My Stock Trading Plan for Friday Dec 16, 2016 in Chat room. $EVOK, $SHIP, $ESEA, $DCIX, $TIG, $USOIL, $WTI, $GOLD, $GLD, $GDX, $USD/JPY, $SPY, $SILVER, $SLV, $SI_F, $VIX, $UVXY $TVIX $NG_F… more.

Welcome to the morning Wall Street trading day session!

Important Notices:

If you are not reviewing the post market trade reports along with this please do so. We assume our trading room subscribers do review it everyday and as such there will be information often in that report that is applicable and not in this premarket report. You will find the post market reports on our blog daily before this one is published.

REPORTING: This will be another quick report. The market is settling in now from an algorithmic modelling perspective and we expect all charting for all algorithms to be done and published again before Monday morning market open. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE that the calls all the algos have made since inception seven months ago HAVE NOW HIT. THIS MEANS that there is a VERY HIGH PROBABILITY WE ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKET INFLECTION. So we are going to publish trade levels for all algos for direction up and down. If you are not a subscriber of a specific algo we cannot share detailed info about these algo calls (other than what is made public or is determined to be early beta for an algo). BUT OUR ROOM SUBSCRIBERS and DAILY MARKET NEWSLETTER subscribers will see the traditional charting we do and will be published (which is a precursor to and what we use to calculate the algo targets anyway). I say all of that just so that everybody is clear about how we do our reporting because we have received a number of inquiries the last 72 hours about this topic:) And frankly at inflection when the reverse trends occur that is the most important time in markets. So hopefully I explained that right.

So bottom line is today’s report is thin and starting Monday you will find the charting to become much more focused toward the upcoming moves in the market. 

Per yesterday:

Yesterday came and went and there was some time / price cycle changes in each algorithm as a result of the Fed speak so we are including algorithm subscribers in this newsletter distribution this morning because it will be a day or two until price action settles and machine prediction is such that the algo targets. algo lines, time and price cycles, and intra trading quadrants can be published.

The trading room had issue yesterday with intermittent internet (which is bizarre because we have the best you can buy and we are supposed to be in a jurisdiction that has one of the best internet connectivity in the world). Anyway, if this occurs today (as with yesterday) we will just keep signing back in with you guys. While I am writing this is an issue again.

The algos have been nailing targets so be sure to review their Twitter feeds and the Post Market Trading Results newsletter from yesterday that was published this morning.

As far as timing is concerned with the algos, we have them all ready (the last few laggards) so when things settle over next day or two they will all finally be published in complete detail. It’s been a long seven months of work 🙂

Current Holds:

$CBMX, $JUNO, $UWT (deep dive)

Market Outlook:

As mentioned above; all algos (Oil, SPY, Gold, Silver, Dollar, VIX) have hit their targets now so we are running calculation targets for all six algos for all time charting time-frames and expect these reports to start rolling out before Monday morning. WE SEE INFLECTION HERE – it may last a while – a pause – but it is either here right now or VERY VERY close.

Momo: $EVOK, $SHIP, $ESEA, $DCIX, $TIG

Petrobras signs $5B deal for Chinese financing, oil supply http://seekingalpha.com/news/3231083-petrobras-signs-5b-deal-chinese-financing-oil-supply?source=twitter_sa_factset … #premarket $PBR

MGM and Wynn rally after Goldman weighs in favorably on casino sector #premarket $MGM $LVS $BJK

S&P flat.

10-yr +0.26%.

Euro +0.44% vs. dollar.

Crude -0.61% to $50.59.

Gold +0.62% to $1,136.85.

If you are new to our trading service you should review recent blog posts and at minimum of our algorithm Twitter feeds because they do tell a story in terms of the market and how the inflections of the market determine our day to day trading. And you will notice quickly that the algos have been undeniably accurate on many time-frames (intra-day and months out) so I myself have learned to respect their math (they have taken me from a 60% hit rate to 80% in my trading – all publicly posted live trades). A quick hour of review at most will bring you up to date.

The algorithm Twitter feeds can be found here: $WTI (@EPICtheAlgo), $VIX (@VexatiousVIX), $SPY (@FREEDOMtheAlgo), $GLD (@ROSIEtheAlgo), $SLV (@SuperNovaAlgo), $DXY (@DXYUSD_Index).

Momentum Stocks (Market Open and Intra-Day):

I do trade morning momo stocks (at times), but I do avoid risk – so often I avoid the first 30 minutes (gap and go) and trade momentum stocks later in the day after the wash-out looking for a snap-back. Just prior to open and shortly after open I post momentum stocks to the trade chat room (and Twitter ans Stocktwits if I have time).

Some of my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Momentum Stock Wash-Outs for Snap Back, (2) Bad News Wash-outs on Stocks with High Institutional Ownership, (3) Getting on the Right Side of a Trend Change and scaling in my position and (4) Our Algorithm Set-Ups.

The momentum stocks (from previous days and morning trade) I continue to watch through the day for indicators that allow a trade.

Morning Stock Watch-Lists for my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Pre-Market Gainers Watch-List: $EVOK $SHIP $ESEA $DCIX $TIG $CANF $SINO $HZNP $JBL $DRYS $TXMD $PES $TSL $MTL $GSL $SDRL I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(2) Pre-market Decliners Watch-List: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(3) Other Watch-List: $AKAO (momentum  play this week), $AGIO (recent wash-out), $SGY (recent swing), $CBMX (current swing), $JUNO (current swing), $ANF (previous wash-out on news), $SKLN (previous wash-out on news), $URBN (previous wash-out on news).

(4) Regular Algo Charting Watch-List: Gold $GC_F $GLD, Miners $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG), Silver $SLV $SI_F ($USLV, $DSLV), Crude Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $USO, $UCO, $CL_F, $UWT, $DWT), Natural Gas $NG_F ($UGAZ, $DGAZ), S & P 500 $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS), US Dollar Index $DXY ($UUP), Volatility $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

(5) Upgrades:$REGN $POR $PEG $RPAI $WRE $VER $CLI $DRE $BRX $BRO $PAYX $ADP $HZNP $SAIA $AVB $GE $KSU $SLG $MAC $COR $ESS $CP $ERIC $CCE $BID $VEEV $BCRX $KO $CLX $KSU $XEC $RICE $OXY $TGB $CRR $PES $AXL  I will update before market open of refer to chat room notices.

(6) Downgrades: $DUK $PEGI $JWN $MRT $MPW $UDR $KIM $EPR $DEI $DCT $BDN $DRI $MSGN $CCP $SRC $SRC $ICLR $HP $NE $DO $RIG $ATW $DO $OII $TTI $HR $DOC $BXP $CPT $STOR $CDR $MRTN $KNX $HTLD $LSTR $CGI $WERN $RDC $FI $WTW $XEC $WLL $RSPP $CXO $CRZO $APA $SGMS $Q $PTEN I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

Stay tuned in Stock Chat Room for more pre-market stocks on watch.

Regular Trades:

S & P 500: $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS)

On Monday you will have charting levels for the up move, the down move and the sideways move. Price is stuck at resistance I alerted before the Fed.

Outlook:

As I wrote this week:

In yesterday’s premarket (as I mentioned above) I wrote about resistance the algo alerted at 277.80. This is still in play FYI. However, the Fed will determine now naturally whether we trend up or down from where we are. My bias is up until new year BUT I WOULD BE READY because money could get caught offside. Who know?

As pre previous and our algorithm call before election…. My bias is still to new highs but I am looking at a pull-back Christmas / Early 2017.

As above in my intro and previous, the chart ain’t broke till its broke. When its broke we’ll let you know. Detailed charting on deck.

My Trading Plan: Right now I am trading $XIV instead of $SPXL or $SPXS. I do this because we are in a trend of crushed volatility. Now, when that changes and volatility starts to rise again (even if $SPY is rising at the same time) then I’ll flip over to trading $SPXL and $SPXS instead of $XIV.

Volatility: $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

Outlook:

As I wrote this week:

Looking for possible record lows before Christmas.

As above, I am thinking opportunity comes between Christmas and Trump, and by the way, when $VIX spikes the easiest play is short short short. FYI.

CNN Fear and Greed Index: http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/

My Trading Plan for Volatility: I will likely follow that trend with $TVIX $UVXY $XIV buys at range pivots / pending price action, volume and other geo events. SHORT $VIX SPIKES!

Currencies and Other Global Markets: $DXY US Dollar Index ($UUP US Dollar Bull, $UDN British Pound, $USD/JPY, $FXY Japanese Yen Trust, $CNY China, $TZA, $SMK / $EWW Mexico Capped ETF)

As I wrote over and over again since July 2016 when our algo locked the math in:

BE VERY CAREFUL LISTING TO THE $USD/JPY bears – they have been feeding misery to followers for many weeks – the chart is not broke – price is currently at support and there could easily be another leg up – nobody knows but the trend is your friend!

THIS IS STILL SUPER BULLISH!!!

My Trading Plan for Currencies / Global Markets: Waiting, waiting, waiting.

$USDJPY CHART IS NOT BROKEN! IT IS A BULL UNTIL IT IS NOT…

USDJPY Chart

USDJPY Bears were wrong. And will continue to be wrong until chart is broke. Aint broke.

Gold: $GLD ($UGLD, $DGLD). Miners: $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG)

Rosie the Gold Algo target call HIT!

 

 

Per recent posts:

My Trading Plan for Gold: Short term there could be a pretty good pop around the Fed, but I don’t expect it would last. It could pop to the top of the algo quadrant but I don’t think it would run past – NOT YET ANYWAY. So who know’s I may play a short term scenario – Fed / market reaction dependent.

I am waiting for the trend reversal. We are very close to the price target at the bottom of that quadrant at 1133.00 ish. The initial wide frame target Rosie the algo nailed but there has been a wait and see for a reversal because of one more possible leg down. Getting very close IMO.

I haven’t started to take trades yet because I am waiting for “price – trigger – trade” set-ups. I will start chewing around the edges of stocks like $NUGT and $GLD likely. The idea is to get on the right side of the trade and trend.

WE SHOULD BE ALMOST THERE! GET READY! LIKELY BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND TRUMP POWER TRANSFER! CHARTS COMING!

Other equities I like for Gold Trade: $AUMN (penny stock). When the trend reversal confirms I will post all the Gold equity picks here.

Silver $SI_F: $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV)

Yesterday Silver tanked real hard! Good thing we’ve been sitting on our hands awaiting inflection point here.

Same as Gold – we’re waiting for a decision from market so we can get algo targets.

My Plan for Trading Silver: same

Per previous;

Same as Gold, I’m waiting for the “price – trigger – trade” set-ups… I am going to start chewing around the edges of stocks when set-up confirms like $USLV and $SLV attempting to get on right side of trend trade.

Silver fighting with resistance. It could pop to 200 MA on 1 week. Possible. $SI_F $SLV $USLV, $DSLV

Other equities I like for Silver trade: $AUMN (penny stock). Same here, when trend reversal occurs I will post equity picks here.

Crude Oil FX : $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $GUSH, $ERX, $DRIP, $ERY, $USO, $UCO, $SCO, $UWT, $DWT, $CL_F)

We had a crazy set-up and trade execution in the room yesterday that I am hoping I get time to do a video on this weekend! Chart with entry and exit points is below.

Outlook:

Tuesday algo target at 4:30 hit and Wednesday 10:30 AM both targets hit to the cent and second. We are looking toward Friday target now.

Trading Plan: I am in here on three entries – deep. Friday targets are above and below so this is a tough place.

Other Equities I like for Oil or Energy Trade: Tape / Chart – $ETE, $RIG. High Short Interest – $CRC, $EPE, $WLL, $RES, $JONE, $AREX, $REN, $CLR, $HP, $ATW, $SGY. Fundamentals: $EOG, Pipelines – $XLE: $HEP, $SXE, $KMI, $DPM, $TGS, $ENB, $EEP, $PTRC, $HGT

Crude oil, trade, trading room

Right ear sidewinder oil play called right to the second in trading room. Entry – exit Crude algo intra work sheet 418 AM Dec 16 FX $USOIL $WTIC #OIL $CL_F CL $USO $UCO $SCO $UWT $DET #OOTT #algo

Natural Gas $NG_F $NATGAS ($UGAZ, $DGAZ):

Per yesterday:

Hit resistance as I thought and alerted.

Natural Gas hit heavy resistance, came off, now at a Fibonacci support. $NG_F $UGAZ $DGAZ

ON WATCH!!! This could get a considerable pop in to late Wednesday and even as far as in to late Monday next week is possible!!!

Natural gas lost that Fib support yesterday so now I am watching lower supports. I still think there is a possibility for a pop just after Fed speak!

ON CLOSE WATCH!

Study:

Now that a number of blog posts are being unlocked, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for traders to review them (especially new traders).

If you are trading relying on our charting or algorithms as trade indicators you should read this recent article,

Free scanners to find momentum stocks that you can easily review charts of for indicators that bring probability of your trade being successful up considerably. These are not useful for first 30 minute market open gap and go type plays (you need a good momentum scanner, level 2, and best to have hot-keys for the first 30 mins of gap and go trading)… but are very useful for intra day scalping (start with trending stocks and then look at indicators intra for simple set-ups – study scan study scan study scan).

http://finviz.com/

https://finance.yahoo.com/screener/predefined/ec5bebb9-b7b2-4474-9e5c-3e258b61cbe6

http://www.highshortinterest.com/

http://www.gurufocus.com/short-stocks.php

http://www.3xetf.com/all/

http://www.etf.com/channels/gold-etfs

GL!

Curtis

Article Topics: $EVOK, $SHIP, $ESEA, $DCIX, $TIG, Stockmarket, Pre-Market, Trading Plan, Wall Street, Stocks, Day-trading, Watchlist, Chatroom, Small Cap Oil, $CBMX, $JUNO, $GOLD, $SILVER, $USD/JPY, $USOIL $WTI, $VIX, $SPY, $NATGAS, $DWT, $UWT, $SLV, $GLD, $DXY


My Stock Trading Plan for Thursday Dec 15, 2016 in Chat room. $CBIO $BOSC $PIR $ATHN $USOIL, $WTI, $GOLD, $GLD, $GDX, $USD/JPY, $SPY, $SILVER, $SLV, $SI_F, $VIX, $UVXY $TVIX $NG_F… more.

Welcome to the morning Wall Street trading day session!

Important Notices:

This will be another quick report – with the recent OPEC volatility and Fed Speak volatility there is 100 times the work recalculating algorithmic models – so ya, best!

Yesterday came and went and there was some time / price cycle changes in each algorithm as a result of the Fed speak so we are including algorithm subscribers in this newsletter distribution this morning because it will be a day or two until price action settles and machine prediction is such that the algo targets. algo lines, time and price cycles, and intra trading quadrants can be published.

The trading room had issue yesterday with intermittent internet (which is bizarre because we have the best you can buy and we are supposed to be in a jurisdiction that has one of the best internet connectivity in the world). Anyway, if this occurs today (as with yesterday) we will just keep signing back in with you guys. While I am writing this is an issue again.

The algos have been nailing targets so be sure to review their Twitter feeds and the Post Market Trading Results newsletter from yesterday that was published this morning.

As far as timing is concerned with the algos, we have them all ready (the last few laggards) so when things settle over next day or two they will all finally be published in complete detail. It’s been a long seven months of work 🙂

Current Holds:

$CBMX, $JUNO, $UWT

Market Outlook:

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox announces takeover for remainder of Sky. $FOXA up 3.5% #premarket.

Momentum: $CBIO $BOSC $PIR $ATHN

Gold $GLD and Miners $GDX:

From yesterday:

Gold and miners may get a pop here with the Fed (and of course Silver in same boat). But there is the lingering bottom of the quadrant at 1133 from our Gold algo probability – so stay tight on it. $USD/JPY is off a bit in morning trade but it is also at a critical support so be careful!

In over night trading the bottom of that quadrant call was touched – so be prepared for long trade signals. We will scream it from rooftop if it comes.

Gold, Algo, Price Prediction

Gold algo price predict target 1133.00 in sight. Gold algo intra work sheet 522 AM Dec 15 $GOLD $GLD $UGLD $DGLD $GDX $NUGT $DUST $JDST $JNUG #algo

$VIXnow that we are other side of Fed this is not high on my watch list until between Christmas and Trump power transfer.

$NATGAS $NG_F has come off some from important resistance and lost the support I was watching. Now watching 3.34 support for action there and it is trading this morning at 3.44. This is on watch with me. Although we don’t have an algo to rely on as I’ve said.

$SPY

As I wrote yesterday:

$SPY hit the resistance zone I alerted in yesterday pre-market, came off, got steam popped above it and then yesterday struggled at the resistance I alerted and through the night struggled with that 277.80 area of resistance.

$SPY in premarket s 225.88 which isn’t that far off and the chart is not broken (just need algo reset as I said) – so we will get you detailed charts soon for these resets.

Crude Oil FX : $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $GUSH, $ERX, $DRIP, $ERY, $USO, $UCO, $SCO, $UWT, $DWT, $CL_F)

As I wrote yesterday:

Crude oil hit its algo target at 4:30 Tuesday after market close and at time of writing at 643 AM price is on its way toward the Wed 1030 AM targets. There are indicators turning intra bearish in the upward trending channel.

It did lose support in Fed speak volatility so the bearish indicators played out, however, it is still trading in upward channel which is still over all bullish – yet weaker with resistance overhead at yellow line.

And that brings me to momo stocks and rotation therein, looks like we continue with huge opportunities there also!

If you are new to our trading service you should review recent blog posts and at minimum of our algorithm Twitter feeds because they do tell a story in terms of the market and how the inflections of the market determine our day to day trading. And you will notice quickly that the algos have been undeniably accurate on many time-frames (intra-day and months out) so I myself have learned to respect their math (they have taken me from a 60% hit rate to 80% in my trading – all publicly posted live trades). A quick hour of review at most will bring you up to date.

The algorithm Twitter feeds can be found here: $WTI (@EPICtheAlgo), $VIX (@VexatiousVIX), $SPY (@FREEDOMtheAlgo), $GLD (@ROSIEtheAlgo), $SLV (@SuperNovaAlgo), $DXY (@DXYUSD_Index).

Momentum Stocks (Market Open and Intra-Day):

I do trade morning momo stocks (at times), but I do avoid risk – so often I avoid the first 30 minutes (gap and go) and trade momentum stocks later in the day after the wash-out looking for a snap-back. Just prior to open and shortly after open I post momentum stocks to the trade chat room (and Twitter ans Stocktwits if I have time).

Some of my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Momentum Stock Wash-Outs for Snap Back, (2) Bad News Wash-outs on Stocks with High Institutional Ownership, (3) Getting on the Right Side of a Trend Change and scaling in my position and (4) Our Algorithm Set-Ups.

The momentum stocks (from previous days and morning trade) I continue to watch through the day for indicators that allow a trade.

Morning Stock Watch-Lists for my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Pre-Market Gainers Watch-List: $CBIO $BOSC $PIR $ATHN $DSLV $JDST $ARWR $DUST $ONVO $DGAZ $NMM $MDLZ $MTL $LLY $IDXG $KKR I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(2) Pre-market Decliners Watch-List: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(3) Other Watch-List: $AKAO (momentum Monday and Tuesday), $AGIO (recent wash-out), $SGY (recent swing), $CBMX (current swing), $JUNO (current swing), $ANF (previous wash-out on news), $SKLN (previous wash-out on news), $URBN (previous wash-out on news).

(4) Regular Algo Charting Watch-List: Gold $GC_F $GLD, Miners $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG), Silver $SLV $SI_F ($USLV, $DSLV), Crude Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $USO, $UCO, $CL_F, $UWT, $DWT), Natural Gas $NG_F ($UGAZ, $DGAZ), S & P 500 $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS), US Dollar Index $DXY ($UUP), Volatility $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

(5) Upgrades:  $AMD $XLNX $OKS $MMP $UNVR $TEF $CVX $HEI $FLO $PFIE $ZTS $MA $V $DXCM $SWFT $RRC $KSU $HLT $CVGW $TCBI $ZION $FHN I will update before market open of refer to chat room notices.

(6) Downgrades: $BPL $TEGP $PSXP $NOG $PLXS $MIDD $MOH $GIS $VRX $BBG $ZBH $EAT $WY $ACRE $OKSB $HYH $NLY $AGNC $BXMT $ARI $STWD $GIS $LADR I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

Stay tuned in Stock Chat Room for more pre-market stocks on watch.

Regular Trades:

S & P 500: $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS)

Outlook:

As I wrote yesterday:

In yesterday’s premarket (as I mentioned above) I wrote about resistance the algo alerted at 277.80. This is still in play FYI. However, the Fed will determine now naturally whether we trend up or down from where we are. My bias is up until new year BUT I WOULD BE READY because money could get caught offside. Who know?

As pre previous and our algorithm call before election…. My bias is still to new highs but I am looking at a pull-back Christmas / Early 2017.

As above in my intro and previous, the chart ain’t broke till its broke. When its broke we’ll let you know. Detailed charting on deck.

My Trading Plan: Right now I am trading $XIV instead of $SPXL or $SPXS. I do this because we are in a trend of crushed volatility. Now, when that changes and volatility starts to rise again (even if $SPY is rising at the same time) then I’ll flip over to trading $SPXL and $SPXS instead of $XIV.

Volatility: $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

Outlook: Looking for possible record lows before Christmas.

As above, I am thinking opportunity comes between Christmas and Trump, and by the way, when $VIX spikes the easiest play is short short short. FYI.

CNN Fear and Greed Index: http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/

My Trading Plan for Volatility: I will likely follow that trend with $TVIX $UVXY $XIV buys at range pivots / pending price action, volume and other geo events. SHORT $VIX SPIKES!

Currencies and Other Global Markets: $DXY US Dollar Index ($UUP US Dollar Bull, $UDN British Pound, $USD/JPY, $FXY Japanese Yen Trust, $CNY China, $TZA, $SMK / $EWW Mexico Capped ETF)

As I wrote over and over again since July 2016 when our algo locked the math in:

BE VERY CAREFUL LISTING TO THE $USD/JPY bears – they have been feeding misery to followers for many weeks – the chart is not broke – price is currently at support and there could easily be another leg up – nobody knows but the trend is your friend!

THIS IS STILL SUPER BULLISH!!!

My Trading Plan for Currencies / Global Markets: Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Gold: $GLD ($UGLD, $DGLD). Miners: $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG)

Per recent posts:

My Trading Plan for Gold: Short term there could be a pretty good pop around the Fed, but I don’t expect it would last. It could pop to the top of the algo quadrant but I don’t think it would run past – NOT YET ANYWAY. So who know’s I may play a short term scenario – Fed / market reaction dependent.

Per yesterday:

I am waiting for the trend reversal. We are very close to the price target at the bottom of that quadrant at 1133.00 ish. The initial wide frame target Rosie the algo nailed but there has been a wait and see for a reversal because of one more possible leg down. Getting very close IMO.

I haven’t started to take trades yet because I am waiting for “price – trigger – trade” set-ups. I will start chewing around the edges of stocks like $NUGT and $GLD likely. The idea is to get on the right side of the trade and trend.

WE SHOULD BE ALMOST THERE! GET READY! LIKELY BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND TRUMP POWER TRANSFER! CHARTS COMING!

Other equities I like for Gold Trade: $AUMN (penny stock). When the trend reversal confirms I will post all the Gold equity picks here.

Silver $SI_F: $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV)

Same as Gold – we’re waiting for a decision from market so we can get algo targets.

AS I WROTE LONG AGO – IT WILL HOLD UP BETTER THAN GOLD BUT I TRADE IT LONG WITH GOLD LONG ANYWAY. A downtrend is a down no matter how you look at it.

My Plan for Trading Silver: same

Per previous;

Same as Gold, I’m waiting for the “price – trigger – trade” set-ups… I am going to start chewing around the edges of stocks when set-up confirms like $USLV and $SLV attempting to get on right side of trend trade.

Silver fighting with resistance. It could pop to 200 MA on 1 week. Possible. $SI_F $SLV $USLV, $DSLV

Other equities I like for Silver trade: $AUMN (penny stock). Same here, when trend reversal occurs I will post equity picks here.

Crude Oil FX : $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $GUSH, $ERX, $DRIP, $ERY, $USO, $UCO, $SCO, $UWT, $DWT, $CL_F)

Outlook:

Tuesday algo target at 4:30 hit and Wednesday 10:30 AM both targets hit to the cent and second. 

Per yesterday:

There are concerning indicators that could cause crude to visit the bottom of the upward trending channel – so I am watching close at the critical supports. Also waiting for Fed speak market reactions.

Trading Plan: I am in here and I will hammer down more if it gains a support and runs. Friday targets are above and below so this is a tough place.

Other Equities I like for Oil or Energy Trade: Tape / Chart – $ETE, $RIG. High Short Interest – $CRC, $EPE, $WLL, $RES, $JONE, $AREX, $REN, $CLR, $HP, $ATW, $SGY. Fundamentals: $EOG, Pipelines – $XLE: $HEP, $SXE, $KMI, $DPM, $TGS, $ENB, $EEP, $PTRC, $HGT

Natural Gas $NG_F $NATGAS ($UGAZ, $DGAZ):

Per yesterday:

Hit resistance as I thought and alerted.

Natural Gas hit heavy resistance, came off, now at a Fibonacci support. $NG_F $UGAZ $DGAZ

ON WATCH!!! This could get a considerable pop in to late Wednesday and even as far as in to late Monday next week is possible!!!

Natural gas lost that Fib support yesterday so now I am watching lower supports. I still think there is a possibility for a pop just after Fed speak!

ON CLOSE WATCH!

Study:

Now that a number of blog posts are being unlocked, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for traders to review them (especially new traders).

If you are trading relying on our charting or algorithms as trade indicators you should read this recent article, “Why our Stock Algorithms are Different.”

Free scanners to find momentum stocks that you can easily review charts of for indicators that bring probability of your trade being successful up considerably. These are not useful for first 30 minute market open gap and go type plays (you need a good momentum scanner, level 2, and best to have hot-keys for the first 30 mins of gap and go trading)… but are very useful for intra day scalping (start with trending stocks and then look at indicators intra for simple set-ups – study scan study scan study scan).

http://finviz.com/

https://finance.yahoo.com/screener/predefined/ec5bebb9-b7b2-4474-9e5c-3e258b61cbe6

http://www.highshortinterest.com/

http://www.gurufocus.com/short-stocks.php

http://www.3xetf.com/all/

http://www.etf.com/channels/gold-etfs

GL!

Curtis

Article Topics: $CBIO $BOSC $PIR $ATHN Stockmarket, Pre-Market, Trading Plan, Wall Street, Stocks, Day-trading, Watchlist, Chatroom, Small Cap Oil, $CBMX, $JUNO, $GOLD, $SILVER, $USD/JPY, $USOIL $WTI, $VIX, $SPY, $NATGAS, $DWT, $UWT, $SLV, $GLD, $DXY


My Stock Trading Plan for Wednesday Dec 14, 2016 in Chatroom. $VCEL, $AKAO, $ADMP, $CETX, $NG_F, $SILVER, $SLV, $SL_F, $VIX, $UVXY $TVIX, $USOIL, $WTI, $GOLD, $GLD, $GDX, $USD/JPY, $SPY … more.

Welcome to the morning Wall Street trading day session!

Important Notices:

Fed speak Wed 2:00 PM EST.

$UWTI $DWTI have been resurrected as $UWT and $DWT – this is a massive thing for my trading to say the least. http://uk.reuters.com/article/usa-investment-etn-idUKL1N1E31ZB

Current Holds:

$CBMX, $JUNO

Market Outlook:

Watch out for the upcoming Fed road bumps – stay nimble.

$VCEL News:Administration (FDA) has approved MACI® (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane)

U.S. and Macau sign anti-tax evasion pact #premarket $WYNMF $WYNMY $SCHYY $SCHYF

Gold $GLD and Miners $GDX may get a pop here with the Fed (and of course Silver in same boat). But there is the lingering bottom of the quadrant at 1133 from our Gold algo probability – so stay tight on it. $USD/JPY is off a bit in morning trade but it is also at a critical support so be careful!

$VIX as I have been saying for a few days is on watch with me around Fed ($XIV).

$NATGAS $NG_F has come off some from important resistance and yesterday lost the support I was watching. Now watching 3.34 support for action there.

$SPY hit the resistance zone I alerted in yesterday’s premarket, came off, got steam popped above it and then yesterday struggled at the resistance I alerted and through the night struggled with that 277.80 area of resistance.

$VIX – volatility I called almost to the minute Monday and again yesterday and didn’t capitalize on it – $VIX should get some spiking today also. So I am watching close $TVIX $UVXY.

Crude oil hit its algo target at 4:30 Tuesday after market close and at time of writing at 643 AM price is on its way toward the Wed 1030 AM targets. There are indicators turning intra bearish in the upward trending channel.

And that brings me to momo stocks and rotation therein, looks like we continue with huge opportunities there also!

If you are new to our trading service you should review recent blog posts and at minimum of our algorithm Twitter feeds because they do tell a story in terms of the market and how the inflections of the market determine our day to day trading. And you will notice quickly that the algos have been undeniably accurate on many time-rames (intra-day and months out) so I myself have learned to respect their math (they have taken me from a 60% hit rate to 80% in my trading – all publicly posted live trades). A quick hour of review at most will bring you up to date.

The algorithm Twitter feeds can be found here: $WTI (@EPICtheAlgo), $VIX (@VexatiousVIX), $SPY (@FREEDOMtheAlgo), $GLD (@ROSIEtheAlgo), $SLV (@SuperNovaAlgo), $DXY (@DXYUSD_Index).

Momentum Stocks (Market Open and Intra-Day):

I do trade morning momo stocks (at times), but I do avoid risk – so often I avoid the first 30 minutes (gap and go) and trade momentum stocks later in the day after the wash-out looking for a snap-back. Just prior to open and shortly after open I post momentum stocks to the trade chat room (and Twitter ans Stocktwits if I have time).

Some of my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Momentum Stock Wash-Outs for Snap Back, (2) Bad News Wash-outs on Stocks with High Institutional Ownership, (3) Getting on the Right Side of a Trend Change and scaling in my position and (4) Our Algorithm Set-Ups.

The momentum stocks (from previous days and morning trade) I continue to watch through the day for indicators that allow a trade.

Morning Stock Watch-Lists for my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Pre-Market Gainers Watch-List: $VCEL $OMAM $DWT $JNUG $SCO $LYG $ERY $MTL $NUGT $MDLZ $NVDA $SLV $DGAZ $BTI $STM $GDX $IAU I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(2) Pre-market Decliners Watch-List: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(3) Other Watch-List: $AKAO (momentum Monday and Tuesday), $AGIO (recent wash-out), $SGY (recent swing), $CBMX (current swing), $JUNO (current swing), $ANF (previous wash-out on news), $SKLN (previous wash-out on news), $URBN (previous wash-out on news).

(4) Regular Algo Charting Watch-List: Gold $GC_F $GLD, Miners $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG), Silver $SLV $SI_F ($USLV, $DSLV), Crude Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $USO, $UCO, $CL_F, $UWT, $DWT), Natural Gas $NG_F ($UGAZ, $DGAZ), S & P 500 $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS), US Dollar Index $DXY ($UUP), Volatility $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

(5) Upgrades: $FOXA $HEOP $KR $SAGE $IRE $NVDA $VVC $NI $RRGB $DV $FFIV $ATHM $SEAS $AKAM $PX $MRO $USM $KLAC $NLSN I will update before market open of refer to chat room notices.

(6) Downgrades:$QCOM $PRTO $UHS $BRKR $FNBC $ARAY $AIRG $OLP $KALU $FPI $ICFI $ZAYO $AHH  I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

Stay tuned in Stock Chat Room for more pre-market stocks on watch.

Regular Trades:

S & P 500: $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS)

Outlook:

In yesterday’s premarket (as I mentioned above) I wrote about resistance the algo alerted at 277.80. This is still in play FYI. However, the Fed will determine now naturally whether we trend up or down from where we are. My bias is up until new year BUT I WOULD BE READY because money could get caught offside. Who know?

As pre previous and our algorithm call before election…. My bias is still to new highs but I am looking at a pull-back Christmas / Early 2017.

My Trading Plan: Right now I am trading $XIV instead of $SPXL or $SPXS. I do this because we are in a trend of crushed volatility. Now, when that changes and volatility starts to rise again (even if $SPY is rising at the same time) then I’ll flip over to trading $SPXL and $SPXS instead of $XIV.

$SPY, Chart, Member, Alert

Volatility: $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

Outlook: Looking for possible record lows before Christmas.

There was interesting action late Friday while $SPY was rising in $VIX and $XIV and then again Monday and Tuesday $SPY and $VIX had a run at the same time!

I had alerted this and it is an indicator of offside plays at times (I don’t think it is here however).

Per yesterday:

Watch for volatility to rise on a trend – even if $SPY is still rising – volatility is a great indicator for what’s around the corner.

I WOULD PREPARE FOR A POP IN VOLATILITY BETWEEN NOW AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON and even perhaps in to next week Tuesday.

CNN Fear and Greed Index: http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/

My Trading Plan for Volatility: I will likely follow that trend with $TVIX $UVXY $XIV buys at range pivots / pending price action, volume and other geo events.

Currencies and Other Global Markets: $DXY US Dollar Index ($UUP US Dollar Bull, $UDN British Pound, $USD/JPY, $FXY Japanese Yen Trust, $CNY China, $TZA, $SMK / $EWW Mexico Capped ETF)

BE VERY CAREFUL LISTING TO THE $USD/JPY bears – they have been feeding missery to followers for many weeks – the chart is not broke – price is currently at support and there could easily be another leg up – nobody knows but the trend is your friend!

Pre previous: Inflection point. No clear direction. $USD/JPY not backing off yet. Our $DXY algo had 100.50 as a PT so I’m watching. Lots of fundamentals at work here and geo.

My Trading Plan for Currencies / Global Markets: Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Gold: $GLD ($UGLD, $DGLD). Miners: $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG)

My Trading Plan for Gold: Short term there could be a pretty good pop around the Fed, but I don’t expect it would last. It could pop to the top of the algo quadrant but I don’t think it would run past – NOT YET ANYWAY. So who know’s I may play a short term scenario – Fed / market reaction dependent.

Per yesterday:

I am waiting for the trend reversal. We are very close to the price target at the bottom of that quadrant at 1133.00 ish. The initial wide frame target Rosie the algo nailed but there has been a wait and see for a reversal because of one more possible leg down. Getting very close IMO.

I haven’t started to take trades yet because I am waiting for “price – trigger – trade” set-ups. I will start chewing around the edges of stocks like $NUGT and $GLD likely. The idea is to get on the right side of the trade and trend.

Other equities I like for Gold Trade: $AUMN (penny stock). When the trend reversal confirms I will post all the Gold equity picks here.

Silver $SI_F: $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV)

Same as Gold – we’re waiting for a decision from market so we can get algo targets.

My Plan for Trading Silver:

Per previous;

Same as Gold, I’m waiting for the “price – trigger – trade” set-ups… I am going to start chewing around the edges of stocks when set-up confirms like $USLV and $SLV attempting to get on right side of trend trade.

Silver fighting with resistance. It could pop to 200 MA on 1 week. Possible. $SI_F $SLV $USLV, $DSLV

Other equities I like for Silver trade: $AUMN (penny stock). Same here, when trend reversal occurs I will post equity picks here.

Crude Oil FX : $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $GUSH, $ERX, $DRIP, $ERY, $USO, $UCO, $SCO, $UWT, $DWT, $CL_F)

Outlook:

Per yesterday:

Crude oil is trading within and respecting the main support and resistance areas of its upward channel. I am trading the support and resistance margins – I will consider shortside at the top of the channel or resistance and long at the bottom of the channel.

Crude has it its algo targets crazy consistently for weeks. Had I played oil the way EPIC laid out the plays I would be retired 3 x over now. Overnight the downdraft continued. Yesterday at 4:30 the target hit and it looks like algo targets for Wednesday 10:30 AM are in play on the chart. There are concerning indicators that could cause crude to visit the bottom of the upward trending channel – so I am watching close at the critical supports. Also waiting for Fed speak market reactions.

Trading Plan: Waiting.

Other Equities I like for Oil or Energy Trade: Tape / Chart – $ETE, $RIG. High Short Interest – $CRC, $EPE, $WLL, $RES, $JONE, $AREX, $REN, $CLR, $HP, $ATW, $SGY. Fundamentals: $EOG, Pipelines – $XLE: $HEP, $SXE, $KMI, $DPM, $TGS, $ENB, $EEP, $PTRC, $HGT

Natural Gas $NG_F $NATGAS ($UGAZ, $DGAZ):

Per yesterday:

Hit resistance as I thought and alerted.

Natural Gas hit heavy resistance, came off, now at a Fibonacci support. $NG_F $UGAZ $DGAZ

ON WATCH!!! This could get a considerable pop in to late Wednesday and even as far as in to late Monday next week is possible!!!

Natural gas lost that Fib support yesterday so now I am watching lower supports. I still think there is a possibility for a pop just after Fed speak!

Study:

Now that a number of blog posts are being unlocked, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for traders to review them (especially new traders).

If you are trading relying on our charting or algorithms as trade indicators you should read this recent article, “Why our Stock Algorithms are Different.”

Free scanners to find momentum stocks that you can easily review charts of for indicators that bring probability of your trade being successful up considerably. These are not useful for first 30 minute market open gap and go type plays (you need a good momentum scanner, level 2, and best to have hot-keys for the first 30 mins of gap and go trading)… but are very useful for intra day scalping (start with trending stocks and then look at indicators intra for simple set-ups – study scan study scan study scan).

http://finviz.com/

https://finance.yahoo.com/screener/predefined/ec5bebb9-b7b2-4474-9e5c-3e258b61cbe6

http://www.highshortinterest.com/

http://www.gurufocus.com/short-stocks.php

http://www.3xetf.com/all/

http://www.etf.com/channels/gold-etfs

GL!

Curtis

Article Topics: Stockmarket, Pre-Market, Trading Plan, Wall Street, Stocks, Day-trading, Watchlist, Chatroom, Small Cap Oil, $CBMX, $JUNO, $GOLD, $SILVER, $USD/JPY, $USOIL $WTI, $VIX, $SPY, $NATGAS, $DWT, $UWT, $SLV, $GLD, $DXY


My Stock Trading Plan for Tuesday Dec 13, 2016 in Chatroom. $NVCN, $RGSE, $ORIG, $SDRL, $OPHT, $UWT, $AKAO, $APRI, $OPGN, $NG_F, $SILVER, $SLV, $SL_F, $VIX, $UVXY $TVIX, $USOIL, $WTI, $GOLD, $GLD, $GDX, $USD/JPY, $SPY … more.

Welcome to the Tuesday morning Wall Street trading day session!

Important Notices:

Fed speak Wed 2:00 PM EST.

$UWTI $DWTI have been resurrected as $UWT and $DWT – this is a massive thing for my trading to say the least. http://uk.reuters.com/article/usa-investment-etn-idUKL1N1E31ZB

Oil meetings happened and we have a new break out!

Current Holds:

$CBMX, $JUNO

Market Outlook:

Watch out for the upcoming Fed road bumps – stay nimble.

Watching $AKAO from yesterday’s premarket watchlist and trades executed yesterday – $AKAO Announces Positive Results in Phase 3 cUTI and CRE Clinical Trials of Plazomicin and possible sympathy plays $APRI $OPGN.

Dips on $GOLD $GLD are NOT being bought now vs.selling the rips (so this by default plays in to $SILVER). The Trump train / reflation train. Watching $USD/JPY. Hoping we can get an inflection here to get in to a long position and start scaling in (one final dump in it and $SPY etc but likely to early yet). $USD/JPY is in a resistance area but the chart is far from broken so be careful Gold bulls!

$NATGAS $NG_F has come off some from important resistance and is NOW AT AN IMPORTANT SUPPORT – ON WATCH HERE!!! See chart below.

$SPY has continued its upward trend. Watching markets for a pull back (as noted previous) sometime near or just after Christmas (it seems we have a Santa Claus rally etc). Very likely markets take a rest around Fed speak Wed 2:00 PM EST.

$VIX – volatility I called almost to the minute yesterday and $VIX hould get some spiking today and Wednesday. So I am watching close $TVIX $UVXY.

Crude Oil is trading upward in its trading range overnight – if this continues there is a high probability small cap equites pop Tuesday morning!!!

And that brings me to momo stocks and rotation therein, looks like we continue with huge opportunities there also!

If you are new to our trading service you should review recent blog posts and at minimum of our algorithm Twitter feeds because they do tell a story in terms of the market and how the inflections of the market determine our day to day trading. And you will notice quickly that they have been undeniably accurate on many time-rames (intra-day and months out) so I myself have learned to respect their math (they have taken me from a 60% hit rate to 80% in my trading – all publicly posted live trades). A quick hour of review at most will bring you  up to date.

The algorithm Twitter feeds can be found here: $WTI (@EPICtheAlgo), $VIX (@VexatiousVIX), $SPY (@FREEDOMtheAlgo), $GLD (@ROSIEtheAlgo), $SLV (@SuperNovaAlgo), $DXY (@DXYUSD_Index).

Momentum Stocks (Market Open and Intra-Day):

I do trade morning momo stocks (at times), but I do avoid risk – so often I avoid the first 30 minutes (gap and go) and trade momentum stocks later in the day after the wash-out looking for a snap-back. Just prior to open and shortly after open I post momentum stocks to the trade chat room (and Twitter ans Stocktwits if I have time).

Some of my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Momentum Stock Wash-Outs for Snap Back, (2) Bad News Wash-outs on Stocks with High Institutional Ownership, (3) Getting on the Right Side of a Trend Change and scaling in my position and (4) Our Algorithm Set-Ups.

The momentum stocks (from previous days and morning trade) I continue to watch through the day for indicators that allow a trade.

Morning Stock Watch-Lists for my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Pre-Market Gainers Watch-List: $NVCN $RGSE $APR $ORIG $SDRL $OPHT $UWT $NE $SBGL $UCO $CHK $DB $LVS $SSL $SHPG $ESV I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(2) Pre-market Decliners Watch-List: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(3) Other Watch-List: $AKAO (momentum Monday) and sympathy plays $APRI $OPGN, $HMY (chart), $AGIO (recent wash-out), $SGY (recent swing), $CBMX (current swing), $JUNO (current swing), $ANF (previous wash-out on news), $SKLN (previous wash-out on news), $URBN (previous wash-out on news).

(4) Regular Algo Charting Watch-List: Gold $GC_F $GLD, Miners $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG), Silver $SLV $SI_F ($USLV, $DSLV), Crude Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $USO, $UCO, $CL_F, $UWT, $DWT), Natural Gas $NG_F ($UGAZ, $DGAZ), S & P 500 $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS), US Dollar Index $DXY ($UUP), Volatility $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

(5) Upgrades: $CE $CIB $ERF $UN $FRT $HR $MOH $CNC $BVN $HCP $SEAS $CPT $ABTX $CBS $MAA $EMR  I will update before market open of refer to chat room notices.

(6) Downgrades: $MPW $SNH $HCN $PPG $ALXN $BMS $BWLD $SWK $OKE $LFUS $DVA $GNC $STC $WAC $GRFS $CBL $KRG $BRX $AKR $GTLS $MRO $ECPG $DEI $DDR I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

Stay tuned in Stock Chat Room for more pre-market stocks on watch.

Regular Trades:

S & P 500: $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS)

Outlook: Hasn’t stopped – but the Fed is coming so you want to watch. As pre previous and our algorithm call before election…. My bias is still to new highs but I am looking at a pull-back Christmas / Early 2017.

My Trading Plan: Right now I am trading $XIV instead of $SPXL or $SPXS. I do this because we are in a trend of crushed volatility. Now, when that changes and volatility starts to rise again (even if $SPY is rising at the same time) then I’ll flip over to trading $SPXL and $SPXS instead of $XIV.

227.80 looks fun. Caution overhead guys and gals. S & P 500 $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS)

S&P 500 $SPY, $ES_F, $SPXL, $SPXS

227.80 looks fun. S & P 500 $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS)

Volatility: $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

Outlook: Looking for possible record lows before Christmas.

There was interesting action late Friday while $SPY was rising in $VIX and $XIV – ON HGH WATCH NOW.

Watch for volatility to rise on a trend – even if $SPY is still rising – volatility is a great indicator for what’s around the corner.

I WOULD PREPARE FOR A POP IN VOLATILITY BETWEEN NOW AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON and even perhaps in to next week Tuesday.

CNN Fear and Greed Index: http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/

My Trading Plan for Volatility: I will likely follow that trend with $TVIX $UVXY $XIV buys at range pivots / pending price action, volume and other geo events.

Got $VIX? $UVXY $TVIX $XIV

$VIX, Volatility Index, Chart

Got $VIX $UVXY $TVIX $XIV

Currencies and Other Global Markets: $DXY US Dollar Index ($UUP US Dollar Bull, $UDN British Pound, $USD/JPY, $FXY Japanese Yen Trust, $CNY China, $TZA, $SMK / $EWW Mexico Capped ETF)

Pre previous: Inflection point. No clear direction. $USD/JPY not backing off yet. Our $DXY algo had 100.50 as a PT so I’m watching. Lots of fundamentals at work here and geo.

My Trading Plan for Currencies / Global Markets: Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Gold: $GLD ($UGLD, $DGLD). Miners: $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG)

My Trading Plan for Gold: I am waiting for the trend reversal. We are very close to the price target at the bottom of that quadrant at 1133.00 ish. The initial wide frame target Rosie the algo nailed but there has been a wait and see for a reversal because of one more possible leg down. Getting very close IMO.

I haven’t started to take trades yet because I am waiting for “price – trigger – trade” set-ups. I will start chewing around the edges of stocks like $NUGT and $GLD likely. The idea is to get on the right side of the trade and trend.

Other equities I like for Gold Trade: $AUMN (penny stock)

Getting closer to 1133.00 our algo had 90% probability on. Gold algo intra work sheet 559 AM Dec 13 $GOLD $GLD $UGLD $DGLD $GDX $NUGT $DUST $JDST $JNUG #algo

Gold, Algorithm, Chart

Getting closer to 1133.00 our algo had 90% probability on. Gold algo intra work sheet 559 AM Dec 13 $GOLD $GLD $UGLD $DGLD $GDX $NUGT $DUST $JDST $JNUG #algo

Silver $SI_F: $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV)

Same as Gold – we’re waiting for a decision from market so we can get algo targets.

My Plan for Trading Silver:

Per previous;

Same as Gold, I’m waiting for the “price – trigger – trade” set-ups… I am going to start chewing around the edges of stocks when set-up confirms like $USLV and $SLV attempting to get on right side of trend trade.

Silver fighting with resistance. It could pop to 200 MA on 1 week. Possible. $SI_F $SLV $USLV, $DSLV

Other equities I like for Silver trade: $AUMN (penny stock).

Chart, 200 MA, Silver, $SL_F $SLV $USLV, $DSLV

Silver fighting with resistance. It could pop to 200 MA on 1 week. Possible. $SI_F $SLV $USLV, $DSLV

Crude Oil FX : $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $GUSH, $ERX, $DRIP, $ERY, $USO, $UCO, $SCO, $UWT, $DWT, $CL_F)

The Oil break-out came so I am looking at small cap oil per list below. I am watching the support and resistance lines close – especially the yellow ones in the chart.

Outlook: Crude oil is trading within and respecting the main support and resistance areas of its upward channel. I am trading the support and resistance margins – I will consider shortside at the top of the channel or resistance and long at the bottom of the channel. I did take a trade Monday that was riskier because it was midrange and at a weak support but I had the algo on my side – mapped it out in advance – crude followed the plan so I took the trade in $UCO and it worked. Small scalp.

At the end of Monday the price was left right at a support level (a fibonacci support just above a trendline support) – I was going to take a long there at end of day but decided not to. I notice now in overnight trading it did hit support and has got some uplift – so I will monitor trade on Tuesday.

Trading Plan: Oil equities: Small cap oil may get some pop first thing Tuesday morning if crude is still trading in its upward channel. Positions in $UCO would be tough here.

Other Equities I like for Oil or Energy Trade: Tape / Chart – $ETE, $RIG. High Short Interest – $CRC, $EPE, $WLL, $RES, $JONE, $AREX, $REN, $CLR, $HP, $ATW, $SGY. Fundamentals: $EOG, Pipelines – $XLE: $HEP, $SXE, $KMI, $DPM, $TGS, $ENB, $EEP, $PTRC, $HGT

crude, oil, chart, $USOIL, $WTI

Trading in upward channel respecting support and resistance. Crude oil algo intra work sheet. 513 AM Dec 13 FX $USOIL $WTIC $CL_F $UWT $DWT $USO $UCO $SCO #Oil #OOTT #algo

Natural Gas $NG_F $NATGAS ($UGAZ, $DGAZ):

Hit resistance as I thought and alerted.

Natural Gas hit heavy resistance, came off, now at a Fibonacci support. $NG_F $UGAZ $DGAZ

ON WATCH!!! This could get a considerable pop in to late Wednesday and even as far as in to late Monday next week is possible!!!

Natural Gas, $UGAZ, $DGAZ, $NG_F

Natural Gas hit heavy resistance, came off, now at a Fibonacci support. $NG_F $UGAZ $DGAZ

Study:

Now that a number of blog posts are being unlocked, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for traders to review them (especially new traders).

If you are trading relying on our charting or algorithms as trade indicators you should read this recent article, “Why our Stock Algorithms are Different.”

Free scanners to find momentum stocks that you can easily review charts of for indicators that bring probability of your trade being successful up considerably. These are not useful for first 30 minute market open gap and go type plays (you need a good momentum scanner, level 2, and best to have hot-keys for the first 30 mins of gap and go trading)… but are very useful for intra day scalping (start with trending stocks and then look at indicators intra for simple set-ups – study scan study scan study scan).

http://finviz.com/

https://finance.yahoo.com/screener/predefined/ec5bebb9-b7b2-4474-9e5c-3e258b61cbe6

http://www.highshortinterest.com/

http://www.gurufocus.com/short-stocks.php

http://www.3xetf.com/all/

http://www.etf.com/channels/gold-etfs

GL!

Curtis

Article Topics: Stockmarket, Pre-Market, Trading Plan, Wall Street, Stocks, Day-trading, Watchlist, Chatroom, Small Cap Oil, $AKAO, $APRI, $OPGN, $DVAX, $CBMX, $JUNO, $GOLD, $SILVER, $USD/JPY, $USOIL $WTI, $VIX, $SPY, $NATGAS, $DWT, $UWT, $SLV, $GLD, $DXY


Review of my Chat Room Stock Day Trades, Algorithm Charting Calls and Alerts for Monday Dec 12 – $AKAO, $APRI, $OPGN, $UCO, $DUST, $WMT, $XIV, $GOLD, $USDJPY, $USOIL, $SPY, $WTIC, $NATGAS, $VIX, $SILVER, and more.

Intro:

Time stamped entries (in permanent archive) copied to this blog in italics (below) are direct live log chat from chat trade room as they occurred (random chat from myself not applicable or other misc chat deleted). Chat trade room is also video recorded daily for trade archive.

In addition to chat, this trade-room has live voice broadcast (that covers in detail what indicators I am looking for in and out off each trade) and has live chart screen sharing right from my monitor to the room with all indicators I am looking at.

Notice: There is a new feature blog post at this link, “Why our Stock Algorithms are Different than Most.” If you are using our algorithms or charting it is a must read.

Notice: We are testing fault settings for multiple trading rooms in 2017. We have groups in different rooms all seeing same screen – if you’re moved don’t sweat it – it won’t affect your experience.

 

Primary Lessons That May Help Your Trades:

I should have got on the $AKAO train earlier in the day – it was on my watchlist as the number one watch but I got too distracted with a ntra-day slump in the S&P. Getting on the train earlier likely would have netted me at least ten times because I would have scaled in 1000 shares on the first, 3000 then 5000 and scaled out of 9000 shares on the way up. So it was an ideal news play that I just didn’t focus on – part of the challenge in setting up our room service too – we had a technical site host issue RIGHT WHEN THE MARKET WAS ABOUT TO OPEN ugh.

Looking Forward:

Well, we have Fed talk Wednesday so yes the market may oompff a bit – but I expect it to run again until near Christmas or even closer to Preident Elect Donald Trump’s power transition. Still watching $VIX close – there was a small play there today I called to the second but didn’t execute. And Gold and Silver I’m still waiting on a long confirmation from our algos – they called this price target from months ago that we are in now so I’ll trust their math on my long entries. The $USD/JPY chart (and our $DXY algo) still says not broken – at resistance, but not broken so I’m waiting on $GC_F $GLD Gold. And crude oil, our algo was firing off an intra short early in market open but I didn’t take that and waited for long position at support which didn’t hit until market end so I’m watching over night – may get a buy trigger there Tuesday. I will be watching fervently $AKAO and sympathy plays tomorrow ($APRI, $OPGN) and any other momentum stocks.

Announcements in Trading Room:

08:52 am Curtis M : (1) Pre-Market Gainers Watch-List: $AKAO, $WTI, $VNR, $SGY, $REXX $MTL $CIE $ORIG $SDRL $ATW $DNR $PACD $AVXL $UWT $DGAZ $EPE $MEMP I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(2) Pre-market Decliners Watch-List: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(3) Other Watch-List: $HMY (chart), $AKAO Announces Positive Results in Phase 3 cUTI and CRE Clinical Trials of Plazomicin, $DVAX upgrade to “buy” by Cowen and $45 PT, $AGIO (recent wash-out), $SGY (recent swing), $CBMX (current swing), $JUNO (current swing), $ANF (previous wash-out on news), $SKLN (previous wash-out on news), $URBN (previous wash-out on news).

(4) Regular Algo / Charting Watch-List: Gold $GLD $GC_F, Miners $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG), Silver $SLV $SL_V ($USLV, $DSLV), Crude Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $USO, $UCO, $CL_F, $UWT, $DWT), Natural Gas $NG_F ($UGAZ, $DGAZ), S &P 500 $SPY $ES_F ($SPXL, $SPXS), US Dollar Index $DXY ($UUP), Volatility $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

(5) Upgrades: $ABB $AEG $MGIC $AIG $BCR $CXW $WEB $HBI $PES $LULU $BRO $TRV $AMD $AUY $TAHO $TCP $COO $COP $UBS $T $EGHT $RNG $NVR $REGN $HBI $HOLX $DGX $FSV $GRA $FMC $TSO I will update before market open of refer to chat room notices.

(6) Downgrades: $CF $ALGT $PHG $GFI $CDNS $CMC $OPHT $IRET $MCC $KRG $EOG $MOS $DEPO $TTC $PEI $FOXA $GFI $EZPW $FLS $SYNA $WBMD $UBSH $FINL $CVS $CMC $WOR $SGEN $CERC $FUL $TMO $HUN $CC I will update before market open or refer to chat room n

09:18 am Curtis M : Website is down. Host is reparing their issue. Premarket newsletter emailed to everyone.

Stock Chat-room Trading Transcript:

Miscellaneous chatter is removed.

09:04 am Curtis M : Movers: $AKAO, $ORIG, $AKRX, $AREX, $CSOD, $MCEP, $IMMU, $CRZO, $REGN, $USLV
09:11 am Gurpreet Singh : Good morning all
09:11 am Curtis M : S&P -0.04%.10-yr -0.07%.Euro +0.51% vs. dollar.Crude +3.69% to $53.41.Gold -0.06% to $1,161.40.
09:21 am Curtis M : Sartaj emailing morning newsletter right now.
09:24 am Curtis M : Gappers- $AKAO $BCEI $SGY $WTI $ORIG $VNR $PACD $MTL $SDRL $LEI $TDW $NADL $CIE $NOG $AREX $CRC $AKRX $EPE $SDLP
09:24 am Curtis M : Watching oil for pull back as close to yellow line as possible
09:30 am Curtis M : watching gappers at open
09:33 am Curtis M : Wating for pull back in oil before I take a long in small cap oil
09:34 am Mathew Waterfall : Closing out $XOM calls. here. Waiting for $SDRL calls to juice and will clsoe a portion of those as well
09:35 am Mathew Waterfall : Out some of the Dec16 4.5c’s at .35 from .1
09:38 am Mathew Waterfall : Out $SN Jan17 10c’s at .85 from .3. clearing the board a bit here
09:40 am Curtis M : Nice
09:41 am Curtis M : Leaderboard $AKAO 56% BCEI 34% $VNR 27% $ORIG 24% $NADL 23%$ PACD 19%
09:48 am Mathew Waterfall : Ask side to unload more SDRL Dec23 4.5’s at .45 from .15. I won’t chase for a fill on these
09:52 am Curtis M : $USDJPY important area IMO – looking at a snipe in miner’s if it stays under 100 MA on 15 possibly
09:58 am Curtis M : This looks like the intra battle for $USDJPY
09:58 am Curtis M : Also watching $VIX close because it should get a pop soon – within a few days
09:59 am Curtis M : This $SPY buying is gong to rest for a while soon IMO – the books are almost filled with quotas
10:00 am Curtis M : Wed mornng at latest IMO it rests
10:02 am Mathew Waterfall : Crazy open here, giving most of my positions a chance to ven out a bit. Still holding the casinos and will do so through tomorrow unless we get a big pop there for some reason
10:02 am Mathew Waterfall : *even out. Sorry on backup keyboard this AM
10:03 am Curtis M : $AKAO may be a decent short here IMO
10:06 am Curtis M : A short in $AKAO at 9.10 perfect seup
10:06 am Curtis M : Lol theres some test
10:11 am Mathew Waterfall : In some TZA dec23c’s at .34 as a hedge and play for a pullback. Small position to trade agaist witl good r/r if things juice
10:16 am GSCT . : TVIX nice move
10:20 am Curtis M : Watching $NADL for a pop
10:24 am Curtis M : Gold bugs are buying quick on $USDJPY weakness
10:26 am Mathew Waterfall : Twtr weekly puts look actractive here as wel. Watching those
10:27 am Mathew Waterfall : In some 18p’s at .06 for a lotto. Hero or zero play
10:51 am Curtis M : Retail should get a good pop here soon IMO – may take a few days… like Thur ish but between now and then per watchlist
10:51 am GSCT . : $AKAO new HOD
10:57 am Curtis M : $AKAO Could go a long ways
11:03 am GSCT . : No audio commentary today?
11:11 am Curtis M : Looking at possible Long in $DUST if $USD/JPY gets on the move and $NADL
11:18 am manish kant : greetings all
11:24 am Curtis M : Scaling in 1000 shares $DUST
11:26 am Curtis M : Welcome Manish
11:26 am manish kant : Thanks Curtis
11:27 am Curtis M : Looks like my fills will avg 53.45 on $DUST
11:30 am Curtis M : $GLF up 37% now
11:31 am Sammy T : $ORIG 20% also
11:33 am Curtis M : Leader board $AKAO $GLF $EVEP $ORIG $MTL
11:33 am manish kant : orig
11:40 am Dani M : Oil starting to look better
11:42 am Curtis M : Still defending $NADL 200 MA
11:49 am Curtis M : Long $UCO 1000 11.763 avg scale to 5000 with ex[ectation there may be one more leg down
11:50 am Mathew Waterfall : $DUST not looking so hot for the heads up
11:53 am Curtis M : Ya $DUST will be a swing past Fed
11:53 am Curtis M : My swings I look at 1000 3000 5000 share entries for example – scale on swings at supports / resistance
11:54 am Curtis M : Kiinda like $UCO right now I expect a leg down
11:54 am Curtis M : $DUST $SPY $OIL not done yet… they all gotta meet Santa lol
11:55 am Mathew Waterfall : Let’s hope so. I have some $DUST calls that need a bit of help here
11:58 am Curtis M : Oh ya $DUST has at least one more round – may be a few days tho
11:59 am Curtis M : I’m prepared for 3 – 4 weeks on that position $DUST
12:05 pm Shawn B : I like $SPY long here too soon – waiting and watching
12:09 pm Larry B : Bulls come soon – rally is on until Obama gone bye bye
12:10 pm Larry B : $VIX good call Curt
12:11 pm Curtis M : Back in 30 looks calm
12:14 pm Michael P : oil calls fresh too ha ha
12:14 pm Michael P : Mathew you in long Wallmart? Did Curt??
12:15 pm Curtis M : No I didn’t I’m in oil long and dust Michael – $Dust I might have some pain
12:15 pm Curtis M : ok bye back soon
12:16 pm Mathew Waterfall : Nope, no $WMT for me
12:19 pm Mathew Waterfall : That $WMT chart looks like it’s rangebound between fibs and could see some checkback to a quick trendline that I drew in from the yealry lows. If it can clear and firm above 71.65 then high of year would be in play
12:21 pm Mathew Waterfall : Quick 30 second chart of $WMT http://tos.mx/ziGL6s

There was a technical data glitch at this point in the log (data centre truncated log) so here forward for rest of day it is only Curtis’ comments (which is unfortunate because the afternoon session was very active):

12:32 Crude going according to plan

12:41 I like the $WMT play but yes not much upside – slow move to profit

12:46 Fed Wed 2:00 PM FYI

12:54 Looks like a market pauce is possible until after Fed Speak

12:54 $USD/JPY

1:10 Selling my $UCO here for small gain – going to see what this afternoon brings – out 11.83

1:10 Hold $DUST though until at least next Tuesday 8 days min (unless I can get out earlier)

1:12 Thinking with oil we may test that lower support (yellow arrow) market is ooomfedish

1:15 I am in $STUDY until scanners hit

1:22 I may hit $AKAO on every wash-out here – this is carzy price action

1:27 $AKAO 1000 starter at 10.47 per share – tight

1:32 Out $AKAO 10.94 per share

1:34 Watching $AKAO 10.75 pull-back area

1:35 Likely 10.50 pull-back more likely

1:38 Long 1000 shares $AKAO 10.76

1:39 Out 11.025 per share $AKIO

1:43 Long $AKAO 11.46 1000 shares

1:46 Out $AKAO 11.62 1000 shares

2:11 $OPGN and $APRI could get action off $AKAO

2:13 All three are likely good candidates for morning momentum stocks tomorrow also.

2:30 Long $AKAO 12.76 1000 shares

2:52 Out 12.92 sold 1000 shares $AKAO

3:23 Out $DUST shares chipped out in three pieces aberage 53.70

3:31 $AKAO chart still not broke – holding resistance area still.

3:34 Here we go again.

3:49 $APRI should run momo tomorrow morning.

 

Article Topics: Compound Trading, Trading Lessons, Results, Wall Street, Stocks, Stock Market, Day Trading, Swing Trading, Investing, Chat Room, Trading Results, $AKAO, $APRI, $OPGN, $UCO, $DUST, $WMT, $XIV, $ES_F, $SLV, $SILVER, $GOLD, $GLD, $GDX, $USDJPY, $DXY, $USOIL, $WTIC, $NATGAS, $NG_F, $USD/JPY, $SPY, $VIX


My Stock Trading Plan for Monday Dec 12, 2016 in Chatroom. Oil, Small cap oil, Tech, Retail, $SDRL, $AKAO, $DVAX, $HMY, $GOLD, $GLD, Miners, $GDX, $SILVER, $SLV, $USOIL, $WTI, $USD/JPY, $SPY, $VIX, $NATGAS … more.

Welcome to the Monday Wall Street trading day session!

Important Notices:

$UWTI $DWTI have been resurrected as $UWT and $DWT – this is a massive thing for my trading to say the least. http://uk.reuters.com/article/usa-investment-etn-idUKL1N1E31ZB

Oil meetings happened and we have a new break out!

Current Holds:

$CBMX, $JUNO

Market Outlook:

Watch out for the upcoming Fed road bumps – stay nimble.

Small cap oil could go nuts – see list of names below. $SDRL on high alert. $USOIL $WTI is dialed in with EPIC the Oil Algo perfect and hit EPICs targets for last Wednesday and Friday and the algo lines and the time / price cycles (if you subscribe to EPIC’s newsletter be sure to check the report this morning!). Also, machines have been on since mid November break-out (so this makes trading oil related easier for me).

$AKAO Announces Positive Results in Phase 3 cUTI and CRE Clinical Trials of Plazomicin, $DVAX upgrade to “buy” by Cowen and $45 PT.

Dips on $GOLD $GLD are NOT being bought now vs.selling the rips (so this by default plays in to $SILVER). The Trump train / reflation train. Watching $USD/JPY.

$NATGAS $NG_F has come off some from important resistance I alerted – watching close.

$SPY has continued its upward trend. Watching markets for a pull back (as noted previous) sometime near or just after Christmas (it seems we have a Santa Claus rally).

And that brings me to momo stocks and rotation therein, looks like a fun week here setting up again. So these remain on high watch.

I am also watching Tech and Retail.

$HMY on watch – getting jiggy. $X and $CHK action.

There is so much going on it is best reviewed as market opens in the trading room today.

Momentum Stocks (Market Open and Intra-Day):

I do trade morning momo stocks (at times), but I do avoid risk – so often I avoid the first 30 minutes (gap and go) and trade momentum stocks later in the day after the wash-out looking for a snap-back. Just prior to open and shortly after open I post momentum stocks to the trade chat room (and Twitter if I have time).

Some of my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Momentum Stock Wash-Outs for Snap Back, (2) Bad News Wash-outs on Stocks with High Institutional Ownership, (3) Getting on the Right Side of a Trend Change and scaling in my position and (4) Our Algorithm Set-Ups.

The momentum stocks (from previous days and morning trade) I continue to watch through the day for indicators that allow a trade.

Morning Stock Watch-Lists for my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Pre-Market Gainers Watch-List: $AKAO, $WTI, $VNR, $SGY, $REXX $MTL $CIE $ORIG $SDRL $ATW $DNR $PACD $AVXL $UWT $DGAZ $EPE $MEMP I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(2) Pre-market Decliners Watch-List: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(3) Other Watch-List: $HMY (chart), $AKAO Announces Positive Results in Phase 3 cUTI and CRE Clinical Trials of Plazomicin, $DVAX upgrade to “buy” by Cowen and $45 PT,  $AGIO (recent wash-out), $SGY (recent swing), $CBMX (current swing), $JUNO (current swing), $ANF (previous wash-out on news), $SKLN (previous wash-out on news), $URBN (previous wash-out on news).

(4) Regular Algo Charting Watch-List: Gold $GLD, Miners $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG), Silver $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV), Crude Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $USO, $UCO, $CL_F, $UWT, $DWT), Natural Gas ($UGAZ, $DGAZ), S & P 500 $SPY ($SPXL, $SPXS), US Dollar Index $DXY ($UUP), Volatility $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

(5) Upgrades: $ABB $AEG $MGIC $AIG $BCR $CXW $WEB $HBI $PES $LULU $BRO $TRV $AMD $AUY $TAHO $TCP $COO $COP $UBS $T $EGHT $RNG $NVR $REGN $HBI $HOLX $DGX $FSV $GRA $FMC $TSO I will update before market open of refer to chat room notices.

(6) Downgrades: $CF $ALGT $PHG $GFI $CDNS $CMC $OPHT $IRET $MCC $KRG $EOG $MOS $DEPO $TTC $PEI $FOXA $GFI $EZPW $FLS $SYNA $WBMD $UBSH $FINL $CVS $CMC $WOR $SGEN $CERC $FUL $TMO $HUN $CC I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

Stay tuned in Stock Chat Room for more pre-market stocks on watch.

Regular Trades:

S & P 500: $SPY ($SPXL, $SPXS)

Outlook: Hasn’t stopped – but the Fed is coming so you want to watch. As pre previous and our algorithm call before election…. My bias is still to new highs but I am looking at a pull-back Christmas / Early 2017.

My Trading Plan: Right now I am trading $XIV instead of $SPXL or $SPXS. I do this because we are in a trend of crushed volatility. Now, when that changes and volatility starts to rise again (even if $SPY is rising at the same time) then I’ll flip over to trading $SPXL and $SPXS instead of $XIV.

Volatility: $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

Outlook: Looking for possible record lows before Christmas.

There was interesting action late Friday while $SPY was rising in $VIX and $XIV – ON HGH WATCH NOW.

Watch for volatility to rise on a trend – even if $SPY is still rising – volatility is a great indicator for what’s around the corner.

My Trading Plan for Volatility: I will likely follow that trend with $TVIX $UVXY $XIV buys at range pivots / pending price action, volume and other geo events.

Currencies and Other Global Markets: $DXY US Dollar Index ($UUP US Dollar Bull, $UDN British Pound, $USD/JPY, $FXY Japanese Yen Trust, $CNY China, $TZA, $SMK / $EWW Mexico Capped ETF)

 

Resistance in $USD/JPY starts at 115.95 and you can expect considerable turbulence if it continues uptrend in that region. BUT DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE BEARS – this chart is far from broken yet. But it is in to resistance so this could be inflection point. And being that Gold is very near our target watch close. 

Pre previous: Inflection point. No clear direction. $USD/JPY not backing off yet. Our $DXY algo had 100.50 as a PT so I’m watching. Lots of fundamentals at work here and geo.

My Trading Plan for Currencies / Global Markets: Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Gold: $GLD ($UGLD, $DGLD). Miners: $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG)

$USD/JPY Per above.

My Trading Plan for Gold: I am waiting for the trend reversal. We are very close to the price target at the bottom of that quadrant at 1133.00 ish. The initial wide frame target Rosie the algo nailed but there has been a wait and see for a reversal because of one more possible leg down. Getting very close IMO.

Waiting for a long trade confirmation in Gold.

I haven’t started to take trades yet because I am waiting for “price – trigger – trade” set-ups. I will start chewing around the edges of stocks like $NUGT and $GLD likely. The idea is to get on the right side of the trade and trend.

Other equities I like for Gold Trade: $AUMN (penny stock)

Silver $SL_F: $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV)

Same as Gold – we’re waiting for a decision from market so we can get algo targets.

My Plan for Trading Silver:

Per previous;

Same as Gold, I’m waiting for the “price – trigger – trade” set-ups… I am going to start chewing around the edges of stocks when set-up confirms like $USLV and $SLV attempting to get on right side of trend trade.

Other equities I like for Silver trade: $AUMN (penny stock).

Crude Oil FX : $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $GUSH, $ERX, $DRIP, $ERY, $USO, $UCO, $SCO, $UWT, $DWT, $CL_F)

 

The Oil break-out came so I am looking at small cap oil per list below. I am watching the support and resistance lines close – especially the yellow ones in the chart.

Outlook: Looking for its new trading range and then I will trade the support and resistance areas.

Trading Plan: Oil equities:

Other Equities I like for Oil or Energy Trade: Tape / Chart – $ETE, $RIG. High Short Interest – $CRC, $EPE, $WLL, $RES, $JONE, $AREX, $REN, $CLR, $HP, $ATW, $SGY. Fundamentals: $EOG, Pipelines – $XLE: $HEP, $SXE, $KMI, $DPM, $TGS, $ENB, $EEP, $PTRC, $HGT

Oil Trading Chart

Oil Trading Chart

Natural Gas $NG_F : $NATGAS (, $UGAZ, $DGAZ):

Hit resistance as I thought and alerted. We’ll see what happens.

Study:

Now that a number of blog posts are being unlocked, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for traders to review them (especially learning traders).

Watch that $SKLN wash out snap back trade on YouTube I posted if you want to learn your indicators!

Free scanners to find momentum stocks that you can easily review charts of for indicators that bring probability of your trade being successful up considerably. These are not useful for first 30 minute market open gap and go type plays (you need a good momentum scanner, level 2, and best to have hot-keys for the first 30 mins of gap and go trading)… but are very useful for intra day scalping (start with trending stocks and then look at indicators intra for simple set-ups – study scan study scan study scan).

http://finviz.com/

https://finance.yahoo.com/screener/predefined/ec5bebb9-b7b2-4474-9e5c-3e258b61cbe6

http://www.highshortinterest.com/

http://www.gurufocus.com/short-stocks.php

http://www.3xetf.com/all/

http://www.etf.com/channels/gold-etfs

GL!

Curtis

Article Topics: Stockmarket, Pre-Market, Trading Plan, Wall Street, Stocks, Day-trading, Watchlist, Chatroom, Small Cap Oil, $SDRL, $AKAO, $DVAX, $CBMX, $JUNO, $GOLD, $SILVER, $USD/JPY, $USOIL $WTI, $VIX, $SPY, $NATGAS, $DWT, $UWT, $SLV, $GLD, $DXY


Good morning traders and welcome to our weekly swing trading newsletter for the week of Dec 12, 2016!

Don’t hesitate to email us at info@compoundtrading.com anytime with any questions about any of the swing trades listed below. Or, if we get bogged down private mesage Curt in trade room or direct message him on Twitter. Market hours are tough but we endeavor to get back to everyone after market each day.

My primary seven swing set-ups this week are:

FX: $USOIL $WTI

You can use a number of instruments to trade oil such as FX $USOIL $CL_F CL $USO $UCO $SCO and more…. I am using $UCO for the long (by the way $UWTI AND $DWTI are being resurrected so I am very excited to be able to trade these again soon) and I am currently looking at a number of small cap and mid cap oil plays. Oil is in an obvious break-out (and since last report doing well).

The important thing with oil is to watch the Fibonacci levels, trend lines (diagonal and horizontal), your moving averages and your trading widths (margins / pivots). I can’t discuss the algorithm here but I can refer you to Epic the Oil Algo twitter feed for various public posts.

Widths / trading range pivots – Because oil is in a break-out you want to take your long positions at the bottom of the yellow lines and I as I mentioned in the last swing newsletter I WOULD NOT short oil in an uptrend at the top of the yellow lines. Wait to short it when it is in a confirmed downtrend – and now is not a confirmed downtrend. So right now I am looking for an entry long at a lower yellow line at 51.91 with a stop at 51.63 and I would exit before 54.43. See orange arrow. If that fails support and my stop gets hit then I will look at a long at next orange arrow down at 49.56 with a stop at 49.16 and I would exit before resistance at 51.90. If this also failed (the second entry arrow) oil is in a downtrend and levels would have to be looked at again to re-adjust.

If crude happens to get up over current resistance at 54.45 I would take a long position with a stop at 54.29 and if it works I would simply hold until crude finds its new trading range and reevaluate in a week or more but keep the stop in place. You can also move the stop up a bit as crude trades up in this instance.

Fibonacci Levels – As with last newsletter, because oil is in another break out I wouldn’t be comfortable taking a long or short position based on fib levels because they are skewed. Wait for this break-out to back-test and then look at the levels next Sunday night update.

MA – Oil is trading way above its MA’s so there is no concern here with long positions – but take the range pivots in to consideration first. When these become a possible issue I will advise.

Crude oil, swing trading chart

Orange arrows represent chart support for long trade in crude oil.

$GOLD – $GLD $UGLD $DGLD $GDX $NUGT $DUST $JDST $JNUG

So last week I said;

Here again I cannot share the proprietary algorithm components of Rosie’s algo but I can share with you the publicly posted data. Rosie predicted in July that Gold would hit this range but also warned of a 90% chance that Gold would have to hit the bottom of a quadrant on her charting. That would put Gold near 1133.00. I am waiting to see if this occurs and I will take a long trade in $NUGT at that time with a normal swing stop of about 4% and then if uptrend confirms I will scale in at 3 stages. Initial order 2000 shares the 5000 then 10000 then 20000 adding at pullbacks.

The idea in swing trading is to catch the trend reversal and then scale in when confirmed.

Good thing I waited! Price has downtrended since. It isn’t at my preferred 1133.00 so I am going to watch – if it starts to take off upward I will start to nibble with long positions with tight stops. No particular level that I would do that – just if it started to move for any more than a day and it looked like it had momentum. Then slowly enter. BUT THE PREFERRED play is to wait for that 1133.00 WHICH COULD COME QUICK NOW.

Watch Rosie the Gold Algo twitter feed for intra-day updates that may occur.

Gold, Swing Trade

Gold Swing preferred target is 1133.00 ish for long trade.

$SILVER $SLV $USLV $DSLV

Silver is in exactly the same position as Gold – wait for the Gold confirmation before entering IMO. Use the same scaling principals. Watch SuperNova Silver twitter feed too.

I have always said that Silver will hold up better in a downtrend, but it doesn’t mean you take a long position yet. Sure, it came up a bit since last week, but the idea is to catch the tren reversal and scale in to it for a large gain over time.

Silver, Chart

Silver is in same positon with me as Gold. When Gold goes Silver wll go. $SL_F $SLV $USLV, $DSLV

$VIX ($UVXY, $TVIX, $XIV)

$VIX

Last week I wrote:

I am going to enter a long position in $UVXY or $TVIX for a short term swing (less than 10 days hopefully) at as close to 12.20 as I can get – if I can’t get that I am looking at 12.77.

Considering the geo political environment I won’t be shorting the $VIX unless it gets really extended to topside – which it is not right now.

So it came down to my price target and I didn’t take a trade – I watched. Then it spiked and I would have had a short term gain. Now it’s sitting back at my buy target area and I am going to watch.

If it starts upward I will likely take a trade long in $TVIX or $UVXY and exit by ratcheting up my stops as it goes. Where exactly where I take that trade? I don’t know. But I’m getting more confident with it because of two reasons.

1. At the end of day Friday the there was $VIX insurance buying even while $SPY was spiking at end of day and $XIV (which is the opposite of $VIX) wasn’t moving like it normally does when there is a $SPY spike. Now, $VIX isn’t determined by $SPY but it is a signficant factor. So when they move in this way it is time to pay attention.

2. ALSO, the CNN fear and greed indicator is near all time highs for greed. If you study it out there is a correlation – when greed is this high 9 times out of 10 there is a spike in $VIX because if nothing else investors start taking out insurance. http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/

Now, if the $VIX does spike, and the spike is signficant I will short the $VIX because that is always easy money – but that is something that has to be determined on an intra level and I can’t give you levels here on a swing alert.

$VIX, Swing Trade

$VIX Swing trade

$SGY

Last week I wrote this:

I really like this swing as a low float energy play. But you have to set a stop at 4% or so and be ready to ratchet up stops as it gets closer to 8.00. This stock has a history of serious gains when oil gets in to break out mode.

Well… that worked out well. There was a really nice spike right that day for a great gain and it is trading this morning again for a nice gain.

The way to play this one now safe is to watch the oil trading chart and support levels I gave you. Wait for oil to hit one of those two support levels I show on the oil chart and play it exactly like you would oil as I wrote above. And, if oil gets up over that overhead resistance I outlined you can then go long $SGY vs. oil. Either way, if you take a long position at a support set your stop at about 4 – 5% and if you get lift ratchet your stops up as you go. There is no way to give you levels up if it goes – just ratchet up stops at your comfort level.

$SGY Swing trade alert worked well. 7.12 to 8.70 ish and 8.12 now.

$SGY swing trade

$SGY Swing trade alert worked well. 7.12 to 8.70 ish and 8.12 now.

$JUNO

Last week I wrote this:

This is a wash-out snap-back swing that I really like. It is up in premarket today but I believe there is a lot of room here. My timeframe is 3 months and I expect a lot of that gap fill to come in to play at 29.83. It has resistance at 22.87 but I don’t think it will hold. One of my favorite swings right now.

So this one didn’t do as well, but I am holding and I will enter with more of a position if it gets back up off it’s feet and starts trending up. Like I wrote, my time-frame is 3 months so I will be patient.

$JUNO Swing Trade

$JUNO Swing Trade

$CBMX

I wrote this last week:

This IMO opinion is a fantastic opportunity – but it does have its risk. You wll have to research the company on your own and make a determination for yourself. But if you find after your research that you think it’s a decent hold for a month or two it is one of the best swing plays on the market at this price IMO. I’m looking to add today to my position.

Well this one worked out well too, I am currently adding in near the 2.90 level. A mid term hold for (3 – 6 months) and I expect close to 50% gain on it. But it is high risk so set stops.

$JUNO Swing Trade

$JUNO Swing Trade

Other Swing Trades I am Looking in to:

Casino stocks: $WYNN $MPEL $MGM $LVS – but I can’t say right now that I will. I am also watching retail and tech for long positions, but not quite ready. Will update on this soon.

This comment from last week remains the same:

That’s about it for this week. I am waiting for the market inflection to settle down and a little more of the indices to settle on the other side of this Trump trade before scaling in to any indices plays and the like. But as I said I am running about 40 charts on plays I am looking at and hope to start adding some of those for next Sunday!

Have a great week and if you have any questions email anytime!

Best of luck.

Curtis

Article Topics; Swing Trading, $JUNO, $SGY, $CBMX, $USOIL, $GOLD, $GLD, $SILVER, $SLV, $SPY, S&P 500, $DXY, $VIX


Review of my Chat Room Stock Day Trades, Algo Calls and Alerts for Friday Dec 9 $IDXG, $XIV, $GOLD, $USDJPY, $USOIL, $SPY, $WTIC, $NATGAS, $VIX, $SILVER, and more.

Intro:

Time stamped entries (in permanent archive) copied to this blog in italics (below) are direct live log chat from chat trade room as they occurred (random chat from myself not applicable or other misc chat deleted). Chat trade room is also video recorded daily for trade archive.

In addition to chat, this trade-room has live voice broadcast (that covers in detail what indicators I am looking for in and out off each trade) and has live chart screen sharing right from my monitor to the room with all indicators I am looking at.

New: There is a new feature blog post at this link, “Why our Stock Algorithms are Different than Most.” If you are using our algorithms it is a must read.

Overview Perspective & Review of Chat Room, Algos, Trades and Alerts:

I had a decent scalping day. Caught morning momentum stock $IDXG, caught $SDRL (an oil driller) but should have held because not only did it run late day (like I thought it would but it ran later than I thought it would) and also the oil deal on weekend I am sure will cause more spike here, and $XIV I caught for a standard play.

Primary Lessons That May Help Your Trades:

Once again trading your plan – $SDRL early sell wasn’t the right call. Profit, but not the right call.

Looking Forward:

Monday will definately be about oil and small cap oil equities FX: $USOIL $WTI | $USO $UCO $SCO $UWT $DWT.

Looking toward the trend reversal on Gold $GC_F $GLD and Silver $SL_F $SLV . I really want to get on the right side of that move – not only in Gold and Miner’s ($GDX), but with the Gold company stocks too (small, mid and large) – will be a huge swing and even trend reversal IMO.

Watching for indications in $SPY and $USD/SPY for inflecton ($DXY). Watching $VIX for tell tale signs of potential dips in $SPY.

Announcements in Trading Room:

08:49 am Curtis M : Good morning traders! Lots going on be sure to read premarket newsletter!

We have groups in different rooms all seeing same screen – if you\’re moved don\’t sweat it.

08:50 am Curtis M : Gainers: $IDXG 36%25, $SSH 22%25, $SWC 19%25, $FGP 9%25, $FNSR 8%25, $MPEL 6%25, $AVGO $WYNN $NVCN $DYN $LVS $NAK $OCLR $DNN $CCJ $BIIB

Good morning traders! Lots going on be sure to read premarket newsletter!

We have groups in different rooms all seeing same screen – if you\’re moved don\’t sweat it.

12:01 pm Curtis M : On lunch until 12:30 EST

Gainers: $IDXG 36%25, $SSH 22%25, $SWC 19%25, $FGP 9%25, $FNSR 8%25, $MPEL 6%25, $AVGO $WYNN $NVCN $DYN $LVS $NAK $OCLR $DNN $CCJ $BIIB

Good morning traders! Lots going on be sure to read premarket newsletter!

We have groups in different rooms all seeing same screen – if you\’re moved don\’t sweat it.

 

Stock Chat-room Trading Transcript:

Miscellaneous chatter is removed.

09:04 am Gunnar Thomsen : Spot on…
09:17 am OILQ K : I’m better
09:18 am OILK K : lol u wish
09:27 am Curtis M : Gainers: IDXG +45%. SWC +19%. SGYP +15%. NAK +11%. NVCN +9%. FGP +8%. ORIG +8%. FNSR +8%. MPEL +7%. AVGO +6%. WYNN +6%. LVS +6%. BIIB +5%.Losers: SCON -28%. MVIS -25%. CLSD -22%. RH -17%. SBGL -15%. USAC -8%. AIRG -6%.
09:33 am Curtis M : Long 2000 1.75 $IDXG
09:34 am Curtis M : Out 1.84
09:36 am Curtis M : Crude on high watch fro break of upside resistance
09:39 am Pam E : $SSH momo
09:40 am Curtis M : .
09:45 am Curtis M : $SDRL
09:50 am Curtis M : $IDXG 86% $SWc 17% $FCP 13% $SGYP 8.8%
09:50 am Mathew Waterfall : Got stopped out of $SWC common position yesterday. Hate that
09:50 am Mathew Waterfall : But had MGM calls and some $SDLP to make me feel better
09:51 am Curtis M : $SGYP red
09:52 am Mathew Waterfall : Wow had an order for $SGYP ready this am. It broke out of the wedge I had marked. Damn it lost its footing quickly
09:56 am Mathew Waterfall : I like your picks. Long $ORIG from 1.9
09:57 am Mathew Waterfall : Currently have a trailer on it but it has been on a rampage this AM
10:00 am Curtis M : ugh
10:01 am Curtis M : $MGM nice Mathew — casinos fun 24 hours
10:01 am Mathew Waterfall : Yea got lucky and had my prior $MGM calls sold on the way down, picked up more cheap at the bottom and just sold some for a quick double to hold the rest for free
10:10 am Curtis M : $SDRL $NADL $ATW $ORIG $PACD all on gh watch with me if crude oil braks upside trendline and resistance – would be huge.
10:12 am Mathew Waterfall : $SDLP smoke show. nice
10:24 am Mathew Waterfall : Cheap $SDRL calls for next week. hit 4.5’s for .10. Great r/r if oil gets moving. SDRL sees 4+ on monday and thse are easy 3 baggers
10:26 am Curtis M : might be a good play Mathew… just might be
10:27 am Mathew Waterfall : Super low risk which is why I love calls in this type of play. $SDRL gets killes you don’t lose much, it pops you win big
10:55 am Mathew Waterfall : Rolling some $RIG calls out here. Dec14.5’s to Jan6 16’s for .35 credit. Taking gains and will take advantage of a move up with a higher delta
11:06 am Curtis M : Gonna look at $DGAZ when $NATGAS around 3.73
11:18 am Mathew Waterfall : You in my watchlist this morning? lol I;m in this as well
11:20 am Curtis M : $DNAI
11:39 am Curtis M : Long 45.956 2000 $XIV starter in swing acct
11:50 am Curtis M : $INVN
11:56 am cam u : OIl meetings likely big play with drillers
11:57 am OILQ K : I like the drillers play too – oil meetings likely positive news with Russia
12:05 pm gary y : thanks
12:05 pm Curtis M : ok back in 12 mins lol
12:17 pm Curtis M : Back from lunch – looks like EPIC’s taget call is in play lol – love EPIC
12:33 pm Curtis M : Running scans for afternoon
12:35 pm Curtis M : 2000 Sold $XIV 46.2658 avg win
12:38 pm Mathew Waterfall : Stalking some WYNN calls here. Likely end of month 94/5s
12:38 pm Mathew Waterfall : $WYNN
12:45 pm Mathew Waterfall : $LVS Dec30 60c’s@.53. Won’t have a ton of patience with this but will let it play until mid next week at least unless I ge a large move in either direction
12:46 pm Mathew Waterfall : Also looking at adding back $MGM calls to replace what I got out of this AM
12:47 pm Clarissa Nell : Here it comes
12:50 pm Mathew Waterfall : In $MGM Dec30 30c’s @.63. Same play/leash as LVS calls above
12:51 pm Curtis M : $WYNN good call IMO
12:51 pm Curtis M : Got a plan for a play on rig count at 1 pm and put close going in to weekend oil meetings #OOTT $USOIL $WTIC $USO $UCO #Drillers
12:54 pm Mathew Waterfall : In some $WYNN Dec23 100c’s as well. Smaller delta but an early week move up should juice these
12:54 pm Mathew Waterfall : Thanks. Have played this well this week. Weakness on Macau report way over done IMO
01:11 pm Curtis M : 5000 $SDRL long 3.78 ish scaling
02:15 pm Mathew Waterfall : Convenient to have a dog to blame that on haha
02:32 pm Curtis M : Long $XIV 200 46.418 2000
02:33 pm Curtis M : Long $XIV 2000 46.418
02:33 pm Curtis M : Tight stop
02:34 pm Curtis M : $SDRL had a 2.5 cent gain only bahahah played it bad
02:34 pm Curtis M : Out XIV should have opped IMO flat
02:35 pm Mathew Waterfall : Lot of people buying protection up here
02:35 pm Mathew Waterfall : Makes sense, it’s cheap and we are at ATH’s
02:37 pm Curtis M : Taking 10 mins do some scanning and then may call it a day unless theres something at play
02:48 pm Curtis M : So were finally going to publish the remaining algos next week FOR SURE cause theres media coming up before 30 th so look for those posts on the blog.
02:49 pm Curtis M : Im going to hang out till close looking for any end of week plays but likely none. But I’ll be in room till 4
03:05 pm Mathew Waterfall : Think I’m done for the day. HAGW all
03:06 pm Curtis M : cya mathew
03:07 pm market maven : cathya later guys
03:16 pm Curtis M : The rip $SPY
03:29 pm OILQ K : What a great week guys thanks – I’m out.
03:31 pm Curtis M : Tried to warn the Gold bugs
03:59 pm Curtis M : Have a great weekend!

Article Topics: Compound Trading, Trading Lessons, Results, Wall Street, Stocks, Stock Market, Day Trading, Swing Trading, Investing, Chat Room, Trading Results, $SDRL, $IDXG, $XIV, $ES_F, $SLV, $SILVER, $GOLD, $GLD, $GDX, $USDJPY, $DXY, $USOIL, $WTIC, $NATGAS, $NG_F, $USD/JPY, $SPY, $VIX


“Tell me about your algorithms for trading stocks and how you are achieving these winning results?”

September 23, 2019 Update: White Paper: How EPIC v3 Crude Oil Machine Trading Outperforms Conventional Trading Methods

Feb 20, 2019 algorithm development article here:

That was a recent question posed by a reporter during a telephone call in preparation for an upcoming show I am booked to appear on. The reporter’s question caused me serious pause… the “how and w hy” started to consume my thought process. And, there have been many, from friends and family to our subscribers that have asked similar questions. I get it; what causes someone to dive deep enough to actually do that?

The answer is really quite simple, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

So here is a bit about my journey so far, how the algorithms were developed, and how they may or may not help you with your trading.

I Needed to Win – The Market Changed.

I trade. I have been trading since I was twenty-one years old (so almost thirty years). But recently, the stock market has changed in three distinct ways that make it more difficult for a trader to always operate in the ultimate position, being “the trader’s edge”.

  1. Computer algorithms (Jim Cramer commented on this topic recently on Mad Money on CNBC).
  2. The Federal Reserve monetary policy, this point being the most important as far as I’m concerned.
  3. The sideways markets the last few years.

So I set out to solve the problem for myself: how do I get back my trader’s edge? And if I can’t, then I shouldn’t trade.

Most Stock Market Algorithms Do Not Work or Are Too Expensive.

Yes, it is true. Similar to how 90% or more of day trader’s fail, at least 90% of stock market algorithms either do not work or are outright scams preying on people that are failing. Maybe they had good intentions when they set out to develop their algorithms, but most do not work.

The majority of these algorithms are high frequency or FX market-type automated tools (“bots”) that represent some form of winning percentages to the public. However, the truth of it is that the successful algorithms, the real good ones that actually do perform well, are simply out of reach to the retail public. A bottom of the barrel algorithm costs minimum 4,000.00 per month and I have looked into some (available at a retail level) upward 200,000.00 per month or more. If any of these “out of reach” algorithms are even made available at all, you will pay dearly. And why not, I suppose? If they work they’re worth it, especially algorithms that can hit 80%, 90% or more.

The problem for me was, I couldn’t afford upwards 200,000.00 per month for a decent algorithm. I am a doubter by nature, and price tags within these ranges put my hard-earned money at risk. So, I set out to figure the mechanics out on my own.

My Mission: Develop the Math and Start Making Public Calls.

While I was in the Caribbean with my family last winter, I started to work on the math. When I felt I was getting close, I started to publish calls on Twitter for the six algorithms I was working on (in the quietest way possible, but still making calls so it was public and undeniable if the math actually worked – which I doubted by the way, so I was really extending myself there). The six algos I started to work on are Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI, $SPY (S&P 500), $GLD (Gold), $SLV (Silver), $DXY (US Dollar Index), and the $VIX (volatility index). I have also worked on natural gas – but the math is “off” so I don’t know that I will ever publish it.

Over time, the calls I was making (based on the algorithms and not my personal trader bias) started to hit. I was working on different time frames from intra-day, to swing, and months out… and they’ve all been hitting at better than 90% (the tighter the time cycle the higher the probability of a win hit). When my own trader/human bias was involved, I was lucky to still be hitting 60%. This was the most difficult and humbling part of it for me, the realization that my mind as a trader couldn’t outperform the math.

“How can simple math beat me, the ultra, omnipotent trader?”

Seven months later, and I still struggle with trusting the algo calls (the simple math), but as time moves on, I’m having less difficulty with this.

So What Are These Algorithms?

Simply put, these algorithms are based on:

  1. Traditional math (simple logic), which involves considerable weight toward simple average.
  2. Traditional algorithm modeling disciplines.
  3. Traditional stock market charting and indicators.

It is a mixture of these three components that constitute what the algorithms we use are based on.

The most important thing to understand is these algorithms are not high frequency/bot or “automated-type” algorithms. And they are not cryptic balls using a “crystal ball”; they are scientific and represent simple math. There is no crystal ball, no “top-secret” artificial intelligence, and no geopolitical reasoning.

Visit this link for a list of the most common algorithms found/used on the stock market.

My algorithms are different, in that they are probability algorithms based on the most absolute logic available, designed with the goal in mind to provide the trader (whether it be for intra-day, swings, or investing) an edge in a specific stock, currency or commodity by representing the conclusions of the math on a traditional 2D stock chart. In other words,

Keep it Simple Stupid! If you can’t represent the conclusions of the algorithm on a chart that a trader can use to trigger their own trades, then it is useless as far as I am concerned.

The more these algorithms can be used in traditional charting and on similar platforms, the better. They are, after all, developed by taking traditional charting indicators (that are represented on a chart) to start with. So why not? I suppose there is an argument for the high frequency bots and other tools in my category – but for my purpose, that wasn’t my goal or intended use and purpose.

So think of it like this: when you learn how to use the Fibonacci retracement indicator, for example, it is represented on a chart in a specific way. That is, in its simplest form, what we are doing. We are representing our algorithmic indicators in a specific way on a chart for the trader to use. Fibonacci is an algorithm in itself, as are the other indicators traders use everyday (most traders don’t think of them that way – but they are). Its just that we are taking what we discover to be the best indicators for specific instruments and extracting the best probabilities from a group of indicators and representing that as a probability to the trader – on a chart, in a specific way. It turns out, based on conversations with software developers I’ve had, that this is a very technical process called “reduction”: representing one problem as something “just as difficult” or “easier” than a complex one.

Here is an interesting Ted Talk video that puts a perspective on it that is more similar to what our work objectives and methodology involves:

More Specifically, How Is Each Algorithm Processed?

The easy part is the math, but representing the mathematical conclusions on a 2D chart in such a way that is easily usable by a trader is the hard part. The math is simple (in that the math and charting is standard and nothing crystal ball like – it is, a scientific process) but once you have the results it then becomes how the heck you get that on a chart – and for all the different time frames. The real challenge is how to project the results of these mathematical processes onto a chart, for all the different time frames, that is also human-readable and “intuitive.”

In its most basic form, the development process can be detailed as follows:

  1. Simple Averages: Stock charts present endless opportunities to run averages. What is the average price annually? Last 4 years? Last month? What is the average price of crude at 10:30 Wednesday morning? What is the average drop in crude at EIA report time? Average spike? What is the average spike in the S&P at 2:30 PM? And on and on and on and on. So for each algorithm there are hundreds of averages or patterns as a result of averages – or better described as probabilities.
  2. Indicators: Take the traditional charting for the equity, currency or commodity you are working with and use each time frame you want to work with and determine which traditional indicators work better than others. Then weigh each indicator in accordance to its “win rate”. Then take that data and relate it to step 1 above. Simple right? Simple logic if you ask me. Different equities, currencies and commodities trade different in relation to various traditional indicators. So it’s just charting on steroids. But – using simple logic.
  3. Modeling: This gets a little more complex. Then you take the various traditional algorithmic disciplines that you understand can be applied to stocks and begin to run simple models (patterns, averages, timing, price in relation to time, etc). One very important part in this is removing the anomalies. In other words, every stock, currency or commodity will have anomalies, which take it out of (remove it from) its natural trading pattern. For example, Fed talk affects the S&P 500, or currency is affected by currency wars and oil is affected by rig counts and inventories. So you remove the anomalies and you work with your modelling. This is where you get your quadrants from by the way.

Then, you need to take this data and represent it on a traditional chart so that a trader can use the information to gain an advantage in specific scenarios (in different time frames for swing, daytrading and investing) – the trader’s edge.

This is the hard part – representing all that data in an easy to understand way for the trader on a chart.

So How Do I Use The Algorithm?

Each algorithm is charted as I mentioned, so it becomes a process of understanding how to use the algorithmic chart indicators (that we develop and provide) to your advantage. A quick visit to an EPIC the Oil Algo blog post may help understanding (keep in mind one post won’t show all the indicators because they are a running story – but you will get the point). It really comes down to time frames of trade for swings, investing or day trading and the specific indicators. The primary indicators we provide our subscribers are (and they are growing):

  1. Time/Price Cycle: This indicator is proving to be very helpful. You will find on my personal feed, or for example on Epic’s Twitter feed, how absolutely and incredibly accurate these have been. Time/price cycles are important because they signal a change in trend – and knowing when a trend is going to change is the best edge a trader can have. This has been my number one edge because I scale into trades. I day trade when a currency, commodity or index stock is at an inflection point with the objective being to get on the right side of the trade. Once I am on the right side of the trend it is hammer down time for me – and truth be told it is vital because you only get so many chances in that over a five year period for each commodity, index or currency. We provide these as written times of the week (day and hour) for our traders.
  2. Alpha Algo Targets: Targets are great. Having targets that hit with regularity are even better. Our algos are hitting targets at 80-95% depending on the algorithm and time frame you are looking at. Calls days out we are hitting between 80 – 90%, calls months out we are hitting in that range too (but our algos are only seven months old so data is difficult to brag about) and intra-day we are hitting well over 90% with most of the algos. If you review an EPIC member blog post you will see these as red circles on the chart.
  3. Alpha Algo Trend-Lines: These are trend lines just like traditional trend-lines that are established primarily as a result of averages (taking into consideration time/price cycles) and how the price of the equity interacts with price. In other words, algorithms out there are using averages to such a degree that we can actually determine where the lines are because price is affected when the price is traded across the line upward or down. These anomalies in price action are a result of machine trading. Why is this important to know? Because the trend-lines act like traditional trend-lines in that they represent support and resistance. If you review an EPIC member blog post you will see these as red dotted lines on the chart.
  4. Algorithmic Trading Quadrants (or trading ranges): Quadrants are more complicated to explain in short, but like described in the Ted Talk video above, we have discovered quadrants or geometric shapes in which stocks will trade, most specifically within large liquidity environments such as with currencies, commodities or indices. The quadrants are represented on our charting for our traders only when they are predictable and provide an edge. When they are in play they are precise to say the least and provide a trader with pin-point sniper intra-day trading (because you are in essence trading along with the machines). These quadrants can be intra-day or even represented on up to 5 year charts we have discovered. Great examples of these wider time frame calls would be our calls with the US Dollar, Silver and Gold – nobody believed the calls we started making months ago and all of our price targets have recently hit – it blew people away.

Here is an example algorithm represented on a 2D chart:



Target Called Days in Advance! On Fire! $USOIL by curtmelonopoly on TradingView.com

Why Liquidity is Critical and Why I Use Instruments like $UWTI (now called $UWT)

Specific to day trading with these algorithms, liquidity is important because you are taking advantage of (exploiting) not only that you know (better than most) what the machines are doing (which provides a distinct edge), but you are more importantly exploiting what other traders are going to do as a result of what the machines have done intra-day (so the goal is to know in advance what the machines will do at various decisions).

In other words, if I know that crude is going to spike because it is near an algo line and I know that when it crosses that line to the upside it will either spike or drop and I know that $REN, for example, is squeezing, then I can exploit that because oil will spike as it crosses the trendline, as will $REN or $UWT.

So my advance knowledge in relation to the probability of that spike enables me to exploit that spike in an equity or ETN that returns unusual short time frame returns.

This page link on our website will show you real life examples of how EPIC the Oil Algo allows me to exploit the algorithmic knowledge I have.

Liquidity gets me predictability for spikes that I need for entries and it also allows me to chip out of large entries when needed in a predictable way.

Where and How Are The Algorithms Available?

We have a main trading room that is like any other trading room where I perform trades during regular market hours. Our algorithmic charting is represented at times in that room but never in whole and only as they are in their initial development phase. Once the algorithm is at a point of proven predictability we then will move it to its own trading room (like EPIC the Oil algo is getting his own 24 hour trading room for crude oil futures).

Also, subscribers to algorithm newsletters get regular updates on that specific algorithm (most are daily but can be intermittent depending on indicators changing). So the subscribers to the specific algorithms are receiving all the algorithmic indicators, trading levels, targets, algo lines etc on a regular basis – subscribers to the main trading room are receiving the benefit (or bonus) of algorithmic charting at various times while an algorithm is in its infancy and being tested or represent in different ways for various reasons.

Algorithm Performance

The performance of the algorithms has completely surprised me – I seriously thought I would be doing great if they achieved a 60% win rate – 90% plus I never fathomed. But what is more interesting (and keep in mind they are only seven months old and each is at a different level of development) is that they are getting more refined and more predictable (with higher win rates) as time goes on. So this is, at least so far, very encouraging.

Plans Going Forward

Right now we are in what we consider a beta phase. We have a main trading room and we have started the process of publishing the six different algo newsletters that represent the algorithmic and traditional charting. Subscribers can use just the room, our swing trading newsletter service or the algo newsletters independent of each other.

This Monday, we publish the remaining charting for all the algos – they are all in a development process at different stages and some of them we haven’t published the charting yet.

Early 2017 we expect EPIC to have his own 24 hour room for oil futures trading and we expect the other five algorithms to be completely proven within a few months. Our oil algo is farthest along in terms of development/proof-of-concept, and our Gold, Silver and US Dollar algos are not far behind oil and are further along in the process than our S&P 500 and VIX algos. Gold, Silver and US Dollar algos should be completely proven out by March 1, and the S&P 500 and VIX by May 1. We are also working on a natural gas algo (as mentioned above), but it isn’t as predictable.

We have others traders coming on in early 2017 to run rooms that focus on trading options, swing trades and momentum plays, as well.

Our future forward plans include a multi-room platform wherein our vision for a democratized environment is developed for Wall Street (as it applies to algorithms being available to the common man – ones that actually work), and we have plans for big data and artificial intelligence (with the goal of increasing our win rates).

Our Guarantees & Pricing Structures

Recently, I had a few traders ask me about our price increases, so I thought I would comment a bit here on that with our reasoning and a Christmas guarantee.

Our trading room is within the typical range at 199.00 a month (for a room that runs charting, screen sharing, algo development, detailed trade broadcasting, a detailed daily premarket newsletter with charting, etc) and with the initial discount code of 38.2% on an annual membership of 990.00/with discount just over 600.00 (or about 50.00) a month – that’s a steal in my thinking.

Our algos currently range in price from 30.00 a month to 500.00 per month depending on how far along they are in development. And even the most expensive, at 500.00 per month, is available at 1,999.00 per year and with a 38.2% discount on the first order is just over 1,200.00, or 100.00 per month for a high performance algorithm.

If a trader can’t return that 100.00 per month or more with EPIC or the 50.00 with the trading room, then they are doing something wrong with the information provided or the information is faulty and we shouldn’t be in this to begin with (the trader’s edge is the whole purpose for doing this). And even at the monthly rates without the one time discount, there should be no reason a trader can’t get a fantastic return on investment. My point? The algorithm or service you are subscribing to and its related cost should be in accordance to the return on investment – I believe without a shadow of a doubt that our pricing achieves that.

The first guarantee we will give you is that the algorithm prices are going up as the algorithms are developed (and they need to as more staff are hired, more office space is needed and more equipment is needed to run the calculations) – but we will guarantee our early adopters the original price paid as long as they continue to subscribe – we don’t care if that is for years – early adopters get the bonus. Late adopters will have to pay fair market value and that’s totally fair and equitable in our thinking. See the terms and conditions on this before subscribing please.

And to our second guarantee, to be absolutely sure we have done everything we can to be sure we stand on this we are prepared to guarantee your investment in our service. In other words, if you sign on we’ll guarantee your first subscription cost 100% – more specifically that you will at least return that amount of profit within the duration of the subscription to cover the cost. There are some conditions, specific to your sharing your trades live and providing documentation (terms and conditions on this guarantee you will be able to find on our website before Dec 24, 2016). So if you agree to the terms we will guarantee that for you. So we’re taking the risk out – that’s the confidence we have in our service.

And finally, if you are a full-time student paying your own way or underprivileged in an extreme manner and don’t mind sharing your story with us and you need a leg up, then send a private DM to me personally on my Twitter and I will consider anything to give back to the community that has been good to me (we may also have some traders that would consider sponsoring you). Either way, we can look at that on a case-by-case basis and I’m not guaranteeing anything because we each only get so many of these “credit codes” to distribute annually. My Twitter handle is @curtmelonopoly. Do me a favor and try and do it before our media interviews start at the end of December 2016.

The link to our subscription shop page is here.

So that’s my post on why our algorithms are different, how we came along to launch a service like this, how I use the algorithms for my trading. pricing structure and our plans going forward.

Any questions at all email us anytime at info@compoundtrading.com.

Best to you and yours!

Curtis

Our algo Twitter feeds:

$WTI (@EPICtheAlgo), $VIX (@VexatiousVIX), $SPY (@FREEDOMtheAlgo), $GLD (@ROSIEtheAlgo), $SLV (@SuperNovaAlgo), $DXY (@DXYUSD_Index).

Article Topics: Compound Trading, Algorithms, Trading, What Makes Our Algos Different, Stocks, Trading, Oil, S&P 500, Silver, US Dollar, $VIX, Volatility, Gold

 


My Stock Trading Plan for Friday Dec 9, 2016 in Chatroom. Small cap oil, Casino stocks, Tech, Retail, $IDXG, $AEM, $TBIO, $GOLD, $GLD, Miners, $GDX, $SILVER, $SLV, $USOIL, $WTI, $USD/JPY, $SPY, $VIX, $NATGAS … more.

Welcome to the Thursday Wall Street trading short day session!

Important Notices:

$UWTI $DWTI have been resurrected as $UWT and $DWT – this is a massive thing for my trading to say the least. http://uk.reuters.com/article/usa-investment-etn-idUKL1N1E31ZB 

Oil meetings are this weekend so everything oil related is on high watch!

Current Holds:

$CBMX, $JUNO

Market Outlook:

Casino stocks on watch!!! Wash-out snap backs! $WYNN $MPEL $MGM $LVS

Dips on $GOLD are NOT being bought now vs.selling the rips (so this by default plays in to $SILVER). The Trump train / reflation train.

$NATGAS has come off some from important resistance I alerted.

$USOIL $WTI is dialed in with EPIC the Oil Algo perfect and price is on its way to EPICs new targets! so machines have been on since mid November break-out (so this makes trading oil related easier for me).

$SPY has continued its upward trend. Watching markets for a pull back (as noted previous) sometime near or just after Christmas (it seems we have a Santa Claus rally).

And that brings me to momo stocks and rotation therein, looks like a fun two weeks setting up here. So these remain on high watch.

I am also watching Tech and Retail.

Crude oil, chart

Crude algo intra work sheet 743 AM Dec 9 FX $USOIL $WTIC #OIL $CL_F CL $USO $UCO $SCO #OOTT #algo

These algorithmic charts will not be shared in the room or in this morning newsletter indefinetly (and without the algo newsletter they don’t do you a lot of good). While in beta for each they will be shared at times in the general room and in general watchlists etc but not indefinitely and not completely.

Momentum Stocks (Market Open and Intra-Day):

I do trade morning momo stocks (at times), but I do avoid risk – so often I avoid the first 30 minutes (gap and go) and trade momentum stocks later in the day after the wash-out looking for a snap-back. Just prior to open and shortly after open I post momentum stocks to the trade chat room (and Twitter if I have time).

Some of my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Momentum Stock Wash-Outs for Snap Back, (2) Bad News Wash-outs on Stocks with High Institutional Ownership, (3) Getting on the Right Side of a Trend Change and scaling in my position and (4) Our Algorithm Set-Ups.

The momentum stocks (from previous days and morning trade) I continue to watch through the day for indicators that allow a trade.

Morning Stock Watch-Lists for my Favorite Set-Ups:

(1) Pre-Market Gainers Watch-List: $IDXG 63%, $AEM 46%, $TBIO 38%, $SWC 21%, $FGP 13%, $LVS $MBLX $FNSR $MPEL $WYNN $JCOM $AVGO $CCJ $SSH $BIIB $MGM I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(2) Pre-market Decliners Watch-List: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

(3) Other Watch-List: $WYNN, $MPEL, $MGM, $LVS, $AGIO (recent wash-out), $SGY (recent swing), $CBMX (current swing), $JUNO (current swing), $ANF (previous wash-out on news), $SKLN (previous wash-out on news), $URBN (previous wash-out on news).

(4) Regular Algo Charting Watch-List: Gold $GLD, Miners $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG), Silver $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV), Crude Oil FX: $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $USO, $UCO, $CL_F, $UWT, $DWT), Natural Gas ($UGAZ, $DGAZ), S & P 500 $SPY ($SPXL, $SPXS), US Dollar Index $DXY ($UUP), Volatility $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

(5) Upgrades: I will update before market open of refer to chat room notices.

(6) Downgrades: I will update before market open or refer to chat room notices.

Stay tuned in Stock Chat Room for more pre-market stocks on watch.

Regular Trades:

S & P 500: $SPY ($SPXL, $SPXS)

Outlook: I was looking at a possible pull-back between now and Tuesday but that may not happen. As pre previous and our algorithm call before election…. My bias is still to new highs but I am looking at a pull-back Christmas / Early 2017.

My Trading Plan: Right now I am trading $XIV instead of $SPXL or $SPXS. I do this because we are in a trend of crushed volatility. Now, when that changes and volatility starts to rise again (even if $SPY is rising at the same time) then I’ll flip over to trading $SPXL and $SPXS instead of $XIV.

Volatility: $VIX ($TVIX, $UVXY, $XIV)

Outlook: Looking for possible record lows before Christmas.

Watch for volatility to rise on a trend – even if $SPY is still rising – volatility is a great indicator for what’s around the corner.

My Trading Plan for Volatility: I will likely follow that trend with $TVIX $UVXY $XIV buys at range pivots / pending price action, volume and other geo events.

Currencies and Other Global Markets: $DXY US Dollar Index ($UUP US Dollar Bull, $UDN British Pound, $USD/JPY, $FXY Japanese Yen Trust, $CNY China, $TZA, $SMK / $EWW Mexico Capped ETF)

$USDJPY Did warn em. Break out. $GLD $GDX $NUGT $DUST $JDST $JNUG $DXY

$USD/JPY

$USDJPY Did warn em. Break out. $GLD $GDX $NUGT $DUST $JDST $JNUG $DXY

US Dollar may come off in to downtrend soonish though – seeing some areas of global markets that are becoming interesting here.

Pre previous: Inflection point. No clear direction. $USD/JPY not backing off yet. Our $DXY algo had 100.50 as a PT so I’m watching. Lots of fundamentals at work here and geo.

My Trading Plan for Currencies / Global Markets: Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Gold: $GLD ($UGLD, $DGLD). Miners: $GDX ($NUGT, $DUST, $JDST, $JNUG)

$USD/JPY Per previous – Caution Gold bulls.

My Trading Plan for Gold:

Waiting for a long trade confirmation in Gold.

I haven’t started to take trades yet because I am waiting for “price – trigger – trade” set-ups. I will start chewing around the edges of stocks like $NUGT and $GLD likely – very possibly today. The idea is to get on the right side of the trade and trend.

Other equities I like for Gold Trade: $AUMN (penny stock)

Silver $SL_F: $SLV ($USLV, $DSLV)

Same as Gold – we’re waiting for a decision from market so we can get algo targets.

My Plan for Trading Silver:

Per previous;

Same as Gold, I’m waiting for the “price – trigger – trade” set-ups… I am going to start chewing around the edges of stocks when set-up confirms like $USLV and $SLV attempting to get on right side of trend trade.

Other equities I like for Silver trade: $AUMN (penny stock).

Crude Oil FX : $USOIL $WTI ($UWTI, $DWTI, $GUSH, $ERX, $DRIP, $ERY, $USO, $UCO, $SCO, $UWT, $DWT, $CL_F)

Per previous:

Crude is trading within its range. Until it breaks its recent highs it isn’t bullish and until it breaks its recent lows – same thing. So I will trade the range if at all.

Outlook: Per previous – trading range. There are oil meetings this weekend again so watch close. I will be watching small cap oil very close Friday and Monday!!!

Trading Plan: Oil equities:

Other Equities I like for Oil or Energy Trade: Tape / Chart – $ETE, $RIG. High Short Interest – $CRC, $EPE, $WLL, $RES, $JONE, $AREX, $REN, $CLR, $HP, $ATW, $SGY. Fundamentals: $EOG, Pipelines – $XLE: $HEP, $SXE, $KMI, $DPM, $TGS, $ENB, $EEP, $PTRC, $HGT

Natural Gas $NG_F : $NATGAS (, $UGAZ, $DGAZ):

Hit resistance as I thought and alerted. We’ll see what happens.

Study:

Watch that $SKLN wash out snap back trade on YouTube I posted if you want to learn your indicators!

Free scanners to find momentum stocks that you can easily review charts of for indicators that bring probability of your trade being successful up considerably. These are not useful for first 30 minute market open gap and go type plays (you need a good momentum scanner, level 2, and best to have hot-keys for the first 30 mins of gap and go trading)… but are very useful for intra day scalping (start with trending stocks and then look at indicators intra for simple set-ups – study scan study scan study scan).

http://finviz.com/

https://finance.yahoo.com/screener/predefined/ec5bebb9-b7b2-4474-9e5c-3e258b61cbe6

http://www.highshortinterest.com/

http://www.gurufocus.com/short-stocks.php

http://www.3xetf.com/all/

http://www.etf.com/channels/gold-etfs

GL!

Curtis

Article Topics: Stockmarket, Pre-Market, Trading Plan, Wall Street, Stocks, Day-trading, Watchlist, Chatroom, $IDXG, $AEM, Casino stocks, Small Cap Oil, $CBMX, $JUNO, $GOLD, $SILVER, $USD/JPY, $USOIL $WTI, $VIX, $SPY, $NATGAS, $DWT, $UWT, $SLV, $GLD, $DXY