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Los Angeles - A free-style trader who is continuing to evolve and learn. I am biased toward mean-reversion trades, but am honing my senses for trending markets. I am a part-time trader with a full-time day job. I also love to hang out in the Market_Rewind Chatroll traders' room and interact with new and different-style traders.

Ebola Scare

Posted on October 25th, 2014

The market seemed to have priced in the Ebola scare while earnings mostly held up to lowered expectations.  The market closed strongly over SPX 1920 retested the next day and continued into the next resistance level.  Will this be the right shoulder or launch point into year end high?

Formidable Resistance

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Another down week and we got pretty close to the elusive 10% correction.  QE rumor saved the bulls from further damage, but the IWM looks to run out of gas toward the close Friday.  Seasonality will again be poor next week and at best the market may put in a choppy range and at worst [...]

Perfect Storm

Posted on October 13th, 2014

With the August low broken and SPY loosing the 200 day,  the bears finally took control this week.  The large rally was soundly rejected the next day.  Huge break down in SMH, IWM hitting new low, QE winding down,  Europe sinking, and Ebola outbreak created the perfect storm.  Barring any oversold bounces, the bears may [...]

Choppy Retest?

Posted on October 5th, 2014

Next 2 week’s up and down will most likely dictate the trend going into end of the year.   Bulls stepped up after a retest of the August low with some sentiment indicators hitting extreme.  S&P will be testing the break down zone next week and also IWM is forming a possible huge head and shoulders [...]

Volatile Week

Posted on September 28th, 2014

While the GDP shows the economy is still humming, there was strong appetite for puts as major indices broke down from major support.  Volatility also returned in a big way as alternating days of up and down is keeping bulls and bears on their toes.  Arguments can still be made for both sides and the [...]

Ali Bubble?

Posted on September 20th, 2014

With the break down in IWM, reversal in SPY and the BABA initial public offering, social media is again filled with bearish scenarios.  Seasonality dims considerably going into next 2 weeks and there was a pickup in IWM put buying.  However with the bearish sentiment pickup, a sideways consolidation or a probe lower and reverse could [...]

Fireworks

Posted on September 14th, 2014

Rate worries put a lid on any rallies this week.  China deciding not to lower rates and election rumors have the futures below Friday’s low.  Next week favors either continued chop with the downside likely targeting around the 50-day moving average at 1971 or more upside. Furthermore, based on the V-shaped bottoms since 2012, the risk/reward favors [...]

Cautiously Bullish

Posted on September 7th, 2014

SPY and DIA are forming positive cup and handle patterns.  NASDAQ is very extended trading well above the recent trend channel, but high betas are leading.  After a good run, some back an fill last week seem to refresh the overall market and hint at more upside. 

Charging Bulls

Posted on August 31st, 2014

The hallmark of this bull market has been rotation and for this rally to continue we could see more of that next week.  V shaped rally and the most recent shallow pull-back hints the market has more upside to come. While beginning of September is strong, seasonality tapers off into mid September where crash articles often [...]

2000 Resistance

Posted on August 23rd, 2014

Fed Chief’s Janet Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole was well anticipated and the indices barely moved on the news of how the labor market is influencing potential interest rate hikes.  The market had a minor “sell the news” reaction to the speech as it was technically ripe for some profit-taking. Further weakness next week to [...]

Bounce Back

Posted on August 18th, 2014

After a furious bounce last week, the market may stall and pull-back next week.  It will be important for it to hold the 1930 level. A breach of 1930 would then increase the chance that the market bottom was not made on August 2nd and the odds of a visit to the 200-day moving average [...]

Stuck in Nuetral

Posted on August 10th, 2014

190 support on SPY held despite continuous global unrest news hitting the tape. We finished the week where we started going into option expiration. If markets are able to close green Monday, the bulls have a better shot going forward.  The typical pattern had been a bounce followed by a shallower retest before going up further.  [...]

Summer Sale

Posted on August 3rd, 2014

News events and IWM breaking down finally pull down the overall market.  We are pretty oversold for a bounce even though the correction in large caps and technology stocks maybe just starting to peak heading into the summer.  A retest of the 1970 break down area or the 50ema at 1945 could be in the [...]

Movement Ahead

Posted on July 27th, 2014

IWM currently holding on to its 200 day MA at 113.52. Below there it will be important for the recent low of 112.20 to hold. Getting and staying above 114 would be a good first step to a possible recovery back to highs. GDP/FOMC/NFP are all slated next week and could provide a large moving range [...]

Poor News Bought

Posted on July 19th, 2014

After 60+ days of calm, we finally had back to back 1% movement on the S&P500 with poor international news flow.  The red hot housing market along with improving economy continue to put a strong support under the market.  Bulls continue to hold the upper hand.

Bank Scare

Posted on July 12th, 2014

Banco Espirito Santo, Portugal’s second-largest bank by market value reassured the markets late Thursday that potential losses resulting from its exposure to Espirito Santo Group will not compromise its compliance with regulatory capital requirements and the bulls were back in business.  While the small cap suffered, S&P and Tech. held in very well and may [...]

Charging Bulls

Posted on July 4th, 2014

Top callers are again out this week, but the bulls continued to march higher.  While the Jobs gap left today may fill in the coming days, the trend is pointing up with economy picking up strength.  Happy 4th.

Strong Market

Posted on June 30th, 2014

Calls for a Twin Tops or at best a consolidation phase at lower levels with Earnings due out soon is again popular.  It is a delicate area due to the World Reserve Banks protecting assets so well and lengthening normal cycles.  VIX continued to stay very low with a possible raise in July.  With good [...]