Category: Technical Analysis

  • Can You Afford to Ignore This Divergence, Now?

    Can You Afford to Ignore This Divergence, Now?

    The last time I mentioned this divergence was in November 2007 and it did flash future turbulence, later to be known (and still is) as The Great Recession. This 100 year old indicator can’t be used for day to day market movements but it can define turning points on the macroeconomic level. Are things different…

  • How High is High for S&P500?

    It’s been 5 years since markets bottomed in Mar’09; S&P500 touched 200days moving average during Nov’12 and since then it has been almost 15months for this uninterrupted move. Markets have withered all kind of storms be it weather, taper-on/taper-off tantrums, government shut down, debt ceiling and all sorts of macro-economic data good or bad. Good…

  • First Sell Signal of 2013

    It was yet another 90% down day, after an “interesting” Friday as expected. I did mention about purchasing some OOM calls before market close on Thursdays in anticipation of Friday move (which follows a consistent pattern). Yesterday was highest intraday range for SPX since Nov 7 drop. As of close Feb 25 2013, I have the…

  • How Do I Trade Future Options Using Price Action

    Trading future options is a different strategic play vs trading options on equities or indices. While there are differences, there are similarities as well. Below article will provide basic idea of how and what kind of trading set-ups we are looking for when placing directional trades on Futures utilizing various option trading strategies. Please read and let…

  • Why and Who is Buying Puts now?

    Markets are rallying, but then why and who is buying those S&P500 puts? Why is there such a steep premium between VIX Cash Index and VIX Future prices. The Spread is at the widest. The CBOE Skew Index is in the top quartile, Credit Suisse Fear Barometer (CSFB Fear Index) is at record levels. If…

  • Get Ready

    Making predictions is a risky business. As a market participant, the best one can do is to make forecast and assign probabilities. Since my last post, markets have been grinding higher but the pace is slowing down. Nothing significant has been achieved on big picture basis. At times, I think it’s Greece that’s keeping markets…