“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”
Reflections from Today:
· Crude Oil; +236ticks @ 102.61
· Crude Oil keeps pushing higher w/ high volume (cold weather)
· Gold; +201ticks @ 1322.2
· Gold pushes higher on poor economic news (bad weather)
· Mini-Russell; +176ticks @ 1158.7
· Equities continue to find strength…shocker!
· Empire State Manuf Index; Big drop in ‘New Order’s
· NAHB Housing Market Index; largest EVER M/M decline
· OPEX Week: 3rd Friday of the month
· Contract Rollover on Crude Oil Futures (04-14)
· Feb 18, 1885; Mark Twain Publishes ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
· Feb 18, 1688; London Gazette publishes ‘Edward Lloyds Coffee House’ the birthplace of Lloyds of London and the Insurance Industry
· Feb 18, 1700; Daniel Bernoulli, the father of Probability Theory and Risk Analysis born.
FYI: Crude Oil Inventories Thursday @ 11am EST (Monday Holiday)
Economic News for Tomorrow:
|Economic News Tomorrow|
Tomorrow, Wednesday is the beginning of Options Expiration Week for us day traders because it is the first day of OPEX-Week that we start to see the impact of volume entering and exiting the market ahead of expiration deadline at the end of the day on Friday.
Tomorrow morning we begin right out the gate with major Red-Star News at 8:30am EST from Housing Starts and Producer Prices. Remember, this is RED STAR NEWS which means we are looking for lots of trading opportunities to follow this news along with big runner profit-targets and potentially a very big range day.
Later tomorrow afternoon we have the FOMC Meeting Minutes, which are almost a month old, however, we will have to beware trading directly into the 2:00pm release of this report, but we won’t use the report for very much because it is month-old news.
No matter WHAT happens with the news… tomorrow is going to be a very active day with Wacky Wednesday on our hands!
All Day: Wacky Wednesday
8:30am EST: Housing Starts
8:30am EST: Producer Price Index
2:00pm EST: FOMC Meeting Minutes
Day trading plan for Tomorrow:
|Crude Oil VIP Chart|
Crude Oil looks very bullish at first glance on this evening’s VIP chart, but after further analysis we can see that the closing-print at the highs was NOT supported by the volume-print at the lows of today’s range. This is a possible clue for a price-reversal going into tomorrow, but as always, we never want to predict, we only will react if prices try to push higher and fail…we will know exactly why.
My plan for Crude Oil trading on Wednesday is to look for buying opportunities above the 102.19 and selling opportunities below 100.92.
|Crude Oil 34-Anchor Chart|
|Crude Oil 21-Anchor Chart|
The 21-anchor chart of Crude Oil shows us trading up near the highs of this short term bullish price channel. This is a very important clue because it shows us that we do indeed still have room to run higher all the way to the top of this price channel which puts us up around the 103.00 – 103.50 area on this anchor chart. We look VERY over-bought on this anchor chart.
|Crude Oil 13-Anchor Chart|
The 13-anchor chart of Crude Oil shows us a lot more useful details this evening. We can easily see how over-bought Crude Oil is right now…which means I am going to wait for price to pull back off these highs and try to get into a buying opportunity around the 101.79 or 101.29 zones below us this evening and into tomorrow. Notice, if we get below the prior week highs at 101.09 we may have a big selloff on our hands as we go lower back to the 100.00 big-round-number.
My plan on Crude Oil is to wait patiently for price-action to pull back off these highs and I am looking for buying opportunities at 101.79, 101.58, 101.29, and 101.12
|Gold VIP Chart|
This gold VIP chart makes me want to wear a HELMET tomorrow when we trade in our Live Trade Room, hehe, this price-action has been all over the place and I LOVE IT! Notice the volume-print up near the highs of today’s range, which is the biggest bullish clue we get from this chart.
My plan on Gold is to look for buying opportunities above the 1329.3, and selling opportunities below the 1317.0 to fill the GAP we have below us.
|Gold 34-Anchor Chart|
|Gold 21-Anchor Chart|
The 21-anchor chart of Gold shows us a very strong bullish price channel and price-action is currently trading right near the highs as we test the sell-zone above at 1328.6. Notice, we are at the highs of the price channel, and we have a LOT of room to pullback before we get back in balance. This anchor chart tells us to stay patient and wait for prices to pullback for the easiest way to make profit following this trend.
|Gold 13-Anchor Chart|
The 13-anchor chart shows us the most detail of the short-term trend and most importantly it tells us that we need to stay away from trading this area right now. Not only are we over-bought on the prior anchor charts, now we see that price-action is struggling to get away from last week’s highs at 1321.5. We don’t like trading around the ‘dotted lines’ you see on this anchor chart, so this anchor chart tells us to sit-on-hands and wait for tomorrows opening-bell.
My plan on Gold is to sit-on-hands overnight, or at the very least im waiting to get away from this prior week highs. I will buy the zone at 1309.3 below me, or sell the zone at 1328.1 above me…but remember…stay patient because this whole area is toxic for day trading.
|Russell VIP Chart|
My plan for the Mini-Russell is to look for buying opportunities above the 1160.7 or selling opportunities below the 1146.6 because we have a big wide-open-space below us from 1146.6 down to 1119.2
|Russell 34-Anchor Chart|
The Mini-Russell, just like the others this evening, shows us a major sell-zone directly overhead on the 34-anchor chart. In addition to being on top of this resistance level we can also see that we are well over-bought at this time, which suggests that it would be best to look for buying opportunities after we see a pullback overnight.
|Russell 21-Anchor Chart|
The 21-anchor chart shows us more bullish clues this evening with a strong bullish price channel and trading right at the highs. This chart tells us once again that price-action is over-bought and our best option would be to buy it after we pullback off these highs. I would LOVE to buy the lows of this bullish price channel if price-action can test the lows around the 1145.0 area this evening or tomorrow.
|Russell 13-Anchor Chart|
The 13-anchor chart shows us exactly where we want to buy the Mini-Russell this evening and into tomorrow. We can see buy-zones at 1154.0 and 1150.2 so we have an easy target to look for our next buying opportunity. I’ve provided profit-targets overhead at 1162.1, 1166.1 and 1169.5, not to mention the highs of the bullish price channel which may be a little higher/lower depending on how long it takes to test those highs.
My plan on the Mini-Russell is to buy on a pullback to the 1154.0 or 1150.2 levels below us this evening and into tomorrow. With a buying opportunity tomorrow I am looking for profit-targets at 1162.1 and 1166.1 for the easy money!
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