Posts by Dominic Marella

One Trade to Start the New Year

»Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings | Comments Off on One Trade to Start the New Year

One Trade to Start the New Year

01-04-2016

Traders,

The news out of Saudi Arabia about the breakdown with Iran and weak numbers out of China gave the first trading day of 2016 quite a  “wake-up call”

There has already been a lot of action today!

Unfortunately (or fortunately) for the Power Rankings this week,  the volatility in the first few hours of trade will keep us out of the markets except for the Euro.

At the time of this writing, the Euro is in the process of being sold off. Therefore if it gets close to the profit objective before we have the opportunity to enter, traders should cancel the order.

Howard

 

 

For Trade Recommendations associated with the Power Rankings, click here or call your broker. If you’re not yet working with an Index representative, call 800-376-0810 to get started.

 01-04-2016

Legend:

[  ] – Associated Trade Recommendation

[  ] – Market was UP
[  ] – Market was DOWN
VDO – Last Week’s Price Volatility in dollar terms; or Volatility Dollar Opportunity
              (click here for more on the VDO)
Bias – This Week’s Bias
Rank – Based on VDO
Volatility – Last Week’s Price Volatility
PowerRankingBiasArrows

 

 

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & Power Rankings: Fed Rate Hike Sends Equities to Top of Rankings

»Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings | Comments Off on MERRY CHRISTMAS & Power Rankings: Fed Rate Hike Sends Equities to Top of Rankings

MERRY CHRISTMAS & Power Rankings: Fed Rate Hike Sends Equities to Top of Rankings

12-21-2015

Traders,

Last week we were able to catch the move on both Cattle and Gold. Although we couldn’t double-up on the Gold due to the quick move, we were able to ride the previous week’s Put to the suggested profit level. Looking at both of those markets today, we were lucky to grab two winners when we had the chance!

Given the short weeks and thin market conditions for the last two weeks of the year, traders can look at the direction of our indicators, but I have no recommendations for the Holiday trade. Since we began the Power Rankings, it has been my pleasure to see participation and interest continue to grow. I’m happy to end the year by adding another two recommendations to the “W” column. Keep watching and stay in touch.

And keep an eye out for the next evolution of the Power Rankings.

If you have any questions or want to actively participate in the Power Rankings Trade Recommendations, feel free to contact us at any time. I wish all of you the Happiest of Holidays!

And a Merry Christmas!

Howard

Biggest Jump (+5): Cattle jumped into the top 3 with a volatile trading week. Cattle ended the week limit up after reaching near term lows Thursday, and chopped around for the rest of the week. The market continues to chop around after making new near term lows, so these moves shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.

Biggest Drop (-8): Coffee had a relatively quiet week despite being down every day. Coffee rarely drops out of the top 10 in the Power Rankings, but couldn’t pick up momentum and seemed to disregard the volatile dollar.

Other Notables: The S&P and NASDAQ both had a delayed reaction to the Fed, selling off sharply to close the week out near the bottom of this most recent trading range. The S&P seems to have found support at the 2000 level, but can’t seem to find the momentum to break 2100 again. The NASDAQ closed the week near 4500 after almost reaching 4700 on Thursday.

For Trade Recommendations associated with the Power Rankings, click here or call your broker. If you’re not yet working with an Index representative, call 800-376-0810 to get started.

 12-21-2015

Legend:

[  ] – Associated Trade Recommendation

[  ] – Market was UP
[  ] – Market was DOWN
VDO – Last Week’s Price Volatility in dollar terms; or Volatility Dollar Opportunity
              (click here for more on the VDO)
Bias – This Week’s Bias
Rank – Based on VDO
Volatility – Last Week’s Price Volatility
PowerRankingBiasArrows

Previously on the Futures Power Rankings:

10/26 – USDA Report Generates Huge Moves

10/12 – Celebrating One Year

10/5 – Metals Back in Focus off Employment Data

 

 

 

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The Futures Institute

»Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on The Futures Institute

The Futures Institute

 

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ECB and US Jobs Data Create Big Moves in Metals and Currency

»Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings, Geopolitics | Comments Off on ECB and US Jobs Data Create Big Moves in Metals and Currency

ECB and US Jobs Data Create Big Moves in Metals and Currency

12-7-2015

Although last week six out of six markets went our way, we would have only been able to get into two at the most. Cattle did well, but the and ES went sour. The week still ended with approximately $375.00 to the up side.

This week, most markets have already made moves. However, there are still a few we can work. I have four recommendations. Sugar, Gold, mini Nasdaq(NQ) and 10yr. I like all four.

Good Trading,

Howard

Biggest Jump (+9): ECB President Mario Draghi’s announcement that QE was unlimited helped stocks close higher, and sent the Euro up 9 spots in the rankings with over a 2 handle weekly move higher. Despite making lows under 105 not seen since March, the strong finish gave the Euro nearly a $2,000 VDO edge over the second spot.

Biggest Drop (-10): Copper dropped out of the top 10 after being in the top spot last week. Gold and silver reacted off of jobs and the ECB, but copper could only hold modest gains. Copper continues to test the low $2 level.

 

For Trade Recommendations associated with the Power Rankings, click here or call your broker. If you’re not yet working with an Index representative, call 800-376-0810 to get started.

 12-7-2015

Legend:

[  ] – Associated Trade Recommendation

[  ] – Market was UP
[  ] – Market was DOWN
VDO – Last Week’s Price Volatility in dollar terms; or Volatility Dollar Opportunity
              (click here for more on the VDO)
Bias – This Week’s Bias
Rank – Based on VDO
Volatility – Last Week’s Price Volatility
PowerRankingBiasArrows

Previously on the Futures Power Rankings:

10/26 – USDA Report Generates Huge Moves

10/12 – Celebrating One Year

10/5 – Metals Back in Focus off Employment Data

 

 

 

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Futures Power Rankings – SIX Opportunities

»Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings | Comments Off on Futures Power Rankings – SIX Opportunities

Futures Power Rankings – SIX Opportunities

11-30-2015

After sitting on the sidelines for the last two weeks, the Power Rankings come back strong after the Thanksgiving Holiday.

This week, the Power Rankings have six trade suggestions. Each with approximately $450.00 risk or less and a potential objective of $700.00 to $1540.00. Taking all six, a client would have to risk about $2,131.50 total with the potential return of $5,187.50.   The best risk reward scenarios are the Crude and the ES.

For Trade Recommendations associated with the Power Rankings, click here or call your broker. If you’re not yet working with an Index representative, call 800-376-0810 to get started.

 11-30-2015

Legend:

[  ] – Associated Trade Recommendation

[  ] – Market was UP
[  ] – Market was DOWN
VDO – Last Week’s Price Volatility in dollar terms; or Volatility Dollar Opportunity
              (click here for more on the VDO)
Bias – This Week’s Bias
Rank – Based on VDO
Volatility – Last Week’s Price Volatility
PowerRankingBiasArrows

Previously on the Futures Power Rankings:

10/26 – USDA Report Generates Huge Moves

10/12 – Celebrating One Year

10/5 – Metals Back in Focus off Employment Data

 

 

 

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