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G20 meets in Paris over the weekend

Top Day Recommendations

February 18th

No eco releases today.

G 20, representing 80% of world GDP, will meet in Paris over the weekend

(notice how they never meet in Sandusky, Ohio?). They will seek to redress

imbalances. That seems like a never ending task, doesn’t it? Isn’t the world

always out of balance and the center will not hold? Sounds like permanent

employment like painting the Golden Gate Bridge.

The end of an era occurs today as Vision moves its New York office from 1

Whitehall to 75 Broad Street, one block south of the august NYSE. 75 Broad

was a commodity trading center from 1933 to the arrival of the World Trade

Center in 1975. History circulates through these tight, uneven streets of

lower Manhattan and markets arrive and dissolve only to reinvent

themselves again as do the players that play them. Just the other day I

thought I at least wanted to see Diamond Jim Brady hurriedly leave

Delmonico’s heading for who knows where to do a deal with who knows

who.

If you haven’t read Michael Thomas’ take on the Irish banking debacle in

Vanity Fair, do so. As far as financial writing goes, it doesn’t get much

better.

Week of February 14 - February 18

Date ET Release For Actual Briefing.com Consensus Prior Revised

From

Feb 15 08:30 Retail Sales Jan 0.7% 0.5% 0.6%

Feb 15 08:30 Retail Sales ex-auto Jan 0.7% 0.6% 0.5%

Feb 15 08:30 Empire Manufacturing Feb 14.0 16.0 11.92

Feb 15 08:30 Export Prices ex-ag. Jan NA NA 0.6%

Feb 15 08:30 Import Prices ex-oil Jan NA NA 0.3%

Feb 15 09:00 Net Long-Term TIC Flows Dec NA NA $85.1B

Feb 15 10:00 Business Inventories Dec 0.7% 0.7% 0.2%

Feb 15 10:00 NAHB Housing Market Index Feb 16 16 16

Feb 16 07:00 MBA Mortgage Purchase Index 02/11 NA NA -5.5%

Feb 16 08:30 Housing Starts Jan 555K 540K 529K

Date ET Release For Actual Briefing.com Consensus Prior Revised

From

Feb 16 08:30 Building Permits Jan 550K 580K 635K

Feb 16 08:30 PPI Jan 0.7% 0.7% 1.1%

Feb 16 08:30 Core PPI Jan 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%

Feb 16 09:15 Industrial Production Jan 0.6% 0.6% 0.8%

Feb 16 09:15 Capacity Utilization Jan 76.2% 76.4% 76.0%

Feb 16 10:30 Crude Inventories 02/12 NA NA 1.9M

Feb 16 14:00 Fed Minutes

Feb 17 08:30 CPI Jan 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%

Feb 17 08:30 Core CPI Jan 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%

Feb 17 08:30 Initial Claims 02/12 415K 410K 383K

Feb 17 08:30 Continuing Claims 02/05 3900K 3900K 3888K

Feb 17 10:00 Leading Indicators Jan 0.2% 0.2% 1.0%

Feb 17 10:00 Philadelphia Fed Feb 20.0 21.9 19.3

Read more: http://briefing.com/Investor/Public/Calendars/EconomicCalendar.htm#ixzz1DuMPJJx1

Current views, speculations and suggestions

good till close of business today. These are strictly technical in nature

only, not fundamentally based or biased.

Legend:

P is positive

N is Negative

PRD is Potential Trend Reversal Day

S2 is strong support

S1 is good support

DS is Daily Support

DR is Daily Resistance

R1 is Good resistance

R2 is Strong Resistance

S1, S2, R1, R2 change once, weekly, so DS can be below weekly support

levels and DR can be above weekly resistance levels as a week of trading

unfolds

Levels are for the most active futures contract.

DAILY SUPPORT AND RESISTANCE

Trend S2 S1 DS DR R1 R2

Emini

S&P P 1297 1312 1331 1342 1335 1343

Emini NQ P 2318 2348 2384 2400 2394 2410

Yen PRD 111.75 118.77 119.92 120.37 121.57 123.35

EC P 133.41 134.37 135.50 136.34 136.84 138.35

10 year P 117.04 117.26 119.19 119.10 119.01 119.19

30 year P 115.31 117.06 118.29 119.28 119.06 120.03

Soybeans N 13.81 13.98 13.78 14.18 14.44 14.72

Corn PRD 6.52 6.795 6.98 7.19 7.20 7.335

Apr Gold P 1331.2 1343.9 1377 1389 1369.5 1382.4

Silver N 28.29 29.07 30.86 32.06 30.56 31.28

Copper PRD 440 447 442 452 463 471

Apr

Crude N 82.20 83.74 87.71 89.61 88.18 91.08

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N.B.: if you initiate a trade using ANY of these

numbers use a STOP at least equivalent to 2 ½%.

Repeat: use Stops. Don’t think about using Stops.

Use Stops. Some find it appropriate to look at the

margin requirement and use that as a Stop or if

it’s a steep initial requirement, use half. But

whatever you do, stop thinking about any other

alternative and use Stops.

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Futures trading entails considerable risk and is not for

everyone. An account can lose more than its initial investment.

Stops are not necessarily filled at the stop level. Past

performance is not a guarantee of future results.

 

Charles Kespert

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HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE

MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH

ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS

BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS

LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR

TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE

FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN

HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE

ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY

ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.

ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL

PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE

GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF

HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, AL TRADING DOES NOT

INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO

HYPOTHETIOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN

COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF

FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR

EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR

TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM

IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS

WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL

TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER

FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL

OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC

TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY

ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF

HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL

OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL

TRADING RESULTS.