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S+P downgrades Italian debt

Top Day Recommendations

 

9.20.11

 

S+P downgrades Italian debt from A+ to A last night and the EC spiked lower briefly. But the market already had anticipated this and a possible elaborate bail out package for Greece lurking in the wings helped to return markets to higher levels as the night progressed. Also, markets caught a bid in front of the today FOMC meeting. Some players are making room for a stimulative effort by the Fed coming out of this meeting. Whether this will materialize or not remains to be seen. There was news overnight that China, specifically the bank of China had halted trading currency forwards with Soc Gen, Paribas and UBS citing euro zone risk. Some traders will just sit on their hands until tomorrow’s 2:15 release of the

 

FOMC rate decision and a potential stimulus package.

 

Week of September 19 - September 23

 

Date

ET

Release

For

Actual

Briefing.com  Briefing.com

Prior

Revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forecast

Consensus

 

From

 

Sep

10:00

NAHB Housing

Sep

 

15

15

15

 

 

19

Market Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

08:30

 Housing Starts

Aug

 

575K

592K

604K

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

08:30

 Building Permits

Aug

 

575K

588K

597K

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

07:00

MBA Mortgage Index

09/17

 

NA

NA

+6.3%

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

10:00

 Existing Home Sales

Aug

 

4.50M

4.70M

4.67M

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

10:30

Crude Inventories

09/17

 

NA

NA

-6.7M

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

14:15

FOMC Rate Decision

Sep

 

0.25%

0.25%

0.25%

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

08:30

 Initial Claims

09/17

 

412K

417K

428K

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

08:30

 Continuing Claims

09/10

 

3710K

3730K

3726K

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Date

ET

Release

For

Actual

Briefing.com  Briefing.com

Prior

Revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forecast

Consensus

 

From

 

Sep

10:00

FHFA Housing Price

Jul

 

NA

NA

0.9%

 

 

22

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

10:00

 Leading Indicators

Aug

 

0.0%

0.1%

0.5%

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numbers are good up until the close of business today. These are strictly technical in nature, not fundamentally based or biased.

 

Legend

 

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

Dec Emini

P

1092.2

1152.00

1185.0

12 16.50

1243.00

12 74.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S+P

 

5

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec Emini

P

2053

2180

2265

2350

2371

2435

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec Yen

P

128.30

129.28

130.21

131.38

131.02

131.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec EC

PRD

133.12

135.47

135.86

137.20

139.71

141.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 10

PRE

127.27

128.22

130.01

130.27

134.24

131.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

D (U)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 30

P

136.24

138.03

140.17

142.13

141.12

143.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov

N

12.97

13.26

13.22

13.53

14.08

14.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soybeans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec Corn

N

6.53

6.72

6.81

7.05

7.30

7.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec Gold

P

1715.3

1765.10

1755

1817

1864.90

1914.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec Silver

N

38.36

39.53

38.49

40.36

41.73

42.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec

N

380

387

372

387

401

408

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov

PRD(

8252

8530

84.54

87.44

9073

9338

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crude

D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.