April 16th, 2014
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As we went to press Monday night, February Gold was fixing to stop out a bullish position we’d advised that produced explosive, although perhaps fleeting, gains. For subscribers who acted on the initial recommendation made here last week, there was a theoretical profit of nearly $6000 per contract at recent highs near $1767. (Click here for a free pass to our daily recommendations and forecasts.)  But because we had resolved to stick with this bullish play and swing for the fences, we watched passively as bullion quotes receded back into the by-now-familiar muck of uncertainty. To be sure, our position will survive if the futures trade no lower than 1716.20. But we’re not counting on it.  And if gold were to trigger the stop-loss and continue south, the next place we might consider bottom-fishing would be near 1702.60, a “Hidden Pivot” support determined by our proprietary forecasting method. » Read the full article


TODAY'S ACTION for Tuesday

Stopped Out of Gold

by Rick Ackerman on December 6, 2011 9:19 am GMT

Gold was getting socked early Tuesday morning as we went to press, down as much as $23 a short while ago.  This was well beneath the protective stop-loss on our single-lot position, and it will put into play a 1702.60 pivot that can be bottom-fished with caution.


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ESZ11 – December Mini S&P (Last:1248.25)

by Rick Ackerman on December 6, 2011 8:14 am GMT

December Mini S&P (ESZ11) price chart with targetsThe last few rally patterns on the hourly chart have reached their ‘D’ targets, so the worst we should be right now, short-term, is neutral.  And yet, it’s hard not to be rooting for the stock market to drop-the-hell-dead, since it will take nothing less than that to start Wall Street on the long, long road back to integrity.  Under the circumstances, and so that we don’t come to the races on Tuesday with no horse to bet on, let me suggest using the 1241.00 target shown as a telltale whose breach would earn just a little respect for bears.  Bottom-fishing near 1241.00 using ‘camouflage’ is recommended, since a print at that price will be viewed by our competition as a breakdown beneath Friday’s 1242.00 low. What do we care if we can test the water without getting wet.

GCG12 – February Gold (Last:1720.00)

by Rick Ackerman on December 6, 2011 8:35 am GMT

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SIH12 – March Silver (Last:32.025)

by Rick Ackerman on December 6, 2011 8:52 am GMT

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USZ11 – December T-Bond (Last:141^29)

by Rick Ackerman on December 6, 2011 9:06 am GMT

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$ESM14 – June E-Mini S&P (Last:1843.00)

by Rick Ackerman on April 16, 2014 12:01 am GMT

It was just coincidence that yesterday’s edition of Rick’s Picks led with a headline about schizophrenia, since a market-watcher could not have asked for a better demonstration of it.  At the opening, the futures head-faked the equivalent of 100 DJIA points; then they plummeted the equivalent of 250. Just when things looked darkest, short-covering by bears too stupid and frightened to know when to sit tight drove the futures into a spasm that recouped earlier losses and then some. By day’s end the futures were up 18 points, bears were cowering, Wall Street was jubilant and all was right with the world. I won’t hazard a guess as to where this freak show will head tomorrow, but I should warn bulls nonetheless that the night session is unlikely to deliver much more upside than the 1845.50 target shown.  Above it, perhaps after Wednesday’s opening bell, an 1851.75 target will be in play. However, if you plan on intercepting it with a short offer, you had best do so only if you’ve caughta piece of the rally.

$SIK14 – May Silver (Last:19.565)

by Rick Ackerman on April 15, 2014 4:49 am GMT

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$USM14 – June T-Bond (Last:134^06)

by Rick Ackerman on April 2, 2014 3:21 am GMT

We don’t pay much attention to this vehicle other than at key turning points, but the short-term pattern shown looks like a lay-up for traders who see futures contracts as no more than bouncing dots on a chart, waiting to be exploited. There are actually two trade possibilities here: 1) a ‘camouflage’ short as USM slips below the 132^13 midpoint; 2) and a very tightly stopped long from within a tick or two of the 131^17 target. Good luck!  Please report any fills in the chat room so that I can establish a tracking position for your further guidance. ______ UPDATE (3:17 p.m. ET): The short was tricky to initiate, but once aboard, your reward came quickly with a drop to a so-far low at  131^26. As noted above, the short should be covered and reversed near 131^17. ______ UPDATE (April 6, 3:57 p.m.): The low of Friday’s violent price swings was 131^21 — not quite close enough to have gotten you long easily. Although this could prove to be an important low for the short- to intermediate term, under the circumstances I’ll assume no subscribers were filled. _______ UPDATE (April 11, 1:03 a.m.): Next important stop on the way higher: 135^17.

HGK14 – May Copper (Last:2.9820)

by Rick Ackerman on March 31, 2014 12:20 am GMT

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