Trade Results

All closed trades between 10/01/2011 and 07/15/2013

(See videos at the end of each day's trade description)

Trade Statistics

Aggressive Trades Conservative Trades Other Trades
Number of Trades 405 Number of Trades 240 Total Trading Days 465
Number of Wins 247 Number of Wins 95    
Percent Winning Trades 61.0% Percent Winning Trades 39.6% Directional/Bonus Trades 35
Total Winning Trades 249,167 Total Winning Trades 79,715 Avg Directional/Bonus Trade 1,918
Average Winning Trade 1,009 Average Winning Trade 839 Net Profit Directional/Bonus Trades 67,133
Number Losing Trades 158 Number Losing Trades 145    
Total Losing Trades -118,756 Total Losing Trades -60,655 Proforma Account Size 50,000
Average Losing Trade -752 Average Losing Trade -418 Estimated Margin Required 30,000
Profit Factor 2.10 Profit Factor 1.31    
Net Profit 130,411 Net Profit 19,061 Net Profit (All Trades) 216,605
Trade accounting starts 10/1/2011.


DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3059 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3107, with a stop going in at 1.3168. Our down-side targets are 1.3015, 1.2990, and 1.2917. Seems to me this is a picture of dot push failing, and the daily rolling over, and all this happening at a logical place, i.e. the vicinity of the monthly PLDot. Odds are we will see the monthly congestion action to the downside gain some strength in the coming days. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  LossAggressive
Update 7/16/13:EURUSD No joy here today as the market did not in any way, shape or form agree with our sterling analysis. We were stopped out without ceremony, and so we take the loss and move on.
 07/15/2013 Entry  1.3059 Entry  1.3107 ($1670)
 Exit  1.3168 Exit  1.3168
 July 15 for July 16  Date Jul-16 Date Jul-16Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($580)
 Entry  1.3107 Entry 
 Exit  1.3168 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-16 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1283 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1275, with a stop going in at 1265. Our UP-side targets are 1296, 1309, and 1322. Gold is showing strength here and we see it in the daily envelope slope, in the coalescence of the daily and weekly PLDots, in weekly dots-swinging, and in the monthly outside/inside move. I'm all for taking another bite out of this fast-moving market; let's see how this trade plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 7/15/13: @GC We just missed the gold ring but ended up in the winning column nevertheless. Our aggressive trader scratched, but the conservative traders saved the day -- not with a huge gain but a solid profit, and welcome it is.
 07/12/2013 Entry  1283 Entry  1275 $720
 Exit  1282.60 Exit  1282.60
 July 12 for July 15  Date Jul-15 Date Jul-15Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $760
 Entry  1275 Entry 
 Exit  1282.80 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-15 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0369 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0396, with a stop going in at 1.0475. Our down-side targets are 1.0314, 1.0295, and 1.0271. Dollar weakness across the board and it looks to me like the Loonie is a good candidate to take further advantage of this market situation. the obvious shift in momentum is one sign but we also see the monthly PLDot refresh giving us some context and this refresh still has some room to move. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 7/15/13: OK we throw in the towel on this one as the market is not acting as we anticipated. We take a small loss for both conservative and aggressive traders. Update 7/12/13:USDCAD We're not wrong yet although the market is not making it easy on this trade. Nevertheless I will hold short but add a new first target at 1.0344, leaving the rest of the targets in place. Bring stop down to 1.0445.
 07/11/2013 Entry  1.0369 Entry  1.0369 ($815)
 Exit  1.0425 Exit  1.0425
 July 11 for July 12  Date Jul-15 Date Jul-15Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($278)
 Entry  1.0369 Entry 
 Exit  1.0425 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-15 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1261 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1258, with a stop going in at 1250. Our up-side targets are 1270, 1277, and 1290. The dollar weakness is showing up big-time in a number of markets and we are also seeing gold respond; perchance there is more in this trade? Signs are supporting a move to break the weekly PLDot to the upside, said signs include the daily rolling up, along with dots-swinging and a move outside-inside on the monthly. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  Directional /Bonus TradeAggressive
Update 7/12/13: @GC I am re-classifying this trade as a directional trade after I received several calls from aggressive traders who were able to get aboard this trade despite the gap opening. Their average entry price was 1270 and so we'll take that as our entry and the third target as our exit. Update 7/11/13: @GC Now this is truly annoying; we correctly predicted everything about this trade and by all rights it should have been a $3,900 win; HOWEVER the market gapped a tiny bit on open and those who put in a standing order were not filled. Those flexible aggressive traders who were monitoring would have seen what was happening and were surely aboard for a really excellent win as we hit all three targets. It certainly is a convincing piece of evidence for the quality of the analysis methods. But for the narrow purposes of our track record here we will put this in the books as a "no trade" day. Such is life. On we go.
 07/10/2013 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 July 10 for July 11  Date  Date Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 1270
 Exit   Exit 1290Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date Jul-11 $2000
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 133'150 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 134'040, with a stop going in at 134'200. Our down-side targets are 132'300, 132'130, and 131'150. The question of the hour is: will the daily 6/5 kick prices back into the down-trend or will we see congestion entrance trading? To me the strong slope of the daily and weekly envelopes speak volumes. One notes also today's anemic action: if congestion entrance is on tap, why not more energetic trading and a bigger range today? Let's see how this plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 7/10/13: @US Not a huge trade but the day did fulfill the geometry and hit the first target; thus we book a solid base hit. On we go looking for another trade.
 07/09/2013 Entry  133'150 Entry   $220
 Exit  132'300 Exit 
 July 9 for July 10  Date Jul-10 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0560 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0574, with a stop going in at 1.0598. Our down-side targets are 1.0538, 1.0519, and 1.0475. We see the signs, but will we seethe follow-through? Congestion entrance is on the horizon and we are selling in anticipation of lower prices ahead. The relevant signs and indications? Outside /inside on the weekly plus an exhaust pattern on the weekly are the primary elements that are drawing my eye. Certainly there is ample room for a weekly dot refresh. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 7/9/13: USDCAD We have close to getting both conservative and aggressive traders filled but in the end we missed the con entrance by one pip. Still, we hit our second target and so the day played out pretty much as expected. We are out at that level for a solid base hit.
 07/08/2013 Entry  1.0560 Entry   $389
 Exit  1.0519 Exit 
 July 8 for July 9  Date Jul-09 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell AUDJPY at 91.65 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 91.82, with a stop going in at 92.34. Our down-side targets are 91.19, 90.74, and 90.21. Congestion is in progress and at the point of a monthly C-wave down: that's the situation here and the question of the moment in the Aussy-Yen market. The prime argument supporting our anticipation of a further move to the downside is that the daily PLDot is definitely not pushing up, but languishing sideways, distinctly energy-less in the face of the monthly move down. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 7/9/13: AUDJPY Wow again as we came within one pip of hitting our revised target but in the end did not and so we eventually got stopped out. Sophisticated aggressive traders would have exited for a scratch but for our track record purposes here we take the hit. Not a happy camper but then again am amused at how close and thus how "accurate" our numbers were. But, just on the wrong side of the line today. On we go. Update 7/8/13: AUDJPY Wow we came with a hair of hitting our stop but did not, and now price is seeming a bit sickish; those who are concerned might well exit the trade but I am holding short for better (i.e. lower) price tomorrow. Hold the stop as it is and move our first target to 91.75 and retain all prior targets as well. Let's see if we can get something out of this trade, or at least a scratch.
 07/05/2013 Entry  91.65 Entry  91.82  ($1197)
 Exit  92.34 Exit  92.34
 July 5 for July 8  Date Jul-09 Date Jul-09Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($514)
 Entry  91.82 Entry 
 Exit  92.34 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-09 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1620 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1614, with a stop going in at 1601. Our up-side targets are 1628, 1634, and 1648. The S&P E-Mini looks attractive here due to the triple dot-push now starting to take effect. We see all the usual signs of momentum building: dots swinging, resistance breaking, multiple-time periods pushing, all setting up nicely. The question on the table for today is: will the daily resistance just hit give us a chance to get aboard at a slightly better price or not? I'm betting that it will but hope we do not miss the trade. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 7/5/13: @ES We did hit our first target and are out at that level. Price crashed after the NFP report this morning but have recovered nicely, thus possibly indicating that more may be in this trade for the coming days. But for our purposes here we are on the sidelines, counting our winnings are and off looking for another trade.
 07/04/2013 Entry  1620 Entry  1614 $1,100
 Exit  1628 Exit  1628
 June 4 for June 5  Date Jul-05 Date Jul-05Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $700
 Entry  1614 Entry 
 Exit  1628 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-05 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 90.73 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 90.14, with a stop going in at 89.73. Our up-side targets are 91.37, 92.01, and 92.52. The Aussie/Yen has achieved congestion entrance and now the question on the table is: will we see congestion action in the coming days? I say yes and do so based on the retracement to the weekly PLDot (and Daily 5/9 up), which offers some strongish support and thus a possible move to the upper confines of congestion, thus fulfilling a picture-perfect congestion action pattern. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 7/4/13: AUDJPY Not a big win in today's very slow holiday market action but nevertheless a win is a win is a win and we are happy for the trade. We book the profits and are off looking for the next trade.
 07/03/2013 Entry  90.73 Entry   $639
 Exit  91.34 Exit 
 July 3 for July 4  Date Jul-04 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at 1.0545 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0501, with a stop going in at 1.0475. Our up-side targets are 1.0575, 1.0610, and 1.0655. We see what looks to be a strong candidate for congestion exit to the upside in the USDCAD Forex as the congestion action of the last few days starts to be resolve to the upside. For sure we see confirmed weekly and monthly c-waves in progress, and these with plenty of headroom before targets are reached. Our multiple time-period dot pushes are chugging right along. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 7/4/13: USDCAD We wiggled our way out of this sticky situation by tightening up our target for a scratch and when also taking the conservative trader's entrance into account, a small win. And a small win is always better than the loss we would have been facing yesterday afternoon had we exited then! On we go. Update 7/3/13: USDCAD The trade is not making progress toward our target but instead is doing the exact opposite. However given the slow nature of the trading due to the holidays today and tomorrow, it seems likely that we can exit at a scratch tomorrow or Friday rather than bailing now, and possibly the original trade concept will become valid after all. Keep the stop in place and move the first target to 1.0545, leaving the current first target as our second target, and so forth.
 07/02/2013 Entry  1.0545 Entry  1.0501 $418
 Exit  1.0545 Exit  1.0545
 July 2 for July 3  Date Jul-04 Date Jul-04Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $418
 Entry  1.0501 Entry 
 Exit  1.0545 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-04 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.3065 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3026, with a stop going in at 1.2996. Our up-side targets are 1.3082, 1.3123, and 1.3169. The EURUSD Forex cross is starting to look like a significant reversal is underway, as the envelope rolls to the upside and we can envision a move to the weekly envelope top. Is this the case? Or will we see more daily congestion in this area, at the monthly/quarterly PLDot and weekly envelope bottom? The daily chart (and the intraday charts as well for those who are following along) would argue for the former, a fresh move to the upside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 7/2/13: EURUSD Instead of heading on up price revisited the bottom of the congestion range and we got stopped out. This action calls into question the reversal strategy and so we take the loss and stand aside to wait and watch future developments in this market.
 07/01/2013 Entry  1.3065 Entry  1.3026 ($990)
 Exit  1.2996 Exit  1.2996
 July 1 for July 2  Date Jul-02 Date Jul-02Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($300)
 Entry  1.3026 Entry 
 Exit  1.2996 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-02 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell GBPUSD at 1.5205 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5236, with a stop going in at 1.5296. Our down-side targets are 1.5173, 1.5149, and 1.5113. Dollar strength abounds and so we see the Pound Sterling take the dive. It seems like there is still life in this down-trend, with a target of the monthly envelope bottom. The key to my eye here is breaking the monthly PLDot and the weekly 5/2 up, a bearish sign and that coupled with the unrelenting nature of the daily envelope slope is perhaps enough evidence for today's trade. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 7/1/13: GBPUSD We end the day in the plus column by the barest of margins. This trade is not developing as expected and while we lose nothing we essentially gain nothing either, or at least not much. We exit at the close for a scratch.
 06/28/2013 Entry  1.5205 Entry  1.5236 $30
 Exit  1.5214 Exit  1.5214
 June 28 for July 1  Date Jul-01 Date Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $120
 Entry  1.5236 Entry 
 Exit  1.5214 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jul-01 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 98.40 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 97.99, with a stop going in at 97.33. Our up-side targets are 98.80, 99.14, and 99.71. The USDJPY is looking stronger by the hour as the U.S. Interest rate structure drives up the value of the greenback. Let's see of we can get aboard this move. Of current technical note are the daily dots swinging to the upside, weekly and monthly dots on the right side of the trade, and the up-coming month target beckoning at the on-coming monthly envelope top. Let's see how it plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/28/13: USDJPY Not bad at all; we hit our second target and are out at that level. Those so inclined might examine this market with an eye towards future gains but for the purposes of this service and the associated track record we are out at the second target, booking the profits and are off looking for another trade.
 06/27/2013 Entry  98.40 Entry   $792
 Exit  99.14 Exit 
 June 27 for June 28  Date Jun-28 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 95.49 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 94.45, with a stop going in at 93.95. Our up-side targets are 96.06, 96.54, and 97.79. Crude is an impressive trading market; it seems as if support is holding well and we are heading on up. Technically we see monthly, quarterly and daily dots underneath us poised to break the weekly dot to the upside. Of significance are the the daily dots rolling up nicely. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/27/13: @CL The day played out as predicted and so we are happy campers here. We hit the second target and are out at that level for a solid win.
 06/26/2013 Entry  95.49 Entry   $1,050
 Exit  96.54 Exit 
 June 26 for June 27  Date Jun-27 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1581 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1587, with a stop going in at 1596. Our down-side targets are 1566, 1557, and 1545. Just touching congestion entrance in today's market action and looking like the next short-term move will be a re-test of the week's market lows. Of key significance to my eye is the location of the daily PLDot at the weekly envelope bottom, this foreshadowing strength rather than weak resistance it would seem. Ultimately we will likely see higher prices but at this moment the bull/bear struggle is still favoring the downside. Or so it seems.... let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 6/26/13: @ES Not a happy camper; we were wrong on this one and got stopped out in short order. Nimble aggressive traders might have exited sooner on a flow-based stop but for track record purposes we'll take the full hit. On we go.
 06/25/2013 Entry  1581 Entry  1587 ($1200)
 Exit  1596 Exit  1596
 June 25 for June 26  Date Jun-26 Date Jun-26Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($450)
 Entry  1587 Entry 
 Exit  1596 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jun-26 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 90.38 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 89.82, with a stop going in at 89.25. Our up-side targets are 91.02, 91.48, and 92.36. Is the long bear journey of the Aussie/Yen finally coming to an end? We've had a reversal day that looks somewhat convincing, and similar moves cross the trading board lend some credibility to the theory. Technically we see the daily envelope rolling up, weekly dots swinging, a convincing move outside to inside, and the monthly is in a completed refresh to the quarterly dot and ready for its own refresh, even overdue for such a move. So it all lines up; let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/26/13: AUDJPY Patience rewarded! although we did not take off like a rocket to the upside we certainly did hit our first target and are out at that level. Not a bad trade after all! Update 6/25/13: AUDJPY It seems that we are a bit early; the market is acting reasonably but we are not quite there yet. Those who are uncomfortable with the trade could exit here for a small profit but I am holding long with the expectation of further gains. Hold stop and target prices and let's see how we do tomorrow.
 06/24/2013 Entry  90.38 Entry  89.82 $1,882
 Exit  91.02 Exit  91.02
 June 24 for June 25  Date Jun-26 Date Jun-26Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,228
 Entry  89.82 Entry 
 Exit  91.02 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jun-26 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3120 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3144, with a stop going in at 1.3225. Our down-side targets are 1.3066, 1.3044, and 1.3024. At the moment anyway this move looks like it has legs as markets across the board adjust to a new reality. The signs are: breaking the daily support, strong down flow, weak close, breaking weekly PLDot, weekly targets not yet reached, etc. No guarantees but the daily 5/2 seems quite reachable in the next trading session. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/24/13: EURUSD Not a bad day, it played out pretty much as expected, and now we are seeing what looks like to be a reversal of energy flow. But we did hit our first target before prices reversed and so we are out at that level, banking the profit. Another solid base hit.
 06/21/2013 Entry  1.3120 Entry   $540
 Exit  1.3066 Exit 
 June 21 for June 24  Date Jun-24 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1585 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1573, with a stop going in at 1570. Our up-side targets are 1595, 1603, and 1611. Very big day all around and we expect a dot-refresh, especially given that the monthly dot was hit as well as the monthly 6/5. However such volatile days are not easy to predict: we know there will be a refresh but it is not perfectly clear that it will happen tomorrow, so watch your levels and if you are monitoring the market be prepared to act on flow. We've set the stop closer based on money not on geometry as the levels do get majorly strung out in such volatility. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/21/13: @ES The day proceeded about as expected although I thought we would see some higher prices. We hit the first target and are out at that level, an outcome which suits me just fine as the patterns are not bullish at the moment. Hitting an early target invalidated the conservative entry but if some did get filled for a conservative entry an exit at the close is recommended, for another modest profit.
 06/20/2013 Entry  1585 Entry   $500
 Exit  1595 Exit 
 June 20 for June 21  Date Jun-21 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3291 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3334, with a stop going in at 1.3371. Our down-side targets are 1.3242, 1.3210, and 1.3125. General turn in the market today, with a number of markets reacting to dollar strength as the U.S. interest rates shift a bit higher. In the Euro-dollar cross we see solid congestion entrance, dotted line and block level and all the rest. We can anticipate a test of the live dot, but after such a long run to the upside it may be that the congestive chop up here will be limited. Technically we see the weekly 5/1 and the monthly 5/2 holding, and the daily is of course rolling over very nicely. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/20/13: EURUSD the day played out as expected. We hit the second target and are out at that level. A solid base hit.
 06/19/2013 Entry  1.3291 Entry   $810
 Exit  1.3210 Exit 
 June 19 for June 20  Date Jun-20 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell GBPUSD at 1.5639 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5671, with a stop going in at 1.5705. Our down-side targets are 1.5599, 1.5576, and 1.5550. Dollar strength is with us across the board, or at least it looks that way from today's action. After some fifteen days of Sterling rally we see the USD reassert, and the signs are: congestion entrance, no significant bounce off of the weekly envelope top, monthly 5/2 holding, daily envelope rolling over convincingly, and flow shifting. Are we ready for a more definitive short? We'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/19/13: GBPUSD We pretty much nailed this trade and both the aggressive and conservative traders were aboard, for a solid win. Sophisticated aggressive traders who were monitoring the post-announcement action may well have harvested much more from this trade, but for the purposes of this track record we are out at the third target. We bank the profits with a smile and move on looking for the next trade.
 06/18/2013 Entry  1.5639 Entry  1.5671  $2,100
 Exit  1.5550 Exit  1.5550
 June 18 for June 19  Date Jun-19 Date Jun-19Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,210
 Entry  1.5671 Entry 
 Exit  1.5550 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jun-19 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 94.61 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 94.07, with a stop going in at 93.89. Our up-side targets are 95.05, 95.37, and 95.93. It has been a very long time since we called for a buy in the dollar/yen cross; has the right time come? Signs are building. Technically we see dots swinging, nearbys growing closer to the daily dot, favorable zone structure on the weekly with price a long way from the weekly dot, and a monthly 5/9 hit and holding. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/18/13: USDJPY The day worked out pretty much as we expected and we see a turn to the upside in the USDJPY taking place. More is expected here but it might take a day or two or three to materialize. We book the profits with a smile and move on.
 06/17/2013 Entry  94.61 Entry   $797
 Exit  95.37 Exit 
 June 17 for June 18  Date Jun-18 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1618.25 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1629, with a stop going in at 1637. Our down-side targets are 1612, 1604, and 1593. Chopping through congestion here but with a predicted exit to the downside, and the determinate elements are the weekly envelope rolling over, the location in the zone reconstruct, and the monthly exhaust pattern. Let's see what happens here. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 6/17/13: @ES No joy today as the market showed unanticipated strength. Nimble aggressive traders would have seen the sharp flow against them in the early going but for the purpose of our track record here we take the loss and move on.
 06/14/2013 Entry  1618.25 Entry  1629 ($ 837 )
 Exit  1637 Exit  1637
 June 14 for June 17  Date Jun-17 Date Jun-17Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($ 400 )
 Entry  1629 Entry 
 Exit  1637 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jun-17 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 140 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 140'160, with a stop going in at 141'030. Our down-side targets are 139'120, 138'290, and 138'160. We see congestion entrance and a test of the recent PLdot crest. Will the parameters of congestion expand or will we chop around here for a bit? I think the latter scenario is on tap, and the reasons are the consistency of the weekly envelope down-slope, the location of the weekly live PLdot, and the potential here for a monthly c-wave to the downside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/17/13: Patience rewarded! We got the move we anticipated and hit our original first target (revised second target) and are out at that level. A good trade! Further gains to the downside seem likely for those who wish to stay aboard. Update 6/14/13: @US Those who are uncomfortable may exit the trade but I am holding for targets on Monday. Move first target to 139'240 and leave the original three targets stand.
 06/13/2013 Entry  140'000 Entry  140'160 $1,750
 Exit  139'120 Exit  139'120
 June 13 for June 14  Date Jun-17 Date Jun-17Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,125
 Entry  140'160 Entry 
 Exit  139'120 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jun-17 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at 1.0207 better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0185, with a stop going in at 1.0154. Our up-side targets are 1.0231, 1.0249, and 1.0300. After a protracted move to the downside are we ready for the USD to show a bit of spine? the technicals would say yes, at least in relation to the Loonie. The signs are starting to line up" support holding and moving sideways, envelope rolling up, weekly support holding, and the monthly is not arguing. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 6/13/13: USDCAD e got our rally but not nearly enough of one to reach any of our target areas, and as the rally failed our stop was hit later in the day. We take the loss and move on...
 06/12/2013 Entry  1.0207 Entry  1.0185 ($827)
 Exit  1.0154 Exit  1.0154
 June 12 for June 13  Date Jun-13 Date Jun-13Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($305)
 Entry  1.0185 Entry 
 Exit  1.0154 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jun-13 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 139'100 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 140'060, with a stop going in at 140'160. Our down-side targets are 138'200, 138'080, and 137'050. The very picture of a bear market here and we are looking to get aboard as the break-down through congestion confines takes hold. Seems as if yesterday was the break, today a retracement, and tomorrow another test of the downside. At least that is the way we'll lay it. Yes, granted, we're located in all kinds of support but the key to my eye is the position of the daily PLDot next to the weekly Ebot. This would argue for a c-wave to the downside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/12/13: @US We hit our first target and are out at that level. Chances are good that there is more in this trade for those who wish to stick around but we're off looking for the next trade.
 06/11/2013 Entry  139'100 Entry   $687
 Exit  138'200 Exit 
 June 11 for June 12  Date Jun-12 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell GBPUSD at 1.5571 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5607, with a stop going in at 1.5658. Our down-side targets are 1.5518, 1.5476, and 1.5446. Are we about to see a dot refresh on the GBPUSD? Technicals say this is a possibility. We see a weekly exhaust structure in place and the daily rolling over very convincingly. The monthly chart is in congestion and the zone position says it cold easily see a move to the downside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/11/13: GBPUSD A mixed day. Our aggressive trader was filled an dcame within one pip of the first target and then price fell off; our aggressive trader seeing this exited in that area for a small win. Our conservative trader, who has no discretion in these matters, was short from his entry. We did not hit the stop but we do elect to exit at the close, taking a small loss for the conservative trader, as the trade is not going in our favor.
 06/10/2013 Entry  1.5571 Entry 1.5607  $460
 Exit  1.5525 Exit  1.5645
 June 10 for June 11  Date Jun-11 Date Jun-11Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($380)
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3257 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3294, with a stop going in at 1.3316. Our down-side targets are 1.3183, 1.3122, 1.3085, and 1.3050. This looks to be a weekly exhaust formation and if that is the case then this is a sale setting up for Monday's market. Note that the monthly 5/2 down is in play, along with the weekly 5/9 down, and the monthly envelope is slithering along sideways, thus not a trending market. We set the entry a bit away from current price so as to reduce the risk a bit, a necessity in these large-bar extended move markets that stretch the geometry out. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 6/10/13: EURUSD We called the range of the day perfectly, as the market surpassed the entry price and hit a target. But price did this in reverse order, and thus no trade was triggered, because when the target is hit before the entry is hit the entry order is negated. Such is life. We're off looking for the next trade.
 06/07/2013 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 June 7 for June 10  Date  Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1622.75 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1631, with a stop going in at 1634. Our down-side targets are 1605, 1591, and 1581. This is a trade that makes sense on the technicals but also occurs just on the cusp of the month's largest economic report, the non-farm payrolls. So be forewarned and do not play in this trade if you cannot handle a little volatility. Technically we see a daily dot-push reinforcing a weekly c-wave to the downside, coupled with a monthly exhaust pattern and monthly outside-in move. Monthly dots-swinging and a favorable zone location round out the bearish picture. Let's see if the economic numbers play ball with the technicals. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 6/7/13: @ES Non-Farm payroll report and its unpredictability strikes again! We were stopped out in the early going shortly after the report. We take the loss and are off looking for another trade.
 06/06/2013 Entry  1622.75 Entry  1631 ($712)
 Exit  1634 Exit  1634
 June 6 for June 7  Date Jun-07 Date Jun-07Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($150)`
 Entry  1631 Entry 
 Exit  1634 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jun-07 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy GBPUSD at 1.5405 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5366, with a stop going in at 1.5306. Our up-side targets are 1.5439, 1.5513, and 1.5605. The question is: will this rally continue? The technical patterns seem to argue in favor of that thought: Strong daily envelope slope, weekly target in sight, daily-weekly-monthly dot push, favorable quarterly zone location. Not a slam dunk but on balance bullish. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/6/13: GBPUSD We nailed the call and price exceeded our third target; we are out at that level for a nice fat win. We smile, book the profits, and are off looking for the next opportunity.
 06/05/2013 Entry  1.5405 Entry   $2,000
 Exit  1.5605 Exit 
 June 5 for June 6  Date Jun-06 Date Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1630 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1641, with a stop going in at 1644. Our down-side targets are 1623, 1614, and 1607. The question of the hour is: will the ES show a more pronounced down move or not? Expressed in DG terms, will the monthly c-wave up continue or break? The daily and weekly charts are arguing that the monthly envelope top will indeed break, thus heralding a higher likelihood of more weakness dead ahead. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/5/13: @ES A very good trade; we hit our third target and are out at that level. The day played out pretty much exactly as we expected. We book the profit and move on.
 06/04/2013 Entry  1630 Entry   $1,150
 Exit  1607 Exit 
 June 4 for June 5  Date Jun-05 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @US at 140'100 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 139'230, with a stop going in at 139'060. Our up-side targets are 141-070, 141'250, and 142'050. Bonds are a sell on everyone's list these days and yet we are seeing a technical move setting up for a bullish move, or so it seems. We see the daily envelope rolling up nicely, outside/inside on the monthly, and a reasonably supportive price location in the matrix of zones. We'll take a shot at buying here. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 6/4/13: @US I'm not happy with this trade and wish to move to the sidelines. Exit at market for a very small loss. Those who can monitor the market can play for a better exit at break-even 140'090, but we're out at the closing price.
 06/03/2013 Entry  140'10 Entry   ($375)
 Exit  139'290 Exit 
 June 3 for June 4  Date Jun-04 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0366 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0389, with a stop going in at 1.0405. Our down-side targets are 1.0327, 1.0299, and 1.0252. Congestion reigns in the USDCAD. The next type of trading is congestion action to the downside and the move makes perfect sense as the monthly chart enters a new month and is poised for a dot refresh. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 6/3/13: USDCAD The direction was right on and we hit our second target and then some, indeed coming within eight pips of our third target. A nice base hit. And on we go...
 05/31/2013 Entry  1.0366 Entry   $652
 Exit  1.0299 Exit 
 May 3 for June 3  Date Jun-03 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1409 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1401, with a stop going in at 1388. Our up-side targets are 1422, 1436, and 1452. Here's a trade for the courageous. Gold shows a bullish reversal and yet as is somewhat typical in gold the move is sharp and a extended,stretching out the geometry and forcing us to place stops some distance away. Still the structure is there; we see daily an weekly dot pushes developed and monthly dot refresh in play; next month is upon us and this will almost certainly bring outside/inside to the monthly chart. Batten down the hatches, sharpen your monitoring skills, and let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/31/13: @GC Not a happy camper here but the numbers do not lie. We did get the initial direction right, and came close to target, and so those aggressive traders who were alert would have done very well. But for the aggressive traders it goes in the books as a "no trade" as they were not filled before price moved into the target area (within 40 cents of the target!), thus invalidating the original buy order. Just like football is a game of inches, trading can be a game of ticks and pips so very close to wins but not quite there. The conservative trader who had no discretion got clobbered however. We take the loss and move on.
 05/30/2013 Entry   Entry  1401  
 Exit   Exit  1388
 May 30 for May 31  Date  Date May-31Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed (1300)
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2941 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2974, with a stop going in at 1.3007. Our down-side targets are 1.2875, 1.2841, and 1.2815. A clear congestion pattern and if that is accurate then the next move is to the downside. Supporting evidence lies in the location of the weekly PLDot and Live PLDot, the slope of the weekly, the monthly structure, and the established confines of congestion on the daily. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/30/13: EURUSD The dollar was a lot weaker than expected and we got stopped out. Grumpy about it but no alternative but to take the loss and move on.
 05/29/2013 Entry  1.2941 Entry  1.2974 ($990)
 Exit  1.3007 Exit  1.3007
 May 29 for May 30  Date May-30 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($330)
 Entry  1.2974 Entry 
 Exit  1.3007 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-30 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 102.37 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 102.01, with a stop going in at 101.35. Our up-side targets are 102.64, 103.19, and 103.61. We've been waiting for this resumption of the up-move in the Dollar-Yen cross, and today's reversal seems definitive. After three daily closes to the downside today's bar is congestion entrance up; we anticipate a move to the top of the prior dotted line in the 103.50 area. The question is: will this happen immediately or will we see congestion action tomorrow? The monthly envelope slope argues yes, the weekly structure is not strongly against it, and the daily action shows strong up-flow. We'll guess a continued move up is on tap. And we'll see soon enough if we are right. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/29/13: USDJPY Well now! We almost made the first target but a sharp reversal took us out at our stop for a loss. Not happy about this one but not much to do about it. Those aggressive traders with very quick monitoring fingers might have avoided some of the loss but the move was very fast and dramatic. We take the loss and move on.
 05/28/2013 Entry  102.37 Entry  102.01 ($1662)
 Exit  101.35 Exit  101.35
 May 28 for May 29  Date May-29 Date May-29Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($653)
 Entry  102.01 Entry 
 Exit  101.35 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-29 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell GBPUSD at 1.5099 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5138, with a stop going in at 1.5176. Our down-side targets are 1.5065, 1.5037, and 1.5014. Technically the question is: will we see a continued weekly C-wave to the downside. The weekly envelope slope argues yes, the daily congestion action anticipated move to the downside argues yes, and the monthly is in support offering only slight encouragement. Certainly a test of the weekly 1-1 low would not be surprising, and that is the eventuality that we are playing for here, Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/28/13: GBPUSD We were correct on the call and we hit our second target and are out at that level for a good solid win. We narrowly missed getting the conservative trader filled but that is the way it goes. We book the profit with a smile and move on to find another trade.
 05/27/2013 Entry  1.5099 Entry   $620
 Exit  1.5037 Exit 
 May 27 for May 28  Date May-28 Date Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0321 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0353, with a stop going in at 1.0385. Our down-side targets are 1.0308, 1.0295, and 1.0281, with a possible fourth target at 1.0236. Dollar weakness to continue" we'll find out very soon. This is a big holiday weekend and so volume will be very thin and the action thus possibly volatile but the Forex market never closes and trades will go forward regardless of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Technically we see the envelope rolling over nicely on the monthly, weekly and monthly exhaust patterns, and ever-so-slight dots swinging indication on the daily. That, plus a favorable zone location on the daily, is sufficient to give us a bearish tone to the next day's action. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/27/13: USDCAD We missed our first target by two pips and the market is now drifting upward; we'll exit at the close, take the tiny loss (which is virtually a scratch), and move on looking for the next trade.
 05/24/2013 Entry  1.0321 Entry   ($164)
 Exit  1.0338 Exit 
 May 24 for May 27  Date May-27 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.2931 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2870, with a stop going in at 1.2802. Our up-side targets are 1.2970, 1.2997, and 1.3037. We're bullish on the EURUSD here for a number of reasons. Technically we see the daily envelope rolling up, and the position within the weekly and monthly zone structure is enticing. We're in daily congestion but he dot is not moving sideways rather is rolling to the upside, foreshadowing a congestion exit to the upside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/24/13: EURUSD Not a big move today but we did hit our first target and are out at that level. A solid base hit and maybe that's not so bad, as lots of base hits win games.
 05/23/2013 Entry  1.2931 Entry   $390
 Exit  1.2970 Exit 
 May 23 for May 24  Date May-24 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy GBPUSD at 1.5048 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5000, with a stop going in at 1.4975. Our up-side targets are 1.5090, 1.5140, and 1.5215. The breakdown in the GBPUSD continues and the question presents itself: are we done yet? The answer is a good solid "Maybe" and we take the gathering collection of support elements as evidence. Consider: we are at the monthly envelope bottom, have hit the weekly 5/2, are in daily exhaust territory, and are far away from the weekly and monthly pldots and not to forget the daily dot is a goodly stretch away as well. We may go lower to touch more support but that would be our entrance for the conservative trader. I see a retracement to the envelope bottom/live dot area at a minimum. As I say, a good solid "Maybe". Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/23/13: GBPUSD We had the direction right and even if price did not go all that far towards our higher targets we hit the first target handily and so we book the profit at that level and are off looking for another trade. A solid base hit here.
 05/22/2013 Entry  1.5048 Entry   $420
 Exit  1.5090 Exit 
 May 22 for May 23  Date May-23 Date Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 144'120 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 144'200, with a stop going in at 145'050. Our down-side targets are 143'300, 143'200, and 143'010. The breakdown of the US Treasure bonds continues, and the slight rally today is belied by the fact that price stopped at the PLDot and did not continue all the way up to the upper confines of congestion. The positioning of the daily PLDot at the weekly envelope bottom is thus suggesting strong weekly resistance at that level and a continued weekly C-wave to the downside seems to me to be the next move on tap. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/22/13: @US This worked out very nicely indeed. The fact that price made a try at breaking resistance but could not get to or through our stop is evidence of the power of these DG methods when our analysis is correct. DG support and resistance levels are really very powerful tools We hit our third target and are out at that level, with both conservative and aggressive traders aboard. A very good day!
 05/21/2013 Entry  144'120 Entry  144'200 $2,937
 Exit  143'010 Exit  143'010
 May 21 for May 22  Date May-22 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,594
 Entry  144'200 Entry 
 Exit  143'010 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-22 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell GBPUSD at 1.5257 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5284, with a stop going in at 1.5315. Our down-side targets are 1.5202, 1.5151, and 1.5080. The USD is showing considerable strength across the board and today's failure in the 30-year Treasury Bond will only ad fuel to this fire. And if this is the case then at the very least the congestion action that we are seeing in the GBPUSD will continue for another day, with the expected move to the downside being the next most likely action. Supporting this theory we see a weekly C-Wave to the downside reinforced by the weekly Live PLDot located at the Weekly envelope bottom; we further see a newly energized monthly dot push to the downside and this with room for the next monthly target, which is the monthly envelope bottom, lower confines of congestion, and this with not all that many days left in the month. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/21/13: GBPUSD Not bad at all; we saw the market play out just about as expected although we did not reach our third target. Skilled DG traders who monitored the flow could have in fact done even better but we content ourselves with the solid profit from the trade as predicted: not bad at all we say again.
 05/20/2013 Entry  1.5257 Entry   $1060
 Exit  1.5151 Exit 
 May 20 for May 21  Date May-21 Date Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2851 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2879, with a stop going in at 1.2936. Our down-side targets are 1.2798, 1.2756, and 1.2737. The EURUSD chart is a sick puppy or so it seems, and there is yet more to the downside here. Technically we see a strong daily envelope slope, monthly and weekly targets approaching, and all five time periods pushing down. We'll look to enter at the 6/5 and see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/21/13: EURUSD Patience rewarded. Although the win here is not in the least significant it is far better than the loss we would have taken yesterday, and so our strategy of waiting it out with an eye towards a better exit worked out just fine. This goes in the books as a small win, although slight indeed. Update 5/20/13: EURUSD We hit neither target nor stop today and while one option would be to exit now for a small loss I prefer to re-set the first target to near the PLDot, say at 1.2864, which if hit will put the trade at break-even or better. So that is our new first target, and keep the stop the same. Odds are high we will hit this B/E target tomorrow and be out.
 05/17/2013 Entry  1.2851 Entry  1.2879  $20
 Exit  1.2864 Exit  1.2864
 May 17 for May 20  Date May-21 Date May-21Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $150
 Entry  1.2879 Entry 
 Exit  1.2864 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-21 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0189 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0204, with a stop going in at 1.0219. Our down-side targets are 1.0164,, 1.0144, and 1.0121. This little dollar rally is running out of steam and we see that across the Forex spectrum, and most attractively to my eye is the USDCAD which is currently located in multiple resistance levels on multiple time-frames. Technically we see outside-inside on the daily, dots swinging, tons of 5/9s, and favorable zone structure on the HTP's. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/17/13: USDCAD We were wrong on this one and quickly and surgically hit our stop and are out at that level. For those who could monitor intraday the key was the strong support at the daily PLDot.
 05/16/2013 Entry  1.0189 Entry  1.0204 ($438)
 Exit  1.0219 Exit  1.0219
 May 16 for May 17  Date May-17 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($146)
 Entry  1.0204 Entry 
 Exit  1.0219 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-17 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy GBPUSD at 1.5230 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5193, with a stop going in at 1.5160. Our up-side targets are 1.5271, 1.5288, and 1.5325. Today's action in the GBPUSD looks like the start of a bottom to me, with the daily support holding and outside/inside pattern and dots swinging as major components of that thought. What else? The weekly 5/2 marks a significant termination point, and it held support without any question at all. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
 05/15/2013 Entry  1.5230 Entry   $580
 Exit  1.5288 Exit 
 May 15 for May 16  Date May-16 Date Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell GBPUSD at 1.5220 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5293, with a stop going in at 1.5331. Our down-side targets are 1.5195, 1.5173, and 1.5114. The GBPUSD is on a tear to the downside and all signs point to a continuation. Tectonically we see the daily envelope slope and dot push, weekly and monthly dot pushes, exhaust moves on the weekly and daily but with more room to drop before reaching target, and a reasonably accommodating zone location given the monthly downside target. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/15/13: GBPUSD Aggressive traders hit our second target and we are out at that level, booking the profits. We are off looking for another trade.
 05/14/2013 Entry  1.5220 Entry   $470
 Exit  1.5173 Exit 
 May 14 for May 15  Date May-15 Date Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1631 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1634, with a stop going in at 1637. Our down-side targets are 1627, 1624, and 1615. Are we seeing the first inklings of a major top in the ES or just the signs of a temporary pause? Certainly the latter is clearly present as we see the daily envelope rolling over, and the weekly key resistance holding again this week. We'll take a shot at this knowing that there is a reasonably high likelihood of some short-term gain and that more is not ruled out either. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/14/13: @ES Not a big trade as the market turned just after hitting our first target and ran tot he upside, but any win is a welcome win and we bank the profits and move on to the nest trade. Those who were close to the market could well have caught the dramatic reversal, but for our short-term service here we are satisfied to have called the initial correctly.
 05/13/2013 Entry  1631 Entry   $200
 Exit  1627 Exit 
 May 13 for May 14  Date May-14 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2987 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3040, with a stop going in at 1.3097. Our down-side targets are 1.2947, 1.2929, and 1.2889. The dollar is showing a big-time shift in the last day or two, and the Euro is taking it on the chin, and I suspect ore is in store. Technically we see a triple dot push that may be enough in this case to get the ball rolling very seriously to the downside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/13/13: EURUSD A pretty slow day without much movement but our aggressive traders did achieve our first target. We're out at that level and off looking for another trade.
 05/10/2013 Entry  1.2987 Entry   $400
 Exit  1.2947 Exit 
 May 10 for May 13  Date May-13 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1626 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1631, with a stop going in at 1636. Our down-side targets are 1620, 1611.50, and 1605. We see a bit o weakness in the E-mini and the thought is that a close inside the daily envelope means something, and in this case something bearish. Supporting the concept we see dots swinging, a daily exhaust pattern in formation. To be sure there is terrific strength is this trend and yet nothing goes straight up all the time. Let's see how this weakness plays out tomorrow. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/10/13: @ES Wow, we can within 0.25 of our target but no cigar. Aggressive traders who were close to the marekt and monitoring should have been out near that level. But at day's end this trade is not looking as it should and so we are exiting at the close. Those who wish could stay aboard and likely exit at a better price on Monday but the rationale for a down move is looking a bit less likely and so we are out, and off looking for another trade.
 05/09/2013 Entry  1626 Entry   ($162)
 Exit  1629.25 Exit 
 May 9 for May 10  Date May-10 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell GBPUSD at 1.5534 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.5569, with a stop going in at 1.5594. Our down-side targets are 1.5497, 1.5476, and 1.5446. Looking at the Pound Sterling/dollar cross as a change up today; we see evidence that this congestion will test the bottom of the confines tomorrow, and that with a solid chance of exit to the downside. Supporting evidence? The Daily envelope rolling over, and both the weekly and the monthly having achieved their upside targets. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/9/13: GBPUSD An excellent day, and both aggressive traders and conservative traders were filled and the market then went to the third target and well beyond. We're out at our third target today but skilled traders cold have done much better, and we certainly hoped they did. On we go, and happy to bank the profits today.
 05/08/2013 Entry  1.5534 Entry  1.5569 $1,110
 Exit  1.5446 Exit  1.5446
 May 8 for May 9  Date May-09 Date May-09Conservative
 GBPUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $230
 Entry  1.5569 Entry 
 Exit  1.5446 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-09 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3076 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3107, with a stop going in at 1.3142. Our down-side targets are 1.3059, 1.3020, and 1.3001. This EURUSD congestion is pinching its range down with seemly clear direction for exit to the downside. We see the daily dot, the weekly dot and the monthly dot converging and when this happens the next move out of the area could be explosive since there is what we deem to be pent-up energy on three time periods waiting release. This is generally a "go with" trade signal for a move in either direction and in this case given the weak up-flow and weak closes of recent days we're laying a bet on down-side exit. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/8/13: EURUSD Well we got our double dot push, and it was a go-with trade, but in the wrong direction! We take out loss and move on, grumbling.
 05/07/2013 Entry  1.3076 Entry  1.3107 ($1,010)
 Exit  1.3142 Exit  1.3142
 May 7 for May 8  Date May-08 Date May-08Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($350)
 Entry  1.3107 Entry 
 Exit  1.3142 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-08 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1468 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1463, with a stop going in at 1454.50. Our up-side targets are 1475, 1481, and 1487. Gold is foreshadowing strength in that the daily dot is not breaking, it is holding above the weekly live dot, the weekly and daily dots have turned up, and we still have room to the upside on the monthly chart for a reasonable retracement of the major dump of a few weeks back. At the moment we're caught between the weekly lilve envelope top and Pldot, but the signs are there for an exit to the upside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 5/7/13: @GC I was dead wrong on this trade and we chalk up a big loss in the volatile gold market. Not pretty, and we're not happy. There's not much good to say about this at all. On we go.
 05/06/2013 Entry  1468 Entry 1463 ($2250)
 Exit  1454.50 Exit  1454.50
 May 6 for May 7  Date May-07 Date May-07Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($850)
 Entry  1463 Entry 
 Exit  1454.50 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-07 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 99.14 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 98.61, with a stop going in at 97.80. Our up-side targets are 99.45, 99.94, and 100.80. We saw a big day in the dollar/yen following the NFP report; and technically we can see why as the daily dot and the weekly dot are getting aligned and the monthly C-wave drive to the upside resumes. There are warning signs as well; yesterday's block and today's extended parameters are setting up a challenge to the weekly dot crest. The deciding factor to my mind is the strength of the last two day's move combined with the steep slope of the monthly dot driving upwards. Should par break then we could indeed be off to the races. The extended range means the risk is higher than usual due to the stretched-out structure forcing us to put stops a bit further away, so be advised and monitor accordingly. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/6/13: USDJPY Our aggressive traders were filled and we reached our first target by the barest of margins ( and in the Forex the brokerage levels can be a bit different one from the other, since the are composites of many different banks. My IB brokerage filled the trade but the TradeStation data feed shows the high a half-pip shy of target). We'll take the small profit and look about for the next trade. But just to be clear: we're long-term bullish on this market.
 05/03/2013 Entry  90.14 Entry   $312
 Exit  99.45 Exit 
 May 3 for May 6  Date May-06 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at 1.0105 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0088, with a stop going in at 1.0052. Our up-side targets are 1.0115, 1.0126, and 1.0161. What we see today in the USDCAD is a classic dotted line steeping up, with today's action establishing an initial block level and thus creating a dotted line. This congestion entrance bar is accompanied by dots swinging, nearbys moving sideways, support lifting up and all this at significant points in the weekly and monthly zone structures. Will tomorrow bring us an expanded block level as we suspect? We'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/3/13: USDCAD Not a big win but a welcome one nevertheless; our aggressive traders were filled and hit the second target, before the market reversed. We book the profit and move on.
 05/02/2013 Entry  1.0105 Entry   $208
 Exit  1.0126 Exit 
 May 2 for May 3  Date May-03 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 149'090 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 149'180, with a stop going in at 149'270. Our down-side targets are 148'260, 148'150, and 148'310. There's a lot of volatility in the bonds as we enter what I deem to be nose-bleed territory up in here. Price shows some strength but also sharp reactions to resistance levels as well. We see the weekly 5/2 and 1/1 stopping the upside and we're in monthly resistance a swell; I am impressed in particular with the reaction off the highs during the afternoon hours today. To me this portends lower prices directly ahead. But we'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/2/13: @US In the early going our aggressive traders were filled and then hit our first target on the report-induced volatility, and so we are out at that level, and off looking for another trade.
 05/01/2013 Entry  149'090 Entry   $406
 Exit  148'260 Exit 
 May 1 for May 2  Date May-02 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 97.42 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 97.07, with a stop going in at 96.57. Our up-side targets are 97.94, 98.28, and 98.69. The technicals seem to be saying that the Yen strength is about over, and the US dollar strength relative to the Yen is about to reassert itself. What signs do we see? Daily support holding at multiple HTP support; dots swinging, outside inside, daily nearbys moving sideways. Let's see how this plays out.Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 5/1/13: USDJPY It's a bit of a close call whether to stay in and look for higher prices and targets tomorrow or exit with a modest profit today at the close or just after the open. Price action today did not invalidate the trade concept, as support is holding nicely. And yet on the other hand we are not yet seeing any strong move to the upside. So, fielder's choice. For the purposes of our short-term track record here however we are out at the close or close to it and freeing up our mental capital for another trade.
 04/30/2013 Entry  97.42 Entry  97.07 $277
 Exit  97.38 Exit  97.38
 April 30 for May 1  Date May-01 Date May-01Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $318
 Entry  97.07 Entry 
 Exit  97.38 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date May-01 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @us at 148'170 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 148'240, with a stop going in at 149'170. Our down-side targets are 148'100, 147'300, and 147'210. We've been waiting for the Treasury Bonds to show some weakness and we got that today with a move inside the daily envelope, signifying that the weekly zone 5 is not up but is rather down and this signifies in turn that daily congestion entrance down is on tap. Other signs? The monthly 5/9, monthly zone structure and a lot more, but the key was seeing lower-time period weakness manifest itself today. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/30/13: @US Not quite congestion entrance but we were right enough in any case; both conservative and aggressive traders were filled and hit our first target. We are out at that level. I would think that lower prices lie ahead and so those so inclined might want to hold this trade for future gains, but for our short-term trading plan here we're on the sidelines.
 04/29/2013 Entry  148'170 Entry  148'240 $719
 Exit  148'100 Exit  148'100
 April 29 for April 30  Date Apr-30 Date Apr-30Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $469
 Entry  148'240 Entry 
 Exit  148'100 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-30 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1453 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1446, with a stop going in at 1442. Our up-side targets are 1477, 1488 and 1499. Are we brave enough to take a crack at Gold? We're seeing lots of volatility and so this is for the brave or foolhardy depending on which side of the bed you get up on in the morning. Nevertheless the intraday dip of today seems to have run its course and price is working its way higher once more. Weekly and monthly structures can reasonable support our supposition of a long trade, and so we'll take a flyer here. This market can move very fast and is a challenge for the most experienced of traders, so forewarned is forearmed. Let's see how we do. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 4/29/13: @GC We certainly had the direction right and those traders with enough gumption to jump aboard gold's rush to the upside did well. For us however it goes in the books as a "no trade" day since price gapped up some $13 above our entry price at the open. We'll try again another day.
 04/26/2013 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 April 26 for April 29  Date  Date Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3009 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3043, with a stop going in at 1.3078. Our down-side targets are 1.2975, 1.2947, and 1.2904. We see the failed rally today and the general rolling over of the EURUSD daily chart. Here we sit, under the daily dot, under the weekly dot, under the monthly dot, and slowly sliding tot he downside. This is the kind of move that can pick up momentum in a hurry. Will we see the kind of volatility here that has affected the other currencies? Certainly the technicals are hinting that lower prices lie directly ahead. We'll take a shot and see how this works out. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 4/26/13: EURUSD This trade really didn't go anywhere, and hit neither stop nor target. At the end of the day our conservative traders are ahead a bit, our aggressive traders are virtually at a scratch; we'll exit at market and call it a day. We take the closing price as our exit for the purposes of the track record. On we go looking for another trade.
 04/25/2013 Entry  1.3009 Entry  1.3043 ($40)
 Exit  1.3028 Exit  1.3028
 April 25 for April 26  Date Apr-26 Date Apr-26Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $150
 Entry  1.3043 Entry 
 Exit  1.3028 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-26 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 148'020 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 148'100, with a stop going in at 148'260. Our down-side targets are 147'210, 147'140, and 147'000. The T-Bonds are bouncing along up here like there is no tomorrow but we are starting to see signs of a downturn in the upcoming trading sessions. We see the dot holding in a congestion, tons of 5/9s on the monthly and weekly, resistance areas moving sideways not climbing, the envelope rolling over, and intraday weakness. Are we ready for congestion exit tot he downside? We'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/25/13: @US Not a lot of action today but the direction was right and we hit our first target for a small but welcome profit.
 04/24/2013 Entry  148'020 Entry   $406
 Exit  147'210 Exit 
 April 24 for April 25  Date Apr-25 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @GC at 1419.80 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1424, with a stop going in at 1429. Our down-side targets are 1399, 1394, and 1376. Gold has had a very wild recent history a we all know, but no we have seen a decent retracement and it stopped just below the monthly 5/9, which one might think is now acting as resistance. Adding to that we have the weekly envelope bottom pushing, a favorable location in the daily zone structure, and very blah intraday action to the upside. I'm ready for a renewed shot in the bearish mode. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 4/24/13: @GC Stopped out in the early going overnight. This trade was a total pain in the butt from the get go, and those who applied flow-based stops were much better off and could have exited at a much better price. But we'll take the full hit as it would have been difficult for most to execute such an exit.
 04/23/2013 Entry  1419.80 Entry  1424 ($1420)
 Exit  1429 Exit  1429
 April 23 for April 24  Date Apr-24 Date Apr-24Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($500)
 Entry  1424 Entry 
 Exit  1429 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-24 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0256 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0292, with a stop going in at 1.0301. Our down-side targets are 1.0234, 1.0215, and 1.0190. The move in the dollar strength has been impressive and yet we're not making progress in the last day or two; we're getting closer and closer to congestion entrance to the downside and so that is the way we are placing the trade. Technically we see daily moving sideways, resistance holding, the weekly envelope moving sideways and all this spells a bit of congestion, with a target of the weekly envelope bottom. Eventually we will see higher dollar as the monthly reasserts itself but for the time being, I am anticipating some congestion. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 4/23/13: USDCAD We exit at the close; this is as close to a scratch as it comes. The trade just is not acting as expected and so we have bigger fish to fry. On we go.
 04/22/2013 Entry  1.0256 Entry   ($20)
 Exit  1.0258 Exit 
 April 22 for April 23  Date Apr-23 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3048 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3083, with a stop going in at 1.3166. Our down-side targets are 1.3003, 1.2963, and 1.2942. Dollar strength across the board and it i making the Euro look every-so vulnerable to further downside. We see the monthly rolling over nicely, the weekly showing us a classic outside/inside move in reaction to monthly resistance, weekly 5/1 and 5/2 holding, and the daily dot telling us the direction is down not up. So, we're going in on the short side. Let's see how this plays out. If we're right this move could go on for a while. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/23/13: EURUSD Patience rewarded! Nothing exciting about the trade but on the other hand it is a solid win. I do expect lower prices ahead but not necessarily in the next day. In any case we're out at our revised third target and on to the next trade. Update 4/22/13: EURUSD Hold short and revise targets as follows: first target 1.3041, second target 1.3026, third target 1.3007. Move stop to 1.3125. The Euro is not breaking down as rapidly as I expected and this calls the trade concept into a bit of question, and so I am looking for a safer exit that will preserve a bit of our profit.
 04/20/2013 Entry  1.3048 Entry  1.3083 $1,170
 Exit  1.3007 Exit  1.3007
 April 20 for April 22  Date Apr-23 Date Apr-23Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $760
 Entry  1.3083 Entry 
 Exit  1.3007 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-23 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 98.17 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 97.87, with a stop going in at 97.59. Our up-side targets are 98.50, 98.75, and 99.27. The yen weakness and dollar strength has returned and we are jumping on board for a potentially strong ride. We've seen the retracement to expected levels and now today we are seeing the daily dot move up to support price as it makes a run at crossing through nearby resistance. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/20/13: USDJPY We caught this one right and for those whoa re so inclined there is likely much more in this trade in the weeks ahead. Once we get past par in the dollar/yen relationship, watch out as there will be more to the upside! But for our purposes her in this short-term service we are out at the third target.
 04/18/2013 Entry  98.17 Entry   $1,105
 Exit  99.27 Exit 
 April 18 for April 19  Date Apr-19 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3050 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3074, with a stop going in at 1.3183. Our down--side targets are 1.2982, 1.2963, and 1.2933. A decisive congestion entrance off the weekly PLDot and the momentum looks to have shifted in favor of the US dollar vs the Euro and a number of other currencies. We see the daily PLDot at the weekly envelope top indicating resistance strength at that location, and the weekly structure itself is backed up by the decisive push of the monthly PLdot to the downside today. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/18/13: EURUSD Trade is not taking off to the downside and so we'll take our small win and step to the sidelines here. Those so inclined could stay aboard and try for targets but it is about a 50-50 chance that it will work out. We're out at the close and off looking for another trade.
 04/17/2013 Entry  1.3050 Entry  1.3074 $240
 Exit  1.3050 Exit  1.3050
 April 17 for April 18  Date Apr-18 Date Apr-18Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $240
 Entry  1.3074 Entry 
 Exit  1.3050 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-18 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 147'170 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 147'310, with a stop going in at 148'170. Our down-side targets are 147-060, 146'260, and 146'120. Are we seeing an intermediate term top in the bonds? I'm betting this resistance will hold and we will see treasuries move back into the congestion range. While it is true that the daily dot and the weekly envelope slope are strong, the monthly envelope and the quarterly structure indicate strong resistance. We saw some of the wildest markets in history in the past few days and yet the 30-year bond did not blow sky-high. To me this says that as emotions ease we will also see treasure prices ease. The outside-inside move on both the daily and the weekly is another reason I am not wildly bullish here. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 4/17/13: @US A distinctly unpleasant experience today; while it looks for a brief period as if we might be right in our assessment of strong resistance, the exhaust move upwards took us past our stop and we are out at the unfortunate level of 148'170. I'm still bearish on this market and note the close within the envelope today, but will stand aside as price is not cooperating with my analysis to put it mildly. On we go looking for the next "trading experience."
 04/16/2013 Entry  147'170 Entry 147'310 ($1562 )
 Exit  148'170 Exit 148'170
 April 16 for April 17  Date Apr-17 Date Apr-17Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($ 562)
 Entry  147'310 Entry 
 Exit  148'170 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-17 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3069 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3087, with a stop going in at 1.3108. Our down-side targets are 1.3021, 1.2971, and 1.2905. A big day in markets across the board with historic ranges in many commodities including Gold, and the Forex markets are also in the midst of big moves. We will stand aside from the more volatile Forex pairs and look to the EURUSD as a possibility; we foresee more downside ahead and note the envelope rolling over, dot pushes, the position of price re the quarterly and monthly PLDots, But in deference to the heightened volatility we set our entrance a bit away from the current market to see if we can lighten the risk a bit. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 4/16/13: EURUSD So we didn't escape the volatility after all, and while our up-graded entry did help a bit we still got stung today. These are some of the wildest markets in U.S. history; day-traders are having a field day but for us it is a negative so far. We take the loss and move on.
 04/15/2013 Entry  1.3069 Entry 1.3087 ($600)
 Exit  1.3108 Exit 1.3108
 April 15 for April 16  Date Apr-16 Date Apr-16Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($210)
 Entry  1.3087 Entry 
 Exit  1.3108 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-16 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 90.66 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 90.10, with a stop going in at 89.75. Our up-side targets are 91.75, 92.10, and 92.62. Big market moves pretty much across the board today and the commodities took it on the chin. And Crude is testing the lows here but at significant support. At the outset just let me say this is not a trade for the faint of heat nor for those who cannot monitor the trade or who do not have sufficient capital to play this large and fast-moving market. But for those who like the game and the challenge, I think there is an opportunity here for a long in Crude Oil. Technically we see: congestion on the monthly and price at a reasonable potential block level 2-3 dots back, weekly also in congestion and the envelope not sloping down wildly, plus hitting the 5/2 up at a key support level. On the daily it is an exhaust-style move, and it is stopping at that key weekly level. So, the trade has a high pucker factor but also a lot of potential. Let's see how it plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 4/15/13: @CL This took no time at all to prove us wrong big-time. We were stopped out in the deluge and so take our unhappy loss and move on. Nothing to see here folks, move along now.
 04/12/2013 Entry  90.66 Entry  90.10 ($1,160)
 Exit  89.75 Exit  89.75
 April 12 for April 15  Date Apr-15 Date Apr-15Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($350)
 Entry  90.10 Entry 
 Exit  89.75 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-15 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3102 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3121, with a stop going in at 1.3163. Our down-side targets are 1.3066, 1.3038, and 1.2975. We see this up-move in the EURUSD faltering and the signs are clear as of this moment, and we shall see if they hold tomorrow. What signs? Price approaching weekly and monthly resistance and at this very critical point the daily is rolling over, resistance holding, 5/2's 5/9's building, weekly 1-1 holding, and we cold list more. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/12/13: EURUSD OK, this worked out very well. Note the power of our methods: we were short just four pips from the high of the day and covered at our second target two pips from the low of the day. It is not possible to get any better, now, is it? A perfect trade, in which we harvested everything that this market had to offer on this day. Yes, you could say I'm pleased.
 04/11/2013 Entry  1.3102 Entry  1.3121 $1,470
 Exit  1.3038 Exit  1.3038
 April 11 for April 12  Date Apr-12 Date Apr-12Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $830
 Entry  1.3121 Entry 
 Exit  1.3038 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-12 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0140 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0153, with a stop going in at 1.0173. Our down-side targets are 1.0132, 1.0118, and 1.0102. The Loonie is falling off and no wonder as the dollar strengthens and natural resource commodities dip. We see weekly and daily down-flow, weak support, double dot push on the weekly and daily and the monthly next type of trading is congestion entrance down. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/11/13: USDCAD This trade worked out pretty much an anticipated and we hit our third target and then some with both conservative and aggressive traders aboard. We smile and bank the profits.
 04/10/2013 Entry  1.0140 Entry  1.0153 $880
 Exit  1.0102 Exit  1.0102
 April 10 for April 11  Date Apr-11 Date Apr-11Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $504
 Entry  1.0153 Entry 
 Exit  1.0102 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-11 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDJPY at 99.01 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 99.48, with a stop going in at 100.05. Our down-side targets are 98.43, 97.91, and 97.65. Are we crazy to fade this epic Dollar/Yes rally? The charts say no. We see daily, weekly, and monthly exhaust patterns in progress, daily and intraday price moving sideways, resistance holding, an enticing daily 5/1 beckoning, and the monthly 6/5 as a very plausible target, among other little signs. Call me crazy or shoot me now as you choose, I'm following the chart. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 4/12/13: USDJPY Just a little update: No patience and thus not rewarded! Today's action shows that our original trade concept was correct, and in fact we would never have exceeded our stop, and would have hit targets today, four days after we entered. EXCEPT that of course we we know I bailed on the trade on 4/10. Just goes to show you, we can be right and still lose money. Quite pleased though that the original analysis holds up. Update 4/10/13: USDJPY Well if we're not wrong on this one then the idea is surely taking on a lot of water! Steady adverse hourly flow against the trade all day and those traders wiser than me were long-gone early in the day. We have not yet hit our stop and while I would not rule out a reaction based on price achieving the symbolic round number of par, the trend is clear and so for the purposes of our short-term forecast however we're out at market price at the current time a few minutes after the open on Wednesday evening. We're licking our wounds as we slink away.
 04/09/2013 Entry  99.01 Entry  99.48  ($992)
 Exit  99.78 Exit  99.74
 April 9 for April 10  Date Apr-10 Date Apr-10Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($261)
 Entry  99.48 Entry 
 Exit  99.74 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-10 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @cl at 93.52 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 92.84, with a stop going in at 92.12. Our up-side targets are 93.94, 94.83, and 95.40. Have we seen a medium-term bottom in crude? Could be. We certainly see the weekly envelope going sideways implying congestion, ditto with the monthly envelope, and the daily is clearly working on congestion entrance up as the next type of trading. We'll soon see if this scenario is correct. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/9/13: @CL We hit our first target and are out at that level. Price came with a few ticks of our conservative entry, and exceeded our target by quite a bit, and so those aware and alert aggressive traders who were monitoring the market could have done considerable better today than these results show. I also see higher prices ahead and those so inclined might stay with the trade to see what develops but for the purposes of this short-term trading service we are out and looking for the next trade.
 04/08/2013 Entry  93.52 Entry   $420
 Exit  93.94 Exit 
 April 8 for April 9  Date Apr-09 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0171 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0190, with a stop going in at 1.0229. Our down-side targets are 1.0151, 1.0120, and 1.0091. Lots of markets had big moves today, and so did the Loonie, but it is not holding, and upon inspection we see a failed challenge to a PLDot Crest int he daily, a significant failure point. To me this fits in nicely with the weaker dollar and stronger gold market. Technically we also see the Monthly chart moving towards congestion entrance after moving from outside to inside its envelope, and slight dots-swinging, and an appropriate position in the quarterly zone structure. The weekly shows continued dot-push downwards. So maybe this was just a one-day rally? We'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/9/13: USDCAD Patience rewarded! We hit our first target and are out at that level. Update 4/8/13: USDCAD Hold short. Looks to me like the weekly high was being put in today, or so the weekly chart seems to say. If so, then lower prices lie directly ahead, and the intraday charts support this view. Hold for targets and move stop to 1.0207
 04/05/2013 Entry  1.0171 Entry  1.0190 $581
 Exit  1.0151 Exit  1.0151
 April 5 for April 8  Date Apr-09 Date Apr-09Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $384
 Entry  1.0191 Entry 
 Exit  1.0151 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-09 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1559 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1663, with a stop going in at 1571. Our down-side targets are 1548, 1543, and 1537. A huge day in the Forex, bonds, gold and crude oil markets today, but the volatility did not spill over into the E-mini, as one might have thought. Furthermore the E-mini has been acting sickish of late. We see a number of technical issues that indicate the weakness is growing, among them the weekly and monthly exhaust pattern, weekly resistance holding, envelopes rolling over, and the weekly outside-inside move. Now there is this wrinkle as well: tomorrow is the massive monthly Non-Farm Payrolls report at 8:30 a.m. New York time, and this has the potential to generate a lot of volatility. For this reason well set an entry point a little higher and our stop is further away as well. Good trading everybody. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 4/5/13: @ES Well we had the direction right and we hit all three targets but unfortunately we were not aboard as we did not get filled on our entry point. That's what comes from trying to get fancy and limit risks -- my bad. Oh well, that's the way it goes. We're off looking for another trade.
 04/04/2013 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 April 4 for April 5  Date  Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at 1.0145 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0132, with a stop going in at 1.0121. Our up-side targets are 1.0156, 1.0164, and 1.0177. Technically we see the Loonie bouncing off of the monthly PLDot and working on congestion entrance up. And this is true even as the monthly itself is headed up. We also not slight dot-swinging on the weekly and a very slight dots swing on the daily, and nearby support is rising. Is this enough? We'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/4/13: USDCAD A hugely volatile day in the FOREX markets as the Japanese government said it means business about its devaluation policy. Luckily enough we hit our second target in the USDCAD before the market turned. We're out at that level for a small win -- always better than a loss.
 04/03/2013 Entry  1.0145 Entry   $188
 Exit  1.0164 Exit 
 April 3 for April 4  Date Apr-04 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 144'140 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 144'260, with a stop going in at 145'030. Our down-side targets are 144'060, 144'000, and 143'220. Are we ready for a decline in the bonds? There certainly are some enticing technical signs. We see the daily envelope and dots swinging, daily reacting strongly off of weekly resistance, the weekly reacting nicely in an exhaust pattern off of is own nearby resistance which is located exactly at key monthly resistance, and the monthly itself responding to it's 5/2 down at the location of the quarterly PLDot. This is enough for me to give this a try. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/3/13: @US We hit our first target and are out at that level, thus escaping by the skin of our teeth a sharp rally against us. We take the very small profit and are off looking for the next trade.
 04/02/2013 Entry  144'140 Entry   $250
 Exit  144'060 Exit 
 April 2 for April 3  Date Apr-03 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.2840 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2822, with a stop going in at 1.2783. Our UP-side targets are 1.2878, 1.2916, and 1.2936. Are we standing in front of a trail? Today's excellent reaction to support would say no. Still, this is not a trade for the fain of heart. Technically we see the Euro lower in coming weeks but perhaps first we will see this dot-refresh move completed. Daily dots swinging and envelope rolling up, weekly moVe to dot refresh, and monthly setting up for a quarterly PLDot -to-monthly-live-dot-and-5/9 target. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/3/13: EURUSD We're not making much progress here although I am still a bit bullish on this market. Nevertheless the risks a pretty high here and so we will exit at market and take a very small profit and move on. Those so inclined could move the stop much closer and see what develops, but for the purposes of our short-term track record here we're out of the trade at the closing price. Update 4/2/13: EURUSD Hold long for target. We were right today but not quite right enough as we missed our target by just a bit. Those so inclined could bail for a small loss but I am of a mind to hold the course here for another day. If we get stopped out we may try a long again another day, as we are bouncing around here in support but not breaking it, we note.
 04/01/2013 Entry  1.2840 Entry  1.2822 $280
 Exit  1,2845 Exit  1.2845
 April 1 for April 2  Date Apr-03 Date Apr-03Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $230
 Entry  1.2822 Entry 
 Exit  1.2845 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-03 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at 1.070 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0158, with a stop going in at 1.0138. Our up-side targets are 1.0179, 1.0205, and 1.0212. We're going with USD strength because the technicals are telling us that this monthly retracement is coming to a close. We see the daily envelope rolling up, weekly support holding, monthly live dot and 6/5 holding and this at month;s end, so really a dot-refresh to the April dot. Let's see what happens on Monday but my bet is on this daily congestion continuing with a resolution to the upside. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 4/1/13: USDCAD A win by the tiniest of margins, and a tiny win to book, more of a scratch than a true win. Nevertheless we put it in the bank and are off looking for another trade.
 03/29/2013 Entry  1.0170 Entry   $88
 Exit  1.0179 Exit 
 March 29 for April 1  Date Apr-01 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 94.15 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 93.92, with a stop going in at 93.68. Our up-side targets are 94.42, 94.66, and 94.87. Are we at a bottom of this retracement here? We're exploring support, that's for sure. Technically we see daily nearby support growing closer to the PLDot, a bullish sign, and the weekly envelope is moving sideways, a sign that daily congestion action to the upside is on tap. Will it happen? We'll soon find out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 4/1/13:USDJPY Well we got our answer all right, stopped out right after the European session opened after the holiday. Such is life. We take the loss and move on. Update 3/29/13: USDJPY Hold for target. We're right so far but are not seeing much action in this thin holiday trade. Let's see how we do on Monday.
 03/28/2013 Entry  94.15 Entry  93.92 ($761)
 Exit  93.68 Exit  93.68
 March 28 for March 29  Date Apr-01 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($257)
 Entry  93.92 Entry 
 Exit  93.68 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Apr-01 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0160 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0173, with a stop going in at 1.0198. Our down-side targets are 1.0143, 1.0125, and 1.0113. Lots of volatility in the Forex markets these days and the USDCAD is no an exception. We're hopping on this strong down-flow for a short-term trade as the Dollar-Loonie cross seeks out its target of the monthly 6/5. Technically we see strong daily down-flow hinting that weekly nearby support will break. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/28/13: USDCAD This trade is not acting as expected and thus we are exiting at market a few moments after the opening of Friday's session (Thursday evening), at the price of 1.0163. We classify this as a success only because we are ever-so-slightly in the positive column, but by no means is it a successful trade as we traders think; the market is not dropping as we had anticipated but is moving sideways. This is essentially a scratch and so we're out before we risk losing something significant. On the the next trade!
 03/27/2013 Entry  1.0160 Entry  1.0173 $68
 Exit  1.0163 Exit  1.0163
 March 27 for March 28  Date Mar-28 Date Mar-28Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $98
 Entry  1.0173 Entry 
 Exit  1.0163 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-28 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 94.44 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 94.12, with a stop going in at 93.78. Our up-side targets are 94.78, 95.15, and 95.55. Is the dollar/yen ready to resume its up-trend? That's not entirely clear and yet we see weekly and daily support holding and a very constructive day today. Technically we see daily congestion entrance to the upside on tap, and this with a target of the weekly envelope top area, which would all fit in nicely with the idea that the yen weakness will continue in spades. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/27/13: USDJPY We entered correctly and correctly called the first target and maybe that's not such a bad outcome in these volatile days. A good solid base hit. I'm still bullish on the USDJPY but perhaps we're a bit early. It wouldn't be such a bad trade to stay aboard here, but for the purposes of our short-term forecast service we're out at the first target and off looking for another trade.
 03/26/2013 Entry  94.44 Entry   $360
 Exit  94.78 Exit 
 March 26 for March 27  Date Mar-27 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 94.67 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 94.46, with a stop going in at 94.15. Our up-side targets are 95.53, 95.88, and 96.40. Crude Oil is posting a rather compelling breakout c-wave up out of a congestion of some duration. This is a "go-with" pattern that we like and so we will take a shot from the bullish perspective. Technically we see he quarterly and monthly and weekly and daily PLDots all aligned, the weekly 6/5 holding, the weekly 5/2 breaking and then holding as resistance, and the daily and weekly envelopes swinging up in a most supportive manner. Can we guarantee follow through? Of course not, but I like the odds here. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/26/13: @CL This trade worked out very nicely; we entered at the low of the day and exited at our third target not far off the high of the day, a nice win in Crude Oil today. To me it looks as if this market has legs and those so inclined may wish to consider sticking with this trade but for the narrow purposes of this daily forecast service we are out and looking for another trade.
 03/25/2013 Entry  94.67 Entry   $1,730
 Exit  96.40 Exit 
 March 25 for March 26  Date Mar-26 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 143'120 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 143'160, with a stop going in at 144'030. Our down-side targets are 143'060, 142'280, and 142'120. Congestion entrance lies dead ahead, or so it would seem technically speaking. We have the weekly envelope moving sideways, the daily envelope rolling over at resistance and a weak close on the intraday charts, and significant resistance in the downward-trending monthly PLDdot. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/25/13: @US We just missed getting aboard the conservative entry by one tick; we hit the price but did not exceed it and for our entries that is usually the measure (whereas usually for targets we can use MIT orders). We did reach and move well past our second target and we are out at that level, a solid win for the aggressive trader. Skilled traders would naturally have been short multiple contracts and taken better profits at targets, and also reversed. I'm still interested in this market from the short side, once we get past the current flight-to-quality issues.
 03/22/2013 Entry  143'120 Entry   $469
 Exit  142'280 Exit 
 March 22 for March 25  Date Mar-25 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry  143'150 Entry 
 Exit  142'280 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1539 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1542, with a stop going in at 1549. Our down-side targets are 1533, 1529, and 1518. The S&P 500 futures look a little sickly to me, and ready fro further downside action. Technically we see a monthly exhaust setting up, the monthly dot a long way to the downside and a potential monthly refresh target of the 6/5-5/3 area around 1513. Daily support is slowly weakening and the weekly is working on congestion entrance down. As yet the signs are subtle and so we set a reasonably close stop to hedge against the bullish case. But at the moment I'm betting on the short side. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 3/22/13:@ES No two ways about it, we were wrong on this one and got stopped out. Seeing the adverse flow moving steadily against us would have been the clue for any aggressive trader to flee the trade, and so we hope that was the case for most. We take the loss and move on.
 03/21/2013 Entry  1539 Entry 1542  ($850)
 Exit  1549 Exit 1549
 March 21 for March 22  Date Mar-22 Date Mar-22Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($350)
 Entry  1542 Entry 
 Exit  1549 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-22 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 142'230 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 143'070, with a stop going in at 144'000. Our down-side targets are 142'180, 142'100, and 142'040. The Treasury bonds are cycling and we're in the midst of a move down; the intraday action today is reinforcing this concept strongly, but there is lots of evidence on the HTP charts as well. On the daily we see outside-inside, dots swinging, and a definite reaction to the constellation of weekly resistance. The weekly is in congestion with the next move to the downside, and the monthly and quarterly PLDots are above price pushing down. We'll go short and see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/21/13: @US Today's win was very small and not at all satisfying but we did hit our first target and thus avoided the much larger move against us that followed thereupon. I'm still bearish of the bonds and they could probably be shorted up in here in a productive way for those who are interested, or are still aboard their short, or are dedicated congestion jockeys. But we're off looking for greener pastures.
 03/20/2013 Entry  142'230 Entry   $156
 Exit  142'180 Exit 
 March 20 for March 21  Date Mar-21 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 95.07 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 94.81, with a stop going in at 94.25. Our up-side targets are 95.67, 96.07, and 96.25. The upward drive in this Forex cross is resuming. Technically we see he weekly PLDot holding, the monthly dot push continuing, and the daily envelope starting to turn with convincing dots swinging and nearby support rising closer tot he dot, positive signs all. We can get aboard at market price and might expect a bit more retracement, but technically it looks as if higher prices lie ahead. Let's give it a whirl. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/20/13: USDJPY This trade was a solid win and please note that the conservative trader's entrance was less than one pip away from being triggered. Any trader who was awake and alert should have been aboard, and that would more than double the win today, adding some $1300 to the aggressive trader's win. But since he entry price was not actually reached, we'll not count it in the track record. Just sayin' though... traders should have doubled up at that price, and we hope you did.
 03/19/2013 Entry  95.07 Entry   $1,041
 Exit  96.07 Exit 
 March 19 for March 20  Date Mar-20 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2954 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2982, with a stop going in at 1.3016. Our down-side targets are 1.2910, 1.2874, and 1.2840. It was a big day in the markets with major moves all across the board. For those who were day-trading it was a rare opportunity to catch some big moves. For our current exercise, placing orders at the opening of the night session only, it is a bit more challenging. All things considered I see more downside in the EURUSD cross. Technically we see the weekly dot continuing its downward push with a target of the monthly 1-1 low, and ultimately eventually much lower prices s we break the quarterly PLDot and head south. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/20/13: EURUSD Well unfortunately we did get stopped out and the better choice would have been to take profits yesterday at the close. Not much damage though, this is essentially a scratch trade, or a very very minimal win, depending on the way you look at such things. Update 3/19/13: EURUSD Hold for further targets. This market is breaking down and lower prices lie directly ahead. Those with short-term horizons might exit here at close but I am for holding with an eye on lower prices. Set targets at 1.2847 and 1.2814, and move stop to 1.2950. The worst that can happen is that we break even, the best is a significant gain; to my eye the odds are on our side.
 03/18/2013 Entry  1.2954 Entry   $40
 Exit  1.2950 Exit 
 March 18 for March 19  Date Mar-20 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @US at 141'280 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 141'190, with a stop going in at 141'080. Our up-side targets are 142'050, 142'120, and 143'020. We see the daily chart rolling into a nice upturn as support holds and drives price higher; there is a weekly dot refresh underway with a target of the weekly PLDot and then perhaps ultimately the monthly PLDot. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 3/18/13: @US We certainly had the direction right, that much can be said with some certainty! We don't get a lot of gaps in these days of 24-hour markets and when the market does gap we often find that it happens over a weekend and in reaction to some major event, and that was the case with this trade. We never had a chance to get aboard as the market blew through resistance and kept on going. Too bad, as the trade played out perfectly otherwise, running up and past the daily 5/9 before retracing.
 03/15/2013 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 March 15 for March 18  Date  Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
  Sell USDCAD at 1.0220 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0232, with a stop going in at 1.0273. Our down-side targets are 1.0193, 1.0176, and 1.0127. Entering the monthly envelope for a refresh. -- And so we'll give it a whirl. Let's see how this plays out. (Videos will resume tomorrow)
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/15/13: USDCAD We had the direction correct and hit our first target and came within a hair of our second target. There is a good chance of an additional down move in this market on Monday for those so inclined to stay in over the weekend but for the purposes of our track record here we are out at the first target today.
 03/14/2013 Entry  1.0220 Entry   $265
 Exit  1.0193 Exit 
 March 14 for March 15  Date Mar-15 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2960 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3020, with a stop going in at 1.3066. Our down-side targets are 1.2900, 1.2855, and 1.2771. Technically we see the market making a move down to continue the direction. (No movie tonight)
  LossAggressive
Update 3/15/13:EURUSD We were stopped out for a loss on this one. Update 3/14/13: Hold short for targets. This market is slowly grinding it's way through support
 03/13/2013 Entry  1.2960 Entry  1.3020 ($1,520)
 Exit  1.3066 Exit  1.3066
 March 13 for March 14  Date Mar-15 Date Mar-15Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($460)
 Entry  1.3020 Entry 
 Exit  1.3066 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-15 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0256 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0265, with a stop going in at 1.0294. Our down-side targets are 1.0241, 1.0227, and 1.0208. The Loonie is showing strength against the USD and the weekly chart is working on its next type of trading, congestion entrance down. Monthly target would be the monthly envelope top, and that locates nicely on the weekly at 2-PLDots back, a projected block level. The question on the table for today is: will the daily PLDot have sufficient energy to drive price down through the weekly dot? let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 3/13/13: This trade did not work out.
 03/12/2013 Entry  1.0256 Entry  1.0265  ($652)
 Exit  1.0294 Exit  1.0294
 March 12 for March 13  Date Mar-13 Date Mar-13Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($282)
 Entry  1.0265 Entry 
 Exit  1.0294 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-13 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC 1580 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1578, with a stop going in at 1576. Our up-side targets are 1586, 1600, and 1605. Gold has been in a bottoming formation for some days now and as the HTP envelope structure catches up. Now the support structures are moving into a position such that it is tame to take a shot to the long side. In particular I like the way yesterday's daily dot held and the way the weekly live dot is swinging and the fact that we are breaking the weekly dot today. Let's see how this plays out. (Apologies for the late posting tonight.) Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/13/13: This trade did not quite make it to the target and instead came back to our stop for a small profit. Update 3/12/13: @GC Those so inclined could exit at market for a good profit but I am recommending holding long for better targets. Keep targets 2 and 3 in place, i.e. 1600 and 1605. Move stop to 1586.50.
 03/11/2013 Entry  1580 Entry   $610
 Exit  1586.5 Exit 
 March 11 for March 12  Date Mar-13 Date Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1545 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1542, with a stop going in at 1539. Our up-side targets are 1553, 1558, and 1570. The up-move resumes in the ES and we're hopping aboard, with the newly-broken resistance giving us a relatively low-risk entry. If we're right, we're aboard, if not,the damage is limited. Technically it is a mixed picture as we are grinding through monthly resistance as well. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/12/13:@ES We have made progress and the direction is correct however we are grinding away at resistance and have not reached our target and this process could take a while; because we entered so high in the zone structure I think the better course of action for our short-term trade plan is to exit at market and take this small profit. So we are out at 1550 just after the opening of the evening session tonight.
 03/08/2013 Entry  1545 Entry  1542 $600
 Exit  1550 Exit  1550
 March 8 for March 11  Date Mar-12 Date Mar-12Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $350
 Entry  1542 Entry 
 Exit  1555 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-12 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.3106 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3054, with a stop going in at 1.3013. Our up-side targets are 1.3149, 1.3218, and 1.3251. With today's action we see the EURUSD move from outside the weekly envelope to inside, which we regard as a significant movement. The monthly chart shows a quite reasonable dot-refresh in progress, and on the weekly the target looks to be the 6/5. The fact of the monthly chart rolling over and flattening out gives this trade its potential. Let's see how this plays out. Traders should not that tomorrow morning is the monthly non-farm report which has the potential to roil all markets before settling down, so watch your fingers. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 3/9/13:EURUSD Although in the early going we came close to hitting our first target, we didn't quite get that high and then came the not-unexpected volatility of the payrolls report, and we were very quickly stopped out. We take the loss and move on.
 03/07/2013 Entry  1.3106 Entry  1.3054 ($1370)
 Exit  1.3013 Exit  1.3013
 March 7 for March 8  Date Mar-08 Date Mar-08Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($410)
 Entry  1.3054 Entry 
 Exit  1.3013 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-08 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 90.41 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 89.93, with a stop going in at 88.95. Our up-side targets are 91.15, 91.69, and 92.06. Crude Oil draws interest as we see the daily nearbys moving sideways, daily support holding in weekly and monthly support, and all this with lots of headroom to the upside. True, the weekly envelope is screaming on down but even a retrace to the weekly live dot would be a huge win in this large and fast-moving contract. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/8/13: @CL Nice solid trade as the day played out pretty much as expected. We hit our second target handily and are out at that level. Looks to me as if there are higher crude prices ahead.
 03/06/2013 Entry  90.41 Entry   $1,280
 Exit  91.69 Exit 
 March 6 for March 7  Date Mar-07 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1574 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1569, with a stop going in at 1562. Our up-side targets are 1581, 1585, and 1595. Gold is stabilizing after a long down move and we are seeing technical support levels hold on several time-frames. Nearbys are marching sideways on monthly-weekly-daily, we have outside-inside on the daily and weekly, we have dots swinging on daily and weekly, and plenty of room to the upside. We'll take a run at the upside here. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/7/13: Gold acted as expected today and the I would think that in the coming days and weeks we will see higher prices in gold. There is a ways to go to reach weekly resistance and the action today was very bullish. Some traders may reasonably choose to stay aboard for higher targets but for the purposes of our short-term demonstration trading scheme here we are out at the first target and bank the profits.
 03/05/2013 Entry  1574 Entry  1569 $1,900
 Exit  1581 Exit  1581
 March 5 for March 6  Date Mar-06 Date Mar-06Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,200
 Entry  1569 Entry 
 Exit  1581 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-06 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @us at 144'300 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 144'100, with a stop going in at 144'210. Our down-side targets are 143210, 143'140, and 143'070, with an eventual kicker at 142'200. We see a weak close in a down day with the flow clearly shifting to the downside. Daily price action is caught in a tight area between the monthly PLDot and the weekly envelope top. The LTP flow suggests however that we may see further weakness as price moves down to feel out and refresh it's energy from the weekly live dot area. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/6/13: @US We hit our second target and will take as our exit that level, although we did come within a couple of ticks of the third target, and skilled traders may have harvested a bit more here. For our track record purposes however we're out at 143'140 and off looking for the next trade.
 03/04/2013 Entry  143'300 Entry   $504
 Exit  143'140 Exit 
 March 4 for March 5  Date Mar-06 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0266 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0299, with a stop going in at 1.0325. Our down-side targets are 1.0250, 1.0218, and 1.0170. We see the daily rolling over and a nice exhaust pattern in play on the daily and anticipate a test of the lower confines of congestion or lower. A move to the monthly envelope top seems quite within reach. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 3/5/13: Longer term this is an excellent short and those who wish to play for the weekly or monthly time frame could stay short here. For our very short-term orientation in this particular demonstration exercise however we are not seeing the rapid rollover that we had anticipated and thus will exit here at market for a small profit. Update 3/4/13: USDCAD We saw a productive price move in support of our thesis but the progress did not take us quite as far as we needed to trigger the target order. Hold short, keep targets in place. Stop could be nudged downwards to 1.0301.
 03/01/2013 Entry  1.0266 Entry  1.0299  $243
 Exit  1.0270 Exit  1.0270
 March 1 for March 4  Date Mar-05 Date Mar-05Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $282
 Entry  1.2099 Entry 
 Exit  1.0270 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Mar-05 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 143'300 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 144'080, with a stop going in at 144'240. Our down-side targets are 143'180, 142'220, and 142'080. The biggest game in the trading world is guessing when we might see a top in the US long-term debt. I'm not calling a top here necessarily but on the other hand it does look like lower prices lie directly ahead. We're at the quarterly and monthly PLDot, the daily envelope has rolled over nicely, we have an exhaust up into HTP resistance that is in the process of playing out, and that weekly 5/9 is very tempting to sell against. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 3/2/13:@US This trade is not working out as expected and so we exit at the close or at Sunday's opening.
 02/28/2013 Entry  143'300 Entry  144'080  ($1000)
 Exit  144'190 Exit  144'190
 Feb 28 for March 1  Date Mar-01 Date Mar-01Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($344)
 Entry  144'080 Entry 
 Exit  144'190 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0234 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0258, with a stop going in at 1.0283. Our down-side targets are 1.0206, 1.0189, and 1.0161. Lots of signs that key resistance is being engaged here and the turn is already underway. This is part of the general shift in the financial markets as the dollar run weakens a bit. Technically we see monthly 5/2 at quarterly envelope top, weekly exhaust patterns and a 5/9 level, and the daily is showing congestion entrance and we anticipate the block level expanding. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 3/1/13: USDCAD We came within 9 pips of our target but that was not quite enough obviously to trigger a win and the market reversed sharply to stop us out. Our plan was correct but my execution error was to be a little too aggressive on the 2-t-3 PLDots back target level in this congestion entrance trade. So: almost, but not quite. A theme we've seen before in trading. Prognosis: more congestion ahead.
 02/27/2013 Entry  1.0234 Entry  1.0258  ($749)
 Exit  1.0283 Exit  1.0283
 Feb 27 for Feb 28  Date Feb-28 Date Feb-28Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($242)
 Entry  1.0258 Entry 
 Exit  1.0283 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-28 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 92.68 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 92.23, with a stop going in at 91.67. Our up-side targets are 93.32. 93.90. and 94.62. This sea-change in the markets is washing over everything. Technically we see Crude Oil starting to hold support at the monthly PLDot, monthly 5/9 area, quarterly PLDot ares, along with weekly support holding in a confirmed exhaust pattern, and to top it off we see outside/inside on the daily, dots-swinging big-time and nearby support holding. Let's give it a whirl, and see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/27/13: @CL Price hit our first target and we are out at that level.
 02/26/2013 Entry  92.68 Entry  92.23 $1,730
 Exit  93.32 Exit  93.32
 Feb 26 for Feb 27  Date Feb-27 Date Feb-27Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1090
 Entry  92.23 Entry 
 Exit  93.32 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-27 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3072 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3150, with a stop going in at 1.3243. Our down-side targets are 1.2983, 1.2957, and 1.2871. Pretty dramatic day in all markets yesterday. Of note we see the trend-shifting move on the Euro continue and today we will sell into this strength, expecting a small retracement to the area of the daily live dot and then continued action the downside. Redeemer with these high volatility markets the geometry gets stretched out and consequently our structural stops and targets get extended and so watch the flow and monitor carefully. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 2/28/13:EURUSD This did not work out as anticipated and we were stopped out in the final moments of the day. We're out and off looking for the next trade. Update 2/27/13: EURUSD Hold short for targets. The big news on the chart for today is that the refresh rally had no legs and so we look to a test of our downside targets. Move first target to 1.2995 just above tomorrow's 5/2 up and the stop can be tightened down to 1.3145.
 02/25/2013 Entry  1.3072 Entry   ($730)
 Exit  1.3145 Exit 
 Feb 25 for Feb 26  Date Feb-27 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1572 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1566, with a stop going in at 1552. Our up-side targets are 1582, 1589, and 1603. Tonight's call is a trade for those who are not faint of heart. Gold's drop has been precipitous and heart-stopping and yet we see some signs of a bounce in this area: dots swinging, weekly 5/1 upcoming, exhaust structures in place on the daily. With such large moves both risks and potential rewards are larger and so watch your stops and monitor the market carefully if you take this trade. Let's see how it plays out. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 2/26/13: @GC I certainly hope some of you took this trade despite the fact that price never got down to our stated entry. Once we might have called this a directional trade and that definition fits but we have moved away from adding these directional trades to our track record. Thus today's trade goes in the books as "No Trade," but note please how definitely we called the direction and how productive this trade was for those alert aggressive traders who stepped aboard this train as it left the station. If you were aware and alert you made out handsomely.
 02/22/2013 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Feb 22 for Feb 25  Date  Date Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 95.67 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 95.45, with a stop going in at 94.90. Our up-side targets are 96.02, 96.28, and 96.48. A big sea-change in the markets in the last 48 hours, and it would seem as if the Aussie has a lot of potential in this volatility. Price located at the bottom of the confines of congestion during the day and a rebound is in play already at the close; if the pattern plays out we will see congestion action trading in the coming days. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/22/13 AUDJPY A solid call and a solid win. It would have been even better if we have been able to enter at the open as is out usual practice but we were delayed a bit, and that's that way the cookie crumbles. Aggressive traders should have added a second contract but we'll not count that towards out track record, and be content with what price action shows.
 02/21/2013 Entry  95.67 Entry  $868
 Exit  96.48 Exit 
 Feb 21 for Feb 22  Date Feb-22 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1505 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1503, with a stop going in at 1497. Our up-side targets are 1509, 1512, and 1517. A big move is all the financial markets today as we saw signs of a possible future shift in Fed policy, and signs of dissent in Fed meetings held in the late Fall. Is this an emotional over-reaction? Perhaps so, and we'll play for the possible bounce, but with a bit of caution we set our entry a tad lower and not at market, which would be our usual practice. Wild times bring both opportunity and danger; be sure you set stops appropriately and monitor the market. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 2/21/13: @ES It looked like we were going to be right in the early going but the attempt at a rally fizzled and we are stopped out for a loss. We take our lumps and move on.
 02/20/2013 Entry  1505 Entry  1503 ($700)
 Exit  1497 Exit  1497
 Feb 20 for Feb 21  Date Feb-21 Date Feb-21Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($300)
 Entry  1503 Entry 
 Exit  1497 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-21 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0116 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0128, with a stop going in at 1.0147. Our down-side targets are 1.0099, 1.0087, and 1.0051. The weekly 5/2 is now in play and the question on the table is: will price react to that resistance sufficiently to make a good trade or will we see the weekly C-wave continue? Given the position of price in the Monthly zone structure and the fact of the daily exhaust holding yesterday, I'm betting we'll see a downside move. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 2/20/13: USDCAD Unfortunately we were dead wrong on this one, as the Greenback strengthened instead of weakening. Strong price action against us took us through our stop in the early going. We take the loss and move on.
 02/19/2013 Entry  1.0116 Entry  1.0128 ($492)
 Exit  1.0147 Exit  1.0147
 Feb 19 for Feb 20  Date Feb-20 Date Feb-20Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($187)
 Entry  1.0128 Entry 
 Exit  1.0147 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-20 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.3352 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3342, with a stop going in at 1.3302. Our up-side targets are 1.3378, 1.3392, and 1.3439. Technically we see the market moving sideways across the page in support and for eight days we've been waiting for the resumption of the strong up move of recent weeks. So far the monthly 6/5 has been holding, a sign that the trend may still be intact. In any case we're at the do-or-die point for this long-standing Euro trend, and if the market is to move higher once more it must soon make its statement. How will this play out? We'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/19/13: EURUSD We hit our second target and are out at that level today. Is there more to the upside here? Probably, and those who wish to monitor carefully may want to play that game, but we are out and looking or the next trade.
 02/18/2013 Entry  1.3352 Entry  1.3342 $900
 Exit  1.3392 Exit  1.3392
 Feb 18 for Feb 19  Date  Date Feb-19Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $500
 Entry  1.3342 Entry 
 Exit  1.3392 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-19 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 143'120 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 143'190, with a stop going in at 144'040. Our down-side targets are 142'290, 142'200, and 142'070. The Thirty-Year Treasury Bond could not hold a rally today and that is just another indication that the downside holds more potential for traders that the upside in this market. Technically we see a monthly C-wave in progress and a weekly dot-refresh completed. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/19/13: @US We came within a hair's breadth of hitting our target today. I suggest exiting at the open of the evening session, and for purposes of our track record we will deem that to be the closing price today.. While there is a very good chance that staying with this trade would see lower prices tomorrow, on the other hand there is an equal chance we will cycle back up towards the upper confines of this congestion. We'll stand aside until the picture becomes a bit clearer. A win is a win is a win. Update 2/18/13: @US Hold short as there was little action in this thin holiday trading.
 02/15/2013 Entry  143'120 Entry  143'190 $969
 Exit  143'000 Exit  143'00
 Feb 14 for Feb 15  Date Feb-19 Date Feb-19Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $594
 Entry  143'190 Entry 
 Exit  143'000 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-19 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0007 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0020, with a stop going in at 1.0040. Our down-side targets are .9991, .9965, and .9946. The Loonie continues to look strong; surely the mid-term target for this cross based on technicals has to be weekly congestion and the monthly envelope bottom. The Weekly PLDot is showing some support strength but the way the daily is rolling over it seems to me momentum is gathering for a move to the downside. Let's see what happens here. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 2/15/13: USDCAD No two ways about it, the market moved in the opposite direction of our prediction today, and we were promptly and decisively stopped out in the early going. This came about due to a very strong and very surprising manufacturing conditions report that exceeded everyone's expectations by a very wide margin. Good news in this case was bad news for us; we take the modest loss and move on.
 02/14/2013 Entry  1.0007 Entry  1.0020 ($529)
 Exit  1.0040 Exit  1.0040
 Feb 14 for Feb 15  Date Feb-15 Date Feb-15Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($200)
 Entry  1.0020 Entry 
 Exit  1.0040 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-15 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @GC at 1643 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1648, with a stop going in at 1653. Our down-side targets are 1637, 1633, and 1629. Gold is looking ever so sick, and although we are in weekly support and daily nearbys are moving sideways, nevertheless we looking at a trade to the downside here. In the bears favor are: very strong down flow and a failed dot refresh. Let's see how it goes. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/14/13: @GC An excellent day! We called the day correctly and with both conservative and aggressive traders aboard hit our second target. We're out at that level, banking the profits and are now off looking for the next trade. Although for the purposes of our track record we are out of this trade the flow is still very much to the downside and some traders may wish to seek further profits on this trade with the idea that Gold may move still lower.
 02/13/2013 Entry  1643 Entry  1648 $2500
 Exit  1633 Exit  1633
 Feb 13 for Feb 14  Date Feb-14 Date Feb-14Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1500
 Entry  1648 Entry 
 Exit  1633 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-14 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0020 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0032, with a stop going in at 1.0057. Our down-side targets are 1.0002, .9989, and .9963. The Loonie is strengthening tonight and the move is not yet over, so we will step aboard and look to ride this down to the Live weekly envelope bottom/daily 5/9 area. Will the markets react to tonight's high-stakes political speech bu the U.S. President? That's always a chance. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/13/13:USDCAD Today's action moved in our favor but yet not all that convincingly. The recommendation is to take the small profit offered and move to the sidelines. Those so inclined can play a little further with the idea of holding for a better exit price to the downside, but for our purposes here we are out at the current market price of 1.0012
 02/12/2013 Entry  1.0020 Entry  1.0032 $240
 Exit  1.0012 Exit  1.0012
 Feb 12 for Feb 13  Date Feb-13 Date Feb-13Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $180
 Entry  1.0032 Entry 
 Exit  1.0012 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-13 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1513 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1515, with a stop going in at 1517. Our down-side targets are 1509, 1505, and 1500. The equity market is sliding sideways and this in a time when the dollar is showing strength, Crude Oil has a big reversal, and China is looking up. Methinks it's time for a bit of a pause and testing of support. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/12/13: @ES We hit our first target and are out at that level. Not a very profitable day as price thereafter went against us but that's what these targets are for, they protect us when we are right but not all *that* right, and help us take what the markets offer when they offer it. On we go to look for another trade.
 02/11/2013 Entry  1513 Entry   $200
 Exit  1509 Exit 
 Feb 11 for Feb 12  Date Feb-12 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @CL at 95.72 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 96.05, with a stop going in at 96.97. Our down-side targets are 95.30, 94.75, and 94.50. Crude is acting weak, but for supply/demand reasons domestically our WTI grade oil is in abundant supply at the moment, while the difficult politics of the Middle East are influencing Brent Crude they are not driving price up here as much as one might suppose. So all in all I'm bearish WTI and that is reflected in our DG charts by the Monthly C-wave ending, the and the weekly and daily dots breaking and possibly pushing to the downside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/11/13: @CL We hit our first target and are out at that level. Skilled traders who were monitoring the market might have done much better as we made considerable progress towards our second target, however the day was challenging and volatile in the hours after our first target was hit, and would have demanded advanced skills to first take profits at a better level and then reverse long. But that's a discussion for another day; in our world of short-term trades in a single direction we had a small but solid win and so we bank the profits and move on to the next trade.
 02/08/2013 Entry  95.72 Entry   $420
 Exit  95.30 Exit 
 Feb 8 for Feb 11  Date Feb-11 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell AUDJPY at 96.31 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 96.80, with a stop going in at 97.52. Our down-side targets are 95.63, 94.78, and 94.41. The Yen has had a stunning run against multiple currencies and is now in pause mode against the Aussie; we'll play the monthly and weekly exhaust patterns and see if we can't break the weekly envelope top to test the weekly PLDot. It would seem that the daily flow say this is a distinct possibility. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/8/13: AUDJPY The day did play out as envisioned, and we hit our first target and are out at 95.63. Is there more in this trade? Quite possibly so since we have had such a stunning move in the Yen, thus a larger retracement would also not be out of order. But for our short-term track-record purposes here we are out and looking for another trade.
 02/07/2013 Entry  96.31 Entry   $679
 Exit  95.63 Exit 
 Feb 7 for Feb 8  Date Feb-08 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9952 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9975, with a stop going in at .9991. Our down-side targets are .9940, .9931, and .9916. The Loonie is a market that looks wistfully at congestion entrance to the upside but cannot get it done, closing day after day at the bottom of the range. This is a market that despite its wishes, look to me like it is headed down. the low is down down down, and so we look for support to break. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/7/13: USDCAD Well the Loonie did in fact achieve congestion entrance today but not before we reached our first downside target. Note that we came within ONE PIP of reaching the second downside target, and so our aggressive traders most likely took profits near that level. But for track record purposes we'll call this exit at our first target and thus a small trade but yet a welcome one as we did make a profit right in the face of a market that ran the other way.
 02/06/2013 Entry  .9952 Entry   $120
 Exit  .9940 Exit 
 Feb 6 for Feb 7  Date Feb-07 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @CL at 96.95 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 97.09, with a stop going in at 97.93. Our down-side targets are 96.21, 96.50, and 95.03. Crude is acting under the weather; the term structures are shifting to bearish stance as backwardization narrows and turns into contango, the dollar strengthens, and the whole complex is re-adjusting. We'll try a short position here, looking to sell in resistance with targets at and then below the confines of congestion. As we all know so well, Crude Oil is big contract that carries some risk, but then again the rewards can be great as well. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 2/6/13: @CL Wow just as an example of how powerful the Drummond lines and levels are, our methods called the day within four ticks of the high of the day and within one tick of the low of the day. Amazing. However just as amazing but less satisfying is the fact that we got nothing at all out of this $2000 day. In an effort to hedge risk a bit we set the entry well above the market and we never hit entry price before proceeding to target, so, no trade. Crazy business, trading. I think I'll open an ice cream stand instead.
 02/05/2013 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Feb 5 for Feb 6  Date  Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at .9985 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9961, with a stop going in at .9945. Our up-side targets are 1.0007, 1.0017, and 1.0045. The US dollar is on a tear today, and e choose the Loonie as a vehicle to trade this move, getting aboard at the current price and looking to ride it to the weekly Envelope Top area. Let's see how this plays out. Support levels look pretty strong at the moment. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 2/5/13: USDCAD We're in support and have not hit the stop and are at the confines of congestion, however although I think the next move is up, the slope of the hourly and the 4-hour envelopes are a bit daunting and raise the risk such that it is likely we would hit or stop first before heading higher, and so we are out at the close, taking a small loss. The first loss is the smallest, as the saying goes.
 02/04/2013 Entry  .9985 Entry  .9961 ($371)
 Exit  .9954 Exit  .9954
 Feb 4 for Feb 5  Date Feb-05 Date Feb-05Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($70)
 Entry  .9961 Entry 
 Exit  .9954 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-05 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9963 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9984, with a stop going in at .1.0021. Our down-side targets are .9950, .9927, and .9899. The Loonie is showing strength as the market starts to embrace risk again, and we'll see if we can take another bite out of this market. Technically we see a strong daily envelope slope, a weekly exhaust driving towards the monthly PLDot, and the monthly working on congestion entrance. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 2/4/13: USDCAD A very small win but we are happy with that as after price tested this close-in support the market turned and headed towards resistance. Another demonstration of the importance of targets in today's markets.
 02/01/2013 Entry  .9963 Entry   $130
 Exit  .9950 Exit 
 Feb 1 for Feb 4  Date Feb-04 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1493 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1497, with a stop going in at 1507. Our down-side targets are 1489, 1486, and 1481. The trend in the E-mini is looking distinctly long in the tooth, and a retracement would not surprise me one bit. On the monthly we are in the outer darkness, on the weekly we show exhaust patterns, and the daily has entered congestion. So a move to the downside in concert with other equity markets is a possibility. However, be aware that tomorrow if the first Friday of the month and thus the date of that Mother of All Economic Reports, the U.S. non-farm payrolls due out at 8:30 a.m. New York time. Anything can happen on such days and although DG levels can and do hold up well under such circumstances, volatility is often very high and can make mince-meat out of our pretty stop strategies. So be careful out there. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 2/1/13: Not a happy camper here; we got caught in market action following the Non-Farm Payrolls report and hit our stop. This is the one monthly economic report that always makes trading difficult on release day, and this month was no exception. We take the loss and move on.
 01/31/2013 Entry  1496 Entry  1497 ($1050)
 Exit  1507 Exit  1507
 Jan 31 for Feb 1  Date Feb-01 Date Feb-01Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($500)
 Entry  1497 Entry 
 Exit  1507 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Feb-01 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0011 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0026, with a stop going in at 1.0058. Our down-side targets are .9994, .9967, and .9926. The Loonie certainly does not look like this weekly run to the upside is continuing; neither the monthly nor the daily lends any credibility at all to the weekly pattern, and thus the Loonie is called on the carpet to prove itself. I'll take the opposite position and bet on the short side here; we might see a little test of the 6/5 level but to me the weekly envelope top looks weak not strong. Am I right? We'll find out soon enough. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/31/13: USDCAD OK this day developed about as expected: first a move up to the 6/5 and then down to the targets. Both conservative and aggressive traders were aboard and are out at the second target of .9967. We bank the profits and move on.
 01/30/2013 Entry  1.0011 Entry  1.0026 $1,033
 Exit  .9967 Exit  .9967
 Jan 30 for Jan31  Date Jan-31 Date Jan-31Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $592
 Entry  1.0026 Entry 
 Exit  .9967 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-31 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1663 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1660, with a stop going in at 1651. Our up-side targets are 1675, 1684, and 1692. Gold has been crashing down in reaction to the dollar strength in recent day however we see support starting to hold, daily dots swinging, nearbys moving sideways, and it looks as if congestion entrance will be the order of the upcoming day. On the weekly we also see congestion playing out, and on the monthly a refresh is in progress. Will gold move higher? That's the bet we are placing and we'll see soon enough if we are right. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/30/13: @GC Nice day, we all but nailed the daily range, coming within few pennies of the open and one dollar off the high, for a solid gain of $2,000. Our aggressive traders who have some experience in life and trading saw the strong opening and went long immediately as directed in our video comment, and had no qualms holding until the second target. A good day.
 01/29/2013 Entry  1664 Entry   $2,000
 Exit  1684 Exit 
 Jan 29 for Jan 30  Date Jan-30 Date Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0058 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0073, with a stop going in at 1.0104. Our down-side targets are 1.0042, 1.0025, and 1.0005. Exhaust patterns are in evidence on he weekly and daily charts both, and we are showing significant resistance levels on the monthly chart. All this adds up to an attractive short -- at least to my eyes. And so we'll give it a whirl. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/29/13: USDCAD We hit our second target and came within a few pips of the third target, so almost but not quite there, and so we take as our track record entry the second target instead of the third. Those who saw the flow and held short took advantage of the today's strong down move. I am continually struck by the accuracy of the Drummond support and resistance levels.
 01/28/2013 Entry  1.0058 Entry   $329
 Exit  1.0025 Exit 
 Jan 28 for Jan 29  Date Jan-29 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @CL at 96.09 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 96.41, with a stop going in at 96.78. Our down-side targets are 95.48, 95.21, and 94.38. General commodity weakness has not yet hit the Crude Oil market, and yet it cannot break higher either. I am a cautious bear here, and look to sell on open with the idea that these confines of congestion will hold, and we will test the weekly 6/5. Weekly dots-swinging, and monthly lackadaisical envelope slope gives some credibility to the trade concept. We'll find out soon enough. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/28/13: @CL Wow, an amazing, difficult and impressive day all at the same time. First on the more-bullish-than-expected durable goods report this morning we rallied up to our stop ares, where for a precious 2 minutes we teetered two pips above our stop level, stopping out our conservative traders who apply the "set it and forget it" philosophy to their trading activities. Aggressive traders either hung in there or took the stop and then quickly re-entered as price rapidly fell off in the post-report action. We then proceeded to drop until we hit our first target, exceeding it to the downside by a mere one pip. If nothing else it shows the accuracy of the Drummond levels. This goes in the books as a "poke" stop rule for the aggressive trader, something that happens but once or twice a quarter.
 01/25/2013 Entry  96.09 Entry 96.41 $1540
 Exit  95.48 Exit  96.78
 Jan 25 for Jan 28  Date Jan-28 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($370)
 Entry  96.41 Entry 
 Exit  95.48 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-28 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 145'240 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 145'070, with a stop going in at 146'210. Our down-side targets are 145'160, 144'300, and 144'100. As the US Thirty-Year Bonds congest and chop-about here my thought is that we will exit to the downside as the higher time period resistance kicks in. Note the quarterly and monthly PLDot and Envelope bottom, and the daily envelope basically going sideways. Support has not yet broken but perhaps this is the dog that is not barking: as it is not driving price back upwards either. Let's see how this develops. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/25/13: @US Sweet. We had the direction correct and our aggressive traders hit the third target and are out at that level. Those who hung in fro more did even better. We smile and bank the profits.
 01/24/2013 Entry  145'240 Entry   $1,437
 Exit  144'100 Exit 
 Jan 24 for Jan 25  Date Jan-25 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell AUDJPY at 93.35 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 93.90, with a stop going in at 94.17. Our down-side targets are 93.08, 92.56, and 92.40. What we're seeing in the USDJPY and AUDJPY is not unexpected technically since the rapid rally with all that high energy drove price well into the outer darkness on a weekly basis, territory from which we would normally expect a quick exit, and so it seems we are seeing that occur. The monthly chart shows an exhaust setting up, the weekly chart shows an exhaust in progress, and the daily chart is rolling over very convincingly. We see more to the downside here. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/24/13: AUDJPY Our target was good; we hit the first target right away and then the market reversed, but no matter as our aggressive trader is out at that level. Not a big win but we avoided a large loss as the congestion parameter held and price moved back towards the congestion top. (We had an obvious typo in the entry price which I have now corrected: the entry was at 93.35 not 96.35.)
 01/23/2013 Entry  96.35 Entry   $299
 Exit  93.08 Exit 
 Jan 23 for Jan 24  Date Jan-24 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9919 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9937, with a stop going in at .9954. Our down-side targets are .9897, .9841, and .9861. The story here is weekly congestion action, and the next leg is down. We see the weekly envelope moving sideways, monthly and quarterly key resistance kicking in, and the daily envelope rolling over. Do we need more? That's good enough for me, and we set your conservative entry at he higher limit of congestion and look for the ride to the lower limits or beyond. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 1/23/13: USDCAD A distinctly annoying day: we came within five pips of our target when a sudden news report snatched victory right out from under us. The only consolation was that we had a reasonably tight stop in place, so we live to fight another day. We shrug it off and move on.
 01/22/2013 Entry  .9919 Entry  .9937 ($521)
 Exit  .9954 Exit  .9954
 Jan 22 for Jan 23  Date Jan-23 Date Jan-23Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($170)
 Entry  .9937 Entry 
 Exit  .9954 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-23 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 95.85 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 95.70, with a stop going in at 95.35. Our up-side targets are 96.04, 96.36, and 97.05. Crude Oil is in a major up-trend and we are looking to take a bite out of it. Action of the last two days shows support holding up well and the closes towards the top of the range are encouraging. We'll take a shot here and see how things develop. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/22/13: @CL Both aggressive and conservative traders were aboard this trade; we hit our second target and take our track record numbers from that level; note that those who stayed aboard into the close looking for the third target did much better. Very nice trade; crude does look strong.
 01/21/2013 Entry  95.85 Entry  95.70 $1,170
 Exit  96.36 Exit  96.36
 Jan 21 for Jan 22  Date Jan-22 Date Jan-22Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $660
 Entry  95.70 Entry 
 Exit  96.36 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-22 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 145'270 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 146'030, with a stop going in at 16'200. Our down-side targets are 145'090, 145'010, and 144'170. Lots of technical indications of strong resistance pushing the bonds on down, of note we see the daily PLDot holding, the daily envelope structure rolling over nicely, the strong weekly envelope down slope, and the HTP structure also supporting the down-move. Let's see how this plays out. Note holiday hours in the CME for Monday. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/22/13: @US We hit our first target and aggressive traders are out at that level. Update 1/21/13: @US Hold short for targets. A small but positive move today in the holiday-shortened trading hours. But this market looks weak to me and so we hold short.
 01/18/2013 Entry  145'270 Entry   $562
 Exit  145'090 Exit 
 Jan 18 for Jan 21  Date Jan-22 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1474 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1469, with a stop going in at 1462. Our up-side targets are 1483, 1489, and 1499. Very constructive action in the equity market today, and so we're looking to get aboard this move. The way to do this would be to pick up an dip tot he top of congestion, and so we give it a whirl with that in mind. The slope of the weekly envelop gives credence to the argument that this move will continue. We'll see soon enough. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/21/13: @ES We hit our target and are out at 1483. Update 1/18/13: @ES Hold long for target. Not a huge move today but still very constructive. No reason to exit, and so we'll stay aboard. Move stop to 1469.
 01/17/2013 Entry  1474 Entry   $450
 Exit  1483 Exit 
 Jan 17 for Jan 18  Date Jan-21 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDJPY at 88.44 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 88.73, with a stop going in at 88.52. Our down-side targets are 87.91, 87.57, and 87.61. Even the strongest of trending markets must stop and catch its breath or refresh its energy as we say, and that is what we're seeing in the USDJPY. The question is how deep will the retracement go. We take as some guidance that fact that price is in monthly "outer darkness" above zone 6 and is moving back inside the zone structure, and on the weekly price is moving inside the weekly envelope. A move back to the monthly live ETop is entirely possible, in the 87.50 area. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 1/17/13: USDJPY No two ways about it, today was a bloodbath for our trade concept. Instead of breaking congestion we saw the bock level at 2-3 PLDots back hold and hold strongly, kicking price back to and through the upper confines of congestion. Only one small saving grace occurred in that aggressive traders, who monitor the market and can take action when warranted, saw the three-four-five-six bars of consecutive strong flow against the position, and as it broke the daily PLDot ducked the trade and stepped to the sidelines, exiting at 89.15. With hindsight we learn once again to respect the 2-3 dots back block level in strong trends. And so we move on, bruised but undaunted. It's all part of the game of trading.
 01/16/2013 Entry  88.44 Entry 88.73 ($1,258)
 Exit  89.15 Exit 89.52
 Jan 16 for Jan 17  Date Jan-17 Date Jan-17Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($879)
 Entry  88.73 Entry 
 Exit  89.15 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1465 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1459, with a stop going in at 1451. Our up-side targets are 1469, 1472, and 1476. What we see here is a weekly and monthly C-wave underway, and today's action seems to confirm that the weekly envelope top is strong. If so, then this can be bought, and we will give it a whirl. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/16/13: @ES A very small win but we did hit our first target and so are out at that level. The day was like watching paint dry however. This market is waiting for something decisive to happen and has not found it yet.
 01/15/2013 Entry  1465 Entry   $200
 Exit  1469 Exit 
 Jan 15 for Jan 16  Date Jan-16 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 145'150 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 145'270, with a stop going in at 146'020. Our down-side targets are 145'030, 144'250, and 144'140. T-Bonds have been trying to climb out of the hole they dug a little over a week ago, but as they struggle upwards they are running smack into the weekly dot that is charging on down. We're saying this is just a refresh in a downtrend, and the weekly dot/live dot will carry the day. Thus we're sellers here. The whole world knows that the US T-Bonds are over-valued. For me the question is not "if" but "when" the protracted down move will come. Could it be that it is already underway? Video
  LossAggressive
Update 1/15/13: @US This one did not work out; Bonds re not acting all that strongly but strong enough to hit our stop and we are out at that level. We take the loss and move on.
 01/14/2013 Entry  145'150 Entry 145'270 ($812)
 Exit  146'020 Exit 146'020
 Jan 14 for Jan 15  Date Jan-15 Date Jan-15Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($219)
 Entry  145'270 Entry 
 Exit  146'020 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-15 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9849 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9858, with a stop going in at .9879. Our down-side targets are .9829, .9811, and .9802. A weekly c-wave is underway and with a small retracement on the daily today, which seems to give us an opening for a good entry. Big moves all over the map today, and the dollar is weak across the board (except of course against the Yen, which is weak by governmental fiat). The thought here is that we can get aboard the Loonie strength and ride the C-wave down. Note the monthly target, and the position of the Daily PLDot vs the weekly envelope bottom. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 1/16/13: USDCAD Not much excitement here; we were stopped out at our revised stop level for a small loss. But we would not have hit target in any case, and so the whole trade concept was called into question. The only good news is that the loss was very small. Update 1/15/13: USDCAD We see a small profit in this open trade. Those who wish to roll the dice as I do will hold short. Today was a virtual repeat of yesterday. Move stop to .9862 above the 1-1 hi. I suspect we will see target hit tomorrow but in any case we're holding short. Update 1/14/13: USDCAD Hold short for targets. Both conservative and aggressive traders are aboard and the envelope slope is down and we are approaching target; no guarantees but odds are we will reach one or more of our targets, so we'll hold short.
 01/11/2013 Entry  .9849 Entry  .9858  ($172)
 Exit  .9862 Exit  .9862
 Jan 11 for Jan 13  Date  Date Jan-16Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($41)
 Entry  .9858 Entry 
 Exit  .9862 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-16 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1467 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1463, with a stop going in at 1448. Our up-side targets are 1478, 1482, and 1487. Good news on the economic front is like sunshine breaking through the clouds. A sign of the times perhaps that the good news comes not from the U.S. but from China, and it really did affect the global markets in a very positive manner. Technically we see daily congestion exit, daily and weekly and monthly c-waves in progress, weekly exhaust pattern complete and confirming the envelope top as support, and a strong close as well. Let's see if this move indeed does have legs. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 1/14/13: @ES Exit for a scratch. Somehow Friday evening's update did not get properly posted but the instruction was to hold long for target. However no action today, as the market drifted this way and that, closing close to unchanged. For track-record purposes we take our exit at the closing price for a scratch.
 01/10/2013 Entry  1467 Entry 1463 $0
 Exit  1465 Exit 1465
 Jan 10 for Jan 11  Date Jan-14 Date Jan-14Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $100
 Entry  1463 Entry 
 Exit  1465 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-14 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1657 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1652, with a stop going in at 1648. Our up-side targets are 1664, 1668, and 1679. In recent days Gold has been incredibly volatile, ever since the Fed yawned and opined that some in those hallowed halls were tiring of the bond-buying game. And yet perhaps the move was over-done? Surely our inflationary threats have not disappeared? Technically we see daily support holding, moving sideways, and rising; are we poised to move above the weekly PLDot? So it would seem. Let's nibble at the long side here. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/10/13: @GC Aggressive traders were filled and came within $20 of hitting the third target at 1679; Sort of irritating as we also just missed the conservative trader's entry by $1.80. But really, that's all part of the game. I suggest that aggressive traders still in the game holding for the third target exit on the opening. If you elect to hold for further profits then be sure to protect your open profits by moving the stop up substantially, But as for me, and for track record purposes, we're at at the opening price of the the evening session, at 1674.
 01/09/2013 Entry  1657 Entry   $1,700
 Exit  1674 Exit 
 Jan 9 for Jan 10  Date Jan-10 Date Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9865 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9877, with a stop going in at .9903. Our down-side targets are .9842, .9836, and .9803. I see this strength in the Canadian Loonie quite naturally developing as an expression of that country's growing jobs base, export trade and functioning government. We're on the edge of a weekly C-Wave and the position of the daily zone structure in relation to the weekly zone structure is what gives us the heart to sell here. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 1/9/13: USDCAD The Loonie is not acting as expected and so we're exiting at market and standing aside. I'm calling it a scratch as the amount of the loss is tiny and the conservative trader actually made a bit. Those so inclined could hold short for a better exit and would surely get it tomorrow as the dot area is tested but I want to free my mental capital and not worry about this trade, so I'm out.
 01/08/2013 Entry  .9865 Entry .9877 ($121)
 Exit  .9886 Exit .9886
 Jan 8 for Jan 9  Date Jan-09 Date Jan-09Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $10
 Entry  .9877 Entry 
 Exit  .9886 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-09 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3120 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3138, with a stop going in at 1.3191. Our down-side targets are 1.3084, 1.3056, and 1.3028, with a further target at 1.2994. Last week's big-time reversal in the EURUSD is in my mind, and while we see a bit of weekly dot-refresh going on I am not finding it all that convincing. I'll set a loose stop on this one and look for lower prices ahead. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/8/13: EURUSD It is pretty amazing to see how effective these methods are. Conservative traders entered one pip below the high of the day and we exceeded our second target by one pip, nailing the low of the day. This is amazing indeed because it is impossible to trade more perfectly, it is the trading equivalent of pitching a no hitter! We bank our winnings and walk away with a smile.
 01/07/2013 Entry  1.3120 Entry 1.3138 $1,260
 Exit  1.3056 Exit 1.3056
 Jan 7 for Jan 8  Date Jan-08 Date Jan-08Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $620
 Entry  1.3138 Entry 
 Exit  1.3056 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-08 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 93.19 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 92.99, with a stop going in at 92.02. Our up-side targets are 93.82, 94.44, and 94.91. Impressive strength in crude oils especially in the face of dollar weakness is giving us the moxie to buy into this rally. Very positive long-term market structure combined with tightening supply as the ducks start to line up in a row. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/8/13: @CL Patience rewarded! Our stop held and price went to our first target and we are out at that level. Skillful traders could have gotten a lot more as we came within two ticks of our second target before the market retraced to new lows. Update 1/7/13: @CL Hold long and tighten stop and adjust the target. We're in a profit state and the crude market is showing some strength. No shame in taking a profit here as this is a very volatile market but then again why not tighten the stop considerable and adjust the target and roll the dice? Set atop at 92.99, first target at 93.60, and let the other targets stand at 93.82, 94.44, and 94.81.
 01/04/2013 Entry  93.19 Entry  92.99  $1,020
 Exit  93.60 Exit  93.60
 Jan 4 for Jan 7  Date Jan-08 Date Jan-08Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $610
 Entry  92.99 Entry 
 Exit  93.60 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-08 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3041 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3097, with a stop going in at 1.3177. Our down-side targets are 1.3005, 1.2947, and 1.2903. The EURUSD has traced out a significant reversal and we're going with this trade. We may see some retracement to the live dot or 6/5 but it seems clear that lower prices lie ahead. Let's see how it plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 1/4/13: EURUSD Aggressive traders hit our target and we are out at that level. Not a big win but a win is a win is a win is a win. Rinse and repeat.
 01/03/2013 Entry  1.3041 Entry   $360
 Exit  1.3005 Exit 
 Jan 3 for Jan 4  Date Jan-04 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1686 better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1684, with a stop going in at 1671. Our up-side targets are 1698, 1706, and 1710. A major market turn-around brings in the new year as global economic sentiment breathes a tired sigh and gives thanks that the heroes of the American Congress once more have pasted another band-aide on the nation's economic wounds. How long this rally might last I cannot say but when major new energy happens we must pay attention. Gold seems to offer one entry point that is possibly better than than that in the @ES, USDJPY, @CL AUDJPY or other symbols we follow. Risks are somewhat high but nevertheless we're in the game to play and not to watch. Technically what we are suggesting tonight is a Sure-Foot trade #1, getting aboard a new C-wave. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 1/3/13: @GC The only question on the table regarding this trade is if I should shoot myself now or later. Not a pretty picture today. There is no sliver lining except perhaps that in the big picture the track record looks OK. Not today though. We shudder and move on.
 01/02/2013 Entry  1686 Entry  1684 ($2800)
 Exit  1671 Exit  1671
 Jan 2 for Jan 3  Date Jan-03 Date Jan-03Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($1300)
 Entry  1684 Entry 
 Exit  1671 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-03 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3206 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3243, with a stop going in at 1.3276. Our down-side targets are 1.3180, 1.3155, and 1.3101. A number of markets beckon but the fiscal cliff negotiations are still quite uncertain and should events not come to a quick conclusion here would almost certainly be a sharp reaction. This we take what we deem to be a lower risk but still attractive trade this evening, and look for the national drama to settle down int he coming days. Technically we see congestion in the EURUSD but the daily dots are rolling over, and weekly and monthly dots are swinging. Let's see how this plays out. Happy New Year everyone! Video
  LossAggressive
Update 1/2/13: EURUSD This is the kind of day that gives us all gray hair; we were correct in our call except that before we were right we were wrong and so it was all to to no avail. Our only deference is that we did say that the markets were likely to be volatile. After the emotional relief rally based on the fiscal cliff settlement, the markets fell off steadily until our second target was finally reached -- and that without us aboard. Such is life. We take the loss and move on.
 01/01/2013 Entry  1.3206 Entry  1,3243 ($1,030)
 Exit  1.3276 Exit  1.3276
 Jan 1 for Jan 2  Date Jan-02 Date Jan-02Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($330)
 Entry  1.3243 Entry 
 Exit  1.3276 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Jan-02 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 No Trade tonight in deference to New Year's Eve and the markets around the world that are closed tomorrow. Happy New Year eveyone!
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 12/31/12: NO TRADE
 12/31/2012 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Dec 31 for January 1  Date  Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 148'120 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 148'290, with a stop going in at 149'130. Our down-side targets are 148'030, 147'160, and 147'030. With the fiscal cliff in sight this is not the most risk-free trader I have ever seen but it may be the best of the lot at the moment. In addition this is the year-end trade and many if not most U.S. traders will not wish to hold positions over the year-end close for tax reasons Nevertheless we see and exhaust pattern in formation: a move up yesterday stopping in further-out resistance and today the nearby holding, and this at the point or higher time period significant resistance,m the weekly PLDot, and the weekly in a down move. SO we give the recommendation a whirl. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/31/12: @US Not a bad out come. We hit our third target and bank the profits at that level, and stand aside. Happy New Year everyone!
 12/28/2012 Entry  148'120 Entry   $1,281
 Exit  147'030 Exit 
 Dec 28 for Dec 31  Date Dec-31 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1664 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1657, with a stop going in at 1649. Our up-side targets are 1668, 1679, and 1691. Gold shows steady strength here after last week';s big dump and surprisingly enough is in a trend run up technically speaking. The critical resistance lies at the weekly envelope bottom and see we're looking for that to break to the upside. Arguments in favor of that happening are the daily dot turning up, and the nearness of the weekly bar to closing inside the weekly envelope. Fundamentally dollar weakness is helping gold out, and the Washing DC circus is not helping the dollar at all. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 12/28/12: @GC Given the unpredictable and high-stakes Washington D.C. negotiations going on just now, and given that the gold market is not acting as predicted, we will exit this trade for a small loss and hie to the sidelines for the moment. Sometimes it is just better to keep your head down.
 12/27/2012 Entry  1664 Entry  1657 ($780)
 Exit  1656.60 Exit  1656.60
 Dec 27 for Dec 28  Date Dec-28 Date Dec-28Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($40)
 Entry  1657 Entry 
 Exit  1656.60 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-28 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1413 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1417, with a stop going in at 1434. Our down-side targets are 1404, 1399, and 1380. The cliff beckons and although our Washington heroes are famous for their last minute deals, last minute in this case means 11:59 p.m. December 31st and until then gloom prevails. Technically we see the daily rolling over, nearby resistance holding at the dot, weekly moving sideways and the monthly showing congestion action. Fun and games everyone, let's see how this plays out. It could get volatile and so watch the flow. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/27/12: @ES This worked out nicely, and price hit our second target with both the conservative and the aggressive traders aboard the trade. We book the profit and are off looking for the nest trade.
 12/26/2012 Entry  1413 Entry  1417 $1,600
 Exit  1399 Exit  1399
 Dec 26 for Dec 27  Date Dec-27 Date Dec-27Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $700
 Entry  1417 Entry 
 Exit  1399 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-27 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Note: Tonight's recommendation is the same as last night as there was essentially no market activity for the past 24 hours and the market condition remains the same. Sell EURUSD at 1.3183 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3203, with a stop going in at 1.3263. Our down-side targets are 1.3158, 1.39096, and 1.3059. We expect very light trading over the holiday but if there is significant movement is is likely to be to the downside. Today's retracement was only to the PLDot giving some further credibility to the idea that this market is headed lower. Good trading and Happy Holidays everybody. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 12/27/12:EURUSD OK This strategy of holding for a better exit did not work and we got stopped out. We take the loss and move on. Update 12/26/12: EURUSD Hold short. The EURUSD is not acting as expected but it looks to me like we can get a better exit tomorrow rather than taking the hit today. Move first target to 1.3177.
 12/25/2012 Entry  1.3183 Entry  1.3203  ($1,400)
 Exit  1.3263 Exit  1.3263
 Dec 25 for Dec 26  Date Dec-27 Date Dec-27Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($600)
 Entry  1,3203 Entry 
 Exit  1.3263 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-27 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3183 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3203, with a stop going in at 1.3263. Our down-side targets are 1.3158, 1.39096, and 1.3059. We expect very light trading over the holiday but if there is significant movement is is likely to be to the downside. Today's retracement was only to the PLDot giving some further credibility to the idea that this market is headed lower. Good trading and Happy Holidays everybody. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 12/27/12:EURUSD The accounting for this trade is listed on the Dec 226th trade sheet as it was a duplicate trade and so to keep the track record straight this one on Dec 24 is marked as a "No Trade" result. Update 12/26/12: EURUSD Hold short. The EURUSD is not acting as expected but it looks to me like we can get a better exit tomorrow rather than taking the hit today. Move first target to 1.3177. Update 12/25/12: EURUSD We repeat market recommendation for this coming day as there was no significant activity during the holiday. Thus: if short, hold short. If not short, get short per orders above.
 12/24/2012 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Dec 24 for Dec 25  Date  Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDJPY at 84,23 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 84.40, with a stop going in at 84.73. Our down-side targets are 83.97, 83.65, and 83.29. I'm seeing a confirmed weekly exhaust pattern in force and the zone-location is highly suggesting of a possible retracement after this long uptrend. Price is flirting with the "Outer Darkness" on the monthly chart and that combined with the exhaust pattern is enough for me to call a modest short tonight. We're selling up in her and look for at least a modest move to the downside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 12/24/12: USDJPY Not much to say here; the market took off in a sharp rally against us in response to the Japanese Government's comments that they will in no way permit the Yen to strengthen further. We can't always predict outside events and the weekend risk is also a bit higher than otherwise. We take the loss and move on.
 12/21/2012 Entry  84.23 Entry  84.40 ($979)
 Exit  84.73 Exit  84.73
 Dec 21 for Dec 24  Date Dec-24 Date Dec-24Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($389)
 Entry  84.40 Entry 
 Exit  84.73 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-24 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at .9875 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9860, with a stop going in at .9849. Our up-side targets are .9901, .9928, and .9940. Nice bottoming action in the Loonie; the question under consideration is how much congestion will we see before the uptrend continues, or fails. Weekly dot-swinging is picking up the monthly envelope shift in direction. And the daily chart is playing along very nicely, showing dot push and accelerating momentum. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/21/12: USDCAD Not bad at all, a nice rally carried us to our third target and we are out at that level. The market actually went considerable higher and so nimble traders who watched the flow may have done even better. But for us, we're happy to hit targets and that is the road to success for us. Our only regret is that the conservative trader was not also aboard this trade.
 12/20/2012 Entry  .9875 Entry   $654
 Exit  .9940 Exit 
 Dec 20 for Dec 21  Date Dec-21 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3220 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3258, with a stop going in at 1.3294. Our down-side targets are 1.3183, 1.3137, and 1.3097. Nothing goes in one direction forever and we've had this long trend up in the EURUSD, only to see the inevitable reaction start today. And why today? Well we'll stick to the technical reasons: we're at monthly resistance and this is causing a weekly exhaust pattern to come into play, and with that the daily is compelled to react, and so it is doing. Let's see how this pays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/21/12: EURUSD OK! Patience rewarded. We rode the down move as anticipated and we hit hit our new second target at 1.3185 and we are out at that level, and standing aside. Not a huge trade but these are volatile and dangerous markets as the government walks along he cliff's edge, and we're thankful to chalk up wins and avoid big losses. Update 12/20/12: EURUSD Sort of a wild day. Our conservative traders were taken out as the stop was exceeded by less than half a pip, but as they are operating under "set it and forget it" rules they had no discretion in the matter and took the hit. Aggressive traders however, seeing that the stop was exceeded buy less than a pip and for less than one minute total, elected to stay in and are holding short for a better exit tomorrow. Move the stop to 1.3284 and set the first target at 1.3200, and the second target at 1.3185.
 12/19/2012 Entry  1.3220 Entry  1.3258  $1,080
 Exit  1.3185 Exit  1.3294
 Dec 19 for Dec 20  Date Dec-21 Date Dec-20Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($360)
 Entry  1.3258 Entry 
 Exit  1.3185 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-21 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell AUDJPY at 88.62 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 88.81, with a stop going in at 89.07. Our down-side targets are 88.34, 88.17, and 87.67. After a long up-trend and great strength in the Aussy against the Yen, we finally have some signs of a top, temporary or otherwise. And it comes at a time of some significance, after the actual Japanese election that the market has been anticipating in this move. Buy the rumor, sell the news? We'll find out. Technically the signs are dots swinging, location of price in the zone structure, a seeming move of price form outside to inside, and a weekly and monthly exhaust patterns in place. Watch the flow and see how things play out, but this could get interesting. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/20/12: AUDJPY OK, a good day, holding short was the right thing to do. We hit our second target and are out at that point, banking the winnings. Update 12/19/12: AUDJPY We have hit our first target and so that is good but I say hold for further targets; market looks sick and over-extended and I suspect some more downside. Stop can be moved to 88.50
 12/18/2012 Entry  88.62 Entry  88.81  $1,292
 Exit  88.17 Exit  88.17
 Dec 18 for Dec 19  Date Dec-20 Date Dec-20Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $758
 Entry  88.81 Entry 
 Exit  88.17 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-20 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9843 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9857, with a stop going in at .9875. Our down-side targets are .9827, .9819, and .9807. What's going on here? I see continued downward dot pushes in evidence, with the possibility o f C-waves on the daily chart to match that of the weekly. Monthly targets and dare we also mention the quarterly targets are consistent with the theory of this trade as well. Let's see how this plays out. Good trading everybody. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 12/18/12: USDCAD This market is not acting as expected since we went down but not quite to target and then retraced up to the level of the conservative entry. I am not totally comfortable with this; traders could hold short and set their target at a very near .9844. But for the sake of this program and the official track record I am suggesting an exit at market on open and it goes in the books as that, a very small loss, but a loss nevertheless.
 12/17/2012 Entry  .9843 Entry  .9857 ($101)
 Exit  .9855 Exit  .9855
 Dec 17 for Dec 18  Date Dec-18 Date Dec-18Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $20
 Entry  .9857 Entry 
 Exit  .9855 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-18 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 86.80 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 86.62, with a stop going in at 85.71. Our up-side targets are 87.07, 87.62, 87.93, and if we get lucky, 88.93. Crude oil is acting like a bottom is hereabouts somewhere... the daily chart is creeping up a bit each day; the tests of weekly resistance are significant but the market nevertheless recovers. On top of this the Mid-East is in shambles, the Chinese economy is showing surprising strength, and the Crude Oil term structure shows bullish signs with contango narrowing. Let's take a shot and getting long in Crude. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/17/12: @CL Excellent trade! Both conservative and aggressive traders were filled and aboard this trade, and the market hit our second target without breaking a sweat. I'm bullish on Crude Oil generally but am very pleased to take these profits and move to the sidelines, and to look for another entry point. We're smiling, and on the way to the bank.
 12/14/2012 Entry  86.80 Entry 86.62 $1,820
 Exit  87.62 Exit 87.62
 Dec 14 for Dec 17  Date Dec-17 Date Dec-17Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,000
 Entry  86.62 Entry 
 Exit  87.62 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-17 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 148'020 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 148'090, with a stop going in at 148'270. Our down-side targets are 147'130, 146'310, and 145'150. Fiscal cliff blues coupled with the fed's actions that imply growing inflation threats hint at an environment where the technical signs of daily c-wave down plus weekly rolling over plus monthly congestion action all come together in a downward bias. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 12/14/12: @US A fielder's choice as to cover now or at Sunday's open and take the loss, or to hold and look for a better exit price close to 148'00 to 148'050, which would place the trade close to a scratch. I am reluctantly advising covering and taking the loss as the 4-hour chart is showing some sustained support and a rising envelope. Those traders who can monitor the trade on Sunday night might wish to delay a bit and see how price acts, and look for a b/e exit. For purposes of our track record here however I am exiting at the closing price and taking the loss.
 12/13/2012 Entry  148'020 Entry  148'090 ($594)
 Exit  148'130 Exit  148'130
 Dec 13 for Dec 14  Date Dec-14 Date Dec-14Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($125)
 Entry  148'090 Entry 
 Exit  148'130 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-14 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1717.50 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1714, with a stop going in at 1704. Our up-side targets are 1723, 1731, and 1741. Gold is on a run as the dollar falls apart and as is sometimes the case in this very short-term trading plan we are in the position of getting aboard a trend that is already well underway. What gives us a bit of confidence here is the small scale of the reaction to resistance at the weekly dot, the fact of weekly congestion and the resulting target of the weekly envelope top, the steady nature of the daily envelope and dot upward slope, and the close above the envelope top. Not a risk-free trade by any means, but the envelope top target would make it a very nice trade if it turns out we are correct. Good trading everybody. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 12/13/12: @GC Dead wrong! I could not have been more wrong if I tried. Apparently we got caught in the market volatility associated with the fiscal cliffs talks, or lack of talks, or rumors, or prognostications, or whatever. Fundamentally we have a bullish view on gold and the recent Fed actions seemingly support this view. But it sure didn't happen today. Nothing to do here except to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and set off again to look for the next trade. Keeps on humble for sure. The only tiny ray of light was that the market gapped lower so the entry price was less than it might have been.
 12/12/2012 Entry  1712.80 Entry  1712.80 ($1,760)
 Exit  1704 Exit  1704
 Dec 12 for Dec 13  Date Dec-13 Date Dec-13Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($880)
 Entry  1712.80 Entry 
 Exit  1704 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-13 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 85.79 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 85.37, with a stop going in at 84.84. Our up-side targets are 86.33, 86.65, and 87.31. What are we seeing? Aside from the term structures turning bullish we see the daily envelope starting to turn, dots swinging, nearby's moving sideways, and the distance between the dot and the nearby is narrowing -- all signs of support starting to hold. On the weekly chart price is at the bottom of congestion and in monthly support. It all adds up to a possible shift to the upside, and that's the way we'll play this. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/12/12: @CL OK not bad at all; aggressive traders hit the third target and are out at that level. Skillful flow-based traders could have done better but we are happy with this result and are out at target, and banking the profits.
 12/11/2012 Entry  85.79 Entry   $1,890
 Exit  87.31 Exit 
 Dec 11 for Dec 12  Date Dec-12 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9863 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9878, with a stop going in at .9903. Our down-side targets are .9851, .9844, and .9832. We'll climb aboard this ell-established trend, with the theory that the daily envelope bottom will continue to push us own down, backed up by the daily live dot and dot, the weekly dot, and thus fulfilling what we see technically as monthly congestion heading toward the lower confines of congestion. Of course these days we can expect all kinds of volatility due to the wizards of Washington, so it's anybody's guess. Still we'll play this game. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/12/12: USDCCAD Very Nice! Our patience was rewarded as the market broke and we reached our third target. More money in the bank! Both aggressive and conservative traders participated in this win. Update 12/11/12: USDCAD Hold short. Move stop to .9885. We're at about a scratch now yet the envelope slope is still strongly down. Let's reduce risk by moving the stop and hold short for targets.
 12/10/2012 Entry  .9863 Entry  .9878 $782
 Exit  .9832 Exit  .9832
 Dec 10 for Dec 11  Date Dec-12 Date Dec-12Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $467
 Entry  .9878 Entry 
 Exit  .9832 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-12 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9894 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9904, with a stop going in at .9932. Our down-side targets are .9873, .9863, and .9830. We're seeing momentum pick up as we move under the monthly, weekly,and daily PLdots, and it seems downside targets lie dead ahead. We are in some support levels and though these seem weak there may be some retracement before heading on down again. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 12/10/12: USDCAD No trade today as he market gapped over our entry point and never looked back. We had the direction right, indeed we were spot on, and price reached our targets, but to no avail since we never got the chance to get aboard. This is a rarity in today's 24-hour markets when we can almost always hit our entry when it is identical or near to the prior close, but this time the extended weekend hiatus gave the USDCAD Forex market a chance to move significantly while trading was closed. On we go to the next trade.
 12/07/2012 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Dec 7 for Dec 10  Date  Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1701 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1693, with a stop going in at 1682. Our up-side targets are 1707, 1713, and 1721. We are bullish on Gold here. Our rationale? Outside-inside on the daily, at the bottom of weekly congestion and in weekly and monthly support. One note of caution however; tomorrow is the volatile non-farms payroll employment report and things could be wild around 8:30 ET. Monitor the flow and keep in mind that large moves can happen in an instant and reverse just as fast as the market digests the numbers. Let's see how it plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/10/12: @GC Patience rewarded! Excellent results. There is likely more in this trade for those who wish to stay aboard but for our demonstration purposes here we are out at the second target and looking for another trade. Update 12/7/12: @GC Hold for targets. A wild day as predicted, coming within two dollars of our stop and within ten cents of our target. Certainly many who were monitoring the market did exit at or near that high point. Those so inclined could exit at the open but I suggest holding for at least the first target, and further wins are quite within the realm of possibilities. Stop could be moved to 1697, which is essentially a break-even for the aggressive trader.
 12/06/2012 Entry  1701 Entry  1693 $3,200
 Exit  1713 Exit  1713
 Dec 6 for Dec 7  Date Dec-10 Date Dec-10Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $2,000
 Entry  1693 Entry 
 Exit  1713 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-10 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3067 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3093, with a stop going in at 1.3150. Our down-side targets are 1.3045, 1.3019, and 1.2978. Our interest here is prompted by zone location (as in nose-bleed territory) and dot-swinging, a lethal combination in our book. And added to that we see price reacting to the monthly 6/1 down and envelope top, and weekly playing along with the game. We'll give this a whirl. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/6/12: EURUSD Bingo! Our forecast was on the money and we hit the third target and are out at that level. Those traders who were watching the trade got even more. For our track record purposes we take profits at the third target and stand aside while we look for the next trade.
 12/05/2012 Entry  1.3067 Entry   $890
 Exit  1.2978 Exit 
 Dec 5 for Dec 6  Date Dec-06 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @CL at 88.41 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 89.02, with a stop going in at 89.99. Our down-side targets are 88.09, 87.99, and 86.73. Seems like a large-scale congestion is playing out. We look for the weekly dot to break, the monthly envelope bottom to be tested, and the daily to continue its rolling over pattern. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/5/12: @CL No arguments here, the market acted just as we thought it would and we picked off our second target for both aggressive and conservative traders. Those who monitored the market closely could have done even better. We book a good profit and are off looking for the next trade.
 12/04/2012 Entry  88.41 Entry 89.02  $1,450
 Exit  87.99 Exit  87.99
 Dec 4 for Dec 5  Date Dec-05 Date Dec-05Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,030
 Entry  89.02 Entry 
 Exit  87.99 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-05 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1406 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1411, with a stop going in at 1425. Our down-side targets are 1400, 1392, and 1383. The E-Mini took a good run at new highs but failed sharply right at the point where weekly resistance kicked in. A clear sign, and those who were monitoring the trade intraday had a great trade location. Now we play the continuation. Strutting displays of blustering dominance among the Washington fiscal cliff players virtually guarantee market volatility in the coming days, so stay alert. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 12/5/12: @ES Patience rewarded! This worked out nicely as we hit our target on day two. Both conservative and aggressive traders made out on this one. Update 12/4/12: @ES Hold short or target. We have, we believe,the right direction, it is just that the market has not gathered a head of steam toward the downside yet. Targets remain the same and move the stop down to 1415.
 12/03/2012 Entry  1406 Entry  1411 $850
 Exit  1400 Exit  1400
 Dec 3 for Dec 4  Date Dec-05 Date Dec-05Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $550
 Entry  1411 Entry 
 Exit  1400 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-05 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2981 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2991, with a stop going in at 1.3046. Our down-side targets are 1.2958, 1.2936, and 1.2906. An exhaust pattern into weekly resistance and monthly envelope top, with weekly resistance holding? That's a trade we like, and all the more so since the fundamentally seem to support the trade. Let's see how it all plays out. Good trading everybody. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 12/3/12: EURUSD No joy on this trade. Mr. Market had a distinctly different view of the world than we did last Friday, and so we take our lumps and move on. Can't win 'em all.
 11/30/2012 Entry  1.2981 Entry  1.2991 ($1200)
 Exit  1.3046 Exit  1.3046
 Nov 30 for Dec 3  Date Dec-03 Date Dec-03Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($550)
 Entry  1.2991 Entry 
 Exit  1.3046 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Dec-03 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 87.70 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 87.40, with a stop going in at 85.56. Our up-side targets are 88.71, 89.77, and 90.15. The story here: Moving from outside he monthly envelope to inside, and with the weekly and daily PLDots offering support; we're looking at a move up to the live monthly PLDot and possibly much higher. Crude Oil is a monster of a contract but nothing ventures nothing gained. Watch your fingers and toes on this one. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/30/12: @CL This worked out nicely although our conservative traders just missed getting filled. There is more upside in this trade but given that our next target is so far away and some congestion chop is a possibility we are taking profits here at first target and looking for another trade.
 11/29/2012 Entry  87.70 Entry   $990
 Exit  88.71 Exit 
 Nov 29 for Nov 30  Date Nov-30 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 85.97 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 85.76, with a stop going in at 85.41. Our up-side targets are 86.24, 86.46, and 86.82. We see this striking bull move in the Australian dollar continuing. Why? Aside from the glimmers of economic strength leaking out from China we see the technical signs of strength in the monthly and weekly C-Waves, and the strong rejection of support on the daily chart. Higher prices lie ahead, and the only question it seems to me is how much congestion we will see before that occurs. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/30/12: AUDJPY As anticipated we were able to exit at our new target and thus ease out of the trade with a small win. There will be more upside ahead but first some congestion is likely. Update 11/29/12: AUDJPY Hold for target or better exit tomorrow. At the close we are very slightly underwater but have not hit our stop. My vote goes toward holding this position with an eye towards exiting at a scratch tomorrow. Move the first target to 85.90 and move the stop to 85.35 and let's see what develops. The market is not following my forecast here but I think we can manage the trade so we don't get hurt. No guarantees, but that's my play for tonight.
 11/28/2012 Entry  85.97 Entry  85.76  $206
 Exit  85.90 Exit  85.90
 Nov 28 for Nov 29  Date Nov-30 Date Nov-30Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $291
 Entry  85.76 Entry 
 Exit  85.90 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-30 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2943 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2980, with a stop going in at 1.3012. Our down-side targets are 1.2908, 1.2890, and 1.2866. In theory there is an agreement in Europe between the various parties, the lenders and the borrowers. Buy if so, why not a bigger rally? Instead we see the rally failing, and so we take that as a sign to sell. Technically we are in a termination area on the daily and the weekly, and the test will be to see if the daily ETop holds, in which case we are wrong and a weekly c-wave will be confirmed. But somehow I think that is not the case, and that is our trade idea for today. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/28/12: EURUSD We called the direction correctly and aggressive traders reached our second target before retracing, and so we are out at that level. We bank the profit and are off looking for another trade. Conservative traders were not filled.
 11/27/2012 Entry  1.2943 Entry   $530
 Exit  1.2890 Exit 
 Nov 27 for Nov 28  Date Nov-28 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9926 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9945, with a stop going in at .9971. Our down-side targets are .9917, .9904, and .9885. With the huge moves of Friday there are a number of over-extended markets and we're standing aside from them for the moment, but the Loonie is interesting as the dollar weakness still shows a lot of room to the downside before reaching monthly and weekly targets. So we'll give this a whirl. Technically we see the strongly-sloped daily envelope foreshadowing the weekly envelope bottom breaking. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/27/12: USDCAD This is essentially a scratch trade, though it goes in the win column. We narrowly missed the second target that would have made the day a bit brighter but in the end we did not achieve that by a matter of a single pip. Conservative traders were not filled as the entry order was cancelled after the target was reached.
 11/26/2012 Entry  .9926 Entry   $91
 Exit  .9917 Exit 
 Nov 26 for Nov 27  Date Nov-27 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @CL at 88.25 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 88.78, with a stop going in at 89.25. Our downside targets are 87.54, 86.65, and 85.70. Our rationale for the trade: the dog that did not bark. Dollar weakness across the board yesterday gave rise to huge rallies in GC, ES, and the currencies; Crude rallied but that that much. Why not? Methinks the lessening of Mid-East tensions plus the abundance of supply are holding Crude down, and with as th4e dollar rally modulates I suspect we will see more downside. Technically we see the daily rolling over nicely and price posed to move inside the weekly envelope. I suspect weekly congestion action trading is in store. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/26/12: @CL The day played out pretty much as expected although we did not get as low as the second target and will content ourselves with the first target. Conservative traders did not get filled unfortunately, but we aggressive traders book the profits and happily move forward.
 11/23/2012 Entry  88.25 Entry   $710
 Exit  87.54 Exit 
 Nov 23 for Nov 26  Date Nov-26 Date Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @GC at 1730 (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1732, with a stop going in at 1733. Our downside targets are 1727, 1725, and 1723. This is a bet on the weekly dot-refresh, filling out the geometry on the weekly chart. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 11/23/12:@GC The market certainly had a big breakout move today; we had the initial direction right and came within 60 cents of our first target but in the end this was a day where it was glad we had tight stops in place, so the loss was not great. Dollar weakness across the board blew our trade concept out of the water. We take our loss and move on.
 11/22/2012 Entry  1730 Entry  1732 ($400)
 Exit  1733 Exit  1733
 Nov 22 for Nov 23  Date Nov-23 Date Nov-23Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($100)
 Entry  1732 Entry 
 Exit  1733 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-23 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.2813 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2802, with a stop going in at 1.2755. Our up-side targets are 1.2855, 1.2880, and 1.2900. This is the US holiday Thanksgiving eve, our Turkey Day is tomorrow and so the US markets are closed or reduced schedule, thus we look to the Forex trade of EURUSD. The Forex market never sleeps, never takes a holiday, and is the deepest and largest market on the planet. Volume will be lower but the Euro is showing strength and now with the Mid-East cease-fire in place we expect this strength to continue as the risk-on profile returns to the market. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 11/22/12: EURUSD Unfortunately I set the entry a bit low in an attempt to limit risks; this turned out to be a trading error; although we had the direction and targets right, we missed the trade. The lesson learned is one we find ourselves re-learning from time to time: trying to avoid risk frequently has the opposite effect. The good news is that our directional analysis was correct,
 11/21/2012 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Nov 21 for Nov 22  Date  Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9970 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9981, with a stop going in at 1.0011. Our down-side targets are .9953, .9935, and .9899. We have a nice pattern of a HTP resistance being hit, and driving the market on down, and then testing new lower resistance, and now, we believe, continuing lower. Note the multiple time-frame PLdot pushes to the downside. We like this pattern and will give it a shot. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/22/12: USDCAD Aggressive traders exited on a dip tothe target area. We did miss the actual target by one pip but aggressive traders, who do have the ability to monitor and make some judgments about the market took this move as a good-enough move and exited a few pips above target. Conservative traders did not get out there since they have no discretion and I am calling for an exit at market Update 11/21/12: USDCAD Fielder's choice but I would hold short for target. We're below the dots, envelope slope is strongly down, and the target is not all that far away. Move stop down to .9994. Those who choose to exit are of course not wrong, but I am holding short.
 11/20/2012 Entry  .9970 Entry  .9981  $412
 Exit  .9955 Exit  .9969
 Nov 20 for Nov 21  Date Nov-22 Date Nov-22Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $120
 Entry  .9981 Entry 
 Exit  .9955 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-22 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 151'140 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 151'240, with a stop going in at 152'140. Our down-side targets are 151'030, 150'200, and 149'240. We have a weekly exhaust in the process of playing out, with the possible target of the weekly PLDot or lower. The patterns are setting up rather nicely and so we'll give this a shot. The strong risk-on moves across the board should also be supportive. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/20/12: @US Not at all bad; our aggressive traders hit he second target and more. For our track record purposes we take our exit at the second target level but there is more in this trade and those who were monitoring the action are likely still aboard. We like the trade and bonds have a loooong way to go on the downside. The only question is, it their the time for a major short or not? For our part we take the profit and are out. In due course, perhaps even next year, we will see the downside flood in the US debt market in a major way. One of these days . . .
 11/19/2012 Entry  151'140 Entry   $687
 Exit  150'200 Exit 
 Nov 19 for Nov 20  Date Nov-20 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at 1.0008 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0018, with a stop going in at 1.0049. Our down-side targets are .9986, .9957, and .9940. Dots rolling over nicely, Weekly exhaust holding and confirmed, zone structure supports to concept of a down-move, in Monthly resistance at the point of quarterly PLDot, which itself is moving down. All in all I'm interested in the short side here. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/19/12: USDCAD Nice move in our direction, and the only bad thing is that he conservative trader just missed getting filled. Nevertheless any win is a plus and so we're smiling. We bank the profit and go out looking for another trade.
 11/16/2012 Entry  1.0008 Entry   $512
 Exit  .9957 Exit 
 Nov 16 for Nov 19  Date Nov-19 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.2777 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2758, with a stop going in at 1.2723. Our up-side targets are 1.2808, 1.2865, and 1.2898. Who would have thought that with blood in the streets all over Europe that we would be buying the Euro, and yet here we are. Seems that the threat of cliff-diving in the US trumps a general strike in Europe. Technically we see strong envelope slopes on the daily and monthly driving things upward, and the weekly dot-refresh is helping it along. I like the zone structure on this chart as well. Let's see how it plays. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 11/16/12: EURUSD Another day when the market was not taking my advice. Price flat went against us. Our aggressive traders monitored the way things were developing and exited after multiple bars of adverse flow as price cut through the Daily PLDot; conservative traders who have no such discretion took their exit at the pre-set stop. We take the loss and look for another trade.
 11/15/2012 Entry  1.2777 Entry 1.2758 ($670)
 Exit  1.2734 Exit 1.2723
 Nov 15 for Nov 16  Date Nov-16 Date Nov-16Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($350)
 Entry  1.2758 Entry 
 Exit  1.2734 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-16 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at 1.0036 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.0017, with a stop going in at 1.0002. Our up-side targets are 1.0048, 1.0065, AND 1.0102. Dollar strength across the board, and this time the fight-to-quality is not looking so fondly on the Yen. Worries find many targets, in the Mid-East, in Europe, and here at home, where cliff-walking is becoming the norm. Technically we see a continuing trend now turning into a daily, weekly, monthly c-wave to the upside. If the breaking of he quarterly PLDot standing, this will also add to the upside pressure. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 11/15/12: USDCAD The market evidently did not get my memo and did the exact opposite of what I had anticipated. Nothing to do here but exit at market and take our loss and look for another trade another day. We take as our exit price the close of the day, though traders getting this forecast after five might get a slightly better exit as the new session opens immediately in the FOREX.
 11/14/2012 Entry  1.0036 Entry  1.0017 ($370)
 Exit  1.0008 Exit  1.0008
 Nov 14 for Nov 15  Date Nov-15 Date Nov-15Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($90)
 Entry  1.0017 Entry 
 Exit  1.0008 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-15 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 82.86 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 82.70, with a stop going in at 82.21. Our up-side targets are 83.11, 83.52, and 83.97. We see a slow swing of the multi-time period PLDots here, with price currently on the topside of four time period PLDots, all prepared to support a push to the upside. There's a bit of a tussle going on between the day and the weekly geometry at the moment but odds on this will resolve to the upside. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/14/12: AUDJPY Not bad. Our aggressive traders were filed and took off nicely. There is doubtless more in this trade to the upside and so those interested in a longer term might consider staying aboard but for our purposes here we are out at the second target and booking a good profit.
 11/13/2012 Entry  82.86 Entry   $822
 Exit  83.52 Exit 
 Nov 13 for Nov 14  Date Nov-14 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1378 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1373, with a stop going in at 1366. Our up-side targets are 1383, 1391, and 1398. A low-volume day on Monday and a potential lift-off on Tuesday is the way we are reading things at the moment. The reasoning? Technically we're seeing outside-inside on the daily, nearby's rising, dot-swinging/rolling over, and a potential weekly and monthly exhaust in play. Fundamentally we're seeing a few small encouraging signs that the country might find a way past the "Fiscal Cliff" crisis and move forward into a new period of slow growth. And then also we see China not doing as badly as feared. We'll give this trade a whirl and see how we come out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/13/12: @ES A split decision today. Aggressive traders were filled and held long through a "poke" stop (only a minute or two on the other side of the stop price does not qualify as a stop fill for the aggressive trader). Our conservative traders, who have no such discretion, were unfortunately stopped out. Price thereafter proceeded to the first target and we are out at that level. Thus aggressive traders win, conservative traders booked a small loss.
 11/12/2012 Entry  1378 Entry  1373 $750
 Exit  1383 Exit  1366
 Nov 12 for Nov 13  Date Nov-13 Date Nov-13Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($350)
 Entry  1373 Entry 
 Exit  1383 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-13 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 82.51 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 82.15, with a stop going in at 81.88. Our up-side targets are 82.87, 83.35, and 83.90. The main reasoning here is that we have an exhaust pattern that is moving into a significant locus of Higher Time Period support, and that is something we like to fade. Fundamentally the Yen strength is a flight-to-quality move that perhaps is running out of steam. Indeed if it were up to me I'd call it a flight-to-poor-quality move but then again the Bank of Japan is not taking my calls these days. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/12/12: AUDJPY Aggressive traders were filled and hit our first target in low volume U.S. holiday trading; this market shows upside potential and those who wish to stay in might find better prices on tap for tomorrow but for the purposes of our trading program here we are out at the first target. Off to seek another trade....
 11/09/2012 Entry  82.51 Entry   $453
 Exit  82.87 Exit 
 Nov 9 for Nov 12  Date Nov-12 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1375 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1383, with a stop going in at 1402. Our down-side targets are 1367, 1362, and 1359, and finally 1354. Big-time moves to the downside already in play, and the question is, is it overdone? Given the massive public involvement in the national domestic political conversation just ended, the thinking here is that these very large re-adjustments are not yet complete. In any case that is our trade for tonight. Technically we see an exhaust in play that will be complete if support at 1361 holds, if not then exhaust still in operation. We note the quarterly PLDot refresh in progress and the multiple time period PLDots pushing down to nudge this along. Video Bonus Trade: We were pretty impressed with the strength int eh @US symbol today, and would be willing to take a flyer at a dot-refresh/exhaust move short if price gets up to a higher level of some significance. Bonus-trade guidelines would be for aggressive traders to sell at 151'280 and (conservative traders) at 152'120, with a stop above the resistance at 152'180. Our first downside target of significance would be 150'240, and then 150'020.
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/9/12: @ES This worked out and although we did not get to the second target before the market reversed nor did the conservative trader get filled before the target was hit, thus cancelling the entry order, our basic analysis was just fine and we walk away from this volatile day with a profit. Those traders still aboard should exit at the end of the day or on the opening Sunday. But as for us, we're on the sidelines and counting up the winnings. Update 11/9/12: @US Bonus Trade Aggressive traders were filled and awaiting target; I am not so all-fired, thousand-percent confident in this trade going forward and thus advise taking our small win and standing aside. We'll take today's close as our exit price and those still aboard should consider exiting on Sunday's open. This bonus trade is essentially a scratch.
 11/08/2012 Entry  1375 Entry   $550
 Exit  1367 Exit 
 Nov 8 for Nov 9  Date Nov-09 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 151-280
 Exit   Exit 151-240Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date Nov-09 $125
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1717 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1707, with a stop going in at 1699. Our up-side targets are 1731, 1743, and 1760. Gold is functioning as a currency here, and as a flight-to-quality haven or so it seems. Will this continue? Opinions differ but we have some technicals on our side in the daily envelope rolling up, the weekly PLDot in a supportive role with the weekly live dot swinging, and the monthly Dot just coming into play as support. Big moves in the last few days have expanded he geometry so that rational stop levels are reasonably distant, and so if you take this trade plan on monitoring the market and applying flow-based stops if required. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/8/12: @GC This worked out well for aggressive traders. We hit our first target and are out at that level. It would not surprise me to see much higher prices ahead but for our purposes here we are out, booking the profit, and are off looking for another trade.
 11/07/2012 Entry  1717 Entry   $1,400
 Exit  1731 Exit 
 Nov 7 for Nov 8  Date Nov-08 Date Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9919 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9938, with a stop going in at .9975. Our down-side targets are .9905, .9884, and .9855. The election or post-election move is underway in a number of commodities and financial symbols, and we pick the USDCAD for several reasons: the move has started but has some way yet to go, the underlying fundamentals play into the hard-asset theme of today's market, and the technicals are setting up as we like them. We see a weekly and monthly dot refresh, and on the weekly has broken through the PLDot and is moving further south. Our ultimate target would be the monthly PLDot. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/7/12: USDCAD Aggressive traders were filled and conservative trader missed their entry by a mere two pips. We hit our second downside target and are out at that level. Price was on its way to the third target when the election returns became clear and the market reacted sharply to the Obama win, with a flight-to-quality, risk-off U.S. dollar rally. Similar sharp moves occurred also in Crude Oil, Gold, and the S&P. The Japanese Yen also benefited from the risk-off move. All in all we're happy with the modest win and are very happy indeed to have the election behind us and are no longer forced to listen to the incessant political advertising. On we go to the next trade.
 11/06/2012 Entry  .9919 Entry   $351
 Exit  .9854 Exit 
 Nov 6 for Nov 7  Date Nov-07 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 80.28 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 80.13, with a stop going in at 79.92. Our up-side targets are 80.48, 80.77, and 80.98. I am sure we're all totally sick of election talk and I for one will be very glad to have this in the past. The outcome is murky and this is clouding all possible trades. Conventional wisdom says a Romney win is better for equities and risk-on trades and an Obama win might be the reverse, with bonds on the rise. We'll go with the USDJPY as a trade with as little on the line as possible. Technically I see higher prices ahead, and we have tight stop and tight targets given the current uncertainty. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/6/12:USDJPY Exit at the close or at the evening session open. The day played out pretty much as expected although we did not come quite to target, missing it by five pips. Given that we are in profit for both aggressive and conservative traders, and that we are in the unusual high-anxiety state of election night and with the outcome uncertain, I say we exit on close or upon the evening open for a small profit and call it a day. We take the closing price as our exit point. Those who wish to play around could hold for target and probably be OK, but I want to clear the decks here for the next trade and so we are moving to the sidelines.
 11/05/2012 Entry  80.28 Entry  80.13 $361
 Exit  80.35 Exit  80.35
 Nov 5 for Nov 6  Date Nov-06 Date Nov-06Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $274
 Entry  80.13 Entry 
 Exit  80.35 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-06 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 148'180 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 148'310, with a stop going in at 149'140. Our down-side targets are 147'310, 147'080, and 146'060. Quite a wild market in these days of economic reports, news of gas shortages and rising frustrations in New York, and of course, THE ELECTION!! Hang on tight. Despite the volatility of the employment report on Friday, the 30-year T-Bond dot-refresh pattern is intact and technically we see a lot of indications that lower prices lie directly ahead. I see the daily envelope rolling over nicely, a monthly dot-push down, weekly cycling with the next move down, and a quarterly dot-refresh in progress. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 11/5/12: @US Unfortunately we have hit our stop and are out at that level with a loss. We didn't anticipate bonds being this strong and the answer most likely lies in a pro-Obama lean to the impending election predictions. Most think the election is too close to call but the polls have the tiniest (and meaningless) tilt towards an Obama win, and this seems to account for the market bias today. Such is life. On we go to look for another trade.
 11/02/2012 Entry  148'180 Entry  148'310 ($1347)
 Exit  149'140 Exit  149'140
 Nov 2 for Nov 5  Date Nov-05 Date Nov-05Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($469)
 Entry  148'310 Entry 
 Exit  149'14 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-05 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9965 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9984, with a stop going in at 1.0020. Our down-side targets are ,9946, .9937, and .9908. U.S. Dollar weakness and Canadian Dollar strength is what I a seeing, and this fits with a correlated move in Crude Oil, Gold, and the E-mini, hard asset-oriented symbols all. Technically we see the daily envelope rolling over nicely, and price is well on he way to a weekly and monthly dot-refresh. Note the weekly 5/9 as well, which capped the up-move. Let's see how this plays out. Note the big non-farm payrolls report at 8:30 a.m. ET tomorrow morning, and so monitoring is essential. Be alert. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/2/12: USDCAD Both aggressive traders and conservative traders were filled (the latter by the barest of margins, but we did hit the entry price), and have hit the second target before retracing. We're out at .9937 second target price.
 11/01/2012 Entry  .9965 Entry  .9984 $753
 Exit  .9937 Exit  .9937
 Nov 1 for Nov 2  Date Nov-02 Date Nov-02Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $472
 Entry  .9984 Entry 
 Exit  .9937 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Nov-02 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 82.75 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 82.61, with a stop going in at 82.04. Our up-side targets are 82.98, 83.20, and 83.88. The Japanese government has played its card of currency easing, and the market is taking note. Although the degree of easing was less than most anticipated, still it sets a bullish tone for the AUD and USD and a bearish tone for the JPY...or so we think. Technically we see a weekly C-wave continuing and a quarterly and monthly dot supporting it. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 11/1/12: AUDJPY Aggressive traders were filled and hit the second target and we are out at that level. Those who are interested in this trade could well stay aboard, and if so then consider setting a target at 83.72 just shy of the 5/2. However we are in for a good time not a long time and are happy to stand aside with a profit and look for another trade.
 10/31/2012 Entry  82.72 Entry   $561
 Exit  83.20 Exit 
 Oct 31 for Nov 1  Date Nov-01 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.2958 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2937, with a stop going in at 1.2863. Our up-side targets are 1.2990, 1.3016, and 1.3062. Technically we have a straight-forward congestion action pattern on the weekly, with a target of the weekly envelope top. Now that the drama of the great "Sandy" storm of 2012 is passing and everyone is giving a collective sigh of relief, we're back to watching for good technical patterns and major shifts in momentum. Let's see how we do here. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/31/12: EURUSD Aggressive traders hit the second target and are out at that level with a win. Conservative traders were not filled.
 10/30/2012 Entry  1.2958 Entry   $560
 Exit  1.3016 Exit 
 Oct 30 for Oct 31  Date Oct-31 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 No Trade for tonight. Although the forex markets are still open the volume is markedly reduced and we bow to reality and stand aside until the markets are open again. We should be back in business tomorrow evening. Stay tuned.
  NoTradeAggressive
 10/29/2012 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Oct 29 for Oct 30  Date  Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1407 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1402, with a stop going in at 1396. Our up-side targets are 1413, 1418, and 1424. We've had a string of bad-news days with earnings disappointments and the like, but in the end the result has only been to drive the monthly chart down to anticipated support levels, at the monthly PLDot and 6/5 up. We saw the weekly 1-1 low hold, and the daily exhaust patterns to the downside hold, and the nearbys move sideways, daily envelope swinging nicely and the natural and expected outside-inside move completed. So: we're buyers. Let's see how this plays out. Video BONUS TRADE: Take a look at Crude Oil: Crude is a big contract and can move breathtakingly fast but there is an interesting bottoming formation falling into place. Aggressive traders might buy at 85.70, conservative traders at 85.40, and a stop at 84.63. Targets are 86.70, 87.34, and 88.30. Watch the flow and be nimble if you trade this contract, but I like the structure here.
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/31/12: Patience rewarded. Our aggressive traders hit the second target and are out at that level with a good solid win. Update 10/31/12: @CL Bonus TradeOur @CL trade worked out nicely. Aggressive traders aboard at 85.70 and adding a second contract when conservative traders were filled at 85.40. Both are out at the first target of 86.70 Aggressive traders win $3,580 and conservatives $1,940. Crude Oil is a big, fast-moving contract but on the other hand the wins can be very profitable! Update 10/30/12:@ES A Mixed result: our conservative traders were filled but hit the stop in those few moments of high anxiety just after Oct 30 day started. Our aggressive traders who recognize this as a "poke" though stop level and have discretion to take action or no, held tight and stayed long, or if they took the stop they re-entered very shortly thereafter when the market condition was clear. Current recommendation: hold long for first target at 1413. Update 10/29/12: @ES Under the highly unusual circumstances of the "storm of the century", the markets have closed for Monday and Tuesday. Our traders are aboard this trade and we will have to wait until the storm asses and trading resumes before we can take action. Thus far support has held but the effect of the storm is anyone's guess. Stay tuned.
 10/26/2012 Entry  1407 Entry  1402  $1,350
 Exit  1418 Exit  1396
 Oct 26 for Oct 29  Date Oct-31 Date Oct-30Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($300)
 Entry  1402 Entry 85.70 85.40
 Exit  1418 Exit 87.34Directional/Bonus
 Date Oct-31 Date Oct-31 $3,580
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2932 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2962, with a stop going in at 1.3033. Our down-side targets are 1.2903, 1.2879, and 1.2856. Dollar strength is back with us all over the place, and the Euro -- well, let's just say the drama continues on the other side of the pond. The downward sloping daily envelope combined with a horizontal weekly envelope does not lead me to give a lot of credence to the idea of the monthly c-wave holding up. We'll see shortly if this is correct. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/26/12: EURUSD Aggressive traders were filled and hit our first target; we are out at that level. We almost got to the second target, and so some of you may have seen that and done a bit better than we did, but given our parameters here we're out at target number one with a profit and will smile all the way to the bank. Except for not quite reaching that second target, the day played out pretty much as we expected.
 10/25/2012 Entry  1.2932 Entry   $290
 Exit  1.2903 Exit 
 Oct 25 for Oct 26  Date Oct-26 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 147'150 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 147'270, with a stop going in at 148'190. Our down-side targets are 147'020, 146'070, and 145'300. What I see are a few days of anemic rally during which we cannot break nearby resistance and in the meantime the weekly PLDot is catching up with the daily to force a further down move. At the very least this market does not want to go up, or if it does it comes right back off of the attempted rally. I'm bearish. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 10/25/12: @US No trade as our entries were not triggered -- and it's all my fault. Apologies to all. The CME has a rather eccentric way of posting the day's close and this can be very deceptive. Last night I came straight from the dentist to the office to do the evening post just after 5:00 p.m. and neglected to check the intraday action before writing, and thus fell into the trap. The movie explains how this works: Video
 10/24/2012 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Oct 24 for Oct 25  Date  Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDCAD at .9923 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9947, with a stop going in at .9971. Our down-side targets are .9894, .9875, and .9842. Yes I know we've had this nice rally going on for a few days but nothing lasts forever, right? And look at the DG technicals a-building: Dots swinging and a nice daily rollover for starters, but where is this occurring? At weekly resistance, and most notably at the monthly PLDot -- and we have hit a monthly 5/9 down. This is not something that we take lightly, and so taken all together we call this an exhaust into an HTP significant level, and are thus heading down for a bit. Are we correct? We'll find out very very soon. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/24/12: USDCAD Our aggressive traders were filled and price moved to the first target, and we are out at that level. Late in the day we saw price move to new highs but once our target is hit further entries are invalidated, and so the conservative traders are not in the market today. A small win but any win is good and so we're happy.
 10/23/2012 Entry  .9923 Entry   $291
 Exit  .9894 Exit 
 Oct 23 for Oct 24  Date Oct-24 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3060 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3078, with a stop going in at 1.3111. Our down-side targets are 1.3023, 1.2983, and 1.2958. A big dollar rally is underway a the same time that the rating agencies are dumping all over the European regional entities again. Surely the fundamental odds are in favor of the bears. Technically we see the daily envelope rolling over nicely, a weekly dot-refresh underway, pretty good zone-structure location and a possible monthly exhaust in progress. All things considered I am a seller here. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/23/12: EURUSD Aggressive traders were filled and we hit our third target and are out with a good profit. Our conservative entry, though not quite triggered, was within four pips of the day's high, and the low of the day was a mere seven pips from our targeted exit, and so we essentially called the range of the day. Hard to do better than that, and so we smile and move on to the next trade.
 10/22/2012 Entry  1.3060 Entry   $1,020
 Exit  1.2958 Exit 
 Oct 22 for Oct 23  Date Oct-23 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 79.30 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 79.17, with a stop going in at 78.89. Our up-side targets are 79.43, 79.65, and 79.80. This move of dollar-strength/yen-weakness seems to have some legs technically speaking, and fundamentally we may be seeing the Japanese Central Bank and the Japanese government start their long-awaited currency intervention in the coming week. Certainly that country could benefit from a weaker yen and the powerful industrialists there know this full well. Technically we are leaning on the strong upward slope of the daily envelope, the supporting weakly envelope, and the fact that we did not see a break after Thursday's strong move up. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/22/12: USDJPY Our aggressive traders were filled and the USDJPY strong rally hit the third target and as I write is moving higher yet, possibly breaking the daily 5/9, which would be a sign of true strength indeed. Those with a longer-term horizon should consider holding for HTP targets: 80.46 would be one good guess as it is the monthly/9 and in the neighborhood of tomorrow's 5/2 down. (A possible reset to longs at the daily 6/5 tomorrow might also come into play.) We did hit the quarterly PLDot today but the acute nature of the daily envelope slope and weekly envelope slope do argue for higher prices ahead in the coming weeks. In our short-term model here however we are out at our third daily target and looking for another trade.
 10/19/2012 Entry  79.30 Entry   $626
 Exit  79.80 Exit 
 Oct 19 for Oct 22  Date Oct-22 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3066 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3104, with a stop going in at 1.3124. Our down-side targets are 1.3043, 1.3012, and 1.2984. Dollar strength across the board coupled with ongoing "discussions" among the Europeans paints the Geo-political picture and technically we have an exhaust pattern on the monthly and daily coupled with dots swinging and the envelope rolling over on the daily. Let's see how this plays out. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/19/12: EURUSD Aggressive traders got short and hit our second target; we're out with a satisfactory profit. (Actually price was a half-pip shy of the target but because this is an aggressive trader where some discretion is applied we took the exit just above the stated target.) There is likely more downside in this trade however and those traders so inclined could reset the target to 1.2980 (just above tomorrow's 5/2 up) and reset the stop to protect some of the paper profits and let the move play out. No guarantees of course but it looks like a reasonable play.
 10/18/2012 Entry  1.3066 Entry   $530
 Exit  1.3013 Exit 
 Oct 18 for Oct 19  Date Oct-19 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1751 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1746, with a stop going in at 1734. Our up-side targets are 1759, 1763.50, and 1769. Gold is starting to look good to me once more. Technically we have a weekly dot-refresh under way and we're looking to get aboard that move, which is also a monthly C-wave to the upside. Not to mention the dollar weakness of today, which should be supportive moving forward. Let's see how we do here. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 10/18/12:@GC Not a happy camper on this one. We exit at the close. Aggressive traders could have exited based on flow during the day but to be consistent we look for three bars of hourly adverse flow and the structure of the market with such a large distance to support before the conservative entry occurred didn't leave much room for flow-based protection using this rule. Brave souls could hold long and move the target to break-even and likely exit at a better price tomorrow but for our purposes here we'll take the hit and move on. In the big picture the loss is insignificant but on the day-to-day battlefield this is a rather unpleasant trade.
 10/17/2012 Entry  1751 Entry  1746 ($1160)
 Exit  1742.70 Exit  1742.70
 Oct 17 for Oct 18  Date Oct-18 Date Oct-18Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($330)
 Entry  1746 Entry 
 Exit  1742.70 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Oct-18 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1444 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1439, with a stop going in at 1432. Our up-side targets are 1454, 1459, and 1464. The market is cycling back up again and although we're a bit late getting aboard here I think there is more in the cycle, as we head on up to the Monthly 5/2 potentially, and if so then that's will be a nice trade indeed. Daily-weekly-monthly C-Waves are underway and that's what we're leaning on here. Video
  NoTradeAggressive
Update 10/17/12: @ES Unfortunately we were looking for a little bigger retracement than we actually saw. We had the direction right, we had the idea of a retracement right, but our entry trigger was a bit off. This is the negative outcome from trying to be too "safe" and hedge the risk out of existence. Too muck "safety" is as bad as too much "risk" -- both are trading errors. Those traders who were following flow should have gotten aboard this trade however, and hopefully have done well, as we hit out first target. On we go, looking for another trade.
 10/16/2012 Entry   Entry   
 Exit   Exit 
 Oct 16 for Oct 17  Date  Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 78.66 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 78.47, with a stop going in at 78.34. Our up-side targets are 78.85, 79.11, and 79.25. Dollar strength again today, and reactions all across the board. Of all the dollar-sensitive contracts I like USDJPY the best, as we have strong structure location and double dot push ---or even triple dot push -- as well as a plausible target on the monthly. Let's see how we do. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/16/12: USDJPY We hit out first target and are out. A small win but small or large they are always welcome. Those so inclined and who are able to withstand retracements might hold for future gains but we are short-term players in this forecast and would look to re-set our longs at a lower level.
 10/15/2012 Entry  78.66 Entry   $266
 Exit  78.87 Exit 
 Oct 15 for Oct 16  Date Oct-16 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @es at 1421.50 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1426, with a stop going in at 1437. Our down-side targets are 1416, 1405, and 1401. This chart is starting to look a bit ugly, and we're sellers here into this fresh weekly c-wave down. Let's see where this goes. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 10/15/12: @ES A difficult trade; we expected support to break but it did not, and instead retraced to close near but not at the stop level. Our aggressive trader saw this and elected to exit based on flow once it was clear that daily support was holding, and flow revered more than three bars, so the aggressive trader covered at 1421.50 for essentially a scratch. Our conservative trader, who abides by the "set it and forget it" rules, is holding short at the close as the stop has not been hit. The recommendation now is to exit at the close or upon the open (current price is 1436 and we'll take that as our exit price.) Brave souls could hold short and exit at the PLDot tomorrow as congestion action is likely however that would be a bold and risky play ad we'll not recommend that tonight.
 10/12/2012 Entry  1421.50 Entry  1426 $0
 Exit  1421.50 Exit  1436
 Oct 12 for Oct 15  Date Oct-15 Date Oct-15Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($500)
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at .80.42 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 80.18, with a stop going in at 79.78. Our up-side targets are 80.78, 81.13, and 81.68. The Aussie is benefiting from some general risk-on moves and the Yen is starting to show he effect of some government jaw-boning about excessive strength. I do fully expect the global economic news to continue to be mixed and the Japanese to experience endless difficulties in achieving consensus, without which there will be no definitive move in the Yen. Nevertheless I like the technical picture here with zone structure, dots swinging and other elements all on the bullish side. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 10/12/12: AUDJPY Small loss for aggressive trader, small win for the conservative trader, this goes in the books as a scratch. Those so included could move the first target to 80.60 and exit tomorrow with a better price but as in my wont I am out here at the close and looking fr another opportunity. I still think this trade idea is correct, don't mistake me. But maybe not just yet.
 10/11/2012 Entry  80.42 Entry  80.18 ($178)
 Exit  80.23 Exit  80.23
 Oct 11 for Oct 12  Date Oct-12 Date Oct-12Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $64
 Entry  80.18 Entry 
 Exit  80.23 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Oct-12 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at .9818 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9800, with a stop going in at .9780. Our up-side targets are .9845, .9852, and .9909. We're seeing a nice dollar rally across the board with effects on many markets. The USDCAD shows the greatest potential to my eye, due to the current technical position and the amount of air before hitting significant resistance. Let's see how we do. Good trading everybody. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 10/11/12: USDCAD We hit our stop and are out. Seems like the nearby resistance was a bit stronger than I anticipated, and while price headed up in that neighborhood it stopped 9 pips short, and reversed. Can't be right all the time, so we take the modest loss and move on.
 10/10/2012 Entry  .9818 Entry  .9800  ($593)
 Exit  .9780 Exit  .9780
 Oct 10 for Oct 11  Date Oct-11 Date Oct-11Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($204)
 Entry  .9800 Entry 
 Exit  .9780 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Oct-11 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @ES at 1437 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1444, with a stop going in at 1452. Our down-side targets are 1430, 1424, and 1420. We see weakness in the E-mini and do not believe this move is over. The reasons why not? Daily C-Wave down, Weekly envelope rolling over, Monthly poised to move from outside to inside, and all coming out of quarterly resistance. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/10/12: @ES As of this writing (about 5:15 p.m.on Wednesday) price has reached the second target and we are out at that level, a good profit for the aggressive trader. This market is very weak and there may be more here, but we're in for a good time not for a long time, and I am opting for the sure profit as opposed to the less certain additional gains. the reasons? We're in an exhaust pattern, in Daily support, and the Daily/Weekly zone structure is no longer in our favor. Watch that daily support however and if it breaks, it's off the the races to the downside. A market like this has the potential for a major break, so be alert.
 10/09/2012 Entry  1437 Entry   $650
 Exit  1424 Exit 
 Oct 9 for Oct 10  Date Oct-11 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 148'080 or better (aggressive traders0 or more conservatively at 148'200, with a stop at 149'150. Our downside targets are 147'250, 147'100, and 146'110. Bond are looking technically very weak and I see nothing that says today's action is anything more then a routine dot-refresh move. But we'll soon find out. Good trading everybody. I am posting this a bit early due to a travel situation that conflicts with my 5:00 p.m. post. I will revisit the post later this evening and adjust if necessary, but these numbers should hold. (As of 10:30 p.m., all is on track.) Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/9/12: @US Aggressive traders were filled and hit the first target, but then reversed and has oscillated without convincing direction. We take the modest profit and step aside to look elsewhere.
 10/08/2012 Entry  148'080 Entry   $469
 Exit  147'250 Exit 
 Oct 8 for Oct 9  Date Oct-09 Date Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy EURUSD at 1.3030 or better (aggressive traders), or more conservatively at 1.3000. Our stop goes in at 1.3927 and our up-side targets are 1.3100, 1.3124, and 1.3227. With the ECB staunchly behind the Euro and the US data behind us, the shift in the Euro dollar relationship is picking up speed and strength. We'll hop aboard from the long side and see how it goes. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 10/8/12:EURUSD Only the conservative trader filled today; we exit at the close with a small loss, and on to another day.
 10/05/2012 Entry   Entry  1.3000  
 Exit   Exit  1.2967
 Oct 5 for Oct 8  Date  Date Oct-08Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($330)
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 80.38 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 80.10, with a stop going in at 79.78. Our up-side targets are 80.73, 81.02 and 81.59. We're seeing an apparent broad reversal in many markets after the ECB meeting and the US presidential debate, and some numbers out of China, but we also have the all-important non-farm payrolls report due out at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and I am reluctant to trade many of the markets ahead of that; AUDJPY however might be a bit more insulated from the US data. We see persistent yen weakness in recent days plus some benefit from the risk-on reversal. Let's see how it goes here. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/5/12: AUDJPY As predicted the employment report caused some volatility but we nevertheless came out OK in that aggressive traders hit the first target before the market reversed. Conservative traders were not filled as their number was hit only after target was reached, thus invalidating the order.
 10/04/2012 Entry  80.38 Entry   $437
 Exit  80.73 Exit 
 Oct 4 for Oct 5  Date Oct-05 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1446 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1441, with a stop going in at 1431. Our up-side targets are 1455, 1463, and 1469. The S&P has hesitated in this area for a bit and yet we see daily support holding, weekly support holding, monthly C-wave in progress. I'm inclined to take a shot at the long side here. Let's see how this plays out. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/4/12: @ES We hit our first target and are out with a profit. Non-Farm payrolls lie straight ahead else we might hold for a while.
 10/03/2012 Entry  1446 Entry   $450
 Exit  1455 Exit 
 Oct 3 for Oct 4  Date Oct-04 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 78.16 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 78.04, with a stop going in at 77.77. Our up-side targets are 78.36, 78.69, and 78.92. We see continuing strength in eh Japanese yen and all the time periods are slowly falling in line. Watch out as the daily and weekly PLDots start to coordinate their power. The technicals match all kinds of fundamental reasons why the USD might strengthen against the Yen, so we're giving this a whirl today. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/3/12: Aggressive traders reached the first target easily and made good progress towards the second target. But we don't want the perfect to drive out the good and so I am taking profits here at the close. Those so inclined could hold for the second target but the hourly has rolled over and price seems to be at a stopping point, thus for our short-term program we are out and booking the profit. This could possibly be the start of a longer-term move but there are some significant resistance points to get though before that occurs, e.g. the Monthly PLDot.
 10/02/2012 Entry  78.16 Entry   $420
 Exit  78.49 Exit 
 Oct 2 for Oct 3  Date Oct-03 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 149'290 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 149'310, with a stop going in at 150'120. Our down-side targets are 149'050, 148'110, and 147'150. All kinds of technical reasons to sell up in here: zone structure on the monthly, quarterly, weekly and daily, an extended rally, dots rolling over, 6/1's in play, outside-inside working for us, and so forth. Let's see how this plays out. Seems like a good trade to me. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 10/2/12: @US Some aggravation. I mistyped the price of the aggressive entry (though I spoke the correct price) which should have been 149'240. Both conservative and aggressive traders were filled but we did not reach our target. For our purposes here I am exiting at the close (or at the 6:00 p.m. open) and calling the trade a scratch, though we could also categorize it as a very slight win. I am still bearish however and those so inclined could set their exit limit order at 149'090 and likely come out OK. For our purposes however we're out and standing aside and looking for another opportunity. On we go!
 10/01/2012 Entry  149'210 Entry  149'310 $94
 Exit  149'240 Exit 149'240
 Oct 1 for Oct 2  Date Oct-02 Date Oct-02Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $219
 Entry  149'310 Entry 
 Exit  149'240 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Oct-02 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 77.88 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 77.74, with a stop going in at 77.49. Our up-side targets are 78.13, 78.42, and 78.62. Big-time reversal of the dollar/Yen cross today, and we take such moves seriously and look for follow-through. We say dollar strength is a number of other markets a well but I like the zone structure here and so we'll give USDJPY a whirl. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 10/1/12: USDJPY It was like watching paint drying today but aggressive traders made the first target handily and are out for a small but welcome gain. More upside gains likely lie ahead, for those so inclined.
 09/28/2012 Entry  77.88 Entry   $320
 Exit  78.13 Exit 
 Sep 28 for Oct 1  Date Oct-01 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 81.02 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 80.87, with a stop going in at 80.41. Our up-side targets are 81.26, 81.47, and 82.21. We're seeing a broad turn-around in the risk-on markets and the Aussie is where we'll take our stand, as it offers a reasonable close support structure against which to buy. Those so included could also look at Crude Oil, the Loonie, Gold, the E-mini, all to the upside, and the short side on Treasuries. Good trading everybody. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 9/28/12: AUDJPY Sort of an aggravating day as the market played around in both positive and negative areas all day long, one way and then the other. We're out at the close, although those so included might look for a scratch trade on Sunday night or Monday, else exit at the opening on Sunday night for a small loss.
 09/27/2012 Entry  81.02 Entry  80.87 ($334)
 Exit  80.82 Exit  80.82
 Sep 27 for Sep 28  Date Sep-28 Date Sep-28Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($64)
 Entry  80.87 Entry 
 Exit  80.82 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-28 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 77.71 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 77.60, with a stop going in at 77.48. Our up-side targets are 77.93, 78.13, and 78.23. Dollar strength across the board but not so much against the Yen, and yet I sense a change a-foot, as we see the USDJPY price move inside the envelope, sliding sideways as it looks for support from which to move on up. The zone structure and location is also very positive. Let's see how we do here. Aggressive traders might also take a look at the situation developing in Crude Oil, I think a bounce to the upside is on tap, but I wanted a bit more evidence before making that an official recommendation. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 9/27/12: USDJPY Essentially a scratch, and so we're out at the close with a very few dollars out of pocket.
 09/26/2012 Entry  77.71 Entry  77.60 (142)
 Exit  77.60 Exit  77.60
 Sep 26 for Sep 27  Date Sep-27 Date Sep-27Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $0
 Entry  77.60 Entry 
 Exit  77.60 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-27 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at 0.9804 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 0.9784, with a stop going in at 0.9742. Our up-side targets are 0.9821, 0.9830, and 0.9914. The current dollar strength cuts across a number of markets and we can see its effect in Gold, Crude Oil, EURUSD, @US, and to a lesser extent in USDJPY. I want to give USDCAD a try however as I see more potential here than in some of the other markets. In any case we'll soon find out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/26/12: USDCAD A modest but solid trade as we hit our second target and have moved well beyond it on the way to our third target. We have not reached target three yet but I am electing to exit at the close here and take a sure profit. Aggressive traders who can monitor the market could reasonably choose to hold long for the third target at 0.9914, which seems likely to be reached in the next day or so. Those who do so should move the stop to break-even. But for our purposes here we're out and on the sidelines looking for another trade.
 09/25/2012 Entry  0.9804 Entry   $507
 Exit  0.9854 Exit 
 Sep 25 for Sep 26  Date Sep-26 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell AUDJPY at 81.15 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 81.34, with a stop going in at 81.97. Our down-side targets are 80.88, 80.43, and 80.01. Yen strength is apparently coming from foreign-invested yen returning home under the threat of conflict; this could well be the case, and regional instability could also explain Australian dollar weakness. But we cannot actually know, only speculate, and in the meantime the charts are giving pretty clear signals. We'll follow those, and let the market tell us if we are right. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/25/12: AUDJPY Sort of a crazy day. Aggressive traders were filled and exited at first target; then a rally later in the day took us up up to the conservative entry where both conservative and aggressive traders got short, and price reached the target again by late afternoon. So a good trade, and the swings worked in our favor.
 09/24/2012 Entry  81.15 Entry 81.34  $939
 Exit  80.88 Exit  80.88
 Sep 24 for Sep 25  Date Sep-25 Date Sep-25Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $592
 Entry  81.34 Entry 
 Exit  80.88 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-25 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell USDJPY at 78.12 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 78.26, with a stop going in at 78.63. Our down-side targets are 77.93, 77.79, and 77.42. We're seeing persistent dollar weakness against the Yen, and so we're going to ride that a bit and see how we do. The dollar picture against other currencies and against the commodities is a bit murky, else we would be playing there, but we can rely on Yen strength at the moment (or so it seems) and we'll try this for now and look to the other markets next week if the fog clears. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/25/12: USDJPY Patience rewarded. We hit our revised target of 77.73 and are out. A small trade, but then the FOREX ranges these days are not all that large. Nothing wrong with base hits, though. We're smiling. Update 9/24/12: USDJPY Hold Short. Aggressive traders were filled and have hit first target and are on the way to the second target. I think we'll get there and thus I am holding short for a better exit price. Those who wish to limit risk could exit here for a $360 profit but I suggest moving the target to 77.73 and sitting tight. Move the stop to 78.15, very close to break-even. Our second target should be 7.54 in the unlikely event things get wild.
 09/21/2012 Entry  78.12 Entry   $501
 Exit  77.73 Exit 
 Sep 21 for Sep 24  Date Sep-25 Date Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @ES at 1454 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1449. with a stop going in at 14454. our upside targets are 1461, 1467, and 1474. We're seeing a lot of volatility here; is the global geopolitical threat of a China/Japan conflict the cause of these shudders. or the Mid East riots? Is it the multiple-country Q-X excessive liquidity or the Oil supply picture? Who knows. But what we do know is we see some major oscillations and the next direction in the E-mini is up. Or so it seems at the moment. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/21/12: @ES Aggressive traders were filled and hit the first target (The slightly adjusted entry price was mentioned in the video) . We're out and standing aside. A modest win, but that's what the market offered today, and so that's what we'll take.
 09/20/2012 Entry  1455 Entry   $300
 Exit  1461 Exit 
 Sep 19 for Sep 21  Date Sep-21 Date Conservative
 @ESAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.3046 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.3080, with a stop going in at 1.3148. Our downside targets are 1.3049, 1.2962, and 1.2877. We're at extreme locations on the monthly and weekly charts, and the daily has a full-blown case of the roll-overs. This Euro strength is looking weaker by the day. I'm definitely interested in the downside here. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/20/12: EURUSD Not bad; aggressive traders rode this trade to the second target and are out with a decent profit. There might be more in this trade but that's not our game, and so we take profits and stand aside. On we go.
 09/19/2012 Entry  1.3046 Entry   $840
 Exit  1.2962 Exit 
 Sep 19 for Sep 20  Date Sep-20 Date Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at .9744 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9712, with a stop going in at .9681. Our up-side targets are .9767, .9797, and .9864. We have seen this long, strong, and protracted down move reflecting USD weakness and CAD strength for some months, but now we see signs that this move is coming to an end. Why now? In truth I am not sure, but the signs are there and we will take a shot at this reversal. Perhaps what we are seeing is a bit of "sell the rumor, buy the news" going on after the widely anticipated Fed announcement of last week. In any case, we dip our toes in long here. Good trading everybody. Video
  ScratchAggressive
Update 9/19/12: USDCAD This trade is going nowhere. We have a 50-50 chance of hitting our target tomorrow, but those are not such wonderful odds, since by implication there is also a 50-50 chance of taking a loss as well. I am exiting this trade for a scratch and looking for a better opportunity elsewhere.
 09/18/2012 Entry  .9744 Entry   $0
 Exit   Exit 
 Sep 18 for Sep 19  Date Sep-19 Date Conservative
 USDCADAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry  .9744 Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @GC at 1764 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1756, with a stop going in at 1750. Our up-side targets are 1779, 1788, and 1793. We saw the huge up move last Thursday is response to Mr. Bernanke's earnest and steadfast statement that he would buy bonds from now until forever -- or at least the unemployment rate comes back down to earth. And on Friday and Monday we saw Gold retrace a bit and test some support. Do we now have a continuation of the weekly C-Wave ahead of us and the up-trend continuing? A weekly "Sure-Foot Trade # 1"? It would seem a distinct possibility. We'll find out shortly. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/18/12: @GC An excellent trade. Both aggressive and conservative traders are aboard and we have good profits showing. I do expect higher prices ahead and those who are in a position to monitor may very well elect to hold long for first or second targets tomorrow, which would result in very good trade indeed. After all, we do have a monthly C-wave and weekly C-wave established today, and the monthly target could be the 5/9 at 1828. For our track-record purposes however in this short-term arena I am taking an exit here and will show our exit price as the close of the day at 1773.30.
 09/17/2012 Entry  1764 Entry  1756 $2,660
 Exit  1773.30 Exit  1773.30
 Sep 17 for Sep 18  Date Sep-18 Date Sep-18Conservative
 @GCAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $1,730
 Entry  1756 Entry 
 Exit  1773.30 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-18 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 78.36 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 78.17, with a stop going in at 77.70. Our up-side targets are 78.59, 78.87, 79.10, and then eventually 79.79. It's a new playing field out there after the Fed's decision, the European Bank's decision, and the German High Court's blessing; the world is awash in liquidity. That means among other things that now in post-decision clarity there is less need for the Yen as a flight-to-quality currency, much to the Japanese Central Bank's relief. This move today almost has the feeling of Japanese Central Bank intervention but I have not heard of that happening (yet). I am of the belief that despite the dollar weakening against other currencies we shall see it strengthen against the Yes, and that is our trade for tonight. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/17/12: USDJPY Excellent trade all around. We pretty much nailed the day, calling the low within a few pips and our second target was only six pips off the high of the day as well. Both conservative and aggressive traders were filled. We're out at the second target and happily standing aide.
 09/14/2012 Entry  78.36 Entry  78.17 $1,537
 Exit  78.87 Exit  78.87
 Sep 14 for Sep 17  Date Sep-17 Date Sep-17Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $889
 Entry  78.17 Entry 
 Exit  78.87 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-17 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy AUDJPY at 81.72 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 81.40, with a stop going in at 80.88. Our up-side targets are 82.05, 82.61, and 83.18. Big-time market adjustments all over the map today after the Fed's QE3 announcement, and basically we are seeing risk-on trades blossoming. I think the Aussie-Yen cross will see much higher prices int he days ahead and I like the technicals -- no exhaust is in place, but lots of dot-push in evidence, and multiple time-frame support coming into play. But there are a lot of markets to play in this day or in the coming days: watch Gold, Crude Oil, the E-Mini, the USDCAD and other situations where hard-assets can protect against inflation -- of which most notably perhaps is Silver. Good trading everybody. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/14/12: AUDJPY Excellent trade as aggressive traders hit the second target and almost reached the third. Those traders who were monitoring during the day might we have taken profits there, or alternatively they may elect to hold long for higher prices in the coming days. But for our track record purposes we took our exit at the second target of 82.61 and book the profits. The Fed's move has change the playing field and now we see risk assets in play across the board, and there's more to come on the upside here for sure.
 09/13/2012 Entry  81.72 Entry   $1,136
 Exit  82.61  Exit 
 Sep 13 for Sep 14  Date Sep-14 Date Conservative
 AUDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed 
 Entry   Entry 
 Exit   Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date  Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 77.84 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 77.67, with a stop going in at 77.48. Our up-side targets are 77.97, 78.20, 78.46. We're seeing some technical signs of reversal here in the weekly and monthly envelope bottom area. And we have highly touted and much-anticipated news tomorrow regarding possible Fed QE3. When news is so widely anticipated it's already in the market and the possibility of a "sell the rumor, but the news" rally is heightened; and if (horrors!) the Feb does NOT ease then the dollar rally would be even stronger. So today's trade is based both in technical indicators and a bit of contrary thinking. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 9/13/12: USDJPY OK, It's official, and even though Bernanke did everything pretty much as almost everyone had anticipated, the market still had a huge reaction, and the news was not "already in the market" as I had supposed. So I was wrong on this one. Such is life. We hit our stop early in the day and that was that. On we go.
 09/12/2012 Entry  77.84 Entry  77.67 ($709)
 Exit  77.48 Exit  77.48
 Sep 12 for Sep 13  Date Sep-13 Date Sep-13Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($245)
 Entry  77.67 Entry 
 Exit  77.48 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-13 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy @CL at 96.91 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 96.50, with a stop going in at 95.46. Our up-side targets are 97.87, 98.36, and 99.82. Crude Oil has been benefiting from multiple influences: a weak dollar, heightened Mid-East tensions, weather concerns, and a positive technical picture. Will this continue? I'm betting that it will. Let's see how this plays out. Lots of news is pending and all markets are on edge, so watch your flow especially in this big crude contract, which can move quite rapidly on occasion. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/12/12: @CL OK good show, this worked out pretty much as expected, although there was a little happy twist late in the day as the conservative entry got triggered long after our first target was hit. Thus both aggressive and conservative traders are aboard at closing with one contract each from the point of the conservative entry, 96.50. They should both exit on close or at the opening of the evening session. We'll take the closing price as our exit point for track record purposes. Risk-junkies could stay aboard and exit at a higher price but we'll not play that game just now, as big news is scheduled to hit the markets tomorrow and we have other fish to fry.
 09/11/2012 Entry  96.91 Entry  96.50 $1,320
 Exit  97.87 Exit  96.86
 Sep 11 for Sep 12  Date Sep-12 Date Sep-12Conservative
 @CLAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $360
 Entry  96.50 Entry 
 Exit  96.86 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-12 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell EURUSD at 1.2758 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 1.2790, with a stop going in at 1.2890. Our down-side targets are 1.2700, 1.2664, and 1.2634. Last week's Euro euphoria is slipping slipping slipping, and we'll step onto the slide and see if we can ride the Euro on down a bit. The bankers and bureaucrats, the bishops and barons in Europe seem to make a breakthrough, but then again, is it not the same old story? The market is growing skeptical, and we are too. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 9/11/12: EURUSD This trade is not working out. Aggressive traders who have the benefit of being able to judge the flow during the day saw that events were not going their way and exited at the close of the 9:00 a.m. bar after price tested the envelope top and reversed. Conservative traders should exit now at the open or shortly thereafter, current price being 1.2850. We brush off the loss and move forward.
 09/10/2012 Entry  1.2758 Entry  1.2790 ($800)
 Exit  1.2810 Exit  1.2850
 Sep 10 for Sep 11  Date Sep-11 Date Sep-11Conservative
 EURUSDAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($600)
 Entry  1.2790 Entry 
 Exit  1.2810 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-11 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  SELLAggressive 1Conservative
 Sell @US at 148'050 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 148'190, with a stop going in at 150'100. Our down-side targets are 148'040, 147'170, and 146'080. After the big shock and surprise of the bad employment number Friday morning, the Bonds rallied very strongly up to daily resistance at the PLDot, but then started to fall off convincingly during the afternoon hours. I am thinking the downside here has more to it than we have seen so far. There is a quarterly dot-refresh move underway, and the monthly, weekly, and daily PLdots are all contributing to the push. Let's see how this plays out. Video
  SuccessAggressive
Update 9/11/12: @US Patience rewarded. We exited at 148'270, our first target, and book a win for both aggressive and conservative traders. Update 9/10/12: @US Hold short. At the close today aggressive traders show a tiny loss, conservative traders a tiny win; chances are high we will see lower prices tomorrow and end up winners on this trade. (Note we are short from 149'050 and 149'190, not 148'050 as my fat-fingered error shows last night. The error was obvious though and so we merely blush and shrug and move forward. Sometimes we're just stupid, can't be helped.) Move our first target to 148'270, and leave the others as they are.
 09/07/2012 Entry  149'050 Entry  149'190  $1062
 Exit  148'270 Exit  149'270
 Sep 7 for Sep 10  Date Sep-11 Date Sep-11Conservative
 @USAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed $750
 Entry  149'190 Entry 
 Exit  148'270 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-11 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDJPY at 78.87 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at 78.69, with a stop going in at 78.43. Our up-side targets are 79.12, 79.35, and 79.51. We saw a big shift in the FOREX markets (and a lot of other markets as well) when the European Central Bank allowed as how they would buy as many bonds as they wished, which was not exactly news since they had said before they would do anything and everything necessary to support the Euro. But I suppose hearing it again made believers out of market participants and it was off the the races today. Let's see if we can get aboard this move. Video
  LossAggressive
Update 9/7/12: USDJPY No Joy today, as the non-farm payrolls surprised everybody. After the STRONG ADP report on Thursday it looked like the Friday'S Employment number was going to be positive, since they often track closely... but no go, and the market was quite surprised. Dollar/Yes took it in the chin, and we were instantly stopped out. Such is life.
 09/06/2012 Entry  78.87 Entry  78.69 ($895)
 Exit  78.43 Exit  78.43
 Sep 6 for Sep 7  Date Sep-07 Date Sep-07Conservative
 USDJPYAggressive 2Directional Trade is Closed ($332)
 Entry  78.69 Entry 
 Exit  78.43 Exit Directional/Bonus
 Date Sep-07 Date  
  
DATESYMBOL & ACTION TRADE STATS TRADE RECOMMENDATIONSTATUSRESULTPROFIT/LOSSTRADE COMMENT
  BUYAggressive 1Conservative
 Buy USDCAD at .9902 or better (aggressive traders) or more conservatively at .9887, with a stop going in at .9866. Our up-side targets are .9924, .9935, and .9959. We see lots of technical elements falling into place here for a possible cycle back up to the monthly highs of a couple of months ago. China slowing, dollar strength, Euro troubles, the Canadian elections, are they all conspiring to make the Loonie a bit crazy? We'll see... Video
  LossAggressive
Update 9/6/12: USDCAD Not much to say; we picked the wrong direction. Yesterday's rally up to the top of congestion enticed us into thinking of a breakout, but the opposite prevailed and we're back at the bottom of the congestion instead. Conservative traders hit the stop and aggressive traders had the small consolation of seeing what was happening and after multiple hours of adverse flow took an