August 17, 2017

Trade Continues

The major market indices are firmly in a neutral state and my latest trade in the ETF Extremes is still going strong (okay, I agree, debatable).

Last week was certainly a positive for the bulls and if the market is once again able to push higher early in the week I would expect to see another test of the recent highs.  As long as the market continues to bounce off of these levels I expect to see a continuation of the trade range with a push to the upper part of the range. However, if last week’s strong level of support is broken then I expect that we could see an intermediate-term bearish trading environment or at least a trading range type scenario.

I expect to add the first Iron Condor trade next week so stay tuned. It should be quite informative and I hope that I can educate all of you on how to properly trade Iron Condors.

Next week should be quite interesting as many of the markets around the world will be closed for a portion, if not the entire week. In addition to the U.S. markets being closed on Monday, the Lunar New Year has begun in Asia which means China, Taiwan and Vietnam will be closed for the entire week. Furthermore Carnival begins Tuesday (Yes, Fat Tuesday) which means Latin America will be in celebration mode. However, the economic calendar will pick up next week with Industrial Production and the FOMC Minutes from late January are due out Wednesday and CPI comes out Friday. All three combined with expected lower volume could provide for another volatile week for the market. We shall see soon enough.

Until then have a wonderful V-day and President’s day!



Overbought-Oversold levels for February 14, 2010

ETF Extremes Options Trading Strategy

* S&P 500 (SPY) – 52.3 (neutral)
* Dow Jones (DIA) – 52.3 (neutral)
* Russell 2000 (IWM) – 63.8 (neutral)
* NASDAQ 100 (QQQQ) – 60.1 (neutral)

Sector ETF Extremes Options Strategy

* Biotech (IBB) – 65.6 (neutral)
* Consumer Discretionary (XLY) – 57.1 (neutral)
* Health Care (XLV) – 41.1 (neutral)
* Financial (XLF) – 45.8 (neutral)
* Energy (XLE) – 56.0 (neutral)
* Industrial (XLI) – 49.6 (neutral)
* Materials (XLB) – 53.9 (neutral)
* Real Estate (IYR) – 51.2 (neutral)
* Retail (RTH) – 51.1 (neutral)
* Utilities (XLU) – 35.1 (neutral)

Ultra Extremes

* Ultra Long (SSO) – 51.3 (neutral)
* Ultra Short (SDS) – 46.4 (neutral)