Posts by Dominic Marella

Thanksgiving 2015 – Holiday Trading Schedule

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Thanksgiving 2015 – Holiday Trading Schedule
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Futures Power Ranking – November 16, 2015

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Futures Power Ranking – November 16, 2015

11.16.2015

Traders,

Last week we had four trade suggestions. Between the two currencies there is a slight profit. There should have been a follow-through in the Yen and EC today and it hasn’t happened. It is time to offset. Traders should also offset the 10yr any time this week as most of the premium has eroded. We are looking for a sell-off tomorrow in the beans. I’m suggesting to take a profit in the beans tomorrow if you can.

Every once in a while, particularly during the quarterly expiration, the risk reward ratios don’t add up. This is one of those times. Although I haven’t found trades that fit our particular criteria this week, traders can find very cheap options going into the December expiration.  Feel free to contact us if you would like to be involved.

~ Howard Marella, President

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.

 11.16.2015

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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Dollar Sends Most Markets Lower and Gold Rushes to Top

»Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Commodities, Futures Power Rankings, Shop Talk | Comments Off on Dollar Sends Most Markets Lower and Gold Rushes to Top

Dollar Sends Most Markets Lower and Gold Rushes to Top

11.09.2015

Trade Rec Update:

Last week we had two winners out of two trades entered totaling over $800.00.

This week we have four opportunities, all with reasonable risk. We will be revisiting the Beans and also suggesting the Yen, Euro and 10yr.

Biggest Jump (+6): The Yen jumped 6 spots into the top 10 as the dollar sent currencies lower. Speculation of a December rate hike sent the dollar near all-time highs, and closed the week above 99 for the first time since April. The Euro took the biggest hit of the majors, but the Yen could be poised to test the 80 level in the coming weeks.

Biggest Drop (-9): Natural gas dropped 9 spots from the top 5 after taking the week to digest levels in the low 2.30s. Expectations of a mild winter have curbed demand for the heating fuel, and prices may be poised to test 2.00 before all-time lows from 2012 at 1.90 if demand doesn’t pick up.

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.

 11.09.2015

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 – Metal and Energies Back in Focus

»Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Announcements, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings, Geopolitics, Shop Talk | Comments Off on Futures Power Rankings – Metal and Energies Back in Focus

Futures Power Rankings – Metal and Energies Back in Focus

11.2.2015

Trade Rec Update:

Although small, we had two winners out of two strategies last week (approx. $300-450, total). We suggested to offset both before close on Friday and this week’s rankings supports that due to the change in volatility.

If you are still holding ES or Sugar, we suggest to take the added profit. Sugar has been a nice consistent rally, but only giving us a teaser of profit. Although there is no reversal signal yet in Sugar, it looks as if it is getting top heavy.

For this week, we have three new trades: Natural Gas, Soybeans and a weekly ES option that could take us through the employment number. The ES will also allow us to participate through all of the earnings week. If we don’t hit the objectives earlier, traders should offset by noon Central on Friday.

Biggest Jump (+5): 

Silver and gold round out the top 2 spots, and had the biggest jump for the week, closing down every day but one last week. Since moving above 1180 on October 15th for the first time since early in the summer, gold has closed lower 11 out of 13 trading days.

Biggest Drop (-7):

The NASDAQ dropped 7 spots in the rankings, closing higher every day except Friday. but failing to gain significant momentum to the upside. The reversal of the NASDAQ has outshined both the S&P and the DOW, making a new high for 2015 on Friday.

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.

 11.2.2015

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 Bulls Return as S&P Soars During “ROCKTOBER”

»Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Bonds, CNBC, Commodities, Geopolitics, Shop Talk, Stocks | Comments Off on The Bulls Return as S&P Soars During “ROCKTOBER”

The Bulls Return as S&P Soars During “ROCKTOBER”

raging bull

“As the world focused on China and the crude market declined in August and September, investors entered the month of October with all the anxiety associated with global turbulence.”
~ Jack Bouroudjian, CEO

See the full article on CNBC.com

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