Early Morning Update

“The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading.” – Victor Sperandeo

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Early Morning Update

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

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Early Morning Update

“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Early Morning Update

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Early Morning Update

“But the real object of the Game is not the money, it is the playing of the Game itself. For the true players, you could take all the trophies away and substitute plastic beads or whale’s teeth; as long as there is a way to keep score, they will play.” – George Goodman (aka Adam Smith)

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Trade and Jackson Hole

“The true purpose is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes.” – Shunryu Suzuki

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Early Morning Update

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” – Chris Pine

As we discussed in a recent blog post, we considered the % play to the downside done in terms of the 5/10% correction we had been waiting to play following earnings and FOMC. As we stand, we stressed the importance of the 2880/2800 chop range on the ES and that we would be looking for this to be a bounce zone, waiting for a second positive daily close to increase the odds of a press back into recent highs. No change to our outlook and today we will update our swing and tactical positioning, especially in light of recent developments and upcoming seasonal outlook. It’s never easy and never a done deal but we really can’t complain with action and opportunity in these summer months.
Key things to keep an eye on today: essentially, Saudi intervention on Crude / continued action around the 7 mark on USDCNH and the action on bonds (especially in light of yesterday’s puke after the Ultras going limit up pre-market and the 30 year auction today).
3 charts: (i) AUDUSD, we consider the % play done on one of our highest conviction short from the 2019 outlook, (ii) remember to keep an eye on FANG, we can’t stress how important this charts is; more on this in todya’s webinar too and (iii) don’t forget that now that indices and rates are being fixed, attention turns to the USD.
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Early Morning Update

“I will not allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the greatest foundation for failure.” – Og Mandino

Here is a summary of our view into earnings and FOMC:

– Even if we expect the FED to cut, we are not looking for a 50 move and therefore have been using all rips in bonds as tactical selling opportunities.

– Ultimately, we have no inclination to fight rate cuts or even a possible cutting cycle but we are well aware that short-term especially into the decision we could easily have a buy the rumor / sell the news event across the board and these tend to present very interesting asymmetric r/r opportunities.

– Following on from the above we have been positioned long USD and will be trying to ride these FX moves for as longs as we can into the 31st with the expectation of reversing to get back into swing position that have already been good to us this year.

– As discussed on Twitter too, this would imply that we see poor r/r getting long GOLD here, having used the exhaustion at 1450 as an opportunity to fade for a move back into 1400. We would consider a chance to reverse long (from a long term perspective) in the 1350/1300 range as a ‘gift.

– We continue to stress that participants that are riding the free money train expecting indices to continue with this run rate and annualized performance are not humble students on probabilities, cycles and history. Having said this most of out tactical indices plays have been longs for now…

– Unless something unexpected happens, our base case is still for a 5/10% correction in indices somewhere into the next 2+ months but that the correction will very likely provide an extremely interesting buying opportunity for a run up into the end of the year and the 2020 election.

So far so good. We pretty much got what we expected out of the FOMC (btw, what a circus act of a press conference) but we are not going to complain as all in all, we had a lot of interesting intraday trading opportunities too. Keep in mind that we all still have a lot to digest today and post NFP on Friday. Now we have to see if we can get some follow-through and start to strategically position for our next moves.
Today we will release a number of updates for subscribers to the 50 on Markets service; covering the key action in Tech, tactical opportunities on GBP and a general update post FOMC.
Keep in mind that we continue to believe it’s just a matter or time before Trump & CO. come back to press ‘too strong USD’ narrative and very possible act if jawboning stops doing the trick > this is THE key piece of the puzzle now for a number or reasons and possible trade that we will review in today’s webinar session too.
But bottom line: stay nimble throughout the summer weeks.
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For newer readers, it’s always worth catching up on our Trading Reflections post.
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House View

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

We would like to briefly summarize our thinking as we get closer to July FOMC:
– Even if we expect the FED to cut, we are not looking for a 50 move and therefore have been using all rips in bonds as tactical selling opportunities.
– Ultimately, we have no inclination to fight rate cuts or even a possible cutting cycle but we are well aware that short-term especially into the decision we could easily have a buy the rumor / sell the news event across the board and these tend to present very interesting asymmetric r/r opportunities.
– Following on from the above we have been positioned long USD and will be trying to ride these FX moves for as longs as we can into the 31st with the expectation of reversing to get back into swing position that have already been good to us this year.
– As discussed on Twitter too, this would imply that we see poor r/r getting long GOLD here, having used the exhaustion at 1450 as an opportunity to fade for a move back into 1400. We would consider a chance to reverse long (from a long term perspective) in the 1350/1300 range as a ‘gift.
– We continue to stress that participants that are riding the free money train expecting indices to continue with this run rate and annualized performance are not humble students on probabilities, cycles and history. Having said this most of out tactical indices plays have been longs for now…
– Unless something unexpected happens, our base case is still for a 5/10% correction in indices somewhere into the next 2+ months but that the correction will very likely provide an extremely interesting buying opportunity for a run up into the end of the year and the 2020 election.
Naturally, as traders, we reserve the right to change our views any second but this is out current thinking. As usual, a more granular discussion on all of this is available in the webinar sessions and the Video outlooks but we felt it was important to put some of these thoughts down for those only reading the blog.
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Wishing you a great day ahead.