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Trading Homework for Trade-date Monday August 19th 2019


Last week was whip-saw city for many markets. I suspect traders are tired so we’ll end up with many markets just doing trading-range things…

Trading Homework for Trade-date Friday August 16th 2019


Bonds and Bunds all pushed to new yearly highs – again. It is starting to feel as if even the US can get to zero interest rates on its long term debt. That would be something. With 15 trillion dollars worth of sovereign debt in other countries already at or below zero, the US will…

Trading Homework for Trade-date Thursday August 15th 2019


Yesterday (Wednesday) was another volatile day in the financial markets. Equities gave back all gains from Tuesday and then went even lower. Bonds made new all time highs (interest rates at all time lows) and seem poised for further gains after working off divergences. I’m still suspicious of this sell off – the pattern over…

Trading Homework for Trade-date Wednesday August 4th 2019


Yesterday (Tuesday) most stock indexes continued to form sideways lines with most making a large move to the upper end of the line. Correspondingly, other markets made similar large moves (all news related of course). Yen in particular, made a giant flush back to its daily EMA. Yesterday that market sported sell divergences – when…

Trading Homwork for Trade-date Tuesday August 13th 2019


All the equity indices now have 2 days down, some of which entered into a “pocket” support area. Additionally almost all the agricultural products had large down days – corn, wheat, coffee, cotton, live-cattle etc. Every whiff of US-CHINA trade news is continuing to trigger large volatile moves in these markets. We really have to…

Chartapalooza: August 11th 2019


Charts, charts and more charts. Need the daily homework though? Get that here:

Trading Homework for Trade-date Monday August 12th 2019


After last week’s insane volatility I suspect that we are in a period of consolidation in many markets. Some charts are sporting sell divergences while others definitely seem poised for a lot of noise (normal after a strong trend).

Trading Homwork for Trade-date Friday August 9th 2019


Another ridiculously strong up-day yesterday (Thursday) for equities – mostly erasing all of Mondays and Tuesday’s losses. What a trap. The question is whether these things keep rallying to make new highs on the year now or whether they’re just rallying to the upper end of their ranges. Most equity indicies including the Dow and…

Trading Homework for Trade-date Wednesday August 6th 2019


Major moves in many of the markets yesterday (Tuesday). Silver finally broke out and gold ran up 20+ points. Bonds spiked up and closed lower. Other markets ran into key support or resistance levels. These moves feel like they’ve run their course for now so its likely going be small scalp trades the rest of…

Trading Homework for Trade-date Wednesday August 6th 2019


After Monday’s bloodbath, there was follow through to the downside in equity markets upon the 5:00 pm reopen. This took a look of markets into support levels from which strong bounces occurred. Given the oversold (or overbought) nature of many of these, its likely that we will see additional bounces over the next couple of…

Trading Homework For Trade-date Tuesday August 5th 2019


Well, yesterday (Monday) was filled with carnage after China devalued the yuan in response to Trump’s new tariffs. Some commentators are calling the severity of the response by China an “11” when measured on a scale of “1 – 10”. And the markets showed it. ES, NQ and others sold off to the tune of…

Trading Homework for Trade-date Monday August 5th 2019


Most markets are either back inside their ranges or simply noisy now. Trades will be short-term scalps – which is probably appropriate for the August doldrums.


A small sample of notes illustrating how I view potential daily market opportunities over a period of time.

Trading Homework for Trade-date Friday October 4th, 2019
Trading Homework for Trade-date Tuesday September 17th 2019
Trading Homework for Trade-date Monday September 16th 2019