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Onward and Upward

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My apologies for the intermittent posts lately. As some of you will know, it has been very busy at theartofchart.net recently with the launch of a major new service for us on 25th June, Paragon Options, a directional options service trading options on futures. We’ve put a lot of work into developing and launching this service, which as far as we are aware is entirely unique, trading options on the wide range of futures and forex instruments we cover in our other services. Almost all or all other options services focus on stocks and ETFs. The first month is going well, up about 5% in the first two weeks and two days so far, and workload should be easing off a bit soon, but it has been very busy. My posting schedule should be back to normal soon.

Since I last posted that the retracement low was likely in, SPX formed a decent quality IHS and that has broken up and reached target at a retest of the June high. In the short term ES/SPX is retracing and ideally we’d like to see a low made today or tomorrow in the 2760-5 ES area before this uptrend resumes. (more…)

A Fifth-Trillion Dollars

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It would seem by dark cynicism last night about the unimportance of the big trade news was well-founded. As always, this is about context. In a normal, rational market, a United States President openly declaring a trade war on the biggest economy on the planet and ratcheting it up with tariffs on $200 billion in goods would be a LIMIT-DOWN situation (followed by similar limit-down days, day after day, until he backpedaled). In this insane asylum, however, the NQ has already bounced 50 points off its panic low, and the ES is cheerfully healing itself.

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