Friday, December 16, 2011

Just when gold bugs thought it was safe to step out of the frying pan…

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

With the eyes of the world on Europe's slow-motion train wreck, is it possible that MF Global, whose troubles were initially spun as an eentsy-weentsy $4B fender-bender, will turn out to be the Black Swan?  The bankrupt broker's saga has taken a fascinating new turn with news this weekend that the trustee plans to seize […] Read More

A Light Touch of Larceny

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

We hold two open positions, one a partial butterfly spread that will give us some riskless leverage on a rally into year's end if we can complete it with stocks sharply on-the-rise.  Late Thursday night, index futures were up, but not by enough to suggest that DaScumballs were fixing to pull out the rug. It […] Read More

ECZ11 – December Euro (Last:1.3052)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

The most interesting thing about the euro's chart is that it does not spell disaster.  Look and see for yourself that a crystal-clear ABC pattern points no lower than 1.2841 or perhaps to 1.2507 if you max out an even bigger pattern on the daily chart.  Contrast that with noveau-ruinists' pronouncements that the euro will […] Read More

SIH12 – March Silver (Last:29.370)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

A midpoint pivot at 27.010 flagged here earlier beckons as a minimum downside objective, but it could also provide a staging platform for a reversal of the bear cycle begun from 43.510 in early September.  This Hidden Pivot support can be bottom-fished provided you are able to initiate the trade via camouflage so that entry […] Read More

GCG12 – February Gold (Last:1595.40)

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

We already know the bad news -- that the futures appear likely to fall to at least 1459.40, or to 1424.80 if any lower -- so let's shift our focus to some bullish alternatives just to keep an open mind.  For starters, the good guys could retake control of the 30-minute chart with a thrust […] Read More

QQQQ – Nasdaq ETF (Last:54.90)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

We hold two January 54-51 puts spreads for a debit of 0.07 and two January 53-50 puts spreads for a debit of 0.03.  We're using a 52.13 downside target for now, but the Cubes would need to go lower before we think about taking off the position for a quick profit.  As noted here earlier, […] Read More

ESH12 – March E-Mini S&P (Last:1216.75)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

We hold two contracts with an 1178.00 cost basis that has been adjusted to reflect paper gains on half the position already exited. Continue to use a stop-loss at 1205.75, but close out one of the contracts if 1222.00 is reached first. (Note: This is lower than the number originally given.)  If the order fills, […] Read More

Watch Three Recruits as They Learn How to Trade

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

[Our recent offer of three $1000 scholarships to the January 11-12 Hidden Pivot Webinar brought a deluge of applications – more than 100 so far. The deadline was originally set for December 29, but we’re moving it forward to this Sunday, 11:59 p.m. so that we can provide a decision to you as soon as […] Read More



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