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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)

Options – 18 June 15 Monthly Income – Bear Call on SPX

Update

5 June 2015

We closed this trade by buying it back for $0.05. Option expiration is another 2 weeks away.

18 May 2015

We sold a monthly CALL credit spread at 2185/2195 for $1.05. The total Return-on-Risk for this new trade is 1.05/8.95 = 11.7 % excluding transaction cost. Expiration is at 9:30 am, 19 June 2015 (EST)

17 July – Weekly Review – Bulls in charge

Summary (Weekly Chart)
$DJT – UpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. /YMUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. /RTYUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. /NQUpTrend. /ESUpTrend.

/CLUpTrend. /GCUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. /ZBUpTrend and in a tight Squeeze. HYGUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze.

$DXY – DownTrend and in a tight Squeeze. EUR/USDUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. USD/JPYDownTrend and in a nested Squeeze.

Summary (Daily Chart)
$DJTUpTrend. /YMUpTrend and in a Squeeze. /RTY – UpTrend and in a Squeeze. /NQ – DownTrend. /ESUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze.

/CLUpTrend and in a Squeeze. /GCUpTrend and in a Squeeze. /ZBUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. HYGUpTrend.

$DXYDownTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. EUR/USDUpTrend and in a preliminary Squeeze. USD/JPY – DownTrend and in a daily and weekly Squeeze.

Market Internals (Daily Chart)
Market SentimentExtremely Bullish. Put/Call ratio – 0.601. Market Breadth – sloping upward showing more gainers than losers. Volume Acc/Dis – sloping upward and showing accumulation. Vix – 25.68 and Vix Futures – 26.34. Skew – 140.81.

The Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 are rather bullish while the Dow Transportation is lagging behind. The HYG high yield bond ETF is range trading. With more and more stimulus pumping the economy, the financial market is on a tear. It will take some time before the bullishness subsides but when it does, the pullback will be substantial.

The prognosis is for the bullishness to continue.

Relative Strength – Sectors On a 3-monthly lookback, the relative strength order of the S&P ETF 500 sectors are XLB, SPX, XLV, SPY, /ES, XLP, XLY, XLK, XLI, XLU, XLF and XLE.

On a 12-monthly lookback, the relative strength order of the S&P 500 ETFs are XLV, XLB, XLY, XLK, SPX, SPY, /ES, XLP, XLI, XLU, XLF and XLE.  


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