FRED

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)

Academy of Stocks, Options, Futures and Forex (SOFF Academy)

The Academy of Stocks, Options, Futures and Forex (SOFF Academy) brings to you algorithmic trading and our latest development in the use of Artificial Intelligence (人工智能) for trading Stocks, Options, Futures and Forex. This is our way advancing the art of Technical Analysis and the proof of it is in our ability is an continuous uptrending Equity curve in our accounts.

Background
I am Jeff Toh and founder of the Academy of Stocks, Options, Futures and Forex. I am a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) with over 30 plus years of investing experience. Over the years, I have invested in mutual funds and stocks and traded in options, stocks and futures. I was an engineer in the telecommunications and broadcast industry for about 27 years since graduating from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1986. One of my majoring subject was Expert Systems which has evolved and grown into Artificial Intelligence (AI, 爱) which I have utilised it in my trading systems.

Over the years, I have maintained an interest in AI (爱) and has seen its tremendous progress. Now, with the same dedication that I have spent over the nearly 3 decades in engineering and management, I am pioneering the use of algorithmic and AI (爱) in trading the global stocks, futures and forex market especially in the Asian region.

The Academy of Stocks, Options, Futures and Forex (SOFF Academy) has created our Artificial InteLLigence Heroine, LiLiHe (李丽鹤). The basic foundation behind LiliHe is the use of statistical analysis, fractals and waves momentum in Multi-TimeFrames. In greater details, it translate to Buying and Selling pressure using Pricing, Volume and Timing in multi-dimensions.

Fractals were made famous from the work done by Benoit Mandelbrot in Chaos Theory to describe the market seemingly random action. LiLiHe analyses and parses market data to seek out the superior market correlated signals in different timeframes. LiLiHe characterizes market conditions in the different timeframes and applies different algorithms as condition changes. The intent is to seek outsized returns of 30% – 150% in the markets (stocks, futures and forex) consistently.

I am the co-chair of the Malaysian Chapter of the Chartered Market Technicians Association. Please do not hesitate to contact me on jefftohch@gmail.com for any inquiries on training courses to take you to a long term journey to wealth!

20 Feb 2019 – Oil on the move


Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10627.49 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 84.6. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy.

Dow Industrial closed at 25954.44 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 141.43. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1581.6607 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 9.38. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 7062.34 with a spinning top doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 68.785. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2784.70 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 15.82. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures (CL) closed at $57.24 per barrel with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 1.83. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.     

Gold futures (GC) closed at 1341.2 with a spinning top doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 10. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.

Commodities (DBC) ETF closed at 16.0 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 0.1721. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.   

Bonds
Bond futures (/ZB) closed at 146’21 with a bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 0.8125. Intermediate Cycle is positive and falling slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.  

High Yield bond ETF (HYG) closed at 85.50 with a small doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 0.22. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Currency
The dollar index ($DXY) closed at 96.511 with a spinning top doji candle below its 8 EMA and above its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 0.362. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.      

EUR/USD closed at 1.1335 with a low closing doji candle above its 8 EMA and below its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 0.0046. Intermediate Cycle is negative and falling slope. Short Cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction: Sell. It is in a weekly Squeeze.

USD/JPY closed at 110.83 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 0.424. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

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

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

Market Internals
Market Sentiment is bullish. Market Breadth is sloping upwards showing more gainers to losers. Volume Acc/Dis is sloping upwards and showing accumulation. Skew is at 123.39. Vix is at 14.02 and Vix Futures is at 15.47.   


The Week Ahead 
Oil is now surging upwards and gold is now trending sideways. Market internals are still showing strength. The trend in the indices are still upwards. Skew is normal. Vix has dropped below 15 and Vix futures has dropped below 16. The prognosis is for continued strength.   

To YOUR wealth!
Would you like to learn to trade stocks, Options or Futures? Drop us an email at jefftohch@gmail.com or call +6010 4343 948. If you have been an unsuccessful trader and need personal tutorship, we can provide you with personal coaching to take you to be a profitable trader.




19 Feb 2019 – Gold on the move

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10617.68 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 170.18. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy.

Dow Industrial closed at 25891.32 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 141.43. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1574.4676 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 13.377. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 7066.61 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 56.32. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2779.76 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 20.04. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 19 Feb 2019 – Gold on the move

15 Feb 2019 – Weekly Review – A Big Close


Indices (Weekly chart)
Dow Transportation closed at 10567.69 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 426.06. Intermediate Cycle is negative with rising slope. Short term cycle is positive with rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.     

Dow Industrial closed at 25883.25 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 874.62. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short term cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.   

Russell 2000 closed at 1569.2471 with a big bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 200 SMA and below its 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 64.49. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising. Short term cycle is positive and rising. Market direction:- Buy.      

Nasdaq 100 closed at 7055.1793 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 180.19. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short term cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.         

S&P 500 closed at 2775.60 with a big bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 71.87. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short term cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.   

Continue reading 15 Feb 2019 – Weekly Review – A Big Close

14 Feb 2019 – Oil in a Squeeze upwards, indices falter

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10537.63 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and on its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 146.14. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 25439.39 with a small doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 250.81. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1545.1052 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 16.796. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 7015.8758 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 78.192. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2745.73 with a doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and on its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 26.67. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 14 Feb 2019 – Oil in a Squeeze upwards, indices falter

13 Feb 2019 – Volatile with upward optimism

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10496.97 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 86.28. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 25543.27 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 200.19. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1542.9432 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 9.4906. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 7015.8758 with a bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 52.844. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2753.03 with a small bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 17.12. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 13 Feb 2019 – Volatile with upward optimism

12 Feb 2019 – Indices on the move on positive news of Trade Talks

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10445.27 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 186.19. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 25425.76 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 405.87. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1538.2303 with a bullish marubozu candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 19.91. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 7014.669 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 112.57. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2709.80 with a small bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and on its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 38.39. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 12 Feb 2019 – Indices on the move on positive news of Trade Talks

11 Feb 2019 – Dollar index uptrend, Gold range trades

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10304.45 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 147. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 25053.11 with a small bearish candle on its 8 EMA and above its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 187.65. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1518.9822 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 13.5414. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6909.1847 with a bearish candle on its 8 EMA and above its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 64.53. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2709.80 with a small bearish candle on its 8 EMA and above its 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 14.26. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 11 Feb 2019 – Dollar index uptrend, Gold range trades

8 Feb 2019 – Weekly Review – Trade Wars and Uncertainties


Indices (Weekly chart)
Dow Transportation closed at 10177.03 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 200 SMA and below its 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 223.64. Intermediate Cycle is negative with rising slope. Short term cycle is negative with rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.     

Dow Industrial closed at 25106.33 with a spinning top doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Weekly trading range was 556. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short term cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.   

Russell 2000 closed at 1506.3943 with a spinning top doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 200 SMA and below its 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 29.85. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising. Short term cycle is negative and rising. Market direction:- Buy.      

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6913.13 with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 200 SMA and below its 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 198.24. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short term cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.         

S&P 500 closed at 2707.88 with a doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 200 SMA and below its 50 SMA. Weekly trading range was 57.15. Intermediate Cycle is negative and rising slope. Short term cycle is negative and rising slope. Market direction:- Buy.   

Continue reading 8 Feb 2019 – Weekly Review – Trade Wars and Uncertainties

7 February 2019 – Trade Uncertainties, market pauses

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10198.06 with a doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 124.7. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 25169.53 with a small bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 389.78. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1505.63 with a small bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 23.655. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6904.9806 with a bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 143.27. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2706.05 with a bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 44.35. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and falling slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 7 February 2019 – Trade Uncertainties, market pauses

6 Feb 2019 – Gold Falls, Indices are holding

Indices
Dow Transportation closed at 10229.89 with a doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 54.62. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Dow Industrial closed at 25390.30 with a small doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 126.98. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Term Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction – Buy. 

Russell 2000 closed at 1518.0205 with a small candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 9.704. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy. 

Nasdaq 100 closed at 6997.6223 with a bearish candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 65.11. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.

S&P 500 closed at 2731.61. with a doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA, 50 SMA and below its 200 SMA. Daily trading range was 13.93. Intermediate Cycle is positive and rising slope. Short Cycle is positive and rising slope. Market direction: Buy.    

Continue reading 6 Feb 2019 – Gold Falls, Indices are holding