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Final Rally in the Dollar

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Added by Ed Carlson on June 30, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

How to Find the Giant Buy Side Institutions

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Added by TechniTrader on June 22, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Things should get more exciting in the ES futures from here

Import/export prices were a wash, retail sales were solid

In the end, today's economic news wasn't anything to write home about, but more importantly it wasn't reason for stock traders to sell into resistance levels. In fact, the S&P was able to maintain yesterday's bullish trade in the face of swift down-trend-line resistance.  We see this as a sign of short-term strength...or at least a catalyst for more short covering.

Tomorrow we'll…

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Added by Carley Garner on June 11, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Euro currency and non-farms payroll coming up

ECB meeting and payroll on tap

The euro soared on what is being described as hope for a Greek deal with the EU, but we see it as a good old fashioned short squeeze.  We have been noting the massive short positions speculators had accumulated in the Euro.  As you probably know, when traders overcrowd a market it tends to be a precursor to a violent reversal.  Today we finally got it. 

In our estimation, there are likely plenty more shorts in…

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Added by Carley Garner on June 2, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Selling Option Strangles in the Euro Currency

The DeCarley Perspective Trading Newsletter

This text was sent to DeCarley brokerage clients on May 20th 2015...

There is substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

On the commodity radar:

* Implied volatility in Euro options is elevated, and recent swings in the currency has helped to…

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Added by Carley Garner on May 21, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

"Free" sugar trade with an option spread

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* Sugar is relatively cheap, and the seasonal low is looming (Monday to be exact). Let's try the upside with an option spread.

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"Free" trade in sugar



Our normal "go to" strategies won't really work in sugar given the fact that there isn't a contract month between July and October, there are some liquidity issues in the serial option months,…

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Added by Carley Garner on May 14, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Lindsay's Right Shoulder

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Added by Ed Carlson on May 5, 2015 at 8:18am — No Comments

Delayed Decline

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Added by Ed Carlson on April 28, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

April Low in Equities

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Added by Ed Carlson on April 21, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

Sell 5-Year note futures contract, buy a call option for insurance

This recommendation was emailed to DeCarley Trading brokerage clients on April 17th 2015

***There is substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options.**

****Past performance is not indicative of future results**Five Year Note Futures, limited risk, bearish strategy



On the radar:

* A minor flare up in Greece concern seems to have created a high probability bearish opportunity Treasuries.  We like the idea of…

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Added by Carley Garner on April 17, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

It's hard to deny the S&P 500 bull

Next week's calendar is busy

Not only will the earnings season be in full bloom next week, but traders will have the opportunity to react to a substantial number of data points.  Some of the notable events will be Tuesday's retail sales, Wednesday's Fed Beige Book, Thursday's housing starts, and Friday's CPI. 

If the recent downturn in economic data was, in fact, weather related as many economists suggested, we should see things firm in the…

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Added by Carley Garner on April 13, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

Diversification For Investing

How To Properly Diversify                                 

Nearly every long term investor wants to know about diversification for their portfolio. The classic “diversified portfolio” was not intended to be the best method to increase wealth for the individual investor portfolio. What it is designed to do is to protect an investor from catastrophic losses. The theory goes that if one area of the market is collapsing,…

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Added by TechniTrader on April 7, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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