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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)

28 September 2016 – Oil spikes up on production curb

Oil came to the rescue after the market sold down in morning trading. The energy sector led the market up. Oil companies CVX, XOM and many other related companies performed well.

Bonds had a quiet day and ended the day where it began.

The dollar index is forming a wedge and is in a Squeeze.

Dow Transportation traded upward in the first half hour and whipsawed throughout the day. It closed with a spinning top doji candle above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 54.2%. The index is in a daily, weekly and monthly Squeeze.

Dow Industrial sold off on market open till mid-morning. in the morning session and recovered and rallied . Momentum is downward. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 98%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

Russell 2000 sold off till mid-morning before surging upward for the rest of the day. It closed with a bullish marubozu candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 82%.

Nasdaq 100 sold off till mid-morning before recovering and trading up for the rest of the day. It closed with a high closing doji candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 100%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

S&P 500 sold off till mid-morning before recovering and surged upward. It closed with a bullish candle above its 50 SMA. Momentum is upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 77.4%. The index is still in a monthly Squeeze.

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures had a big day and had a large bullish candle. It is now trading at $47.07 per barrel above its moving averages and in a Squeeze.

Gold futures is trading at $1328.3 per ounce. Momentum is sideways.

Silver futures is trading at $19.335 per ounce. Momentum remains downard.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF closed at 20.34 with a spinning top doji candle and below its 21 EMA. Momentum is downward.

Commodities (DBC) ETF closed with a big bullish candle at 14.87. It has exited its Squeeze. Momentum has reversed upward.

Bonds
High Yield bond ETF (HYG) closed with a big bullish candle above its moving averages at 87.21. Momentum remains upward.

Bonds ETF (TLT) traded indecisively and closed with a doji candle. It is trading at 138.40 above its 50 SMA. Momentum is upward.

Currencies
The dollar index is at 95.345 and is in a daily Squeeze. Momentum is downward.

EUR/USD is trading at 1.1230 and above its 21 EMA and 50 SMA. It is in a daily Squeeze. Momentum is upward.

USD/JPY is trading at 101.311 and closed with a bullish candle below its 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Momentum remains downward.

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

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

Market Internals
Vix closed at 12.39. Vix futures is at 15.23. Skew is at 126.85. Market sentiment is bullish. Market breadth has turned upward. Volumetric accumulation/distribution is sloping upward.

The Week Ahead
The market continues to chop around and market participants have been whipsawed. The prognosis is for more whipsaw action in the market until it decides which direction it wants to go.

Stock of the Day
The Stock of the Day is TROX. Tronox is engaged in the production and marketing of titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide pigment.

 

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