Stock Picks Recap for 4/30/14

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. ETF calls do not require market support, and are thus either winners or losers.
From the report, BBBY triggered short (without market support due to opening 5 minutes) and worked:

From the Messenger/Tradesight_st Twitter Feed, Mark's MDCO triggered long (with market support) and didn't work:

Rich's QIHU triggered short (with market support) and didn't work:

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

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

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

In total, that's 5 trades triggering with market support, 3 of them worked, 2 did not.


Futures Calls Recap for 4/30/14

A nice Value Area setup in the ES that once again swept and stopped once before working the second time. Meanwhile, most of the session was flat waiting for the Fed, and then after some mild fluctuations on the announcement, the market didn't do much, which we expected for end of month. NASDAQ volume closed at 1.7 billion shares.
Net ticks: +2 ticks.
As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:


ES:
Triggered long at A at 1871.00 and filled the gap but didn't get enough for the partial. Triggered again at B, hit first target, Mark adjusted the stop twice and closed at VAH:


Forex Calls Recap for 4/30/14

A winner that is still going on the EURUSD, and the Fed announcement did almost nothing. See that section below.
Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

EURUSD:
Triggered long at A, hit first target at B, raised stop a couple of times, and still holding with a stop under UBreak, which we bounced off of exactly on the spike on the Fed:


Stock Picks Recap for 4/29/14

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. ETF calls do not require market support, and are thus either winners or losers.
From the report, nothing triggered.
From the Messenger/Tradesight_st Twitter Feed, Rich's SLAB triggered short (with market support) and worked:

TSLA triggered long (with market support) and worked for a couple of points:

Mark's ALNY triggered long (with market support) and worked enough for a partial:

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

Rich's ALXN triggered long (with market support) and worked:

In total, that's 5 trades triggering with market support, all 5 of them worked.


Futures Calls Recap for 4/29/14

A solid looking ES entry into the Value Area swept twice before finally working. See that section below. NASDAQ volume closed at a weak 1.7 billion shares as we wait for the Fed. Tomorrow is also end of month.
Net ticks: -14 ticks.
As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:


ES:
Mark's call triggered short at A at 1868.25 and stopped. He entered again at B and it stopped. He did not re-enter, and then it worked to fill the gap:


Forex Calls Recap for 4/29/14

Closed a small winner on the EURUSD when it went nowhere in another dull session. See that section below.
Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

EURUSD:
Triggered short at A, closed at B for end of session when it didn't go anywhere:


Stock Picks Recap for 4/28/14

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. ETF calls do not require market support, and are thus either winners or losers.
From the report, LPNT triggered long (without market support) and worked:

ANGI triggered short (without market support due to opening 5 minutes) and worked:

CRTO triggered short (without market support) and worked:

SNCR triggered short (without market support) and worked great:

IACI triggered short (without market support) and didn't work, worked later:

From the Messenger/Tradesight_st Twitter Feed, Rich's AMZN triggered short (with market support) and worked great:

His BIDU triggered short (with market support) and worked:

His AAPL triggered long (without market support) and worked great:

AMGN triggered short (with market support) and worked enough for a partial, worked even better on the second push down in the market if you were interested:

Rich's FAS triggered short (ETF, so no market support needed) and didn't work, worked later:

Mark closed his HCP a few cents in the money as it ran out of time.
In total, that's 4 trades triggering with market support, 3 of them worked, 1 did not. However, a lot of picks off of the report triggered and worked great, just not with market support at the time.


Futures Calls Recap for 4/28/14

The Value Area play on the ES worked great, but evidently there weren't any other calls while I was on vacation for those that haven't taken the course.
Net ticks: +0 ticks.
As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:


ES:
Nice Value Area play here, plus note the Comber 13 buy right at the low:


Forex Calls Recap for 4/28/14

A clean winner to the first target and that's it in another narrow session. See GBPUSD section below.
Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

GBPUSD:
Triggered long at A, hit first target exactly at B, and stopped second half under R1:


Stock Picks Recap for 4/25/14

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. ETF calls do not require market support, and are thus either winners or losers.
From the report, CRUS and ITRI gapped over their triggers, no plays.
QLIK triggered short (without market support due to opening 5 minutes) and didn't work, it did trigger later with market support and worked, which we took in the Lab, but we only count the first trigger under official rules:

MDRX triggered short (without market support due to opening 5 minutes) and worked:

From the Messenger/Tradesight_st Twitter Feed, NFLX triggered short (with market support) and worked:

NTES triggered short (with market support) and didn't work, also triggered later with market support and worked:

TWTR triggered short (with market support) and worked:

Rich's WDAY triggered short (with market support) and worked:

His CELG triggered long (with market support) and worked enough for a partial in the one 10-minute window of the day that market direction was green:

His GS triggered short (with market support) and worked:

Rich's GOOGL triggered short (with market support) and didn't work, but note the Comber buy signal right at the trigger:

In total, that's 7 trades triggering with market support, 5 of them worked, 2 did not.