26
Sep 14

GS – Short Trade

I have been very bullish on the financials ($XLF) but the market is starting to look a little tired, and I think the financials will be dragged down too. I got short Goldman Sachs ($GS) today, and am looking for a selloff into next month. The next good looking daily demand is 173.27.

GS - Daily - 26 September 2014

GS – Daily – 26 September 2014

My entry is a somewhat tiny 15 minute zone, but to me this short term price action is telling. $GS failed at the highs earlier this weak, and is now starting to break down in my opinion.

GS - 15 Minute - 26 September 2014

GS – 15 Minute – 26 September 2014

I closed a bunch of trades today, and sit largely in cash, looking for tactical opportunities every day. Now is not a time to be loading up for the long term.

 

There are also a number of opportunities to get short in some other names, and I have resting orders to sell. These names include

  • AAPL
  • CRM
  • CSCO
AAPL - 60 Minute - 26 September 2014

AAPL – 60 Minute – 26 September 2014

CRM - 60 Minute - 26 September 2014

CRM – 60 Minute – 26 September 2014

CSCO - 60 Minute - 26 September 2014

CSCO – 60 Minute – 26 September 2014

 


21
Sep 14

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success?

Some great ideas, particularly for traders and parents.

 


01
Aug 14

EURUSD Analysis – 1 August 2014

Right now the Euro is stuck between demand at 1.32960 and supply at 1.35160. There really isn’t much to do at the moment as far as opening a new position goes. Overall it still looks like it wants to go lower to the demand at 1.32960.

EURUSD - Daily - 1 August 2014

EURUSD – Daily – 1 August 2014

Looking at the bigger picture, it is still in an uptrend, with the 50% retracement of the larger move coming in at 1.30200.

Patience is the name of the game at the moment, don’t get chopped up in the middle of nowhere.


18
Jul 14

Sharknado 2 Trailer

This is going to be awesome!

 


15
Jul 14

Correction Done?

This morning the market sold off after Yellen gave her little talk. I’m watching the Russell 2000 ($RUT) to get an indication of market direction and I think that we are done with this correction and are going to take a stab at the highs again. My reason is that we hit some 30 minute demand that lines up right with the 50% retracement of the total move up. It is a logical, clean retracement right at the 1,150 level.

$RUT - 30 Minute - 15 July 2014

$RUT – 30 Minute – 15 July 2014

$RUT - 180 Minute - 15 July 2014

$RUT – 180 Minute – 15 July 2014

If this level does not hold then all bets are off and I’ll be watching the 1,030 level for the next good looking demand.


09
Jul 14

Indexes Holding Demand – 9 July 2014

So we’ve sold off for two days and I think the selling is done for now. The Russell 2000 ($IWM) is down 3.83% over the two days, which is a fairly large move. All of the indexes hit daily demand yesterday so I took the opportunity to get long in a number of names, namely

  • SSYS
  • LNKD
  • TWTR
  • TSLA
  • IWM
  • BMRN
  • AMZN
  • NTES
  • SPWR
  • TTWO

While we are in an uptrend, I am buying dips and I consider this a dip.

$COMPX - Daily - 9 July 2014

$COMPX – Daily – 9 July 2014

$DJI - Daily - 9 July 2014

$DJI – Daily – 9 July 2014

$INX - Daily - 9 July 2014

$INX – Daily – 9 July 2014

$RUT - Daily - 9 July 2014

$RUT – Daily – 9 July 2014

We have had a big run, so I am a little cautious and keeping a close watch on my positions, but a trend is a trend until the end.

 


08
Jul 14

Weekday Veg

Certainly something to think about, and something that I have been debating with myself for quite some time.

 


07
Jul 14

IWM – Potential Time Correction

The markets sold off a little today, led by the Russell 2000 ($IWM, $TF_F, $RUT) that took a 1.7% pounding. If you think back to the March through May sell-off it was the Russell that lead then too, so we might be in for a deeper correction. I saw no need to get short today into turnaround Tuesday, but I’ll certainly be keeping a watchful eye on the Russell for a while.

IWM - 180 Minute - 7 July 2014

IWM – 180 Minute – 7 July 2014

A market can correct either by selling off, or by consolidating for a while. We may be seeing the latter, with the Russell potentially trading in a range between $108 and $120. Until we break and hold either side, I’m going to consider this a trading range, or time based correction. Certainly something to keep a watchful eye on, as the Russell seems to be the canary in the coal mine right now.

 


03
Jul 14

Skydiving Cats

This is hilarious. What’s even funnier is that some people are outraged about it.

 

 


25
Jun 14

Indexes In Demand – 25 June 2014

There’s been a lot of hoopla about the sell-off yesterday. It is important to keep perspective and watch supply and demand levels. To me, the indexes still look strong, in fact, they sold off right into demand. Until demand is broken, I’mm still bullish and a buyer.

DIA - Daily - 25 July 2014

DIA – Daily – 25 July 2014

IWM - Daily - 25 July 2014

IWM – Daily – 25 July 2014

SPY - Daily - 25 July 2014

SPY – Daily – 25 July 2014