Top Day Recommendations
IBM has a big beat and this defeats, for the moment at least, the S+P downgrade for the US economy. It’s a lite day for eco news with just existing home sales and the crude inventories numbers in play. Risk is back on today with the EC up 190 and the Yen lower on crosses. German producer prices come in less than expected. Metals continue their ebullience. Original rough projections posited gold at 1542 by Mid-summer but Midsummer might be closer than you think. Today is already starting out as one of those days where things just simply don’t work. Got bumped off the subway due to switching problems in Brooklyn. Then I make coffee without water and I’m having data feed problems. What’s next?
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This Week's Calendar
Week of April 18 - April 22
|Apr 18||10:00||NAHB Housing Market Index||Apr||17||17||17|
|Apr 19||08:30||Housing Starts||Mar||500K||520K||479K|
|Apr 19||08:30||Building Permits||Mar||530K||538K||517K|
|Apr 20||07:00||MBA Mortgage Purchase Index||04/15||NA||NA||-6.7%|
|Apr 20||10:00||Existing Home Sales||Mar||5.15M||5.00M||4.88M|
|Apr 20||10:30||Crude Inventories||04/16||NA||NA||1.627M|
|Apr 21||08:30||Initial Claims||04/16||370K||390K||412K|
|Apr 21||08:30||Continuing Claims||04/16||3650K||3650K||3680K|
|Apr 21||10:00||Philadelphia Fed||Apr||30||32.9||43.4|
|Apr 21||10:00||Leading Indicators||Mar||0.2%||0.2%||0.8%|
|Apr 21||10:00||FHFA Housing Price Index||Feb||NA||NA||-0.3%|
Current views, speculations and suggestions.
They are good till close of business today. These are strictly technical in nature, not fundamentally based or biased.
P is Positive
N is Negative
PRD is Potential 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
Levels are for the most active futures contract
Daily Support and Resistance
Trend S2 S1 DS DR R1 R2
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.
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.
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