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FOMC concludes their 2 day meeting today

Top Day Rec

6.24.09

FOMC day. The Fed will conclude their two day meeting today and release a communiqué at 2:15. Although it’s universally expected that the Fed will leave rates unchanged, the devil is in the details of the press release as they characterize their view of the economy and prospects walking forward.

Overnight, well it sure looked like a unilateral intervention by the Swiss as futures swoon this morning at 7:15 am. Intervention has neither been confirmed nor denied, however. They have been making a lot of noise lately about their exchange rate with the EC.

37 Billion in 5 years notes today go to auction.

Department of Energy Day with crude inventories at 10:30

Rememeber, FOMC day is one of the two trading days of the month when your equity can be seriously revalued so if you trade with a foreshortened time horizon, cover most of your exposures by 1:30.  

  

Two year notes being auctioned today.    

Jun 23

10:00

Existing Home Sales

May

 

NA

4.83M

4.68M

 

Jun 24

08:30

Durable Orders

May

 

NA

-0.9%

1.9%

 

Jun 24

08:30

Durable Orders, Ex-Transportation

May

 

NA

-0.5%

0.8%

 

Jun 24

10:00

New Home Sales

May

 

NA

360K

352K

 

Jun 24

10:30

Crude Inventories

06/19

 

NA

NA

-3.87M

 

Jun 24

14:15

FOMC Rate Decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 25

08:30

Initial Claims

06/20

 

NA

608K

NA

 

Jun 25

08:30

Q1 GDP - Final

Q1

 

NA

-5.7%

-5.7%

 

Jun 26

08:30

Personal Income

May

 

NA

0.2%

0.5%

 

Jun 26

08:30

Personal Spending

May

 

NA

0.4%

-0.1%

 

Jun 26

08:30

PCE Core

May

 

NA

0.2%

0.3%

 

Jun 26

09:55

Mich Sentiment-Rev

Jun

 

NA

69.0

69.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current views, speculations and suggestions

(good till close of business today)

 

Sept Yen: pos with support at 104.50

Sept Swiss: pos with support at 91.20

Sept EC: pos with support at 140.00 and 139.00.   

Sept Canadian: neg with res at 87.75

Sept BP:  neg with res at 166.40        

Sept ES: neg with res at 899    

Sept NQ: neg with res at 1434     

Sept Mini Dow: neg with res at 8360   

Aug Gold: positive with daily support of 921   

July Silver: neg with res at 13.95

Aug crude: pos with support at 67.20   

Nov Soybeans: neg with res at 10.13

Sept Wheat: neg with res at 5.81

Sept Ten Year: pos with support at 115.00        

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International Markets

Sept Bund:  pos with support at 119.94       

Sept Dax: neg with res at 4796

NKD: neg with res at 9720

 

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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.    

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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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