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Steve, how does one access the "Ciovacco Historical
Perspective Charts?" I would imagine you need to be a
He puts out a weekly video via Twitter on Friday Night
Hi Matt/steve, is today highly likely to be a trend day?
you can see the trades on SPX upper left and the IWM 2nd entry
at the bottom right. Stats show the SPX. The IWM is similar
Hi Matt... are the McClellan Systems posted somewhere on your
website or do we just have to pay attention to the posts on the
Community page. Will McClellan system open and closes be posted to
the SMS alerts? Thanks for all you do!
they are not listed on the website yet. Though I'm going to add
a section to the Systems section area. I'm not sure if I plan to
send them out, I may do so, but at first I'll be adding some
general info to that section describing them along with some
I can also add those McClellan systems to smaller time frames,
for example here's a 60 min chart of SPX, you can see the trades
it's taken (more than the daily). LOL looks like it took 4 entries
yesterday. Clearly I'm not setup to send out signals to intra day
systems like that. The only way that would work would be to have
one ones computer to have it fully automated take the trades
Here's the statistics on all 4 Index McClellan Bollinger Band
stats. Mostly the same. Otherwise the data goes back much further
on the SPX to 1980, but much less so on the others with the Russell
data going back the least
20 k share blocks bid at 2.80 woke AAZZF up
Is that a
VIX buy signal I
100 point bounces? Geezsh Got to give it up to the
algo boys -- trading to the penny off of Matt's charts :) That TICK
chart is worth the cost of admission!
glad you find that useful, yes price got pretty close to that
next pivot - let me rephrase that it did. that next Tick pivot is
4339, the high was 4337, so 2 points. I like to use +/- 3/5 points
with those. The 4307 is now support since we are above it
that's the look - it's hard to quantify that in a system with
numbers, but visually is very obvious when you see the MA ribbon
and BPT MA deluxe like that, and of course the 13 Demark was just
icing on the cake
FOLD lookin' nice!
ASPS back above horizontal support
$VIX has a chance of closing within the upper band if the market
holds up into the close. Currently at 20.17, while the upper band
is at 20.45
SPY System: Another winner! If you only took these
trades the site is a Homerun!
Shorting XLB here. Chart is from last night's newsletter,
updated to today
Ok, timebandit, you were right-on, with the 61.8 Fib on the SPY
trade; so, I will join you on this one. It looks
Jury is still out on SPY and the markets. Breadth has been
strong. I don't regret taking profits where I did, and you're right
that XLB looks vulnerable, but I'm feeling pretty cautious on the
short side here with the earnings wild cards in the mix
Thanks! Grabbed some and up so far
AAZZF is testing an up-channel on my daily. Don't like that it's
sat for so long on that line. Needs to hold here. That 200 SMA is a
long way down there.
Sorry. Not an up channel. Just trendline support as I drew
Yeah AAZZF needs to bounce. Or buy weakness ?
How do I get system trade alerts on my phone. I generally
miss them as I can only get to review after close and next day most
of the time the trade has moved significantly.
go to Account on the website, click on SMS button
click on SMS preferences - you have to add membership, then it
will have you input your phone number - you then have to check your
phone for a code that the systems sends to you for verification,
and you have to come back to that section and enter the
verification code to confirm
Very helpful - I've just gone and added this as well
Hey, Matt; Thanks for the SPY Call System trade. Got out
at 61.8 Fib. (See market is pulling back a little now.)
In any case, I made enough from this one trade to keep up my
subscription for many years in the future!
FB retesting trendline breakdown. Tempted to short this with a
small position. Reports after the close 7/27 or on 7/28 (seeing
Did not take this short. Market a little too strong for me at
someone asked me how could they trim a position if they only
bought 1 option, that's true you can't split an option
that's why for options if you wish to have that 'trim'
opportunity in the future do more than 1 option as your baseline
multiple for the 1st entry. Remember I show 1 as a baseline
structure, with the 2nd entry as double the 1st and the 3rd as
triple the first.
1st, 2nd, 3rd entries: 1, 2, 3. or 2, 4, 6, or 3, 6, 9, or
5, 10, 15 and so on following that 1,2,3 multiple - those are
examples of following that multiple
it's whatever fits your risk profile and account size guys
Trim single option position - a couple of ways to trim a
profitable single option position while still allowing for some
upside is to either "cover" the position (sell a call against it)
or "collar" it (sell a call and buy a put). I typically just sell a
call...often near or in the money.
jtsurfah, thanks for the idea. I sold a call near the close
before the EOD drop.
Nice trade...for now anyway
Starting with a long call into an
oversold situation and covering it to take in some premium once the
easy money is made is one of my favorite ways to get into a bullish
spread tread. Depending on the circumstances, if you get the
initial move you expect, you can often sell a call against the
naked call that will completely eliminate possibility of any losses
on the overall trade (other than a portion of unrealized gains),
but still alow for some upside in the form of premium. Or you
can take some more risk and sell an out of the money call for a lot
more potential pop (if you're right).
yep that's a good point, you can do creative things using
spreads etc, which I'm not an expert of, but yes
Thanks, or you could simply just delta hedge half of your
position i.e sell 50 SPY shares/CFD's to effectively "lock in" half
of your option call contract. Once you fully close out the option
you can then just close out the half SPY portion with it
I'm going to keep it simple and just buy 2 options.
@Matt - just curious what will trigger the currently open SPY
trend/pull back trade to exit?
in the meantime aazzf maybe a falling wedge pattern on the
hoping for some news soon on AAZZF - let's hope, would like to
see a reversal from this downtrend
$SPX - Chart Link- 5 min, price trying for that
$SPX - Chart Link- we blew through two TICK
pivots today. The next one is so far up that it's not worth
discussing at this stage, best to focus on that fill from yesterday
and other stuff
Market may want next TICK if strength continues. Strong buy dip
$SPX - Chart Link- filled the gaparoo
great job Matt! Im out...thx
Quick update on yesterday's SPY system 1st entry
As you know we use both versions of the Trend/Pullback. I'll
exit 50% of this system trade when the system at the top of this
image exits, it's the one that is easier to exit to reduce risk.
Even with today's rally the aggressive exit version will not be
exiting, however it could do so tomorrow should the market be up
currently on the SPY Trend/Pullback the aggressive exit version
needs a close above the 8 day SMA to exit. Trying to get a hold of
my programmer, I want him to add an EMA option to that, I want to
also test the 8 and 9 EMA against that to see which is better.
Price may be closing over the 8 or 9 EMA today but NOT the 8 SMA,
so I wish to test that. If the 25 year history ends up favoring the
EMA over the SMA I'll switch to that and send a trade alert out
so I got the code update, ran the backtest back to 1995 testing
the 7- 10 SMA along with the 7 - 10 EMA as short term exit
here's the results. The image, the area in gray is what we use
the 8 SMA. The test that made the most money was using the 10
SMA but max draw down goes away up for obvious reasons.
The 8 SMA appears to be just slightly better than the 8
The 9 EMA is slightly better with an 11 profit favtor, and the
10 EMA is the best overall with a 12 profit factor and same max
Currently the 9 EMA on the SPY is 431.58, current price is now
431.14 and the high was 432.08 so it was above that intra day
Which are you intending to use as the exit for
“Harder-to-enter, easier-to-exit” system trade
the 9 EMA - too bad price won't be closing over it, it was above
it 15 min ago.
as far as which systems? I've made that clear many times, I use
both. I use the harder to enter a long position. For exiting that
position I then I use the (easier to exit version ) to exit 1/2 the
trade (usually the option) and keep long the ETF based on the one
that holds longer as it makes more profit, and I place a stop at
CYDY - Chart Link-
MBI - Chart Link-
FND - Chart Link- nice moves on these
EQH - Chart Link-
SEER - Chart Link- also this one
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