Trading Plan for October 14, 2010
Current Long Positions (stop-losses in parentheses): TICC (9.62), BRKR (14.54), ITW (47.40), QQQQ (49.25), TIE (19.73), BEAV (30.90), PAG (13.28), DTV (41.09), ZION (21.59), SDS (Hedge)
Current Short Positions (stop-losses in parentheses): None
BIAS: 26% Long (80% w/o hedge position)
Economic Reports Due Out (Times are EST): International Trade (8:30am), Producer Price Index (8:30am), Jobless Claims (8:30am), EIA Natural Gas Report (10:30am), EIA Petroleum Status Report (11am)
My Observations and What to Expect:
Futures are slightly higher today.
Yesterday the bulls managed to push through the last resistance barrier (1174) on the S&P before clearing the way to challenge the April highs.
Volume was outstanding yesterday - highest since July.
Asian markets up strong, European markets are mixed.
QE2 remains in the spotlight right now with traders.
Could foresee a pullback to the trend line in the cards for the near term - down around 1162-1165 range. Near the 20-day moving average.
Jobless Claims and PPI report will heavily influence market action.
Bears should aim to break through 1162 and then the 1156 level on the S&P.
Afternoon selling was a surprising change.
Here Are The Actions I Will Be Taking: