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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)

26 October 2016 – Apple disappoints, market retreats

Apple disappointed in reporting its third quarter of declining iPhone sales and its first yearly decline in revenue, profit since 2001. The barrage of earnings reports continue.

WTI crude oil futures were all volatile in a directionless trading. Gold and Silver had another down day. The US Dollar index pulled back slightly although it is in a sharp uptrend which has put pressure on the equity market.

Financials continue to perform and JPM rose to its 52-week high as the expectation for Fed rate hike increase.

Dow Transportation had a big gap down on market open and probed for the bottom before surging upward. It closed with a spinning top doji candle on its 50 SMA. Momentum is now neutral. Volumetric buying pressure is at 4.1%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Dow Industrial gapped down on market open and surged upward till midday. It pulled back slightly and closed with a bullish candle on its 21 EMA. Momentum remains downward. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 95.5%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Russell 2000 traded down on market open and tried to rally but failed. It continued selling off and closed . Momentum remains downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 0%.

Nasdaq 100 had a big gap down on market open and probed for the bottom and found support. It rallied till midday but it was sold down and closed with a doji candle on its 8 EMA. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 70.3%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

S&P 500 gapped down and probed for the bottom before surging upward till midday. It pulled back slightly and closed with a spinning top doji candle below its moving averages. Momentum is downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 67.9%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures surged upward after market open but pulled back and formed a spinning top doji candle below its 21 EMA. It is trading at $49.23 per barrel.

Gold futures pulled back and is trading at $1267.5 per ounce. It is just below its 21 EMA and found support on its 200 SMA. Momentum is downward.

Silver futures is trading at $17.625 per ounce and its 8 EMA.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF continues its surge upward and closed with a spinning top doji candle above its 8 EMA and 21 EMA but below its 200 SMA at 20.62.

Commodities (DBC) ETF pulled back from its uptrend and closed below its 8 EMA at 15.17. The uptrend continues.

Bonds
Bond futures (ZB) traded sideways at 163’26. It is below its moving averages. The downtrend continues.

High Yield bond ETF (HYG) pulled back to its 21 EMA at 87.02 above its moving averages. The uptrend continues.

Bonds ETF (TLT) closed down at 132.18. Momentum remains downward.

Currencies
The dollar index is at 98.580 and above its moving averages in a sharp uptrend.

EUR/USD traded upward and is trading at 1.09072.

USD/JPY continued its uptrend and is trading at 104.507.

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

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

Market Internals
Vix closed at 14.24. Vix futures is at 15.60 and is in a Squeeze. Skew is at 123.31. Market sentiment is bullish. Market breadth is sloping downward. Volumetric accumulation/distribution has flattened.

The Week Ahead
Apple brought down the indices especially with the tech-heavy Nasdaq. The market internals are showing a slow deterioration in the market. The prognosis is for the market to be volatile with selling pressure.
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