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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)

12 October 2016 – Fear of FED rate hike?

Market put on its risk-off hat as more selling pushed the indices further down. Volume was low and the trading ranges in the indices were small as well.

The dollar index continued its uptrend and that put pressure on the market. US treasury bond continued to trade sideways in a downtrend. Gold and silver traded sideways with the downtrend still intact. Oil pulled back to below $50 per barrel.

Dow Transportation traded within a small range throughout the day and closed with a small bearish candle below its 8 EMA but above its 21 EMA. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 55.8%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

Dow Industrial had a quick drop on market open before reversing upward. It traded upward for most of the day before a pullback to close the day with a small doji candle below its moving averages. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 58.1%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Russell 2000 started the day with a quick drop before reversing upward for most of the day. It pulled back at the end of the day to close with a small doji candle below its moving averages. Momentum is downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 0%.

Nasdaq 100 had a quick drop before reversing and trading upward for most of the day. It pulled back toward the end of the day to close with a doji candle above its 50 SMA. Momentum is neutral. Volumetric buying pressure is at 62.4%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

S&P 500 traded upward for most of the day before pulling back toward the end of the day. It closed with a spinning doji candle below its moving averages. Momentum is downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 41.4%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures pulled back and is trading $49.85. It uptrend continues.

Gold futures is trading at $1255.9 per ounce and is trading sideways just below its 200 SMA. Momentum is downward.

Silver futures is trading at $17.525 per ounce in sideways trading.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF closed at 19.94 and is trading sideways.

Commodities (DBC) ETF pulled back and closed at 15.15 on its 8 EMA.

Bonds
Bond futures (ZB) traded sideways at 164’18. Its downtrend continues.

High Yield bond ETF (HYG) closed at 86.88 with a doji candle below its 8 EMA and on its 21 EMA. Momentum remains upward.

Bonds ETF (TLT) traded sideways and closed at 132.96 with a small doji candle below its 200 SMA and the other moving averages.

Currencies
The dollar index continues its sharp uptrend and painted a bullish marubozu candle and is trading at 98.010.

EUR/USD is trading at 1.10135 and is in a sharp downtrend. It is now below all its moving averages.

USD/JPY continued its uptrend above its 8 EMA, 21 EMA and 50 SMA at 104.407.

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

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

Market Internals
Vix closed at 15.91. Vix futures is at 16.37 and has formed a Squeeze. Skew is at 122.34. Market sentiment has a bullish bias. Market breadth continues to slope downward. Volumetric accumulation/distribution is sloping downward.

The Week Ahead
The market continues to come under selling pressure. The US political uncertainty and the impending rate hike put pressure on the market. Market internals continue to deteriorate. The prognosis is for further volatility with some relief rally.

Stock of the Day
The Stock of the Day is XOM. Exxon Mobil is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, manufacturing of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.

 

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