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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)

9 June 2016 – It is a tussle up there!

It is a mighty tussle between the bears and the bulls for the direction of the market. The indices futures are being pushed up during normal market hours and then sold down after market closes. This was clearly demonstrated again today. The Dow Jones Industrial closed below the 18000 mark.

Oil closed down but managed to stay above $50 per barrel. Gold and Silver had a positive day as investors moved into the precious metal safe haven in times of uncertainties. Bonds did well for the day. The rallies are now coming in the afternoon session.

Dow Transportation range traded in the morning session without any direction. It slowly grinded its way upward in the afternoon session and closed with a small high closing doji candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward. Daily volumetric buying pressure is at 100%.

Dow Industrial traded down on market open and bottomed in late morning session. It rallied upward from late morning till the end of the day to close with high closing doji candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 99.5%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

Russell 2000 gapped down on market open and spent the rest of the day range trading. It closed with a bearish marubozu candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 84.5%.

Nasdaq 100 range traded throughout the day and closed with a bullish candle above its 8 EMA. The index is forming a rounded top. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 97.3%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

S&P 500 traded downward in the morning session. It rallied upward in late morning till the end of the day and closed with a bullish marubozu candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 100%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

Metals and Commodities
Oil (/CL) futures is trading at $50.47 per barrel in an uptrend. Gold (/GC) futures is at $1269.5. Silver (/SI) futures is at 17.290 and is above its 50 SMA.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF is at 22.81 in a continuing move upward. Commodities (DBC) ETF closed with a bullish candle at 15.55. Both ETFs are in a bullish uptrend.

Bonds
High Yield bond ETF (HYG) closed at 84.24. Bonds ETF (TLT) closed at 134.13. Bonds continue its uptrend.

Currencies
The dollar index is at 94.235. EUR/USD is trading at 1.12961. USD/JPY is at 107.076.

Relative Strength – Sectors
On a monthly lookback, the ETFs outperforming the S&P 500 are XLU, XLE, XLB, XLK, XLV, XLI and XLP respectively.

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

Market Internals
Vix closed up at 14.64. Vix futures is at 15.55. Skew is at 129.31. Market sentiment is now neutral. Market breadth continues to slope upward. Volumetric accumulation/distribution is sloping upward as well.

The Week Ahead
The intraday market activities are telling us that the bears are prowling. The bulls tend to appear in the afternoon session to push the index back up. The prognosis is that caution is strongly advised as the market can turn on a dime southward.

 

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