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Crude continues to go higher as volume contracts

Top Day Rec

08.21.09

Just Existing Home Sales at 10.

Overnight, a bump higher as German Purchasing Managerís Index expands to 54 from 48. French PMI also expands. The strength from both readings is seen as validating previous strength seen in Q2. BP is reluctantly pulled higher by the EC. Crude higher on hopes of sustained eco expansion.

Volume continues to contract.

The nosiest place on earth? The space between your ears.

 

Aug 17

08:30

Empire Manufacturing

Aug

 

5.00

2.20

-0.55

 

Aug 17

09:00

Net Long-Term TIC Flows

Jun

 

NA

$17.5B

-$19.8B

 

Aug 18

08:30

Building Permits

Jul

 

565K

576K

570K

 

Aug 18

08:30

Core PPI

Jul

 

0.1%

0.1%

0.5%

 

Aug 18

08:30

Housing Starts

Jul

 

580K

598K

582K

 

Aug 18

08:30

PPI

Jul

 

-0.2%

-0.2%

1.8%

 

Aug 19

10:30

Crude Inventories

08/14

 

NA

NA

+2.52M

 

Aug 20

08:30

Initial Claims

08/15

 

550K

553K

558K

 

Aug 20

10:00

Leading Indicators

Jul

 

0.6%

0.6%

0.7%

 

Aug 20

10:00

Philadelphia Fed

Aug

 

1.0

-2.0

-7.5

 

Aug 21

10:00

Existing Home Sales

Jul

 

5.10M

5.00M

4.89M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             
                           

Current views, speculations and suggestions

(good till close of business today). These are technical in nature only.

 

Sept Yen: pos with support at 105.86

Sept Swiss: positive and at daily res of 94.60   

Sept EC: positive and above daily res of 143.30   

Sept Canadian: pos with support of 91.18

Sept BP:  neg with res at 166.70 (increased govt borrowing/higher taxes)      

Sept ES: pos with support at 996.75

Sept NQ: pos with support at 1596.00  

Sept Mini Dow: pos with support at 926.00

Dec Gold: neg with res at 951     

Sept Silver: neg with res at 14.19  

Sept Copper: pos with support at 270.00

Oct Crude: res at 74.70      

Nov Soybeans: neg with res at 9.75

Dec Wheat: neg with res at 5.045

Sept Ten Year:  pos with support at 117.23   

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International Markets

Sept Bund:  

Sept Dax:   

NKD:  

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N.B.: if you initiate a trade using ANY of these numbers use a STOP at least equivalent to 2 Ĺ%. Repeat: use Stops.  Donít think about using Stops. Use Stops. Some find it appropriate to look at the margin requirement and use that as a stop or if itís a steep initial requirement, use half.

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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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