Daily Archives: May 16, 2013

SlopeFest is This Week!

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One of the amazing things about the Slope of Hope community is that, a number of years ago, it actually created its own “meet-up” in the form of SlopeFest. Slopers were so eager to meet one another that they drove or flew from various parts of the country and gathered at various locales around the United States. I’ve been at a few of these, and it’s pretty amazing getting face-time with those that are on Slope so often. I know them by avatar, but in-person is a whole other experience! (more…)

Shorting Japanese Hockey Stick

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I haven’t monkeyed around with Japan for a long time, but the Nikkei’s ascent (fueled entirely by a crushing of their currency) is just plain dumb. I’m shorting this ridiculous move by way of DXJ, which is a hybrid of both their currency and their stocks. Because the graph’s ascent is so sharp, I had a lot of empty space, so for no particular reason I’ve put in a picture of a Japanese woman’s legs wearing boots. So to you fetishists out there: you’re welcome.


May 16th, 2013 E-mini Prep Work

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Heading into today, from a market profile standpoint we really only have the last two sessions to look at for guidance. Once again we are heading into a gap down situation and look to be opening within a 3-5pt range which has a 73% probability of filling.

Support: High volume node- 1647.50, Weekly R2 pivot- 1648.00, Low volume node- 1648.50, Value area low- 1649.00

Also note that this was the area of yesterday’s breakout. A long trigger off this level puts the gap fill in play but also is accepting the breakout and lower value which is defined by the VAL and low volume node.

Resistance: Value area high – 1659.00, relatively high volume node at 1659.25 and yday’s high – 1659.75

Here are the charts:

May 16th

The key levels to pay attention to as the market heads into the middle of yesterday’s range and gap fill level are the overnight low at 1650.00, volume point of control at 1655.00 and the high volume node at 1653.00.


Should be good action today. Keep in mind news at 10am and 1030am EST.

Brave New World

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I’m planning a series of weekend posts that will be linked together under the title of Brave New World. There are following up from the series of major resistance breaks on SPX over the last twelve months, and will be putting the case for seeing what could well be a massive bubble on equities over the next few years, now that all those obvious reversal levels have been broken.