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Our Sentiments Exactly -a one off

Thoughts from the Frontline Year of the Octopus, Part 2 BY JOHN MAULDIN JANUARY 12, 2018 Lewitt: Charts Point to Caution Another favorite of mine who really should get more attention is Michael Lewitt. He writes The Credit Strategist, which always gives me good fodder for thought. Here are some excerpts from Michael’s January forecast […]

That Was The Year Ending 31 December 2017

That Was The Year Ending 31 December 2017

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FTSE- What's Really Going On?

FTSE- What’s Really Going On?

FTSE Up 7.6% on The Year Actually if you look at the price on Dec 8th it was 7320. We finished on 7688,so there was a rise of 368 points. FTSE opened 2017 at 7142. So….. 5.2% of that 7.6% rise was accounted for in the tiny volumes in the last 3 weeks of the year. […]

That Was The Week Ending 15Dec-Expiry

That Was The Week Ending 15Dec-Expiry

    https://uk.investing.com/indices/ftse-100-vix-chart FTSE This Week 08 Dec   7394- 7490 UP!  Daily Volatility:6.56 -57.27(!!!!!!!!) from 6.01-12.4   FTSE cash index – open 7394 high7511 low 7394close 7490  from open 7300 high 7412 low 7289 close 7394   FTSE volatility-   10.38-9.36 ( last week  12.22-10.38 ) What Trades Would Have Done well, this week? Trade 60 -we had 2, remember? So, our condor did nothing […]

Trade 60 A Double Dilemma For Expiry

Trade 60 A Double Dilemma For Expiry

Are Stockmarket Moves Secular Events? -Trade 60 Looks To Capture Profits Expiry week is upon us once again. The 3rd Friday of the month is when we find out who’s swimming(selling premium) naked! Premium sellers can be panicked as their positions go underwater. Perhaps there is a malevolent force at work here. We like to […]

That Was The Week Ending 08Dec

That Was The Week Ending 08Dec

  FTSE This Week 08 Dec   7300- 7394 UP! No missed opportunities, it seems and despite all the crazy, the markets just devoured cash. The QE  fat wallet makes geniuses of the money managers. Daily Volatility:6.01-12.4  from8.4-12.22 FTSE cash index –   open 7300 high 7412 low 7289 close 7394      from open 7409 high 7469 low 7289 close 7300 FTSE volatility- 12.22-10.38  (last week: […]

Trade 59 Low Volatility, But A Blip Up  On Friday- There's Hope...

Trade 59 Low Volatility, But A Blip Up On Friday- There’s Hope…

What is going on? As the FTSE versus £  chart shows there is little correlation with the £ and the FTSE. We have been in a 500 point range all year,with support at 7100 and resistance at 7600. Now that 7600 is one stubborn beast-multiple attempts at it but no further advance. What can this mean? Who […]

That Was the Week Ending 01 Dec

That Was the Week Ending 01 Dec

https://uk.investing.com/indices/ftse-100-vix-chart FTSE This Week 01 Dec   – DOWN !  :  Monday- Friday a drop of >1%  Closing at 7300 though futures indicate a later close at 7350. Friday’s data is not reliable, and options data is way out of wack. We may have issues finding a trade this week, because of that. Daily Volatility:   8.4-12.22  from 8.4-11.7 FTSE cash […]

Trade 58 Time and Relative Value

Trade 58 Time and Relative Value

How The Trade  Looks:  Courtesy of OptionCreator © 2015–2017 Why The Graphic First? As options traders we  always always look at where the trade risk is. Reward is an unknown. Many traders talk about risk/reward on the assumption they will win trades. Statistically it is highly likely that anyone trading directionally will have a run […]

That Was The Week ending 24Nov

That Was The Week ending 24Nov

FTSE This Week  – UP !  :  Monday- Friday  a rise  of 29 . A tiny, odds beating variation of 1% or, 110 point range- very hard to trade intra day, unles you are an algo. Just buy the dips and keep on buying. With a big enough wallet you will win. Daily Volatility:    8.4-11.7 from about 9.67-11.89 FTSE cash index – open 7381  high 7461 low 7350 close 7410 FTSE […]