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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)

4 January 2019 – Weekly Review – Volatility continues, Market closes up

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 9225.02 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 371.76. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 23433.16 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 832.42. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1380.7471 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, on its 21 EMA and below its 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 52.33. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6422.6737 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, on its 21 EMA and below its 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 298.07. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2531.94 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 90.18. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 4 January 2019 – Weekly Review – Volatility continues, Market closes up

3 January 2019 – Oil goes up, market goes down

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 8881.49 with a big bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 351.98. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Dow Industrial closed at 22686.22 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 707.83. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1330.83 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 27.91. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6147.13 with a bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 221.47. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2447.89 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 66.07. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 3 January 2019 – Oil goes up, market goes down

2 January 2019 – Volatility to start the year!

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 9202.47 with a bullish candle just above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 259.74. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 23346.24 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 484.88. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1355.9062 with a bullish hammer candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 32.582. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6360.8692 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 196.06. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2510.03 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 52.02. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Sell.    

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures (CL) closed at $46.33 per barrel with a spinning top doji candle below on its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 3.43. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 2 January 2019 – Volatility to start the year!

31 December 2018 – A Muted end to a volatile month!

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 9170.40 with a small bullish candle on its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 117.32. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 23327.46 with a small bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 270.78. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1348.59 with a small bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 19.39. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6329.96 with a small bearish candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 91.45. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2488.83 with a big bullish marubozu candle on its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 91.16. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Sell.

Continue reading 31 December 2018 – A Muted end to a volatile month!

28 December 2018 – Weekly Review – A Wild Week!!


Indices (Weekly chart)
Dow Transportation closed at 9109.13 with a bullish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA and on its 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 609.05. Intermediate Cycle is negative with falling slope. Short term cycle is negative with falling slope. Market direction:- Sell.     

Dow Industrial closed at 23062.40 with a bullish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and above its 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 1669.35. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short term cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction:- Sell.   

Russell 2000 closed at 1337.92284 with a bullish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 89.3083. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling. Short term cycle is negative and falling. Market direction:- Sell.      

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6285.2664 with a bullish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and above its 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 493.246. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short term cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction:- Sell.         

S&P 500 closed at 2485.74 with a bullish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and above its 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 173.69. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short term cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction:- Sell.   

Continue reading 28 December 2018 – Weekly Review – A Wild Week!!

27 December 2018 – Plunge Protection Team working?

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 9154.24 with a bullish candle on its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 323.08. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Dow Industrial closed at 23138.82 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 871.47. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1331.82 with a dragonfly doji candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 40.065. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Sell. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6288.302 with a big bullish marubozu candle on its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 245.581. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Sell.

S&P 500 closed at 2488.83 with a big bullish marubozu candle on its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 91.16. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Sell.    

Continue reading 27 December 2018 – Plunge Protection Team working?

26 December 2018 – A record thrust upwards!

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 9102.12 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 465.24. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Dow Industrial closed at 22878.45 with a big bullish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 1166.39. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1329.81 with a big bullish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 63.49. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6262.77 with a big bullish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 364.46. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell.

S&P 500 closed at 2467.70 with a big bullish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 121.18. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell.    

Continue reading 26 December 2018 – A record thrust upwards!

24 December 2018 – Chaos in Washington, Market Plunged!

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 8637.15 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 238. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Dow Industrial closed at 21792.20 with a big bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 884.7. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1266.925 with a bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 25.161. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 5899.355 with a bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 180.06. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell.

S&P 500 closed at 2351.10 with a bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 65.52. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell.    

Continue reading 24 December 2018 – Chaos in Washington, Market Plunged!

21 December 2018 – Weekly Review – A horrible week … bad news here, there and everywhere


Indices (Weekly chart)
Dow Transportation closed at 8874.79 with a big bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 697.89. Intermediate Cycle is negative with falling slope. Short term cycle is negative with falling slope. Market Fractal direction:- Sell.     

Dow Industrial closed at 22445.37 with a big bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 1,704.17. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short term cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction:- Sell. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1292.086 with a big bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 127.62. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling. Short term cycle is negative and falling. Market direction:- Sell.      

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6046.56 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 607.65. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short term cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction:- Sell.         

S&P 500 closed at 2416.62 with a big bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 192.58. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short term cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction:- Sell.   

Continue reading 21 December 2018 – Weekly Review – A horrible week … bad news here, there and everywhere

20 December 2019 – Market tanks, looming shutdown

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 9029.94 with a bearish ‘rolling pin’ candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 251.23. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Dow Industrial closed at 22859.60 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 679.35. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Term Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction – Sell. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1326.00 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 37.87. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6243.1948 with a big ‘rolling pin’ candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 219.113. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell.

S&P 500 closed at 2467.42 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 68.45. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and falling slope. Market direction: Sell.    

Continue reading 20 December 2019 – Market tanks, looming shutdown