Tradesight Market Preview for 12/1/11

The SP was higher by 49 on the day forming an island below the 50dma and almost reaching the key 1250 level. If 1250 is taken then the next level will be the 200dma at 1262. The market is very short term over bought advancing 90+ handles in three days. Expect some near-term exhaustion at the 1250 level but keep in mind that the overall intermediate-term condition is still OVERSOLD (more below).

NQ futures were higher by 83 on the day and settled above the 200dma. The pattern is similar to the SP in that the huge gap on Wednesday left an island below the 2250 area. The Shorts are trapped and upside down.

The 10-day Trin at 1.53 remains oversold. While the very short-term price action is overbought the market still has inherent upside energy until the Trin normalizes.

The put/call ratio did not record a climatic overbought reading.

The BKX was the top gun on the day up 7% on the day. This is a very strong impulse but using the 7/11 analysis, price will need to consolidate before making following through.

The XAU was stronger than the market which of some concern because of the defensive nature of the sector. Price did close above the 200dma. Note that this is a Seeker price flip.

The OSX did just what is needed and covered a great deal of upside range getting closer to the H & S neckline. The pattern is still in play.

The SOX was a little stronger than the Naz and settled above the 50dma.

BTK was about as strong as the Naz so there is nothing new technically.

Gold was strong fueled by dollar weakness and was much weaker than the equity averages.

Oil settled above the $100 level and remains positive.
Oil


Stock Picks Recap for 11/30/11

With each stock's recap, we will include a (with market support) or (without market support) tag, designating whether the trade triggered with or without market directional support at the time. Anything in the first five minutes will be considered WITHOUT market support because market direction cannot be determined that early.
From the report, SBAC triggered long (with market support) and worked:

ARIA triggered long (with market support) and worked enough for a partial:

In the Messenger, Rich's GS triggered short (without market support) and didn't work:

His FFIV triggered long (with market support) and worked:

His POT triggered short (without market support) and worked:

His AGU triggered short (without market support) and worked:

EBAY triggered long (with market support) and didn't work:

In total, that's 4 trades triggering with market support, 3 of them worked, 1 did not.


Forex Calls Recap for 11/30/11

One of those rare events where it's unlikely you could get a fill in Forex as the market leapt on news that the global central banks were moving to help Europe. This caused a huge spike in the EURUSD. We did have the GBPUSD hit first target, but the EURUSD trade probably didn't get you a fill. See both sections below.
Here's the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

New calls and Chat tonight.
EURUSD:
Triggered long at A, but on major global news and a spike that was probably not something you could get executed in. If you did, hit first target at B, raised stop in the morning, stopped at C:

GBPUSD:
Triggered short at A, hit first target at B, second half stopped:


Forex Calls Recap for 11/30/11

One of those rare events where it's unlikely you could get a fill in Forex as the market leapt on news that the global central banks were moving to help Europe. This caused a huge spike in the EURUSD. We did have the GBPUSD hit first target, but the EURUSD trade probably didn't get you a fill. See both sections below.
Here's the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

New calls and Chat tonight.
EURUSD:
Triggered long at A, but on major global news and a spike that was probably not something you could get executed in. If you did, hit first target at B, raised stop in the morning, stopped at C:

GBPUSD:
Triggered short at A, hit first target at B, second half stopped:


Tradesight Market Preview for 11/30/11

The ES posted a classic measuring day where neither the bulls nor bears really asserted themselves. Price closed high on the day by 5 handles right at the gap window and below all the key moving averages. This is the definition of a measuring day where both sides of the market take stock of each other and await commitment to a side of the trade.

The NQ futures were lower on the day by 8 handles which puts it back under the gap window. Price remains below all the major averages and has the same overall design as the SP side.

Multi sector daily chart:

The defensive XAU sector was top gun on the day. Price has pivoted off the active static trend line. A break over the 50dma (red) puts the 4/8 level at 200 in play.

The OSX traded in-line with the broad market. If price doesn’t pick up tomorrow, the reverse H&S pattern is in big trouble.

The BKX was relatively weak and continues to be a drag on the overall market. Today’s candle was inside Monday’s range so a breakout either way tomorrow could be powerful.

The BTK was weaker than the Naz and SP, key resistance remains at 1050.

The SOX is still well below all major moving averages and holding back the Naz.

Gold:

Oil closed just below the key 100 level and continues to show good strength vs. competing assets.

Keep an eye on copper. The 50dma (green) has been defining the trend and it was relatively strong vs. the market today. The MACD has recharged but not buckled. The price action is illustrated by the JJC etf below.


Stock Picks Recap for 11/29/11

With each stock's recap, we will include a (with market support) or (without market support) tag, designating whether the trade triggered with or without market directional support at the time. Anything in the first five minutes will be considered WITHOUT market support because market direction cannot be determined that early.
Lots of stuff worked great without market support on a flat day.
In the report, PCYC gapped over the trigger, no play.
In the Messenger, Rich's RIMM triggered long (without market support due to opening five minutes) and worked:

His NFLX triggered short (without market support) and worked:

AAPL triggered short (without market support) and worked:

GOOG triggered long (with market support) and worked for over a point:

Rich's LNKD triggered short (without market support) and didn't work:

Rich's RHT triggered long (with market support) and didn't work:

COST triggered long (with market support) and worked:

AMZN triggered short (without market support) and worked:

GOOG triggered short (without market support) and didn't work:

HANS triggered short (without market support) and didn't work:

In total, that's 3 trades triggering with market support, 2 of them worked, 1 did not.


Forex Calls Recap for 11/29/11

Not as good as the prior night. See EURUSD and GBPUSD below. Here's the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

New calls and Chat this evening as usual.
EURUSD:
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GBPUSD:
Triggered short very early at A (half size) and stopped at B:


Tradesight Market Preview for 11/29/11

The ES gained 37 on the day all of which came from a huge gap up. The oversold energy took trade up to a key area just below the 50dma and below the 1197 gap window. The technicals remain negative but there is enough oversold energy in the pattern to continue higher.

NQ futures posted a stronger day because there was some positive distance between the open and close (note how this is seen in the white body of the NQ candle while the ES candle was a doji). 2225 is the key level here which is the gap level where a vacuum lies until price reaches 2250.

Multi sector daily chart:

The 10-day Trin is retreating from the extremely oversold reading above 2 and still has a ton of potential upside energy. In the chart below note how the previous spikes lead to multi-day advances that covered good range.

The BTK was the top performing major sector pivoting off the 0/8 Gann level.

The XBD Broker-Dealer index also bounced off a key level. Keep an eye on MS, GS and the others.

The OSX found support exactly at the lower window of the right shoulder. The pattern is still intact.

The SOX traded with the market and is still below all the minor and major moving averages.

The BKX was weak relative to the market and continues to be a concern. Index member BAC barely closed up on the day.

Gold was higher by 28:

Oil was much higher intraday but settled up some. The 100 level is the level that needs to be taken. Price remains above the major ma’s.


Stock Picks Recap for 11/28/11

With each stock's recap, we will include a (with market support) or (without market support) tag, designating whether the trade triggered with or without market directional support at the time. Anything in the first five minutes will be considered WITHOUT market support because market direction cannot be determined that early.
With the gap up, nothing triggered off of the report.
In the Messenger, Rich's WYNN triggered long (without market support due to opening five minutes) and didn't work:

His AAPL triggered short (without market support) and didn't work:

His SODA triggered long (with market support) and worked enough for a partial:

GOOG triggered long (with market support) and worked great:

Rich's DECK triggered short (without market support) and didn't work:

BIDU triggered short (without market support) and worked:

GS triggered short (with market support) and worked enough for a partial, then worked better later but probably after you exited:

GOOG triggered short (with market support) and didn't work:

We had a ton of additional calls in the Messenger, but nothing else triggered.
In total, that's 4 trades triggering with market support, 3 of them worked, 1 did not.


Forex Calls Recap for 11/28/11

One early stop out and then a couple of winners in the European session to bring us back from the Holiday. See EURUSD and GBPUSD below, including the perfect Value Area move on the GBPUSD. Classic.
Here's the US Dollar Index intraday with market directional lines:

New calls and Chat tonight.
EURUSD:
Triggered long early (half size) at A and stopped. Triggered long at B in the European session, hit first target at C, raised stop in the morning and stopped at D:

GBPUSD:
Look at this perfect Value Area play, bouncing above the VAH/R1 in the Asian session, then triggering short into the Value Area at A, hit the Value Area Low EXACTLY at B, and stopping the second half at C:

That's definition of a Value Area move.