USD/JPY…79.20 ( 126.40 Futures)….80.10 ( App 125 Futures) is the trading range. Monitor these levels for a breakout.
30 yr Bonds…are in a 2 point trading range. leave the stops as is in the TBT. We’ve seen where the Bonds have become range bound for long periods before a new direction unfolds.
Soybeans…15.20′s is where the Nov want to trade. Then we’ll re-access for the next move.
It’s Bloody Hot here!…My cable connections at the pole melted! Waiting for Comcast to rewire.
meaning…transmission can be spotty until the line guys repair it.
For now the markets have maintained their bid after the weak #’s out of China.
We’re keeping very tight stops just under our original entry level, while leaving our resting orders to take partial profits.
The AAPL order is Good Till Canceled (GTC)
Model Trading Portfolio
Long TBT 15.30
Long QQQ 63.90 65.24-30..30%
Long Nasd 100 2607 2659…30 %
Short Term View…Every Trade is the same trade. It’s either Risk On or Risk Off.
We continue to favor singles stocks or instruments over the broader indices, then take the money and run. The board is now trading Risk On.
We’re looking for a continuation of the Risk On scenario and the market to hold the breaks in the Equity indices over the next few weeks.
The Grains and the Softs will provide the best trading opportunities over the near term. The weather should make these instruments the better trading venues. We will look to buy 8-10% breaks.
Use the June closes for your short term pivots in everything.
Medium Term View…
30 Yr. Bonds …150.15 ish now becomes our macro pivot. Closing above this level would be short term positive the Bonds and negative the Equities. We are currently short Bonds via the Long TBT (which is a risk on bias) and will continue to look to sell rallies for the foreseeable future.
The Spu/Bond spread has been running the show all year.
The Bonds have not had big reactions to the latest equity swings, which just tells us that the Spu’s are the driving force on the spread. There is not a lot of demand for minimal yields even when the equities turn negative. They seem to be bought out, like the Bunds, in the near term.
We will be monitoring the Bonds for a breakdown in the existing correlation. “Long Equities=Long Bonds” going into the fall.
Equities... last qtr had us looking for a trip to last years close ( 1250) and we came close. This qtr should be a 2 way trading affair. When the board goes Risk on as it did 6/29/12 , look for high yielding beaten up names to provide greater returns with a lower risk profile than the indices. We will use 1333 as our level for bias.
Copper…Dr. Copper caught the recent low in the Equity indices. We’ll monitor the 360 level to possibly match up with another shorting opportunity in the Equity Indices.
Gold & Silver…the June lows now become extremely important support levels.
AUD/USDcontinues to be a good risk barometer. 102.25 ish is the near term macro pivot! ( This is a multi-year level) 111 is the upside pivot. Anything in between is just that, in between….no break outs! Closes above 105.30 would be deemed near term positive. In the big picture the Aussie has completed swing counts in both directions from the 111 high to the 95 level twice over the past 2 years.
USD/JPY…79.22 will be our macro pivot. ( App 126.40 Futures). Look for this level to run the Yen crosses against the Commodity Currencies. Use the crosses as the general risk tools they’ve been all year. CAD/JPY…AUD/JPY up, it’s Risk On.
Natgas…We will continue to strategically look to buy hard breaks. The names will continue to be our preferred way to play
the Natty. For the average investor the names provide more liquidity and a user friendly venue for capturing Alpha.
Grains & Softs…the summer weather market is upon us. Our long term strategy is to buy 8-10% breaks in the ETN & ETF’s.
Oil…continues to be a good demand indicator, with failed rallies telegraphing little follow through in the Equity Indices.
78 which is the 50% Fib for the life of the Futures will be a key level. Near term, we have tgt’s for this swing @ 88-90.
When the market is Risk On the names here will provide a better trading venue for the average investor.