Mon Jul 17 Begin Extended Vacation

We will assume trading again in the first week of September. Nothing unusual in this schedule, as we have taken similar breaks in the past during the late summer months. Good trading to those who continue...

Fri Jul 14 Trades & Journal

20170714
Long 2 TF 1424.5, 1424.7, +0.7, +1.3
Short 5 TF 1426.2, 1426.3, 1427.3, 1427.3, 1427.2 -1.4, -1.5, +1.5, +1.4, +2.0
Long 2 TF 1424.1, 1424.1, +0.7, +1.5
Total TF +6.2

I will be taking a month off from the markets for the rest of July and half of August. Good trading to all still at it... Although the wretched ICE exchange still has the mini Russell volume in the TF contract, that will come to a definitive end as the Sep contracts expire and the recapture of that instrument by CME Globex under the new symbol RTY takes its inevitable hold. Long live the CME....!!

Thurs Jul 13 Trade Summary

20170713
Long 1 TF 1421.3, -1.4
Long 1 TF 1419.1, +1.5
Short 3 NQ 5703.5, 5703.5, 5704.5, -2.0, -2.0, -2.0
Long 2 NQ 5695.5, 5695.0, -2.0, -2.0
Long 2 NQ 5688.0, 5688.0, -1.0, -1.0
Long 3 NQ 5681.25, 5681.25, 5681.25, +6.0, +8.0, -1.0
Long 2 NQ 5691.25, 5691.25, +5.0, +5.0
Long 2 TF 1414.7, 1414.7, +1.0, +1.5
Total NQ +11.0
otal TF +2.4

Wed Jul 12 Trade Summary

20170712
Short 6 TF 1430.2, 1430.2, 1430.9, 1430.9, 1431.2, 1431.2 -1.4, -1.4, +1.2, +1.2, +1.0, +1.0
Short 3 TF 1432.5, 1432.5, +1.5, +2.2
Long 2 TF 1427.3, 1427.3, +1.0, -0.2
Long 1 TF 1427.3, +1.3
Long 1 TF 1425.1, -1.4
Long 3 TF 1423.7, 1423.7, 1423.7, +1.4, -0.4, -0.4
Total TF +6.6

Tues Jul 11 Trade Summary

20170711
Short 5 NQ 5695.5, 5695.75, 5697.5, 5697.75, 5698.75, -3.0, -3.0, +3.0, +2.0, -1.25
Short 2 TF 1410.2, 1410.2, 1410.2, -0.4, -0.4, -0.4
Short 2 NQ 5697.75, 5697.5, -2.0, -1.5
Short 3 TF 1410.6, 1410.6, 1410.9, +1.2, +0.7, +2.1
Short 2 TF 1410.6, 1410.4, +0.7, -0.7
Short 2 TF 1412.4, 1412.0, +0.7, +1.0
Short 1 NQ 5715.5, +5.5
Short 2 TF 1413.9, 1413.9, +0.7, +1.0
Long 1 TF 1410.5, -0.7
Long 2 TF 1406.8, 1406.8, -0.7, -0.7
Long 2 TF 1400.5, 1400.5, +2.5, +2.5
Short 2 TF 1412.1, 1412.1, +0.7, +1.2
Total NQ -0.25
Total TF +11.0

Mon Jul 10 Trade Summary

20170710
Long 1 NQ 5653.0, +5.0
Long 1 TF 1406.4, 1406.1, +0.7, -0.8
Long 1 NQ 5652.5, +10.0
Long 2 TF 1405.5, 1405.5, -0.7, -0.7
Short 2 NQ 5674.5, 5676.75, 5676.75, 5679.25, +1.0, -0.0, -3.0, -3.0
Short 2 NQ 5681.75, 5681.5, -3.0, -2.0
Short 3 NQ 5686.25, 5686.25, 5686.25, +2.0, +3.0, -0.5
Short 2 TF 1407.4, 1407.2, +0.7, -0.7
Short 2 NQ 5687.0, 5687.0, +2.0, +5.0
Short 2 TF 1408.3, 1408.3, -0.7, -0.7
Short 2 TF 1411.2, 1411.5, -0.0, -0.3
2nd Frame Trades
Short 4 TF 1413.8, 1415.0, 1415.9, 1414.8, -0.0, +1.0, -0.3, +0.7
Short 2 TF 1415.7, 1415.4, +0.7, -1.1
Short 2 TF 1416.4, 1416.5, -0.4, +0.7
Short 2 TF 1418.9, 1418.9, +1.1, +1.7
Total NQ +16.5
Total TF +1.0


First day of trading for the CME's reborn mini-Russell 2k contact. Even in the 3-min bars, there is nothing but gaps it's so thin ....so far. But we'll be done with the ICE exchange soon enough. A little more patience is all...

Fri Jul 7 Trade Summary

20170707
Short 2 YM 21347, 21347, +7, +20
Short 2 TF 1408.3, 1408.3, +1.0, +3.0
Long 1 TF 1404.1, +1.7
Total YM +27
Total TF +5.7

Thurs Jul 6 Trade Summary

20170706
Long 4 TF 1405.3, 1405.3, 1405.3, 1405.3, +1.0, +1.0, +1.3, -0.5
Long 2 TF 1405.2, 1405.2, +0.7, +2.0
Short 2 TF 1408.8, 1409.2, +0.7, +1.7
Total TF +7.9

for those trading the TF....the Russell moves back to the CME on Monday, Jul 10. ICE Sep contracts continue to trade in tandem until expiration, so there's no panic to get set up. CME streaming data feed for the Russell is only an additional $5.00. Contact your broker to verify the new contract symbol and for subscription. Unfortunately, the contract size will be maintained at $5.00 per tick,a recent change by the ICE, instead of the old CME size of $10.00.

Fri Jun 30 Trade Summary

20170630
Short 2 NQ 5683.25, 5682.75, +2.0, +3.0
Short 1 TF 1419.3, +1.5
Short 1 TF 1417.1, +2.0
Long 1 NQ 5654.0, +5.0
Long 1 TF 1414.4, -0.6
Long 2 TF 14.0, 1413.8, -0.7, -0.5
Long 2 TF 1412.8, 1412.8, +1.5, +1.0
Total NQ +10.0
Total TF +4.2

Thurs Jun 29 Trade Summary

20170629
Short 1 TF 1425.8, +2.5
Long 3 TF 1420.5, 1419.5, 1419.6, -0.1, +1.1, -0.7
Long 2 NQ 5683.5, 5683.5, -2.25, -2.25
Long 2 NQ 5678.5, 5678.5, -1.0, -1.0
Long 4 TF 1416.7, 1416.7, 1416.7, 1416.7, +2.0, +2.0, +2.0, +2.0
Short 2 TF 1421.1, 1421.2, -0.0, -0.6
Short 2 NQ 5696.25, 4697.25, -2.25, -2.25
Short 2 TF 1424.5, 1424.5, +0.1, +0.1
Short 2 NQ 5699.5, 5699.5, +8.0, +8.0
Total NQ +5.0
Total TF +10.2

Wed Jun 28 Trade Summary

20170628
Long 2 NQ 5679.00, 5678.0, +3.0, +6.0
Long 1 NQ 5679.0, +8.0
Short 3 NQ 5720.5, 5720.5, 5720.0 +2.0, -3.0, +2.0
Short 2 TF 1422.6, 1422.5, -0.1, -0.1
Short 2 TF 1426.9, 1426.7, +0.7, +3.2
Total NQ +17.0
Total TF +3.7