It will be interesting to see what the first major earnings from banks do for this week’s extreme volatility. The pulse of the trading community is hoping for things to calm down a bit and return to “normal”. Many traders are frantically searching for bottoms, but wiser traders are warning to just plan and be read to react to what the market brings. We can make whatever assumptions we want, but we will never be able to consistently predict what the market will do at the right time without a ton of luck.
Coming into the premarket, Nasdaq futures climbed above yesterday’s high, up 1.50% as of 07:20 EST. Crude Oil also trading bullish since the open of the futures session. Headlines giving credit of higher prices to oversupply fears. Gold and Euro futures neutral so far.
Volume check showing another premarket of strength across the board with NQZ18, CLX18, and GCZ18 all above 100K of volume.
Nothing significant scheduled on the economic calendar today.
Happy Monday! No change over the weekend for Nasdaq Futures. After a bit of sideways action (or lack thereof) we see selloff continue in the European market hours before bouncing back to the 5-minute VWAP in the premarket.
As for the economic outlook not much scheduled for the week, however this week kicks off the Q3 earnings season. JP Morgan will be the first major company to release earnings Friday. Interested to see what this earnings season brings as Q2 earnings season came with a suppression of volatility.
Volume check showing some strength to kick off the week with GCZ18 and CLX18 above 100K by 08:00 EST. CL trading slightly bearish so far while GC already down by 1.09%. Euro futures experiencing a similar selloff as Gold futures.
New journal format, no longer doing the “At the bell” notes. This should help me focus by removing possible anxiety which leads to a FOMO play, either in the moment or later down the road because I missed something good in the first few minutes of the open. If I see something worth noting at that time, it will go in the COB Recap.
Spent most of the weekend just clearing my mind and emotions from the struggles of last week. Only reviewed some charts and my strategy a little just to verify some things.
So far today, market getting off to a strong start as has been the case for the past few weeks with good volume and volatility for the premarket. As usual, in the news more “trade wars” and the last bit of earnings to look out for. Hopefully we get some good volatility this week, however I feel fully prepared for whatever happens.
My main goal this week is to be consistent and disciplined with my strategy. Looking for the best entries and exits to give me the best opportunities by the design of my strategy. As far as the crippling fear, I have to keep in mind that it will take 10 full risk unit losses in a row to blow out my account, so I have absolutely nothing to worry about with how unlikely that is to happen.
Well, NQ was much better than every day last week. Actually, much better than I was expecting which resulted in me missing an entry that would have hit target. It’s all good because I later got in for half of the profit.
Now for my enemy CL (LOL). It took all of that above stated profit plus some before deciding to drop on a move that I never had a strategy-based entry. Needless to say, I’m beyond pissed with CL today. But have to remember that moves like this are rare and stick to my strategy which is better for the norm. I will get my revenge!!! Bwahahahahaaaa!
I didn’t lose much today so it’s all good. Stay consistent and disciplined all week. ?