Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SPY – S&P (Equity) (Last:123.47)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

With a Santa rally to as high as 137 possible, I suggested legging into butterfly spreads to leverage the bullish scenario risklessly. An energetic subscriber has done just that, acquiring two January call butterflies: the 125-130-135 for a net credit of 1.35 (nice work!); and the 134-137-140 for a 0.31 debit. Combining the two will […] Read More

SIH12 – March Silver (Last:32.825)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

I set the bar at 36.655 as the all-clear threshold for long-term bulls, but a lesser benchmark at 33.135 that I mentioned as well has been eclipsed by yesterday's rally. The burst of strength has brought into focus a bullish pattern that projects to as high as 34.270 over the near term (see inset).  That's […] Read More

CLF12 – January Crude (Last:100.68)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

Crude has stalled at an important midpoint resistance at 102.15, but if it should pop through it energetically, look for the rally to continue to at least 109.31, its 'D' sibling. We should trade with a bullish bias for now, since one of these little 'camo' rallies is going to be the one that launches […] Read More

Silver looks poised to jump

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

Early Wednesday morning, March Silver was stealing up on a bullish threshold whose breach could portend more upside over the near term to as high as 34.270. Check out the chart that accompanies today's tout, since it offers a compelling picture as well as some useful price points for camouflage […] Read More

GCG12 – February Gold (Last:1731.90)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

Because the turn came yesterday from just above the 1702.60 Hidden Pivot support where we were bidding, we hold no position officially. The futures look like they're about to fly or die, the corrective action since late September having gone on for too, too long. My trading partner John Boutiette, no slouch in the Hidden […] Read More

ESZ11 – December Mini S&P (Last:1256.50)

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

All of the gurgly action of the last few days has taken place just beneath the external peak at 1270.75 recorded on November 14.  That makes the monster rally from 1147 suspect, since, having exceeded no prior peaks, it is not even impulsive on the daily chart. A minor upthrust from these levels would remedy […] Read More

Webinar: Do ‘Technicals’ Foresee a Global Collapse?

– Posted in: Free, Links, Rick's Picks

This Thursday morning, December 8th, Rick will be conducting a webinar focused on the state of global markets. Among the specific topics of discussion will be bellweathers such as the Dollar Index, T-Bond futures, the euro and index futures for the broad averages. During these events Rick examines a variety of issues with an eye […] Read More

Standard & Poor’s Rains On Europe’s Parade

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

No sooner had Merkel and Sarkozy put the finishing touches on the latest bailout rumors than Standard & Poor’s was threatening to downgrade the debt of 15 of the 17 euroland nations.  Recall that as the week began, France and Germany were talking up the latest supposed solution to the debt crisis.  Bigger and better […] Read More


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