Emini Futures Trading Analysis- 12June2020

Hello Folks, the S&P500 futures are 3048.50
Today’s Range: 3003.50 – 3087.25

The futures had a 230+ point cut in the last 48 hours, falling from 3230 to 2996. In hindsight, our target of 3230 on the General Trade turned out to be the market top, and we were fortunate with that, and even on the next Optional Trade, which also completed successfully.

The following Optional Trade (for Traders with 10+ contracts) was completed successfully with 24 points gain before weakness started creeping in on Wednesday, 10th June.
“Buy 1-2 contracts at 3196 for Target 3220 with Stop loss 3180”

Now, the volatility is high, and we don’t have a General Trade. But we are seeing upside of 3175-3180 currently, though it will be tricky to capture.

[Bonus Trade] Suitable for larger traders with a small part of capital.
“Buy at 3050 for Target 3175 with Stop loss 3000”

Market Notes and Analysis:
As indicated in previous mails, the S&P500 futures have a major resistance at 3250and we need a monthly closing above 3250 for this resistance to be taken out. The S&P500 futures tried to do that in Jan-Feb 2020 but could not succeed, and faced a big penalty for failure to cross that key hurdle.

In addition, the overall Total Equity Put/Call ratio was at an extreme low by Wednesday, 10th June, which indicated significantly one-sided bullish bets piling up in the system, which would not make it easy to cross the 3250 resistance. So, the meltdown of yesterday was very much a technical correction, and its also aimed to test the support at 3000 level.

Overall, traders have to be cautious at current levels and wait for confirmation that 3000 level (200 DMA is 3020) is getting defended, because the real big selling pressure will come below 3000. Thanks.

Emini Futures Trading Analysis- 11May2020


Hello Folks, the S&P500 Emini Futures are currently at 2937. They have moved up further after the end of day upmove on Friday, when they closed above 2920. The futures have hit 2940 early today morning.

There is a short term resistance around 2940 level, as you can see in the above chart (black line). The parabolic uptrend has also broken in the short term (gray line). So, we have to wait and watch for next few hours.


The above chart shows how the resistance at 2940 prevailed and the futures went down till 2890, a correction of 50 points.

The S&P500 futures trend is up above 2830, and 2880 is a critical level.

Our S&P500 Emini Futures Trading Strategy is to stay long above 2880, and exit all long positions below 2880. Meanwhile, 2900 can be used as a stop loss for most long trades, or for creating new long trades with 2880 as Stop loss.

[Bonus Trade#1] Buy at 2920 for Target 2960 with Stop loss 2900
Trade Result: Stop loss hit.

[Bonus Trade#2] Buy at 2900 for Target 2950 with Stop loss 2880
Trade Result: Trade in progress.

Emini Futures Trading Analysis- 29Apr2020

Hello Folks, the S&P500 futures are at 2934.00
Today’s Range (so far): 2870.75 – 2935.25

The futures have bounced back today after hitting our Stop loss at 2880 yesterday, during the unexpected 70 point fall from 2913 till 2851.

Unfortunately, our carefully selected General Trade hit 20 points stop loss yesterday (though it was with only 20% position size). And now the futures have gone up and hit 2930, the target we had for that trade. It
feels bad to be in that situation. In normal markets, we may have bought back the futures 20 points below stop loss to reestablish the positions, but the current market can go anywhere rapidly, so we could not take that risk.

2880 is the critical level and the futures bounced above it in early morning trade. Near-term targets are 2930, 2950 and 3000, but the volatility is still high to do a General Trade. In addition, the US Fed meeting notes will come today, which can move the futures rapidly up/down. Continue reading

Emini Futures Trading Analysis- 24Mar2020


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

Emini Futures Trading Analysis- 05Mar2020


Hello Folks, the S&P500 futures are at 3022.00 (in after market trading). The futures went down till 2996 during the day, falling from a high of 3114, which was yesterday’s closing. So today was another 100 point down day, with two 50 points spikes, to take out stop losses of all kinds of traders. That’s why this market is best avoided till it stabilizes.

All this up/down movement is to test the 200 day moving avg, which is currently at 3068. Major resistance on the upside is at 3150, and major support on the downside is at 2850. So there is a large 300 point band, in which the futures can decide their daily direction.

In current market conditions, we can’t do any real trade with less than 30 point stop loss. 20 points are going away rapidly in 5-10 minutes as if they are nothing. And support and resistance levels are also wide apart, as the S&P500 index is trying to navigate this period of high volatility.

[Bonus Trade]
Buy at 3020 for Target 3068 with Stop loss 2990.

Our S&P500 Futures Trading Strategy is to be very careful, and take very few trades after careful observation. The market has not yet stabilized, so our position size must be small, to avoid sudden losses. Thanks.