Exposing Ideas to the Envelope of Serendipity

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I am posting on behalf of moo, who will hopefully be able to post again soon. In the meantime, best wishes to all.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Testing 1 2 3

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Convalescing : hoping to be back soon...

Monday, June 24, 2013

IWM - Trendline On Watch

Friday, June 21, 2013

AMZN - Bounce Play

Monday, June 10, 2013

GOOG - Target $900

Friday, May 31, 2013

Forerunner AUD/JPY Foretells SPX Weakness?

Monday, May 20, 2013


Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Monday, April 8, 2013

AAPL: Double Bottom Reversal or Target Gap Fill?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Signs of Seeking Safety - A Confluence of Confirmations?

Almost all of the charts below were inspired by mo and look to be on the verge of confirming each other - for downside pricing action. The bullish percent charts are the ones that have crossed from above to below their respective ema's but the indexes themselves still need a smidgen more to complete their crosses. It goes without saying there is the possibility of emas touching each other and curling back up, however multiple confirmations across charts will set the environment for making safer trades going SHORT. We are not there yet, however selected stock leaders are showing either profit taking or the beginnings of a greater correction and a recent header post on cumulative $TICK diverging from what seems like an exasperating multi-month rally. Time to think out of the "box" and ask "Is this where I want to be a buyer of stocks?"

Within 30 days, a surprising number of sectors have suddenly spiked - a rare event - for defensive sectors that are usually very tame. Take a look how Consumer Staples, Healthcare and Utilities have done relative to the SPX :

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

AAPL Targets: $438 upside or $419 downside

Monday, March 25, 2013

AAPL: Cup & Handle in Play

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Regression Line of Cumulative $TICK Does Not Support Rally

Monday, March 11, 2013

AAPL: Bullish Clues Emerge For A Profitable Opportunity

Friday, March 8, 2013

Deconstructing AAPL Weekly Option Trading On 1min Chart

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Fat-Tail In The Distribution Of Wealth?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Lines In The Sand

Here below are the horizontal lines of interest for me on /ES. 

For the short term and in simple terms, support at these lines will have me bullish and rejection will have me bearish.

As we are near the highs I would expect the price behavior to be very choppy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bye Bye BIDU

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Disqus Not Retaining Comments

Just want to see if a new post will get us going again...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bobbing For AAPLs on Wednesdays

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Slow Volatile Transfer of Demand to Supply

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

/ES Price Change Distributions & Their Extremes

Monday, February 4, 2013

USD - Head & Shoulders + Price Change Distributions on Watch

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Refresh the Fear?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Andrew's Apple Pitchforked Gap Fill

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The "Icahn" of the Day

Mr. Icahn bought 10% of NFLX at about $58

By measuring your risk exactly, in other words - matching what you otherwise would choose to accept as a loss in dollar terms as your total money at risk, one may become very wealthy with just a few well placed trades. In the past month or so, I have taken on the study and execution of trading weekly options. By analyzing the front weekly option prices for NFLX, both on the call and put side, I could see the market was "expecting" a sizable move - over $120 or perhaps under $80. Additionally, call traffic was significantly higher. A quick study of past recent earnings reports shows that moves greater than 20% are frequent. Finally, the demand for calls can be measured in an absolute sense by looking at the ratio between open volume and OI (open interest). Collectively, these observations expose the potential of "smart-money" activities, and by looking at options as literally indicators, it is possible to create heuristics that enable one to identify profitable opportunities. I'll write more on this as I develop a trading plan that addresses specifically these ideas into a cohesive plan. 

This comment is true, but only if NFLX were not subsequently "in-the-money" - a trade I took and is yielding about 26 times the committed capital on the call side of the trade.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sectors Relative to S&P 500

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Earnings Season: Week #2 & XLF

The below Weekly & Daily charts for XLF are perhaps showing a confluence of indicators of a "top" forming going forward for this sector. Remember, "tops" are a process and not an event. 

Given: Friday closed above the Weekly Bollinger Bands

Friday's Daily XLF Chart shows a Doji Candlestick. It remains to be seen what follows. A conservative approach would be to wait for the next 2 candles to print for confirmation of direction. We are a bit overstretched on the VWAP lines; +3 std dev on the Daily and +2 Std Dev on the Weekly.

Daily Chart:

Weekly Chart:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Golden Probabilities?

Precious metals were hit quite hard after Thursday's FED minutes and followed through today as members hinted that QE may taper off sometime this year. However, right now we are in an area where probabilistic opportunity may exist despite the trend being down. Any further downside under $158 would break support, but a bounce up to $164 looks possible and certainly would be resistance and anything above that would indicate the bull is still very much alive for the intermediate term.