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DAY TRADING SP500'S DOUBLE TOP

Both peak highs in 2014 were made on NFP days and only 1 month apart. 

Below are videos on Chicagostock's day trading signals

 

Trading March 7th Non Farm Payroll Number:

 

Trading April 4th Non Farm Payroll Number:

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RUNNING OUT OF BUYERS?

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Since reversing off the year lows of 1732 and through December's high to squeeze shorts, the SP coiled in a sideways range in attempt to find new buyers following that V shaped short squeeze.  The first peak high was made at 188750 in March on Non Farm Payroll numbers.  This was followed by a reversal down to 182350 mid March, before climbing back up to 1877 as the pullback was bought and the 6 month pivots turned into support.  Breakout attempt was seen early April, having to take the FRB chair to say stimulus is still needed to in order to trigger new buying to run the market into new highs setting up a jump ball on the NFP numbers that were released early April. New all time high were made by 5 points up to 189250, again on Non Farm Payroll numbers and was followed by profit taking and sellers pressing the market post NFP release. Both peak highs being made going into the jobs numbers that were both followed by immediate profit taking. The last high is more troublesome as new highs were made only to fail to continue higher, seeing a reversal back down to press and retest the March lows of 182350.  First test of this led to a bounce this week on the FOMC release the 6.5% unemployment target for the fed funds rate would be removed.  The initial reaction was an embracement by the market, seeing a bounce up to 1867 before running out of gas and reversing back down to close below the recent low of 183075 prior to that FOMC release.  Once again the market brushing off stimulus promises and a pull of the 6.5% unemployment rate that suggests rates can remain low longer. 

Going forward, pressure is being put now against the prior low of 182350 made in March to shake out longs and confirm a short term double top.  A weekly close below 1850 is bearish and creates a new range of resistance within 1850-189250.  Looking at the action made in 2014, with the early sell followed by the V shaped recovery that was fueled by shorts being squeezed, the market traded above those prior highs for 2 months in attempt to build a base and attract new buyers following the short squeeze. Failure to build the base and hold above the 2013 highs, suggests enough new buyers are not coming in to sustain the V reversal to expand higher.  If new buyers are not coming in, then the bus may be too full and this gives room to expand lower to target the year lows and confirm a failed breakout with major support at 1700 based off the October low.  Failure to hold the 2014 low of 1732, breaks the series of higher lows the market has enjoyed since the last major low of 1553 in 2013 when investors feared tapering before being squeezed up 300 points.  By taking out the last major low at 1732, this breaks the upward momentum, and gives room to move down into testing levels from 2013 and attempting a gap fill down to 1420.  Support off the year lows is seen down to 1750 for buyers to defend.

VIDEO: Watch Chicagostock's day trading signals on both peak highs.

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CAPITULATION LEVELS

Nasdaq futures are staging the ultimate retest as the market is now 500 points from testing major resistance of where the market failed during the dot com bubble. By taking the low of the last major correction at 281775 (May 2013), using the January high of 362525, and the last recent low of 3412 made February of this year as the market’s attempted to breakdown only to fail, this gives upside fib extension levels of where the market can lead to. Thus far we have seen the market extend 38.2% at 3724, being where and what the market is working on now. Continuation of holding above the early 2014 high of 3635, this gives room to continue the squeeze higher as shorts capitulate. A 50% fib extension is met at 3821, followed by 3858 to complete the range expansion from 3635-3412 up to 3858. MAJOR resistance is met within 3900-4230 as the top level of the fib extension, being a 100% extension of the failed breakdown this year from last year’s move up. The first test of this range, should be sold with both hands forward, as this is the first test of the dot com bubble.

 

 

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Trading Pivots

 

Pivots are used to determine areas of reference for support/resistance.  Pivots are calculated by adding the high, low, and close of the determined time period, and subtracting by 3.  This gives a "mean" of the market from that past data. Pivots themselves are not always enough. By adding ranges to the pivot (above and below), this gives an area of cushion around the pivot.  The tighter the range, the more indecisive the previous data was, giving room for expansion of volatility.  In the above examples, the intraday pivots are derived from the previous day's session.  The three day pivots are derived from the last 3 trading sessions.

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Bonds, Gold, and the Fed

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Just a little over a year ago, in December of 2012, the Fed for the first time during its low interest rate policy, attatched a 6.5% unemployment rate to its fed funds rate.  As highlighted in December of 2012, this spooked the gold market, which at that time was trading 1655 with a range of 1526-1798 in 2013.  Bonds on the other hand closed the month of December at 148.  Since this new FOMC policy, both gold and the 30 year bond market front ran the unemployment rate target, seeing gold break its 2012 range of 1526-1798 to expand lower, making lows of 1179 in 2013, and lows of 12723 in the 30 year in January.  On January 10th, 2014, the BLS reported an unemployment rate of 6.7%, down 1.2% from Dec of 2012, and only .2% from the Fed's 6.5% threshold.  So with gold and bonds moving ahead of this target, and now the target coming into play, it only makes sense to see gold and bonds recover and turn the other way.

 

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30 Year bonds put in a failed breakdown early January as the lows from 2013 of 12801 were taken out down to 12723, and failed to hold.  This has thus far led to a reversal and short squeeze, seeing the market recover above 13100.  Overall trend remains down as seen in longer term weekly chart with major resistance for this trend coming within 13320-13524. Breach of this range will change trend and momentum in the 30 year, confirming the weekly double botom and giving room to retest the March 2013 lows at 14014.

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Gold's 2012 range of 1526-1798 (272), was expanded (272) lower into 1254.  This did not stop as panic selling came in and gold saw a flush down to 1179 before quickly recovering up to 1434. For the next few week's, gold's downside pressure from its new found downtrend below 1526, forced the market to retest the 1179 lows. Tax selling also put pressure into the end of year 2013 as investors sold gold to lock in losses and balance some of their stock gains.  In January, just as the bond market made a new low, gold also made a new low down to 1181.4, however managed to hold the 2013 low of 1179.4 by $2.  This has thus far led to a small bounce, retesting resistance from the prior high of 1267.5 made in December.  Today gold ran into these highs but has fallen short in taking them out by .5.  A move through the December 1267.5 high confirms a short term double bottom and gives room to retest next major resistance up to 1380s based off the 1434 high in mid 2013 before falling back below 1200.  This 1380-1434 level will be huge for the change in momentum and trend. As a break above this confirms a double bottom and gives way to retrace back up to and retest the 1526 level from where the market failed. 

Just as in December of 2012 with gold at 1655 and 90% of community being bullish after 90% was bearish sub 1000, this did prove correct and we did see a correction down to 1179. So at 1179, down $744 off the highs and unemp rate reaching 6.5%, is this the time to be short gold? Opposite as majority of community is back to being bearish metals, this is the time to start looking back into gold, and picking up physicals.  A flush below 1179 can still be seen, but should provide opportunity for longs as a reversal after the flush would be expected.

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