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Weekly jobless claims reports and the Department of Energy report will be released today

Top Day Rec

09.10.09

Weekly jobless claims and the Balance of Trade today. Also, the release of the Department of Energy report will be released today at 10:30 today as the report was delayed for a day due to the holiday Monday.

Bank of England left rates unchanged. Gold was very cognizant of its RSI above 70 and has come off from 1008.00 down to 985.00.

Today is rollover for stock index futures to December being front month.   

     

Sep 08

15:00

Consumer Credit

Jul

 

-8.5B

-4.0B

-10.3B

 

Sep 09

10:30

Crude Inventories

09/04

 

NA

NA

-372K

 

Sep 09

14:00

Fed's Beige Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 10

08:30

Initial Claims

09/05

 

-565K

560K

570K

 

Sep 10

08:30

Continuing Claims

09/29

 

6150K

6200K

6234K

 

Sep 10

08:30

Trade Balance

Jul

 

-25.5B

-27.4B

-27.0B

 

Sep 11

08:30

Export Prices ex-ag.

Aug

 

NA

NA

0.2%

 

Sep 11

08:30

Import Prices ex-oil

Aug

 

NA

NA

-0.2%

 

Sep 11

09:55

Mich Sentiment-Prel

Sep

 

69.0

67.8

65.7

 

Sep 11

10:00

Wholesale Inventories

Jul

 

-1.4%

-1.0%

-1.7%

 

Sep 11

14:00

Treasury Budget

Aug

 

-168.0B

-162.0B

-111.9B

 

 

Current views, speculations and suggestions

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

 

Sept Yen: pos with support at 107.95  

Sept Swiss: positive with support at 95.40    

Sept EC: positive with support at 144.75  

Sept Canadian: pos with support at 91.82

Sept BP:  pos with support at 163.90        

Dec ES: pos with support at 1011

Dec NQ: pos with support at 1649  

Dec Mini Dow: pos with support at 9350

Dec Gold: pos with support at 981.00

Dec Silver: pos with support at 16.00  

Dec Copper: pos but below daily support of 286.00

Oct Crude: neg with res at 72.33      

Nov Soybeans: neg with res at 9.36

Dec Wheat: neg with res at 4.62

Dec Ten Year:  pos with support at 116.19   

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International Markets

Dec Bund: potential reversal day

Dec Dax:  pos with support at 5490

NKD:  neg with res at 10420  

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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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