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March e-mini S&P futures daily bar chart

E-Mini S&P Futures See Familiar Price Action Recently

The March e-mini S&P futures daily bar chart shows that stiff technical resistance at the summertime high continues to turn back rallies. In fact, if there is more downside price action this week a bearish double-top reversal pattern would develop. The recent trading pattern in the e-mini S&P is that just when the bulls appear […]

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U.S. Treasury Bond Futures

U.S. Treasury Bond Futures See Solid Price Rebound

March U.S. Treasury bond futures prices have made a strong rebound from the November low and the bulls have regained the slight near-term technical advantage. Prices this week hit a three-week high and a fledgling uptrend line is now in place. The bulls have gained some near-term technical momentum to suggest that prices can continue […]

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US SPX 500 Futures (Daily) 2014, 04, 20

Option Queen Letter

The bull market in US equities continues. While many pundits are calling for a top, and we agree that there are ominous signs in this aging bull market to support that opinion, we must remind our readers that markets tend to move directionally and generally resist change. A bull or bear market can continue longer […]

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30 Year U.S. Treasury Bond chart for April 17, 2014 - Safe haven

Flight out of Safe Haven

Clearly the trend has been higher in the last four months as June 30-yr bonds futures have climbed 8 handles. This weeks consolidation just below the 135’00 level could signal an interim top. A future trader could institute shorts with stops above the recent highs. Another option would be a bearish option play with an […]

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Russell 2000 Index

Are we Headed for a RUT – The Russell?

After 8 positive weeks that has lifted futures to record highs last week the Russell did have a negative week closing lower by just better than 2% failing to hold onto its gains. A rejection of the highs and lower trade could be a tell of what’s to come? It is too premature to call […]

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US SPX 500 Futures for the Option Queen Letter

The Option Queen Letter

As to the bull market, remember the trend is your friend, that said, keep your stops tight and don’t be afraid to take profits when presented with that opportunity. One of the biggest mistakes investors can make is not taking profits when they are available. Remember, you can always purchase the issue again. Nothing goes […]

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30 Year US Treasury Bond Futures

Treasury Complex on its Heels

US Treasury futures are lower for the third day running amid fresh signs of economic expansion, putting the yield of the benchmark 10-yr Notes on the cusp of rising above 3% for the first time in 2 years. According to ADP today the US added 176,000 jobs in August. A key gauge of the US […]

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U.S. Treasury Bond chart for August 23, 2013 - Debt

A Reversal in the Debt Complex

Since establishing an interim top this has been a one way trade since the beginning of May where the long end and short end of the curve has gotten hit. 30-yr bonds have depreciated 12%, 10-yr notes are lower by 7% and the March 16’ Eurodollar futures are lower by 1.3%. Lets quantify this…what are […]

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S&P - US SPX 500 Futures (15 Minutes) August 17, 2013

S&P will finish lower for the second week in a row

Energy: Crude oil has gained the last six sessions lifting October futures to their highest close in 13’ as we are fast approaching the 12’ highs. I see little gas in the tank and have advised aggressive clients to establish bearish trade anticipating a trade back to the 50 day MA in the coming weeks, […]

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