Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Collapse of a Presidency

– Posted in: Links, Rick's Picks

Writing at Politico.com, here's Jeremy Lott on the increasingly likely collapse of the Obama presidency: When he ran for president, George W. Bush promised to be a modest reformer at home and a humble representative of the United States on the world stage. The Al Qaeda-organized-and-funded terrorist attacks of eight years ago changed all that. During […] Read More

DXY – NYBOT Dollar Index (Last:76.71)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Free, Rick's Picks

The Dollar Index's fall to a ______ target has been so long in coming that we should be on the alert for a reversal before it is reached. On the hourly chart, this would be signaled by a ______ print, but if ______ is touched, bears had better dive for cover.

GS – Goldman Sachs (Last:177.57)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Free, Rick's Picks

The _____ target given here earlier will make for a juicy shorting opportunity if and when Goldman gets there, but I'm reluctant to play the upside unless we can get in at a retracement target. The best such opportunity tied to a Hidden Pivot would be down near _____, the midpoint sibling of _____.

SIZ09 – Comex December Silver (Last (16.665)

– Posted in: Free, Side Bets

December Silver bettered our bullish benchmark at 16.730 by a single tick yesterday, hinting of more upside to come. If so, the futures 16.850 will need to touch 16.850 today to demonstrate  their eagerness to challenge last Friday's 17.015 peak. Once above it, the futures would be an odds-on bet to reach a minimum 17.275 […] Read More

A do-it-yourself gold trade

– Posted in: Rick's Picks, Thought for Today

There's no guarantee that December Gold will follow the script I've provided in today's tout, but if it does, please consider the do-it-yourself entry strategy sketched out in the accompanying chart. Like most "camouflage trades, this one seeks to catch a short ride that could turn into something bigger. In this case, potential is to as high as […] Read More

GCZ09 – Comex December Gold (Last:1009.40)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Free, Rick's Picks

It's not often that we find potentially great camouflage on the hourly chart, but if December Gold moves as I have hypothesized in the accompanying chart, it will set up a beautiful entry opportunity at 'X' that seems very likely to give buyers a pleasurable ride.  I am not going to complicate my instructions by telling you how to get long in a hundred words or less, but will instead leave it up to pivoteers in the chat room to do the explaining if and when opportunity knocks Tuesday morning. _______ UPDATE (10:05 a.m.): Gold eased lower overnight, and so the entry opportunity we were looking for did not materialize.  The weakness hints of more downside to ____, or to _____ if any lower. Alternatively, an upthrust that touches _____ would put bulls back in the driver's seat.

ESU09 – E-Mini S&P (Last:1043.00)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Free, Rick's Picks

That ______ target may be so stale by now that it can be shorted without fear of bumping heads with the riff-raff.  I won't get in your way by suggesting the usual niggling stop-loss, but let me reiterate that the target itself is as clear and compelling as can be -- a bet-the-ranch number if it had been hit last week on the the first try. If you're superstitious and would rather play the December contract, the equivalent target, a Hidden Pivot, lies at _____.

Gold Just Messing with Bankers’ Heads

– Posted in: Commentary for the Week of March 8, Free

Gold hasn’t made much headway since the beginning of the month, when COMEX futures surged $50 in the space of two days. With the dollar suffering from the vapors, there’s no compelling reason why the December contract should have loitered near $1000 ever since.  Granted, that’s a nice, round number, and it probably works smoothly […] Read More



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