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Ratings watch 2015

10 January 2015 - 17:04 pm

After Germany had their review yesterday I’ve been out and about getting the various agencies release list for 2015

I’m on the hunt for the Reuters list which knocks them all together but until I find that here’s the full lists from Fitch, S&P and Moody’s

Russia is sweating on S&P to finish it’s review by the end of Jan and Italy is up at the end of March. Many eyes will be on the UK after the election with Fitch and S&P reviewing June 12th.

Trading Rules & A Trading Plan

29 September 2014 - 10:30 am

There is a saying if you do not know where you are going…how will you get anywhere. There is some what of an analogy with trading and having rules and a trading plan. When you follow trading rules which match your personality along with your trading plan, you are on a path to just let the probabilities occur. Every facet of your trading needs to be thought out. It is not easy developing a trading plan with rules…however once you have it in place & accept the fact that any trade is 50/50 & does not have to work…your edge over time could possibly provide you a rising equity curve.

When you have trading rules & you follow it……you reduce the anxiety and stress levels. You know you need to follow your plan because the only certainty when trading is complete uncertainty. If you think you know where any market is going and do not put on a protective stop…Good luck and would bet you will encounter a huge shock one day.

Part of your trading rules are what to buy or sell

How much to buy or sell

When to get out with a profit or loss… >> Read More

  • UK FTSE -0.4%
  • German DAX -1.2%
  • French CAC -0.7%
  • Italy MIB -2.2%
  • Spain IBEX -1.2%

The S&P 500 continues to pare its gains but the market is beginning to thin out ahead of the long weekend.

Yellen: “No Bubble Here”

19 June 2014 - 5:33 am

Janet Yellen was asked if there is something out of place with the S&P hitting all time highs at a time when even she (not to mention numerous other Fed presidents) discuss froth in the bond markets. Her answer: no. Specifically, based on some “model” the Fed watches to get a “feeling” for valuations, she concluded the equity valuations are not out of historical norms.

In other words, “no bubble here.”

And here is what JPM had to say about that.

Even assuming trailing earnings are valid, sustainable, and not goosed by the Fed itself (not to mention non-GAAP accounting gimmickry): the most recent median S&P 500 Price to Earnings ratio as of this moment is higher than 89% of all P/E prints in the history of the market. Said otherwise, equities have only been more expensive just about 10% in the history of the S&P.


NF-ICONJack Schwager: You have picked a lot of traders in your career. What do you look for when you hire a trader?

Michael Platt: I want market makers, people who know that anything can happen. The type of guy  I don’t want is an analyst who has never traded – the type of person who does a calculation on a computer, figures out where a market should be, puts on a big trade, gets caught up in it, and doesn’t stop out. And the market is always wrong; he’s not. Market makers know that the market is always right. You are wrong if you are losing money for any reason at all. Market makers have that drilled into their head. They know value is irrelevant in times of market stress; it’s all about positions. They understand the markets will trade against positions. They get it. It is built into their books. It colors the way they think. I look for the type of guy in London who gets up at seven o’clock on Sunday morning when his kids are still in bed, and logs onto a poker site so that he can pick off the U.S. drunks coming home on Saturday night. I hired a guy like that. He usually clears 5 or 10 grand every Sunday morning before breakfast taking out the drunks playing poker because they’re not very good at it, but their confidence has gone up a lot. That’s the type of guy you want – someone who understands an edge. Analysts, on the other hand, don’t think about anything else other than how smart they are.

Wednesday18NovemberNF-1903Last Close : 6547

Above is Daily Chart of Nifty Future

We need Three (3 ) Consecutive close above 6593 +Weekly close will create Fresh Buying Wave

Next Target : 7363-7720 level.

11th Week (including this week )…………will see Unexpected level in Nifty Future

-Yesterday after kissing 6602.80 it crashed Intraday to 6522 level !!


Yesterday’s low very Crucial for Traders.

Decisive Break with volumes below 6524 level and stays below for 15-20 minutes ,We see PANIC upto 

6498——————-6489 level.

& There after more Panic upto 6463—6454 is possible.

Yesterday’s High Crucial Hurdle for Traders ,Crossover and stays above 6602 level with  volumes will take to 6635 level.

Laxman Rekha for Traders at 6644 level.

Anything is possible-ASR

Nifty Future will it kiss 6650 First…………………or Will it tumble to kiss  6450————–6410 level ??

Again Writing :Buy 6700-6800 put and Forget.Buy 6400 Put too.


Connecting : 6239——————————6480 …………….Fallen back from 6603 level !

This will act as Crucial Hurdle ,Yes Long Term Formation of Inverse Head & Shoulder formation on Weekly CHART

Updated at 7:54/14th March/Baroda/India


Perhaps it was his comments today that “a construction boom is coming… tune out the noise and enjoy the bull market” due to lower oil costs and improving weather; but it appears JPMorgan and the permabull are about to part company after 15 years:


It is unclear if Lee’s next career will be as waterboy for Ben Bernanke on his $250,000/speech global speech tour. What is, however, likely is that in his place JPM will simply unleash an algorithm that keeps raising JPM’s “official” S&P500 price target to 100 points above wherever the S&P may be at any given moment.

Positives & Negatives of this Week

25 January 2014 - 10:16 am


1. Average gas price in 2013 was a 3-year low.
2. Initial jobless claims come in 4k  lower than expected.
3. Existing home sales (December) rose for the first time in 3 months, making 2013’s total the highest in 7 years.
4. IMF boosts global growth forecasts, showing how shallow positive news was this week.
5. Bad news seems to be bad news again, and good news is good news.  Surely this is positive news.
6. AAII Bulls down to a 2-month low (excessive bullishness is not healthy).
7. MBA said refi’s jumped 9.9%
8. China’s economy grows 7.7% in Q4


1. For the first time in 3 months the S&P 500 and Dow both close below their 50-day moving averages.
2. HSBC’s China Manufacturing PMI came in at 49.6 (contraction) which is its lowest reading since July, this sent S&P futures deep into the red and triggered the 2 day sell-off.
3. US Existing Home Sales in December totaled 4.87mm annualized, 60k less than expected.
4. It looks like January will be the first red month since August.
5. Argentina’s peso suffered its worst day in 12 years, emerging markets got smacked.

  • Compiled by China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP) and China Logistics Information Centre (CLIC), based on data collected by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
  • Li & Fung Research Centre is responsible for drafting and disseminating the English PMI report.

The HSBC Manufacturing PMI follows tomorrow (January 2, 0145GMT).

All major Asian FX trading centres are closed today on New Year’s Day for a holiday. As is Europe, the UK and the US.




Traders ,Investors & Readers  :

May the divine light of Diwali diyas spread peace, prosperity, pleasure & positivity around you and your family.

Here’s wishing you a very Happy Deepavali!a2342e10

Just Pray Laxmi this Evening Fii’s Money flow should Continue in Indian Market.And take blessing that will not worry about Economy ,Inflation ,Corporate Results ,Fundamentals ,Growth……..Just will think about Fii’s flow ,USD movement !



Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser, has filed patents for a new plastic manufacturing process that will allow it to make packages with material that is 75% thinner than what it’s using now, Ad Age reports.

 According to Ad Age, the new technology is being developed by P&G’s Imflux subsidiary and could save the consumer goods giant $1 billion a year by allowing it to use less plastic and different raw materials in its packaging.

It will also allow Procter & Gamble, and any company that contracts to use its new technology, to make caps and closures out of the same material as the rest of the package. According to Ad Age, the patents could also be used in toys, medical devices, and automobiles, among other places. >> Read More

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