All about the Fed

“For better or worse we’re a herd leader. We’re at the front of the pack, we are one of the first movers. First movers are interesting, you get to the good grass first, or sometimes the lion eats you.” – David Tepper
If you missed our latest video updates > Weekly Outlook Video & NQ Update.
Today we are going to review and discuss the latest bond moves and what they mean for the broader market and the usd complex. Here are some of the key charts we are focused on at the moment:
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Wishing you a great day ahead.

NQ Update

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Eyes on Tech

“Many can talk the talk but few can translate this into a decent track-record… the basics are, pretty basic but practice is more tricky. If this rings true for you, you might want to focus more on understanding bet size and how that effects the translation of your edge. Obsessing about entry and triggers, all things being equal, is probably the least important aspect yet very few ever get this. Remember that if you get your bet size wrong, you could end up with a negative p&l even with a guaranteed mathematical edge.”Trading Reflections
Once again, at the risk of sounding like a broken record > eyes on tech. If the big names can’t hold up, then there is very little left to prop up this market that continues to trade heavy with a very different tape than to what we have been witnessing in recent years.
On the DXY side, as we have been highlighting and discussing, the most interesting tactical opportunity seems to be on the aussie for now. After having gone in-depth on the DXY move and what it means for the broader market, in today’s session we will turn our focus focus on yen, swissy and gold.
Regardless of how this plays out, we can’t complain, this continues to be a great market for traders across all asset classes.
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Wishing you a great day ahead.

Charts in Focus

“Stopping out of a position may give the appearance of defeat, but it is not meant to necessarily signal total defeat. While others may see it that way, you must never be fooled. Stopping out of losing positions is the only sure way to maintain survival in difficult conflicts and to achieve the complete victory that is your aim. To learn how to live to fight another day is the best advice that all traders can be given. Not only is it the smart thing to do, but in the long run, the prevention of injury will act as a major building block of total victory. The warrior trader retreats not just to fight another day, but to fight a better day.” – Clifford Bennett
Here are some of the charts we will be discussing today:

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Wishing you a great day ahead.

Event-Risk

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca
Once again, as discussed in our latest Weekly Outlook Video; we are still seeing a lot of ‘velocity of move’ inside recent ranges. Our base case has not changed and recent action in GC/JPY/CHF may indeed be the tell on what is coming.
Here are some key charts we will be focusing on today:

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Wishing you a great day ahead.

Headline Risk

“It’s repetition of affirmations that leads to belief and once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Muhammad Ali
No change to what we have been discussing. Market is still facing a lot of headwinds and we still have a lot of headline risk. We will update out thoughts and analysis in the Sunday Video.

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Big J in da House

“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful” – Warren Buffett
Very busy day ahead. Focus will be on positioning and squaring as we wait for FOMC. Remember that there will be a lot for the market to digest, not only in terms of what will be announced today but also for how to price/adapt to the future outlook.
Here are some of the key charts that we will be discussing/analyzing today:
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Wishing you a great day ahead.

Stay Nimble

“You don’t know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out” – Warren Buffett
Things are getting interesting across the board with more and more risk building not only out of Washington but also out of the Tech space now.
The easiest way to look at the indices is to let the 50/100/200DMAs guide you. We have been discussing these dynamics for quite some time and you can catch up with the latest Weekly Outlook Video. Furthermore, remember to keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updated intraday charts. We have recently posted a lot of updates, especially in relation to the tech space.
The biggest short-term event risk remains FOMC tomorrow. However, we want to keep on stressing that there is still a lot of Geo-political risk in the background and we feel that the market is being very complacent not only about the Muller investigation but also about the probable upcoming China tariffs and possible snow-ball effect of this whole Facebook debacle. Remember that from time-to-time, the unthinkable does happen.
Just a final word of caution: the selling in Tech yesterday was incredibly paced and orderly. A lot of participants have never really seen or experienced sustained selling pressure > believe it or not, it does exist, it does happen and it can be far more painful the the grind highers if you are stuck on the wrong side. Naturally, most participants are going to be convinced that the dip will be bought and that we are headed back to ATH. Please keep an open mind and let price action guide: Don’t believe anything ‘has’ to happen and be prepared for whatever the markets decide to do.
If you want to keep things simple, just focus on action in the Nasdaq:
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Wishing you a great day ahead.

Chart-Book

“I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.” – Yannick Noah
As we reviewed yesterday, the moves discussed in the latest Weekly Outlook Video are in play.
Short-term, the focus will be to see if the bears can hold the pressure on as we move through triple witching. Clearly, the risk is of a bounce into expiration and how markets move will be very telling. The biggest surprise to most participants will be if indices continue to hold heavy into the close on Friday.
No change to our current outlook > here are a series of links to some of our chart-book: NQ_F, ES_F, YM_F, XLF, USDJPY, JNK, HG, EURJPY, AMZN, BTCUSD and AAPL.
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.