Forex Calls Recap for 6/19/14

A winner for the session. See GBPUSD section below. Ranges were still pretty weak.
Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

GBPUSD:
Triggered long at A, hit first target at B, raised the stop twice and stopped at C:


Stock Picks Recap for 6/18/14

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, ENTG triggered long (with market support) and didn't go enough to count before running out of time:

OSUR triggered long (without market support) and eventually worked:

From the Messenger/Tradesight_st Twitter Feed, Rich's AMZN triggered long (without market support) and didn't work:

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

We had several additional calls, but none of them triggered in the afternoon rally. In total, that's 0 trades triggering with market support. First time in a long time.


Futures Calls Recap for 6/18/14

The markets were dead early waiting for the Fed, and then we got a couple of setups (ES setting R2 and NQ setting R1) to call and play in the afternoon. See NQ section below. NASDAQ volume closed at 1.7 billion shares.
Net ticks: +7 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:


NQ:
Just a reminder that we use half points for ticks on the NQ and not the quarter point measurement that the exchanges switched to in recent years. This allows us to use 6 ticks as a key target as we do on the other contracts. It also keeps the value of a tick at $10, closer to the value of a tick on the other contracts.
Triggered long at A at 3784.50, hit first target for 6 ticks, raised stop twice and stopped at 3788.50:


Forex Calls Recap for 6/18/14

This is why we go down to little size on our trades ahead of Fed announcements. See GBPUSD section below. On to triple expiration...
Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

GBPUSD:
Couple of spikes to mess with us. Our long triggered on a spike over R1 at A and stopped immediately. Our short triggered at B and stopped (if you didn't close it sooner) on a spike on the Fed announcement at C:


Stock Picks Recap for 6/17/14

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

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

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

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

NTES triggered long (with market support) and worked:

In total, that's 5 trades triggering with market support, 4 of them worked, 1 did not.


Futures Calls Recap for 6/17/14

As expected, a fairly flat session when the CPI didn't do much for the markets and everyone settled into waiting for the Fed announcement (due Wednesday). We had a nice winner coming back though. See ES section below. NASDAQ volume was 1.5 billion shares.
Net ticks: +10.5 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 short at A at 1931.75, hit first target for 6 ticks, and closed the final piece at 1928.00 for 15 ticks as the markets settled back on the VWAP ahead of the Fed:


Forex Calls Recap for 6/17/14

We had a small winner for the session as we closed out a EURUSD trade slightly in the money after hours of not much happening. See that section below.
Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

EURUSD:
Triggered short at A and closed at B when nothing much happened:


Stock Picks Recap for 6/16/14

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, FTNT triggered long (with market support) and worked:

SMCI triggered long (with market support) and worked:

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

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

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

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

Rich's had an additional call in SMCI intraday that triggered long (without market support) and worked:

His KORS triggered short (without market support) and worked a little:

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

In total, that's 7 trades triggering with market support, 6 of them worked, 1 did not.


Futures Calls Recap for 6/16/14

A clean winner (although it took longer than I like to see) in the ES for the session, and then the market basically stuck in the opening hour's range on a weak 1.4 billion NASDAQ shares.
Net ticks: +7 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 1930.00, hit first target for 6 ticks, raised the stop twice and stopped the second half under R1 for 8 ticks:

NQ:
Just a reminder that we use half points for ticks on the NQ and not the quarter point measurement that the exchanges switched to in recent years. This allows us to use 6 ticks as a key target as we do on the other contracts. It also keeps the value of a tick at $10, closer to the value of a tick on the other contracts.


Forex Calls Recap for 6/16/14

Another narrow night with one stop out. See GBPUSD below, but also EURUSD for the trade that exactly set our entry level.
Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

EURUSD:
Our trigger was to short under S1, and it bounced off of it exactly, so we had the right point:

GBPUSD:
Triggered long at A and stopped: