Tip from the Geek 11/24–12/01/2014: And The Rally Rolls On

Top 5 Weekly Binary Options Trading Signals by the Geek

It’s still too early to call it the Santa Rally but I can call this a holiday rally, at least in the US. This week is the Thanksgiving Holiday which means we have a shortened trading week. US markets will be closed Thursday and Friday so trading in other parts of the world may be muted as well. Coming into the week the market is rising on positive economic data, earnings growth and great expectations for the holiday season. The SPX, DJI, DJT and COMP all set new highs last week and are indicated to go higher. This will also be a pretty big week for economic data. There are dozens of reports due out, all compressed into two days because of the holiday. Top of the list it the US 3rd quarter GDP estimate which I think will be stronger than expected.

 

There are of course multiple international events impacting the market as well. Surprise moves in China, Japan and Europe have currency markets swooning and equities supported on the hope free and easy money around the world. China’s People’s Bank of China made a surprise rate cut last week, totally surprising as there was no chatter such a move was even possible. On top of that there are now reports China could enact some QE of it’s own. Japan also stunned the market when seriously weaker than expected GDP numbers caused a near immediate halt to an upcoming usage tax hike and fueling speculation of Abenomics 2.0. On top of all that, comments from Mario Draghi helped to inflate expectations of more help from the ECB.

 

 

 

1. Riding A Wave Of Goodness

S&P 500

Call/Put = Call

Entry = Below 2065

Expiration = 3 Days

 

My Trading Advice

I am trading a very short term call this week, three days, because of the holiday. My longer term analysis and expectations for the market continue to be very bullish and are only getting more so by the day. The trends in economic are up, and by accounts I have read gaining momentum. Earnings growth is still strong with an average over 7.9% for the SPX, going into the strong holiday season. Technical trends are also up, which is really why I am trading so short. The back drop of earnings and economics are causing the technical picture to be what it is and what it is to me is bullish.

 

The SPX is drifting higher on weakly bullish momentum. This is key because the index is drifting higher on weak momentum. In a strong uptrend a decline in indicators that is not accompanied by a peak in prices is considered to by a positive divergence. Divergence is great for locating tops, and also good for locating stregth. Additionally, MACD is rolling over into another bullish signal and stochastic remains high in its range. The trade, a three day call with a target entry below 2065. I expect Wednesday could be a big day when all that data is released.

 

 

 

2. Germany Bounces

DAX

Call/Put = Call

Entry = Below 9800

Expiration = One Week

 

My Trading Advice

Germany, and EU markets in general, are bouncing on ECB expectations and signs of global strength. From their point of view both the US and China are still growing strong and are helping to aid German industry. In terms of the ECB Mario Draghi’s continued rhetoric of being ready to help when needed is adding lift. This week I am back into the DAX, trading a call with a target entry below 9800 and one week until expiry.

 

 

 

3. The Yen Sled

USD/JPY

Call/Put = Call

Entry = Below 118.25

Expiry = One Week

 

My Trading Advice

The yen lost a lot of ground over the past few weeks and that is not expected to stop. The currency is being impacted by weaker than expected growth, the impact of one tax hike earlier this year, expectations of QE/Abenomics 2.0 and a strong US economy. The pair is is trading above 118.00 on strong indications of further advance. I am trading a call with a target entry below 118.25 and one week until expiry.

 

 

 

4. The Oil Dance

USO/Oil ETF

Call/Put = Call

Entry = Below $28

Expiration = One Week

 

My Trading Advice

Oil prices have been dancing around for the past few months as global supply, the shale oil boom, demand expectations and wishy washy activity from OPEC have pressured prices lower. Now oil is at long term low on incredibly divergent indicators and looking like it is at a bottom….right before the OPEC meeting. The meeting, in which OPEC sets prices and production levels for next year, is highly expected to produce a cut but there is no guarantee of that as OPEC also appears to be deeply divided on what to do in the face of low oil prices. I am going with the technicals, which happen to be showing a buy signal and in line with my view of a bottom. I am trading a call with a target entry below $28 and one week until expiry.

 

 

 

5. An Apple For Christmas?

Apple

Call/Put = Call

Entry = Below $117.50

Expiry = One Week

 

My Trading Advice

Apple is trending higher because it is Apple. They have iPads,iPhones, Macs and many many other products, including Pay, which is a cash cow. Not to mention that it is much cheaper after the split and attracting new buyers all the time. The technicals are bullish with MACD beginning a new peak and stochastic making a nice bullish crossover in the upper signal zone. I am trading a call on Apple with one week until expiry and a target entry below $117.50.

 

 

 

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