Hi, the S&P500 futures are at 2459.00, down 110 points or -4.30%
Today’s Range: 2453.50 – 2563.00
The futures were at 2611 when I mailed you yesterday,
and mentioned this in the market levels.
“- Safety will start above 2650 (we are almost there!)”
But the futures could not even go near 2650!
They reached 2635 and started facing selling pressure, and they are now below 2460, down 170 points since yesterday’s high. Its not hard for the futures to move up/down 30 points in the current market conditions with high volatility, but they could not even approach 2650 yesterday. It means the market is not yet ready for become safe and stable, which means more correction, till we get better conditions. In regular market conditions, the S&P500 futures can stay flat for a couple of days, but that’s not possible now. If the market can’t go up, it has go do down without any waiting. Continue reading →
S&P500 Futures Technical Analysis: S&P500 futures closed today at 2467, and above their 10 day SMA for the first time since 20 Feb 2020 (20/02/2020) — it was a very eventful date, from where this entire major correction started. 2200 is the support for this week, and 2600 is the upside target. 2500 was the first target, which has been achieved today. The volatility is still very high to trade with small stop losses. Today is the first day in last one month, when the futures have done two consecutive green days.
S&P500 Emini Futures Trading Strategy: Traders looking to trade for 100-120 points gain can with can stay long above 2400. Today’s low was 2387, so 2380 is the absolute stop loss on any long positions. The futures bounced back from 2174 on Monday, 23 March 2020. Therefore, below 2170, fresh breakdown can happen. Keeping 2400 as stop loss will protect from any major downsides. We can’t be sure if a bottom has been made in the markets, because the coronavirus cases are still increasing. So we have to keep position size very small on any trade.
Hello Folks, the S&P500 futures closed at 2380.00
Today’s Range: 2216.00 – 2387.75
It has been a week since the last mail, but we were all watching the unprecedented volatility in the futures. Trading in such conditions is like going into a tsunami with a raft, and there is no positive outcome possible without taking sizeable risk. And that’s not possible in the structure of this service, where we want to take trades with upto 20
points stop loss. In the current conditions, any trade with less than 50 points stop loss
does not have any chance.
Key Levels for S&P500 Futures trading:
Basic stability will start above 2500.
Safety will start above 2800.
Reliable trades with low volatility will come above 3000.
The futures are very likely to test 2500 this week, on the back of the stimulus package being planned by the US Govt. Currently at 2380. So 130 points upside is visible, but downside can be 100-150 points, which makes it very difficult to capture it as a futures trade. Continue reading →
Hello Folks, the S&P500 Emini futures at 2556.75.
Today’s Range: 2552.25 – 2557.75
Please note the trade modification.
Trade#1 of Oct 2017 (updated target)
Buy Emini Futures at 2552 for Target 2572 with Stop loss 2540.
(Note: This trade was completed successfully on Oct 20, with 20 points gain)
The futures have moved well today. They showed strength despite intraday weakness. I saw the futures at 2553 in the morning, and was thinking that a close below 2550 will be negative, and a close above 2556 will be positive. The last several days of small narrow range days have set the stage for big move now. As stated yesterday, the probability of upmove is higher because the futures have been holding up above 2550. However, for any reason, if they go below 2550, then fresh selling can rapidly take the futures down to 2530-2535. Continue reading →
Hello Folks, here is the Performance Summary for Aug 2017. We usually don’t publish trade wise details but August 2017 was particularly unique in how the trading results were different for two different trading styles, so we wanted to share them as an example, which can help all traders learn from our experience, and become better traders.
We have two types of trades.
(a) General Trades – suitable for all traders including those with just 1-2 contracts, and we measure our monthly performance on these trades. Only one trade is on at a give time.
(b) Optional/Tactical Trades – meant for larger traders with 5-10 or more contracts who can buy/sell 1-2 contracts at multiple market levels and exit them with 10-15 points gain. Multiple trades can be on at a give time. These are less reliable set ups, so the chances of getting hit with 10 point stop loss is 50-50 in many cases, but we have learned from experience that such trades can be profitable in a volatile market and also in a market that is reversing after testing supports. Continue reading →