Stock Picks Recap for 7/31/14

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.

A nice day overall with good winners in FB and FOSL even though the other stuff didn't work, but we kept it all tight.

From the report, FOSL triggered short (with market support) and worked:

MDLZ gapped under the trigger, no play.

EXXI triggered short (with market support) and did not work, although in the Lab we closed it for a dime loss as it swept the trigger heading into lunch:

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

BIDU triggered long (with market support) and didn't work, although we retook it in the Lab on a second trigger than worked fine, but we only officially count the first trigger unless posted to the Messenger/Twitter feed:

EBAY triggered short (with market support) and didn't go enough in either direction to count, too late in day:

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

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


Futures Calls Recap for 7/31/14

The markets gapped down big on news out of Argentina, Russia, and a general lack of action by Congress to help address the border issues before they head off for a 5 week vacation. The early action was too choppy, and any calls I was looking at would have stopped. Eventually, the market headed lower but never touched a level, so no official calls for the last day of the month.

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:


Forex Calls Recap for 7/31/14

July ends with a whimper as we lost 10 pips on the GBPUSD. See that section below. Tonight's calls are still technically in July and count toward July's numbers, but starting this weekend, we are officially in August.

Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

GBPUSD:

Triggered short at A, wasn't going anywhere, lowered the stop over S1 in the morning and stopped for 10 pips:


Stock Picks Recap for 7/30/14

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, nothing triggered, amazingly.

From the Messenger/Tradesight_st Twitter Feed, Mark's CHKP triggered long (without market support) and didn't work, would have been great if the market hadn't tanked:

WYNN triggered short (with market support) and worked:

NFLX triggered long (with market support only literally for that moment of the afternoon) and worked:

In total, that's 2 trades triggering with market support, both of them worked.


Futures Calls Recap for 7/30/14

The markets gapped up and the ES gave us a clean gap fill early. NASDAQ side never quite filled, and then the markets spiked up on the Fed before retreating to middle range for the last hour of play. NASDAQ volume closed weak at 1.65 billion shares. Tomorrow is end of month in the summer, so might not be too exciting. Note that the ES closed on the VWAP within a tick.

Net ticks: +5.5 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 1971.00 and stopped for 7 ticks. Re-entered the trade on a re-trigger, hit first target for 6 ticks, and lowered stop twice and stopped final piece at 1966.25:


Forex Calls Recap for 7/30/14

Another winner in the GBPUSD, although nothing major. The markets didn't care much about the Fed or GDP, frankly. See GBPUSD section below. Tomorrow is end of month.

Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

GBPUSD:

Triggered short at A, hit first target at B, moved stop and closed over entry at C:


Stock Picks Recap for 7/29/14

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.

An interesting session for the calls. Little more work than usual, but things worked out.

From the report, MDCO triggered short (with market support) and worked enough for a partial:

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

Mark's SWC triggered long (without market support) and held in the money, but never by more than ten cents:

SINA triggered long (without market support) and didn't work:

I put the call back in the Messenger for SINA, and it triggered (with market support) over lunch and worked if you were interested:

TEVA triggered long (with market support), posted to close in the Messenger just above the trigger at A after it didn't go anywhere with the market, didn't do anything either way:

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

It was a nice enough setup, so like SINA, I put the BIDU call in again under the lows, and it triggered (with market support) in the afternoon and worked:

In total, that's 4 trades triggering with market support, all 4 of them worked, but we had to post re-entries to win those because several triggered first WITHOUT market support.


Futures Calls Recap for 7/29/14

We had a small winner in the ES as the markets gapped up, tried to fill early and then bounced, looked ready to slow down for the Fed, and then the markets dropped early in the lunch hour with news out of Ukraine. We also slipped lower in the afternoon.

Net ticks: +2.5 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:

ES triggered short at A at 1975.00, hit first target for 6 ticks, and stopped second half over entry:


Forex Calls Recap for 7/29/14

We came into the session with the Levels barely showing much room between them on most of the pairs due to the poor session the prior day. Still, we ended up with a clean trigger on the GBPUSD. See that section below. Fed announcement tomorrow.

Here's a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:

GBPUSD:

Triggered short at A, never hit first target, closed 10 pips in the money at B:


Stock Picks Recap for 7/28/14

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

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

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

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

His CAT triggered short (with market support) and worked great:

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

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

FB triggered short (with market support) and worked:

Lots of other calls, nothing triggered.

In total, that's 6 trades triggering with market support, 3 of them worked, 3 did not.