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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)

21 October 2016 – Weekly Summary – A positive close to the week


The indices were trading down in pre-market hours but reversed upward in the cash market. The indices have largely gained for the week and it had its volatile moments. A slew of M&A related stories and speculation lifted various sectors.

Gold and Silver made gains for the week. The dollar index has been trending sharply upward.

US Treasury bond gained for the week but is still in a weekly downtrend. High Yield bond continues its uptrend and there is a divergence between these two categories of bonds.

Dow Transportation gapped down and bounced off its 50 SMA. It recovered and surged upward till midday and then range-traded till end of the day to close with a bullish hammer candle on its 21 EMA. Momentum remains upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 31.1%.

On its weekly chart, it closed with a spinning top doji candle above its moving averages. The index is in its weekly and monthly Squeeze.

Dow Industrial gapped down and probed for the bottom before reversing and surging upward till the end of the day. It closed with a high closing spinning top doji candle below its moving averages. Momentum remains downward. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 77.6%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

On its weekly chart, it closed with a small doji candle on its 21 EMA. The 8 EMA is converging onto the 21 EMA. The uptrend remains.

Russell 2000 gapped down and probed for the bottom before reversing and surging upward till the end of the day. It closed with a hammer candle below its moving averages. Momentum is downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 31%.

On its weekly chart, it has pulled back and closed with a small spinning top doji candle above its 21 EMA. Momentum remains upward.

Nasdaq 100 had a quick probe of the bottom and bounced off its 50 SMA before surging upward for the rest of the day and closed with a high closing doji candle above its moving averages. Momentum is upward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 100%. The index is in a daily and monthly Squeeze.

On its weekly chart, it closed with a small bullish candle above its moving averages. Momentum remains upward.

S&P 500 gapped down and probed for the bottom before reversing and surging upward till the end of the day and closed with a high closing doji candle on its 8 EMA but below its 21 EMA. Momentum is downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 78.9%.

On its weekly chart, it closed with a small spinning top doji candle above its 21 EMA. Momentum remains upward.

Metals and Commodities (Weekly charts)
WTI Crude oil futures closed at $51.00 with a small spinning top doji candle above its moving averages. It has exited its Squeeze and trending upward.

Gold futures closed at $1266.7 per ounce with a small bullish candle below its moving averages. Momentum is downward.

Silver futures closed at $17.530 per ounce with a small spinning to doji candle. Momentum is downward.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF closed at 20.28 with a small bullish candle below its moving averages. The downtrend continues.

Commodities (DBC) ETF closed at 15.33. It is Squeezing upward.

Bonds (Weekly charts)
Bond futures (/ZB) closed at 165.00 with a bullish candle on its 50 SMA but below its 8 EMA and 21 EMA.

High Yield bond ETF (HYG) closed at $87.37 with a small bullish candle above its moving averages. The uptrend continues.

Bonds ETF (TLT) closed at 133.31 with a bullish candle above its 50 SMA but below its 8EMA and 21 EMA. It is trending downward.

Currencies (Weekly charts)
The dollar index closed at 98.640 with a bullish candle above its moving averages and is Squeezing upward.

EUR/USD closed at 1.08806 with a big bearish marubozu candle below its 8 EMA and 21 EMA. Momentum is downward.

USD/JPY closed at 103.785 with a bearish candle on its 21 EMA. Momentum remains downward.

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

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

Market Internals
Vix closed at 13.34. Vix futures is at 15.575. Skew is at 123.00. Market sentiment is bullish. Market breadth is sloping downward. Volumetric accumulation/distribution is upward.

The Week Ahead
There is a divergence between the High Yield bond and the US Treasury bond. The High Yield bond continues to power upward while the Treasury bond is in a downtrend. Market internal is giving weak signal and there. The prognosis is a continuing sideways momentum for the indices till after the US Presidential election.

Stock of the Day
SHOP is the Stock of the Day. Shopify is the Canadian version of AliBaba and Amazon and it continues to grow and could be challenging Amazon in the North American market soon.

 

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