Archive | July, 2010

Live Futures Trading

28 Jul

Here is an example of an e-mini S&P futures trade using Infinity Futures and Thinkorswim.

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Daily Reflection: 07.27

28 Jul

We saw nice breather for the markets today. The line in the sand for tomorrow will be the 1114 on the ES (e-mini S&P). If we move above this level we should have no problem making it to our 1122 target. A pullback would not be a bearish signal just yet and sideways action is considered bullish in this case.

Daily Reflection: 07.26

27 Jul

A very technical day in the markets today. Expecting a great week for trading. Looking for that 1122 on the S&P this week. If we sell off from there we will look to get long again around 1086.

The VIX continues to fall and is about to breakdown out of a decending triangle. This is a pivotal level and we should see some strong moves in the market this week.

Wk29: Market Recap

26 Jul

We have an inverted head and shoulders forming on the daily chart of the S&P. This week we broke out above the inverted hammer formed on a weekly bar during week 28. There has been more balanced environment of buyers and sellers, and the VIX remains in the low 20s. We are expecting this to continue, but remember that earnings announcements are still popping up all week long.

Wk30: Market Forecast

26 Jul

In the week ahead look for these news announcements to act as potential market movers
Multiple indicators and price patterns signal higher on a broader timeframe. The inverted head and shoulders has a target of S&P 1200, with the daily ambush long shorter term target of 1122. There is a lot of economic news this week so we should have plenty of intraday setups.

Dailly Reflection: 07.22

22 Jul

A Choppy week, but the bulls are winning the battle thus far. We will look to break highs of the week tomorrow on our way up to 1122.

Daily Reflection: 07.21

22 Jul

Today’s bearishness was purely reactionary. Market orders after Bernanke spoke this afternoon sent the market lower, closing off roughly 14 S/P points. We didn’t even break yesterday’s lows. Yesterday the bulls took control in full force and today I feel it was simply some of the bulls jumping ship, rather than the bears taking over. If we break below Tuesday’s close then I can see us retesting lows and more than likely breaking yearly lows. Looking at the chart below, we could just as easily gap up tomorrow morning, sell off to today’s close (filling the gap) and rallying to new swing highs.

Daily Reflection: 07.20

20 Jul

And just like that we are on our way up again. 1051’s traded today to the tick on the ES early this morning. We are now in a long with a target of 1122.