Monday, December 19, 2011

As Dollar Soars, a Global Selloff to Start the New Year?

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

Our good friends at Auerbach & Grayson are out with a storm warning for stocks and other risky assets in the first quarter.  The dollar, on the other hand, is in a strong primary bull trend that should see significantly higher valuations in the months ahead, according to Richard Ross, A&G's global technical strategist.  Click […] Read More

SIH12 – March Silver (Last:29.460)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

A minor downtrend from Sunday's 29.795 high pointed to at least 29.370, but if that Hidden Pivot gives way easily we should brace for more selling down to the 29.170 target of the pattern shown. Alternatively, bulls would need to push this vehicle to 29.870 today to send the bad guys diving for cover.  All […] Read More

GCG12 – February Gold (Last:1600.70)

– Posted in: Rick's Picks

Trading has begun Sunday evening with a likely head fake (aka bull trap), since the initial, distributive rally could not get past the look-to-the-leftish peak at 1611.40 (see inset).  Buyers could turn things around by exceeding that peak before dawn, but we should set the bar a little higher, above the peak at 1620.80, just […] Read More

SPY – S&P (Equity) (Last:121.58)

– Posted in: Current Touts, Rick's Picks

We own four January 134 calls @ 0.34.  Continue to offer eight January 137 calls short against them for 0.36. Flat holiday retail sales and sinking hopes for financial Europe are turning this play into a longshot bet. However, it's always possible that Wall Street's best and brightest, fueled by hysterical short-covering at the start […] Read More

ESH12 – March E-Mini S&P (Last:1206.75)

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

We are long a single contract with a cost basis of 1156.00. The 17-point drop from Friday's high missed our 1207.75 stop-loss by two ticks, but be prepared to exit on that number Sunday night. That would give us a gain worth a little more than $2500 on paper.  ______ UPDATE (7:29 p.m. EST): The […] Read More

A Sane Way to Trade Crazy Markets

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

Does the chart below of the Dow Industrial Average make you feel bullish? Bearish? Neutral?  We’re not sure ourselves. Although we’ve been using technical analysis for nearly 40 years, the chart doesn’t speak to us. At best, it leaves us with only a moderately bullish bias for the near term  -- and a vague feeling […] Read More



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