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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)

14 November 2016 – Tech tanks, US Dollar index surged

The US Dollar continued its surge and the Dow Jones Industrial and Russell 2000 made new all-time highs at 18934.05 and 1306.56. Dow Transportation continued its out-performance as it led the market upward.

Gold and Silver is consolidating in its downtrend and oil futures may have found a temporary bottom around the $44 per barrel level. Bond futures continued its sell-off and Nasdaq continued its under-performance. The financial sector continued its outperformance as stocks like BAC and LNC are surging.

Dow Transportation surged upward on market open till late morning. It continued to grin upward till the end of the day and closed with a bullish marubozu candle above all its moving averages. Momentum is upwards. Volumetric buying pressure is at 100%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

Dow Industrial traded upward in the first hour after market open and made new historic high at 18934.05. It sold off till midday before recovering and closed with a doji candle above all its moving averages. Momentum is upwards. Short term volumetric buying pressure is at 96.2%. The index has exited its weekly Squeeze and is still in a monthly Squeeze.

Russell 2000 surged upward on market open and made new all-time high at 1306.56. It pulled back slightly towards the end of the day and closed with a bullish marubozu candle above all its moving averages. Momentum is upward and in a sharp uptrend. Volumetric buying pressure is at 100%.

Nasdaq 100 traded down on market open till late morning and pulled back slightly subsequent to that. It clsoed with a bearish marubozu candle below its moving averages. Momentum remains downward. Volumetric buying pressure is at 63.3%. The index is in a monthly Squeeze.

S&P 500 was volatile with swings upward on market open in the first hour before swinging downward till midday. It traded upward till the end of the day and closed with doji candle. Volumetric buying pressure is at 95%. The index is in a weekly and monthly Squeeze.

Metals and Commodities
WTI Crude oil futures found support on its 200 SMA and traded upward and formed a hammer candle. It is trading at $44.11 per barrel.

Gold futures continued its selling off as the US Dollar continue to surge. It is trading 1225.7 and momentum is downward.

Silver futures continued its downtrend and is trading below its 200 SMA. It is trading at $17.030 per ounce.

Agriculture (DBA) ETF gapped down and closed with a doji candle at 20.06.

Commodities (DBC) ETF traded down and bounced off its 200 SMA. It closed with a doji candle at 14.38.

Bonds
Bond futures (ZB) continued its sell-off and closed with a bearish candle below its moving averages at 155’02. It is in a daily downtrend.

High Yield bond ETF (HYG) formed a bullish engulfing candle and closed above its 200 SMA at 84.09.

Bonds ETF (TLT) gapped down and closed with a doji candle below its moving averages at 121.31. It is in a downtrend.

Currencies
The dollar index formed a bullish engulfing candle and is trading at 99.915.

EUR/USD continued its sharp downtrend and formed a big bearish candle below its moving averages. It is trading at 1.07501.

USD/JPY formed a big bullish marubozu candle above all its moving averages at 108.137. It is trading above its 200 SMA.

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

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

Market Internals
Vix closed at 14.48. Vix futures is at 14.40. Skew is at 122.21. Market sentiment has turned bullish. Market breadth has a slight slope upward. Volumetric accumulation/distribution is sloping upward.

The Week Ahead
The market continues to be bullish and is posting new highs. Technology stocks have been badly hit. The prognosis is trade with a bullish bias.

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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