Chart Book

“The psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer has a simple heuristic. Never ask the doctor what you should do. Ask him what he would do if he were in your place. You would be surprised at the difference” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
We got some very nice intraday action yesterday across the board. As expected, the cleanest opportunity in terms of location, technicals and context was around the 7k level on NQ for a retest of previous day lows and thanks to Powell, very similar setups triggered on YM and ES too with failures at previous day highs. The focus now is going to be on how we trade into month and and if we can get some follow-through.
As we have been discussing, other points of interest will be: indices in Asia and Europe (they have been holding heavy), DXY momo (crucial for current moves to stick) and CL on EIA today (key weekly level).
Here are soe of the charts we will be going through today:
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Wishing you a great day ahead.

Super Thursday

“The only way out is through.” – Carl Jung
We are looking forwards to more action into the end of the week. If you are an active 50Scouts member: keep an eye on your inbox for a free pass to Friday’s daily webinar session (make sure to check your spam folder too), we’ll have plenty to discuss and review. 😉
As much as things have stabilized in the US, foreign markets are still struggling. We recently reviewed DAX and FTSE in detail but take a look at some of these other charts…
Make sure you keep on watching the bonds. As we have been warning repeatedly, still no sustained bounce in sight and all the other asset classes will be forced to pay attention and adjust…
In terms of equities, it’s all about recent lows vs the highs we made yesterday. If those highs give, then we would expect another push back towards all time highs (as discussed in our recent morning call). Don’t forget to watch intraday action on Boeing and Amazon for clues. Here is the NQ chart to give you an idea of the dynamics (ES and YM are very similar and we’ll be redrawing and discussing those live today). If you had to focus on one, ES is clearly the most technical and purest for now…
Reminder if you are interested in the Foundational Webinar Series > New Session.
As always, there is no substitute for real-time/live action; if you are interested in attending a daily morning call into NY with a more detailed live discussion on all the charts and ideas we highlight/review in the outlook video and here on the blog, you should check out our Daily Webinar Group.
Wishing you a great day ahead.

Snooze Inside Range

“There is a side of the Moon which we never see, but that hidden half is as potent a factor in causing the ebb and flow of the Earth’s tide as the part of the Moon which is visible.” – Max Heindel
As discussed in our latest Weekly Outlook Video, we’ll have to be patient around these key levels as the charts have a bit of wiggle-room here.
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Moves in Play

“You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice.” – Steven Denn
If you have missed our latest analysis and musing you can catch up through these links > Weekly Outlook Video & Morning Call.
Trump remains committed to make volatility great again and despite the fact that the VIX has been perky all week, he decided to splash a bit of fuel on the currency and bond fire. Gold and Bonds trades were already in play and this only helped to press them on.
As banks kick-off the earnings show today, we are still a lot more focused on geopolitical risk: Russia, Syria, North Korea… there are plenty of reasons to suggest that we should see an acceleration of recent moves as markets prepare for managing risk over this long weekend. As we have seen for petty much the whole year, defensive positioning into the weekends has yielded the best returns.
We would be very cautious about fading these moves in the short-term but equally we would not be aggressive chasing. As we have recently reminded readers, sometimes the best trade on the board in the one you are already holding.
As we recap on some of the moves we were looking for this week and some of the latest developments, we remind readers to focus on price and levels; the rest will tend to fall in-place and the narrative will likely manage to shift so that the talking heads can rationalize what the charts were already pointing to.
If you are interested in attending a daily morning call into NY with a more detailed live discussion on all the charts and ideas we highlight/review in the outlook video and here on the blog, you should check out our Daily Webinar Group.