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Chat Seminar with Leroy Rushing on Market Cycles

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Many thanks to Leroy Rushing for this great chat seminar. Below is transcript from Feb. 15, 2007 on market cycles. Leroy Rushing is a former Excecutive Risk Manager for several Fortune 500 financial insitutions and a current day trader and trading mentor for Trading Everyday.

 

Leroy: Many traders begin the journey looking for lots of materials, books, seminars, chat rooms, newsletters to help them find the edge.

 

Leroy: But what I want to share with you, I have found to be overlooked and very few books, seminars, and traders focus on!

 

Leroy: It's simple, yet very important!

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart0.png'>http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart0.png

 

Leroy: Every one looks at the market, but do you see what really happens consistently. Everyone knows that the market goes in cycles, right?

 

Leroy: But do you use this as the foundation for your trading? Do you realize that this is some of the missing pieces for some of your trade setups?

 

Leroy: Let's look at some examples

 

http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart1.png

 

Leroy: The QQQQ are a proxy for some traders who day trade, while others look at the e-mini's! We will look at both. Do you see the market cycle in this chart?

 

Tingull: y

 

Soultrader: yes

 

MrPaul: yes

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart1a.png

 

Leroy: How about now?

 

MrPaul: yes

 

keymoo: i don't see much sideways bottoming action

 

Leroy: What stage is the QQQQ's in?

 

MrPaul: Ill go with top for 500 Leroy

 

Budman: sideways

 

traderwilliam: 3

 

keymoo: sideways top

 

Leroy: Use chart0 to identify? Good answer, only 30, sorry, smile

 

Leroy: Lets look at a high flyer today.

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart1b.png

 

Leroy: What stage is this one in? It gapped up today, that's not on the chart.

 

MrPaul: 4?

 

Tingull: Looks like 1

 

keymoo: i would say 1, but there's no reason it could not go lower, right?

 

budman: sideways bottom

 

Leroy: Can you see the market cycle on this chart?

 

Soultrader: 1

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart1c.png

 

Leroy: Do you see so far how if you use the market cycle as the beginning guide, it will help you with what is next?

 

Tingull: I can see that

 

Leroy: So lets quickly look at DIA.

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart2.png

 

Leroy: What stage is this one in, this is a proxy for the DOW.

 

Tingull: 2

 

keymoo: 2?

 

Soultrader: 2

 

Leroy: good

 

MrPaul: dos

 

Leroy: What stage comes after 2?

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart3.png

 

Leroy: This is a proxy for S&P500. You with me so far, if you know what stage the bigger trend is in, when you drill down, you have a better chance of the odds being in your favor.

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart4.png

 

keymoo: how does this help the intra-day trader?

 

Tingull: ok

 

Leroy: This is the mid-caps, can be used as a proxy for the Russell. So lets get to the good stuff.

 

Soultrader: keymoo if the market is rangebound in the bigger timeframe you will be applying more rangebound strategies to your daytrading.

 

keymoo: well during a rangebound daily market, you can have some strong trending intra-day days

Leroy: If we call the bigger trend a MAJOR trend, then when we drop down to lower timeframes, we will see the market cycle also, right?

 

Tingull: Leroy, how can the midcaps be a proxy for the Russell? When the Russell is small caps.

 

Leroy: It's just a larger base of stocks for this example.

 

Leroy: So if we put all the pictures together what do we have as a overall market trend?

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart5.png

 

Tingull: up

 

Leroy: Sometimes, someone is ahead of the pack, and someone is lagging, is that the case here?

 

keymoo: bullish/topping

 

Soultrader: we are still trending upwards.. but topping

 

Leroy: So I know how much you love the futures, lets look at a few of them.

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart6.png

 

Leroy: So lets look in more detail at the NQ emini on a 15 min chart. Do you see the market cycle?

 

Soultrader: 3

 

keymoo: oh yeah! nice

 

Leroy: Notice how if you were for example using technical indicators such as the stochastic to buy/sell the NQ, would your trades be good or bad?

 

Leroy: If you used the market cycles, you would see that you are about go up, while the stochastic is oversold.

 

Leroy: Stochastic is a indicator that moves up & down. Oscillating, so the first shaded box would signal to some to sell, while the market cycle is indicating the trend to start going up, you see that?

 

Leroy: See once the emini breaks down and starts stage 4, what did the stochastics say to do?

 

traderwilliam: oversold

 

Soultrader: sell

 

keymoo: I dont know stochastics

 

Soultrader: haha yea same here

 

traderwilliam: I am indicator king :p. Because its oversold, so its a buy.

 

Leroy: That's ok, the point here is that if you use indicators, they may provide a different result that does not concide with price action, see that?

 

kingking: yeah

 

traderwilliam: yeah

 

Soultrader: yes

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart7.png

 

Budman: Price is king.

 

Leroy: Here is Russell emini, what do you see?

 

traderwilliam: nice

 

Soultrader: 4?

 

MrPaul: possible double top?

 

kingking: topping?

 

Tingull: a bunch of garbage. HAH...jk

 

Leroy: Again, we are looking at a 15 min timeframe, remember that!

 

keymoo: there's a downtrending channel looking like a flag on right of chart.

 

Soultrader: very interesting charts

 

Leroy: Similar to the last chart, the indicators say one thing, but the market cyle approach says something different, see that?

 

MrPaul: yeah I see it

 

Leroy: The potential flag pattern is just that, a pattern. If you look at the market cycle chart again, we are cycling up and down at the top.

 

traderwilliam: if it goes under the dot yellow line, then it's a signal..*wild guess* :P

 

Leroy: No, the dotted yellow line is just a 200 ma. Its used to see the macro trend on a 15 min chart.The red line is a 20 ma used to see the minor trend on the chart.

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart8.png

Leroy: Here is the Dow emini. What do you see using market cycles?

 

Tingull: bull rally

 

keymoo: bull rally

 

Leroy: Remember your market stages.

 

kingking: do you use the indicators according to market cycles e.g. trend period, indicaotr not reliable; non-trend period more reliable.

 

Soultrader: 2-3

 

Leroy: If you use the market cycles as a foundation, then you have a good idea of what direction the market will be considering next, right?

 

Soultrader: Indeed

 

MrPaul: Agreed

 

Leroy: So, what I have showed you so far is only half the picture.

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart9.png

 

Leroy: If we look at the bigger picture, for example we might really see something different! So what do we have for the Russell?

 

MrPaul: there are cycles within cycles.

 

Leroy: Great MrPaul. But what stage is it in?

 

Leroy: Remember, I showed you that little area with the magenta lines?

 

keymoo: topping stage

 

Leroy: good keymoo

 

Leroy: So which is it for professional traders? We buy tops and sell bottoms or we short tops and buy bottoms?

 

keymoo: don't know, haven't got that far yet. :-)

 

Tingull: LOL keymoo

 

Leroy: So if you went back and grabbed any slice of time you can apply the market cycles to it to see what happens next.

 

keymoo: so if the russell went to 830, that would be the start of a new bull rally?

 

Leroy: Don't focus on the numbers, remember the market cycles first. If you are at the top and retesting a prior resistance area, what would you do, buy or short it?

 

budman: short tops, buy bots

 

keymoo: if it breaks out we get stopped out. how do we know that it won't break out?

 

budman: Key, we're never sure. that's what stops are for.

 

MrPaul: This question may be premature but how do you decide to trade these? what is defining a breakdown from a 3 or a breakout from a 1? S/R lines?

 

Leroy: The market is not going to make it easy for us to see which stage its in, thats why 80+ of traders lose, right?

 

MrPaul: okay

 

Leroy: MrPaul, all we are doing is ready the charts, appling the market cycles to them, understanding that a market must follow them exactly in sequence, 1,2,3,4

 

Leroy: Now how long a market stays in a stage is a good question.

 

keymoo: so the russell must come down before going to new all-time highs?

 

Leroy: We are trying to determine direction first. Wouldn't you want to know the direction of your next potential trade before you took it?Everyone with me so far?

 

Soultrader: yes

 

keymoo: interesting

 

Leroy: So if looking at a 15 min and we are at the top, we know that the 15 will lead to the 30, which will lead to the daily and so on. Soby using a simple market cycle approach, you can start to really understand what direction the market is trending right?

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart9a.png

 

keymoo: i usually use 2min and 50,89 ticks charts, i'm wondering how this is going to help on the very small time frames.

 

Leroy: Try a couple of examples. The market cycle works on any timeframe and on any tick.

 

Leroy: The simple saying "the trend is your...."?

 

keymoo: cool, so the probabilities are in your favour if you start from say, the weekly, down to the daily, 30min, 5min, 2min, 50tick.

 

Leroy: Yes, Well, if we know the 4 stages and can consistently identify them, doesn't that help us tremendously?

 

keymoo: no doubt

 

Soultrader: trend is your best friend

 

keymoo: yes i've been spanked going against the trend, this very week!

 

Leroy: So some traders will use fibs to buy and sell. But if we combine our analysis using fibs and the market cycles, see how much more easier it is to follow the professionals?

 

MrPaul: yeah

 

keymoo: how do pivots fit into this?

 

Leroy: You see how the Russell is trading sideways in the upper 38% fib?

 

Leroy: Pivots are just that, some traders rely on pivots more heavily than others, but if you use pivots and are trading against the trend, thats not good!

 

keymoo: ah i see now, use the pivots to trade with the trend. nice

 

Leroy: So any questions so far?

 

keymoo: could you help me see the 38% fib on the russell? which chart?

 

Leroy: The last chart, the oval area

 

Soultrader: Leroy, I have one question

 

Leroy: You see we have a lot going on in the Russell. . We can apply the same approach to the other emini's also, you see that?

 

Leroy: Soultrader, what's your ?

 

Soultrader: when trading small caps or lets say the Russell emini... how much weight do you put into the big caps or the bigger indexes like the dow and S&P. intraday movements between the dow futs and russell futs seem to be never in sync.

 

Leroy: Right, the market not being in sync is natural. The objective is to know the major trend, and then drill down to find the opportunity to get on board and follow the trend, right?

 

Soultrader: if the dow is in cycle 4 but the russell is in cycle 2, would you be more careful with the russell?

 

Leroy: That's our objective....

 

keymoo: very good

 

Soultrader: yes i agree

 

Leroy: You don't need to worry about putting more weight on one emini vs the next if you know what stages each is in.

 

keymoo: do you pay much attention to divergences to confirm a play? for instance now on the 15min chart the russell is moving up in price on decreasing volume.

 

keymoo: so, price must come down, right?

 

Leroy: One all the stages line up for all the emini's you can go cha-ching, right?

 

Soultrader: ok thank you

 

Leroy: I pay a lot of attention to divergences in price action and volume. That is a great area to focus on eliminating some of the bad trades we make.

 

keymoo: great, what are the small dots on your chart?

 

Leroy: So let me go over the first slide in more details. If you are trending sideways and very little volatility exist, once you breakout, you know what to do, right?

 

keymoo: sure would you set up buy stops for this?

 

Leroy: If it breaks out to the upside, your in a stage 2. If it breaks to the downside, your continuing the stage 4 that you were in, you see that?

 

Soultrader: y

 

Leroy: You can put buy stop order, yes, but you need to practice scaling in first to learn the movements

 

keymoo: ok, so you can get 4,1 then a 4

 

Leroy: We have all seen the breakouts that come back into the range, right?

 

MrPaul: So Leroy above all else these stages are the core of your strategy?

 

keymoo: interesting, i've noticed the big banks on the SP always scale in

Leroy: This is the foundation of the market. Lots of principle are built around this.

 

Leroy: It just seems too easy for a lot of traders

 

MrPaul: ok

 

keymoo: easy? what to the pros?

 

Leroy: Elliott waves occur in stage 2 and 4, right?

 

Leroy: 3 legs or 5 legs, doesn't matter, the market has to be trending upward or downward for the price action to move

 

keymoo: what's that? i've heard of it

 

Leroy: Keymoo, elliott wave is a mathematical approach that some traders use to time their trading strategies for entry and exits.

 

keymoo: do you use it?

 

Leroy: So if you look at that last chart of the Russell, we are at the top of the range using fibs, we are in a stage 3 using market cycles, and if you look at the market right this minute we are trending sideways

 

Soultrader: interesting

 

Leroy:We either break to the upside, or we retest the low of the range, right?

 

MrPaul: So knowing this...Where is the level in which you say...This is weakening. A breakdown from the lows?

 

Leroy: If you can pull up the last slide next to this next one!

 

keymoo: yes my question also, MrP

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart9b.png

 

Leroy: MrPaul, one minute and I will answer that, ok?

 

MrPaul: okay take your time

 

Leroy: Can everyone see how we are in the upper third of the first fib on the chart?

 

Soultrader: yes

 

MrPaul: yeah

 

Leroy: Now looking inside of that first fib, we were in the upper third of a smaller fib also, can you see that?

 

keymoo: y

 

Soultrader: y

 

MrPaul: yeah

 

Leroy: So, the first signal of weakness might be on this little fib, we breakdown. The next signal of weakness might be we on the first fib below the 38%, you with me so far?

 

MrPaul: yea

 

Soultrader: alot of professionals like to buy pullbacks on the 61.8%

 

keymoo: yup

 

MrPaul: near 815

 

keymoo: 61.8 is a big pullback

 

Leroy: So if we break the little fib, then break the bigger fib, you can see how you could be scaling in to a position, so if we breakdown on the daily (remember the sideways trending) you would already be in a position that was profitable?

 

Leroy: You guys with me?

 

keymoo: ok, if the bigger fib acted as support, would you then get out of your position?

 

Leroy: Just depends on the if you have all the emini's breaking down or just one of them, see the difference?

 

keymoo: ok

 

keymoo: the NQ seems to be the odd one out at the moment

 

Leroy:One breaking down, you might start to take a little profit, all of them breaking down, you might back up the dump truck, just depends on your risk tolerence.

 

Leroy: Odd one, or the first one to way his hand and say I'm tired! smile

 

Leroy: Soultrader, did I answer your question?

 

Leroy: MrPaul, did I answer your question?

 

MrPaul: yes very well, thanks

 

Leroy: ok

 

Soultrader: yes thank you

 

Leroy: So if you use multilpe timeframes, and a top down approach, you can see how the odds start to lean in your favor as you setup your trades

Leroy: Did everyone see that?

 

keymoo: i like it

 

Leroy: Indeed

 

Soultrader: yes very interesting

 

keymoo: for instance on the ES right now price is ranging, the higher prob. play would be to short the top of the range because that coincides with the top of a larger range - is that it?

 

Leroy: It seems like a simple approach, but once you add chart patterns to it and constantly look for congruency, it make it more challenging

keymoo also volume increases when it comes down, and decreases when it goes up in the range

 

Leroy: Yes, you expect volume to increase as you transition from one stage to the next, everyone see that?

 

MrPaul: yeah

 

Soultrader: y

 

Leroy: Eveyone, look at the first chart again, lets look at the green oval and the red oval

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/Chart0.png

 

Leroy: These are the optimal buying and shorting areas on the market cycle.

 

Leroy: As a stock transitions from sideways with little volatility, buyers step in and volume increases and the breakout occurs

 

keymoo: sounds easy now. lol

 

Leroy: When we are in stage 3 trading sideways, volatility is high and sellers step in and over power buyers to the point that price drops

 

Leroy: In this session, I only covered the basic for what goes into the market cycle.

 

Leroy: Everyone see that?

 

Soultrader: y

 

keymoo: yes

 

Leroy: So the market has changed, when transistioning from stage 4 to stage 1, we see a lot of 2X bottoms .

 

Leroy: How many have see the second bottom over shoot the first one and then come back into the range?

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/ntri.png

 

Leroy: Look at how the market over shot the bottom at 42.51 and if you pulled up the chart right now, what do you see?

 

keymoo: a big gap up

 

Leroy: This is a good swing trade for those who bought once price action cam back up above 42.51

 

keymoo: high vol on first bottom, and lower vol on second bottom - does that tell you anything?

 

Leroy: You see how that second bottom is a shakeout

 

Leroy: Good keymoo

 

Leroy: shakeouts have that nice characteristic sometimes

 

keymoo: thanks leroy, i feel like i'm learning a lot, i hope i am

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/ma.png

 

Leroy: what do you see here, what stage is the stock in?

 

Soultrader: 2

 

MrPaul: 2 or 3?

 

Leroy: good

 

keymoo: stage 2?

 

Leroy: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/Chart%20Pictures/Leroy/ma2.png

 

MrPaul: 2 going into 3

 

Leroy: How about now?

 

Soultrader: 4?

 

keymoo: topping

 

Leroy: Potentially?

 

Leroy: Definitely, topping

 

Soultrader: yea potential 4

 

Leroy: So, you see how looking at the 15 only might get you in trouble if your entry is late, while the daily is potentially transitioning to a different stage?

 

keymoo: yes, do you look at longer timeframes, such as a monthly?

 

Leroy: Only for long term trades, and right now with the market being in a 2 for so long, I think its too late, what comes after 2?

 

MrPaul: 3

 

Leroy: Little note, using the market cycles, I am sure you all see that you don't have to trend sideways very long.

 

keymoo: so a good trade here might be to start scaling in around 114-115?

 

Leroy: Some refer to these as V-tops and V-bottoms

 

Leroy: If it gets back to that area! smile

 

Leroy: notice on the daily the price increasing and volume decreasing

 

keymoo if not, then get in with a market short order when it breaks?

 

Leroy: Careful! You want to trade according to your trading plan!

 

Leroy: If you don't have a plan, then that's dangerous, right?

 

Soultrader: definitely

 

keymoo: for sure

 

Soultrader: having a plan is everything

 

Leroy: You might practice paper trading it with a different approach first, learn the approach, then use real money

 

Leroy: So we introduced some concepts for charting by combining market cycles and fibs. Did this help any?

 

MrPaul: sure, it was refreshing

 

Leroy: Good MrPaul

 

keymoo: looks very powerful, thanks for sharing leroy

 

budman: Thanks Leroy. those TS charts?

 

Leroy: The basics will stay with you always, and keep you out of trouble if you trust and rely on them!

 

Leroy: budman, yes

 

keymoo: leroy what are the dots on your charts?

 

Leroy: The dots on which chart, keymoo?

 

Soultrader: great stuff Leroy. Thank you very much

 

Leroy: The futures charts, keymoo?

 

keymoo: on all the charts, you have little dots on top of some and under some candles

 

Leroy:ok, those are pivot highs and lows that can be label in Tradestation using showme(s)

 

keymoo: right, what are they saying to you?

 

Leroy: They are easy reference for pivots, the more in an area, the more support or resistance in that area, etc...

 

keymoo: cool, i found it in TS, what inputs do you use?

 

Leroy: If you let the system take care of some of the mechanical task, as a trader, you can focus on more important stuff!

 

Leroy: You can use pivot definitions of 2 bars to the left and 2 to the right

 

MrPaul: Leroy do you focus on any aspects of Market Profile?

 

Leroy: Last year I ran across the concepts in TS forum, downloaded the files and started looking at it

 

Leroy: As a statistician, I understand the concepts completely

 

Leroy: Each time frame used is a normal distribution turned on its side,...

 

keymoo: i'm trying to digest Mind over Markets right now, and i like the idea of combining price, volume and time

 

Soultrader: yea i just had the new MP book shipped

 

Leroy: Every approach, tool, technique and indicator can be a good approach if it works for you!

 

Tingull: Market Profile is amazing

 

Leroy: The key is that you learn it, absorb it, understand it, and clearly know how you use it in your trading and include all of this in your trading plan!

 

Soultrader: gotta have an edge :)

 

keymoo: as a new trader i do find the various methods and techniques a little overwhelming, there seems to be so much information to learn

 

Leroy: Any questions?

 

keymoo: so you would use the market cycle as the foundation of looking for signals in your plan?

 

Leroy: The best kept secret for learning to trade is to focus on 1 and only 1 thing, get good at, I mean really good at it, and the rest takes care of itself

 

Leroy: keymoo, yes

 

Soultrader: i totally agreee Leroy

 

Leroy: I buy when I see the uptrends and short when I see the down trends, and try to stay away from the sideways trends.

 

Leroy: Its like have a small store and you buy a bunch of stuff and put it on the shelfs and it just sits there, customers look at, but keep going.

 

Leroy: Great, guys, I am going to take a break, an be back in a few minutes!

 

MrPaul: cool

 

keymoo: great stuff Leroy, thanks for spending the time with us

 

Soultrader: Thank you very much Leroy. Amazing stuff :) And thank you for your time today.

 

Leroy: Sure, no problem, we will setup something again soon

 

Soultrader: I enjoyed it very much. Alot of new ideas came into my mind afer reviewing your stuff.

 

Leroy: good,Soultrader, we can talk tomorrow or next week

 

Soultrader: Sounds good Leroy. I'll have this transcript setup in the forums by tomorrow.

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    • Date : 3rd December 2021. Market Update – December 3 – Pre-Omicron peak NFP? In the foreign exchange market, the US Dollar Index remained range-bound, but was subsequently boosted by Yellen and Bostic’s speeches and closed at 95.97. In addition, the 10-year US Treasury yield rebounded 4 basis points to 1.44%. In terms of non-US currencies, the Euro hovered around 1.13 against the US Dollar; the British Pound closed up 0.16% to 1.3297 against the US Dollar; the US Dollar ended a 4-day losing streak against the Yen to close at 113.16; the New Zealand Dollar and the Australian Dollar have been hovering at low levels throughout the year and closed at 0.6813 and 0.7091 respectively; the US Dollar and Canadian Dollar remained stable at a high level of 1.28; the US Dollar and Swiss franc continued to test the previous low level of 0.92. In the precious metals market, spot gold fell below the 1770 level to $1769 per ounce; spot silver held steady above the 8-week low at $22.33 per ounce. In the oil market, OPEC+ decided to keep the output increase of 400,000 barrels per day unchanged in January next year. US crude oil fell to a minimum of 62.20 US dollars, and then rebounded more than 7% to 67.01 US dollars/barrel. Key recent events: The labor market has grown moderately, and the Dollar has regained support and rebounded. Yesterday, the number of layoffs at challenger companies in the United States in November fell further by 7,947 to 14,875, a record low since May 1993. In addition, as of the week of November 27, the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits recorded an increase of 222,000, which was lower than the market’s expectation of 240,000. After the data was released, its previous value was also revised down to an increase of 194,000 (previously an increase of 199,000). Judging from the four-week average, the number of people applying for unemployment benefits was 238,750, which was lower than the previous value of 251,000 (pre-revision: 252,250). Overall, these data reflect the continued moderate growth of the US labor market, and may benefit the non-agricultural data that will be released later today. The market predicts that after the November seasonal adjustment, the non-agricultural employment population will record an increase of 555,000, slightly higher than the previous value of an increase of 531,000, the unemployment rate will record a five-month consecutive decline to 4.5%, and the employment participation rate will rebound by 0.1% to 61.7%, the average weekly working hours remained at 5.0%, and the average hourly wage rate and monthly rate increased by 5.0% and 0.4%, respectively. In addition, the market will continue to track news about the Omicron virus strain. According to foreign media reports, cases of infection with the mutant strain have been found in the states of Minnesota and Colorado. However, despite the fact that Omicron has been pointed out as having a very high transmission capacity and leading to the risk of a further surge in infections, President Biden gave the market a shot in the latest speech and said that the government will not re-impose the lockdown measures. Judging from the known clues, the current Omicron variant is not likely to cause fatal symptoms to most patients (especially those who have been fully vaccinated), but because this new variant is still relatively new, uncertainty remains for now. In addition, Treasury Secretary Yellen and Atlanta Fed President Bostic were hawkish. The former stated that it would be “prepared to abandon inflation temporarily” and that the strong US economy will prompt interest rate hikes; the latter stated that if inflation stays near 4% next year, the Fed may raise interest rates more than once. The US Dollar Index rebounded on the eve of the non-agricultural report and ended at 96.07. Today – EZ, UK, US Markit Services PMIs, EZ Retail Sales, US and Canadian Labour Market Reports, US ISM Services, US Factory Orders, ECB’s Lagarde, Lane, BoE’s Saunders, Fed’s Bullard Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURNZD (+0.32%) From a high @ 1.6680 & slide to 1.6570 yesterday, back to resistance today at 1.6650. Currently MAs aligned higher, MACD signal line & histogram struggle with 0 line, RSI 56 & cooling. H1 ATR 0.0020, Daily 0.0131. Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Stuart Cowell Head Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. 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    • Date : 2nd December 2021. Market Update – December 2- Sentiment swings on Omicron news. Powell reiterates Hawkishness, First case of Omicron confirmed in US – Stocks tank again under key technical levels, Yields slip again, USD mixed. Erdogan sacks Fin Min – TRY new all-time lows, Apple iPhone 13 demand weakens, GSK anti-viral drug remains active vs. Omicron   USD (USDIndex 96.08) rotates through 96.00 due to lack of firm data regarding Omicron, markets reamin on edge. Stocks fell significantly with USA100 down over -1.83% USA500 -1.18% (-54pts) 4513 (opened the day +1.1%) and broke 50-day MA first time since October 14 & USA30 off 461 pts and under 200-day MA first time since July 13 2020. US Yields 10-year rates were down over 7 bps to 1.40% before recovering to 1.434% now. Asian Markets – Asian markets have traded mixed. Topix and Nikkei are down -0.5% and -0.7% respectively. The ASX lost -0.1%, but Hang Seng and CSI 300 are up 0.2% and 0.3%. Shenzen and Shanghai Comp are slightly lower though as officials seem eager to close a loophole used by tech firms to list abroad. USOil – continues under pressure, down to $64.50 yesterday – recovered to test $66.35 today – awaiting OPEC+ meeting later. Gold Up day yesterday but remains pressured testing $1775 now FX markets – Yen rallied USDJPY dipped to 112.70, back to 113.31 now, EURUSD now 1.1312 & Cable pressured 1.3192 low yesterday – 1.3275 now. European Open – The 10-year Bund future is up 30 ticks, outperforming versus Treasuries, which remain pressured by the hawkish turn at the Fed. The 10-year Treasury yield has lifted 3.0 bp overnight, but at 1.43% remains far below the levels seen ahead of the Omicron scare, which the WHO seemed to try and play down somewhat. DAX and FTSE 100 down -1.1% and -0.9% respectively in catch up trade with the slide on Wall Street yesterday, while US futures have found a footing and are posting gains of around 0.6-0.8%. Today – EZ Unemployment Rate, US Weekly Claims, Fed’s Bostic, Quarles, Daly, ECB’s Panetta, JMMC/OPEC+ meetings. Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) CADJPY (+0.77%) Risk-sensitive currencies remain volatile, from a slide to 87.85 yesterday, today a rally to 88.60. Currently MAs aligned higher, MACD signal line & histogram under 0 but rising, RSI 56 & rising, OB. H1 ATR 0.188, Daily 0.98. Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Stuart Cowell Head Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
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    • Date : 1st December 2021. Market Update – December 1 – Taper gets a boost & Transitory gets “retired”. Powell “retires” Transitory in light of Omicron & surprisingly suggests faster taper – Stocks tank, Dollar& Yields rise on faster tightening expectations.   USD (USDIndex 95.90) back down from leap to 96.60 on Powell testimony. Saw fresh wave of risk aversion as Treasuries sold off, yields spiked (particularly the 2yr) , Stocks fell significantly with USA100 down over -2.4% (APPL bucked the trend +3.16%) USA500 -1.90% (-88pts) 4567 & USA30 off 652 pts or -1.86%. Consumer confidence saw a slump in the headline, and a rise to a 13-year high in the inflation component. The Chicago PMI fell to 61.8. Home prices increased to fresh record peaks. US Yields 10-year rates were down over 7 bps to 1.41% before closing at 1.443% before recovring to 1.468% now. Asian Markets – Equities – Topix and Nikkei are currently up 0.4%, the Hang Seng bounced 1.1% and the CSI 300 is up 0.1%. The ASX, which outperformed yesterday, dropped back -0.3%. Data over night – Japan’s manufacturing PMI came in stronger than expected and while China’s private PMI reading signalled stagnation at 49.9, that was compensated somewhat by the stronger than expected official manufacturing PMI released yesterday. AUD GDP was not as bad as expected -1.9% vs -2.7% & 0.7% last time. USOil – continues under pressure, down to $64.08 (14-week lows) yesterday – recovered to test $68.00 today – expectations continue to grow that OPEC+, will put on hold plans to add 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of supply in January at their meeting tomorrow. Gold finally some intra-day volatility – Powell surprise spiked to $1808 – before testing $1770 with a couple of hours, back to $1788 now. FX markets – Yen rallied USDJPY dipped to 112.50, back to 113.40 now, EURUSD now 1.1326 & Cable steadied to 1.3300-1.3330. European Open – December 10-yr Bund future down -11 ticks at 172.26, slightly outperforming versus Treasury futures. Central bankers may be getting more nervous about inflation outlook, but Omicron clearly is clouding over growth outlook & in Europe at least that will boost the arguments of the cautious camp at the central banks. US yields remain firmly below the levels seen before the new virus variant hit the headlines & sentiment is likely to remain jittery, even if stocks are set to back up from yesterday’s lows, with DAX & FTSE 100 future posting gains of 0.9% and 0.7% respectively & a 1.4% jump in the NASDAQ leading US futures higher. Data releases today kicked off with a big miss for German Retail sales (-0.3% vs 1.0%), higher UK house prices & firmer CPI from CHF. Today – PMIs (EZ & UK),US Markit Final Manufacturing PMIs, US ADP and ISM Manufacturing PMI, JTC and OPEC meetings, BoE’s Bailey and Fed’s Powell & Yellen testify. Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDJPY (+0.60%) Risk-sensitive currencies remain volatile, from a slide to 76.65 yesterday, today a rally to 77.80. Currently MAs aligned higher, MACD signal line & histogram over 0 and rising, RSI dipping from 70.00 at 58, Stochastic remain OB. H1 ATR 0.172, Daily 0.84. Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Stuart Cowell Head Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
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