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June 6 – Two Setups, One Trade for Soybean Futures

Today the July soybean futures are on the Buy day of the Taylor Trading cycle; they also have a breakout setup. This gave us two different setups to look for when trading them today. Recently I had a reader ask me about alternative setups to look for to use the Taylor Trading Technique (TTT) doesn’t follow the cycle clearly. I believe I use the TTT less rigidly than many practitioners. Rather than using a strict TTT count, trying to...

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MDA SnapShot: July Crude 30 min levels – Bearish Sell Zone? EIA Report, 6/1/17

Below you will see published updates from the Market Dimensions Advisory. These are sent in real-time to subscribers. Do Not Miss them going forward, subscribing below for FREE. These blog updates are showcasing the levels and positions that potentially could be executed by traders who are following the MDA SnapShot updates. If you would like to follow these trading alerts in real-time and ...

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Wednesday Morning in Grain and Oilseeds 5/31

Good morning friends! Corn (N17) 371’0  +4’0 Soybeans (N17) 914′  +1’4 Chi Wheat (N17)  432’0  +2’2 KC Wheat  (N17) 436’2  ‘3’0 Cotton (Z17)   72.42  -.33 Good morning friends! Crop progress reports have given the bulls some optimism as overnight price action has corn and wheat prices up +1%. Soybean markets are doing their best to come along for the ride but remain lagers as there is ...

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May 25 – Breakout Trade for Crude Oil Futures

The crude oil futures had a breakout setup for today. This was logical, as the OPEC meeting was concluding this morning. The breakout setup gave us a pattern to trade; OPEC gave the catalyst for a tradable move. In last night’s edition of Swing Trader’s Insight (STI) I labeled July crude oil as a breakout setup. There were two patterns that told us this. First, Wednesday saw significant range contraction; the range was...

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Will Demand Weigh on Gold?

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Gold futures have edged higher in early trading, supported by a weaker Dollar Index and geopolitical cues. The greenback has had a rough go of late due to the fact that the Trump administration has had a difficult time getting economic initiatives through. Traders have moved away from the Dollar on concerns that the proposed tax reform, deregulation and infrastructure spending plans could be ...

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OPEC Set for Production Cut Extension, but Will it Be Enough?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Crude Oil futures started the week after it appears OPEC will agree to extend production cuts for another nine months. Iraq was viewed as a dissenter to the extension, but now seems on board with the rest of the Oil group after meeting with the Saudi Oil minister. Getting Iraq to agree to extend the 1.2 million barrel a ...

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"Nothing to See Here Folks"

Friday, May 19, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Treasury Bond futures rallied sharply in contrast to the sell-off on Wall Street on Wednesday, as potential political issues in the U.S. as well as Brazil were given as catalysts for investors moving assets from Equities to Bonds. However, some solid economic data on the labor front, with weekly jobless claims declining and data from the Philadelphia Fed that the manufacturing sector in the region was strengthening, could convince...

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May 18 – Taylor Trading Buy Day in EMini S&P Futures

On Wednesday the eMini S&P futures sold off out of a breakout setup. The selloff on Wednesday meant we would anticipate a Taylor Trading Buy day for Thursday, and we got a good rally this morning. Tuesday was a breakout setup (range contraction, directionless session). On Wednesday we got what the breakout setup predicted – a strong directional move when the market broke ...

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MDA SnapShot: June ES 30 Min Levels, Bulls Defending? 5/18/17

Below you will see published updates from the Market Dimensions Advisory. These are sent in real-time to subscribers. Do Not Miss them going forward, subscribing below for FREE. These blog updates are showcasing the levels and positions that potentially could be executed by traders who are following the MDA SnapShot updates. If you would like to follow these trading alerts in real-time and have the ability ...

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Much More Than Moving Averages with Trend Following

Yesterday I received an email regarding one of my books on Moving Averages. Firstly I want to thank the gentleman for his positive comments…as well as sent him a more comprehensive issues to consider with his trend following. When trend following only 1 aspect is the entry and exits. The most important issues are the risks that need to be addressed. I suggested that he should look at risk per trade…risk per sector….total ...

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