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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)

3 October 2016 – Transport soars

The transportation index soars in a day when the rest of the indices were range trading in a see-saw. WTI crude had a positive day and gold and silver continue trading down. The dollar index is sideways. Bonds were down for the day.

Dow Transportation range traded till midday before breaking out to the upside. It closed with a bullish candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 84%. The index is in a weekly and monthly Squeeze.

Dow Industrial range traded throughout the day and closed with a small bearish candle on its 8 EMA and below its 21 and 50 SMA. Momentum is downward. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 89.2%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

Russell 2000 traded down in the first half hour and then range traded for the rest of the day. It closed with a bearish candle on its 8 EMA. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 72%.

Nasdaq 100 range traded throughout the day and closed with a small doji candle on its 3 EMA and above its 8 EMA and 21 EMA. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 100%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

S&P 500 range traded throughout the day and closed with a small bearish candle on its 21 EMA and below its 50 SMA. Momentum is sideways. Volumetric buying pressure is at 70.5%. The index is still in a monthly Squeeze.

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures had another positive day and is trading at $48.54 per barrel above its moving averages.

Gold futures is trading at $1312.8 per ounce. Momentum is downward.

Silver futures is trading at $18.865 per ounce. Momentum remains downward.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF closed at 20.00 with a high closing spinning top doji candle and below all its moving averages. Momentum is downward.

Commodities (DBC) ETF closed at 15.14 with a bullish candle above its moving averages.

Bonds
High Yield bond ETF (HYG) gapped down and closed at 86.82 with a doji candle on its 8 EMA. Momentum remains upward.

Bonds ETF (TLT) closed at 136.81 with a bearish candle below its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA.

Currencies
The dollar index is at 95.710 and is in a daily squeeze. Momentum is upward.

EUR/USD is trading at 1.12072 and is in a daily Squeeze. Momentum is sideways.

USD/JPY is trading at 101.97 and above its 21 EMA and 50 SMA. Momentum is sideways.

Relative Strength – Sectors
On a monthly lookback, the relative strength order of the ETFs that are outperforming the S&P 500 are XLE, XLK, XLI, XLY 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 13.57. Vix futures is at 15.43. Skew is at 122.86. Market sentiment is bullish. Market breadth is sloping downward. Volumetric accumulation/distribution has flattened.

The Week Ahead
The market continues its holding pattern with market participants not fully committed to it in times of political uncertainty. The prognosis is for more volatility in the month of October and we might just see some big volatile moves.

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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