Industrial shot up on market open but pulled back during the day and closed with an inverted hammer candle above its 8 EMA and 21 EMA. Momentum remains downward. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 74.1%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Russell 2000 shot up on market open and pulled back during the day. It closed below its 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Momentum remains downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 31.8%.

Nasdaq 100 gapped up and continued surging upward throughout the day. It closed with a bullish marubozu candle above its moving averages. Momentum is upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 99.9%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

S&P 500 gapped up and range traded throughout the day. It closed with a small bullish marubozu candle above its 21 EMA. Momentum is downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 93%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures traded down for the day and painted a bearish candle on its 8 EMA. It is trading at $50.45 per barrel. The uptrend continues.

Gold futures traded down and is trading at $1263.8 per ounce. It is sitting on its 200 SMA which has been providing support. Momentum is downward.

Silver futures is trading at $17.590 per ounce and below its 8 EMA and 21 EMA.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF gapped up and closed with a bullish marubozu candle above its 50 SMA at 20.45.

Commodities (DBC) ETF gapped down and closed with a high closing doji candle at 15.34 above its moving averages. The uptrend continues.

Bonds
Bond futures (ZB) traded sideways at 164’10. It is below its moving averages.

High Yield bond ETF (HYG) is Squeezing upward and closed at 87.42 above its moving averages. The uptrend continues.

Bonds ETF (TLT) traded down and closed below its 200 SMA at 132.73. Momentum remains downward.

Currencies
The dollar index painted a bullish candle and is at 98.775 and above its moving averages in a sharp uptrend.

EUR/USD continues to trade downward. It is trading at 1.08744.

USD/JPY traded up for the day and is trading at 104.404 in a continuing uptrend.

Relative Strength – Sectors
On a monthly lookback, the relative strength order of the ETFs that are outperforming the S&P 500 are XLE, XLF, XLB, XLU, XLK and XLY respectively.

On a 3-month lookback, the relative strength order of the ETFs that are outperforming the S&P 500 are XLE, XLK, XLF, XLB, XLU and XLY respectively.

Market Internals
Vix closed at 13.02. Vix futures is at 14.98 and is in a Squeeze. Skew is at 124.60. Market sentiment is bullish. Market breadth has flattened. Volumetric accumulation/distribution is sloping upward.

The Week Ahead
Market sentiment is rather bullish. Market breadth has flattened. Volumetric accumulation and distribution is sloping upward showing nett gainers.

Stock of the Day
The Stock of the Day is FSLR. First Solar is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. The company designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with thin-film semiconductor technology and also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power solutions.

 

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