Trading Around the FOMC This Week

Trading Around the FOMC This WeekThere is a scene in Star Trek Into Darkness Where Scotty asks Kirk “Who is this guy helping us…?” Kirk says “His name is Khan and I’m pretty sure we’re helping him…”

After last Wednesday’s violent rejection of resistance with a solid intra day down trend, the stock market should have trade lower. But it didn’t.

So we are trading around the FOMC this week walking on egg shells, because the market should have trade lower, but it didn’t. Conviction in market direction is on pause.

Stock trading for a living is not a 9-5 job where you show up and get paid every day. Sometimes you have to bide your time for a clear bias, so the risk you accept, is justified because the odds of earning the reward are high.

We are not in that tape. Be stock specific.


Stock Market Today: Map of the S&P 500

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Trading Around the FOMC This Week

Trading Around the FOMC This Week

Day Trading Game Plan: The SPY ETF Chart

Inside day in the SPY but a close near the high. Hard to make a case to be a bull. The SPY is hovering at the 50% Fib level (8/17-8/24). No matter how hard I stare at the chart, it doesn’t change. No bias. Flip a coin here and get very stock specific.

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trading around the fomc this week

trading around the fomc this week

Stocks to Trade | Monday September 14, 2015

Pete’s Notes:

  • Still more short setups, but still not many longs.
  • The SPY is as neutral as can be
  • The Four Price Points method is a solid trading strategy for this market. Short-term traders will have an easier time finding scenarios.

Charts in Focus

JetBlue Airways Corporation JBLU

Oil heading lower is good for airlines. Jetblue held new 52 week highs last week. A slow mover but a slow dollar is still a dollar.

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It's Easier to Make Money in a Trading Group 2

Earnings in play today > 1M avg shares: ADXS, EXXI, UNIS

Stocks that showed relative Weakness– contra to the SPY positive change from the open on 9/11/15: gpro, ete, se, amba, fit, wynn, mur, comm, epd, paa, cnq, wpz, w, trp, sxl, glng

Above the 20sma, up for the week and closed 2% higher from the open: (not necessarily all longs, but stocks to note for the price action of strong close from the open and above the 20sma): AAPL, DIS, GILD, SBUX, MCD, AVGO, UNH, NXPI, CAH, LEN, HOT, KHC, INCY, ABC, CTRP, ILMN, AET, CAR, ISIS, MGA, FSLR, JUNO, MDCO, VRTX, KITE, SRPT, POST,

Bullish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: CAM, TJX, AMZN, SBUX, UA, FB, PSX,

Bearish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: gpro, amba, wynn, qihu, clr, lng, fit, hp, mur, cvn, apa, kss, wmb, apc, de, lulu, dltr, abbv, slb, hal, feye, lvs, twx, baba, nbl, hes, cvx, bidu, mon, mjn, dg, cf, pxd, bhi, trip, cl, cat, xom, etn, cci, etp, qrvo, mmm,

Weak Stock Weak Close: gpro, amba, wynn, fit, mur, cnq, paa, etem se, epd, wfm

Strong Stock Weak Close:

Weak Stock Strong Close: mbly, cybr, cog, aem, myl, nbl, nee, ggp, kim, emc, rrc, voya

Strong Stock Strong Close: BBY, CVC, AVGO, BRCM, SBUX

20 day Breakdown: cci, gpro, lng, mur, wynn

20 Day Breakout: ALTR, BRCM, FCX, FOLD, JBLU

2x Normal Volume: LULU, LNG, MBLY, BEE, KR, NAVI, GPRO, NEE

Watch List Longs: BBY, TJX, TWC, SBUX, BRCM, ALTR, AKAM,

Watch List Short: kss, swn, abt, slb, hal, cvx, wmt, met, ms, bhi, usb, adm, xom, wynn, lvs, qcom, dd, hpq, nue, t,

Inside days: lulu, mrk, dg, abbv, cl, mxim, mdt, hog, azn, abt, nvda, jnj, sti, hpq, stx, gm, esrx, hal, wdc, feye, pepe, qcom, xom, hon, jpm, tjx, bk, wfc, msft, vlo, cvs, grub, biib, trv, adp, hlt, ctsh, amgn, celg, intc, pnc, cern, c, nue, lvs, hig, adi, etfc, fast, t, ntap, atvi, ea, swks, rax, twtr, yelp, mgm

Trading Around the FOMC This Week | September 14

Week Ahead in FX: Market Awaits Fed September Rate Decision

Central bankers will be active the week of September 14 to 18. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will publish the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on Monday, September 14.

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) will issue its monetary policy statement on late Monday. The BOJ Governor will then address members of the press on Tuesday, September 15. Governor Kuroda will have a busy week as he is back on the forex schedule on Thursday, September 17 to speak at the National Securities Industry Convention, in Tokyo.

Thursday will be a wall to wall central bank action day with The Swiss National Bank will publish its Monetary Policy Assessment and announce its interest target rate for Libor at 3:30 am EDT.

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