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The Age of Mistrust Among Traders

The Age of Mistrust Among Traders

It took long enough, didn't it?  As traders we are always looking beyond the tricks and games being played in markets, because with so many players and opportunities they cannot rig the game against every participant, right?  Yet, we have seen far less participation these days from the average investor, the retail trader and the middle class American who would like to invest in the growth of...

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Welcome To The Second Half: Trades For Crude Oil Now

Welcome To The Second Half: Trades For Crude Oil Now

Wow! How time flies. Today, Thursday June 30, 2016 marked the midway point for the trading year. What a year it has been for Crude Oil. The low for the first half of the year came in February at 26.05. The ensuing 4 month rally took us to a high 0f 51.67 in June. Crude oil almost doubled its price in 4 months! Wow! Thursday’s trade saw Crude Oil trade in a tight range from 49.11 to 48.50...

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Brexit Bounce - The Energy Report 06/30/16

Brexit Bounce - The Energy Report 06/30/16

While global stock markets rebounded on the post Brexit vote under the assumption that this will be a long drawn out process, it is clear no one has a clue how this Brexit thing is going to unfold. No one has a plan, not even the leave camp. What is clear is that it will be a long drawn out political game of charades and the markets think that this will have very little bearing on the short...

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U.S. Dollar: Following The Bull Move Higher

U.S. Dollar: Following The Bull Move Higher

After last Thursday's Brexit vote, the U.S. Dollar Index has offered some confirmation of the upward forecast we described in our June 2 post. Here we suggest some signals to watch as further confirmation of the upward trade, and we present some revised near-term targets. The index found support several weeks ago at what we have been treating as the bottom of a corrective wave (iv). It is...

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Did The Market Take You For A Wild Ride?

Did The Market Take You For A Wild Ride?

If you are market observer or participant, you aren’t going to see too many weeks like the one we just had. After the vote in the UK to leave the European Union caught many off guard, the markets started a wild ride of historic levels. The Pound dropped to 30 year lows, as it plunged almost 12% in one trading session.  Other markets had similar moves, and had some continued follow through...

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Brexit is a Reality, Now What?

Brexit is a Reality, Now What?

It’s been a few days and Brexit is still all the talk of town. You just gotta look at the continuing Brexit media headlines. Where do I think the market is going and how will the UK or European economies do from here? I have no idea if I am to be totally honest. The UK may or may not benefit from the exit depending on how well they negotiate with the other 27 countries. Problem is, if they...

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End of Quarter Trading -E-mini Technical Levels

End of Quarter Trading -E-mini Technical Levels

SHORT-TERM (today and 5 days out) For Thursday, 2066.75 can contain initial weakness (assuming an open above), above which 2087.00 remains in intraday target able to contain session strength. Pushing through 2087.00 indicates 2098.00 intraday, while closing today above 2087.00 signals 2114.25 tomorrow, the start of a range of targeted resistance up to 2117.25 able to contain buying through...

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Chart Of The Week: Look At Altria Now

Chart Of The Week: Look At Altria Now

What a week! Market breadth has been horrible, sentiment has been very sour, and the Dow Industrials have dropped nearly 1,000 points in just two sessions. Despite the awful market conditions, there have been quite a few safe havens in which to park money in the stock market. Case in point: Altria (NYSE: MO), a stock that has shown dominant relative strength and is actually higher than its...

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U.S. Dollar Bull is Back

U.S. Dollar Bull is Back

The US Dollar has spent the last 6 months working lower in a well-defined descending trend channel.  But things are looking up following the Brexit outcome. Click here to watch a video explaining how to read markets using volume at price. As you can see from the chart below, US Dollar futures have broken out above the descending trend channel and the former resistance at 95.905 is now acting...

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What A Difference a Week Makes

What A Difference a Week Makes

Last week I wrote that Eurodollar spreads were indicating only one hike a year, a glacial pace.  For example the spread between the September 2016 contract and September 2017 contract had settled on Tuesday June 21, at 23.5.  Yesterday, June 28, this spread closed at just 14 bps.  The surprise Brexit vote took Fed tightening out of the equation.  Where this is most apparent is in the Fed...

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