Crude Oil Futures Update

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002/23/2016 Natural gas sell signal

Posted on 2/23/2016 1:27:25 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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002/18/2016 Natural gas sell signal

Posted on 2/22/2016 1:51:51 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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002/18/2016 Natural gas sell signal

Posted on 2/19/2016 1:30:09 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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Options Play: The Crude Freeze

Posted on 2/19/2016 1:22:25 PM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

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TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: The Crude Freeze

After comments by major world producers, is the freeze on or not?

 

Fundamentally, earlier in the week Crude Oil futures poised a slight rally off of the lows after Russia and Saudi Arabia, two of the world's largest producers, stated they would freeze production. I had to think to myself, another ploy to spike prices? Today Russia recanted. With supplies at record levels here in the U.S., Russia is stating that they may not be able to enforce the freeze. Hey at least they are being truthful.

Crude rallied on Friday for the first time in three days on this news. In the past OPEC, which Saudi Arabia is the cartel's largest producer, hasn't been able to stick to supply cuts. That's why OPEC is famous for so called cheating. One has to wonder if Russia admittingly will not be able to freeze production, will Saudi Arabia even try? Let the cheating begin.


CME Options On Futures: The Basics: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

 

Technically, on the daily chart below I have placed my favorite technical indicators.  I call this combination of indicators the "10/20/50/BB/ Trend Finder" strategy. They are the 10 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, red line), the 20 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, green line), and the 50 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, royal blue line). I have also added the Bollinger Bands (BB's, light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (red and green bars with the wicks).

 

 

MOVING AVERAGE FORMULAS AND STRATEGY GUIDE:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=3&ap=mmckinne

 

On the daily chart above, for the moment it appears the sell off is over and the April Crude Oil market in the short term is in a range for now building a base. This is indicated to me by the 10 and 20 day SMA's pointing sideways. In the medium term the market is still in a downward trend. This is indicated to me by the 50 day SMA pointing on a slope down and the market trading below the indicator.

I figured this out by placing my favorite indicators on the charts and studying them which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 80% of all my research from most of the time. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if I'm using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

 

Option Play:  

For exact details on other types of trading strategies, risk, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com. In addition, I am by no means "married" to a market. I like to make trade recommendations to my clients in the direction of the existing trend whether the market be the precious metals, currencies, financials, softs, or grains..

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" -B.B. King

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTION'S STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURE'S PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS COMMISSIONS.


Posted on 2/17/2016 6:52:05 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


002/09/2016 Natural gas sell signal

Posted on 2/16/2016 1:27:46 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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002/09/2016 Natural gas sell signal

Posted on 2/12/2016 2:32:35 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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002/09/2016 Natural gas sell signal

Posted on 2/10/2016 1:38:07 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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Posted on 2/10/2016 6:16:43 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


002/09/2016 Natural gas sell signal

Posted on 2/9/2016 2:11:48 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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Posted on 2/3/2016 6:30:46 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


Posted on 2/3/2016 6:25:58 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


002/02/2016 Naturale gas buy signal

Posted on 2/2/2016 1:26:56 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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01/20/16 Crude oil sell signal

Posted on 2/1/2016 12:41:18 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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01/20/16 Crude oil sell signal

Posted on 1/29/2016 1:41:53 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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01/20/16 Crude oil sell signal

Posted on 1/29/2016 1:39:47 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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01/20/16 Crude oil sell signal

Posted on 1/28/2016 1:34:40 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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01/20/16 Crude oil sell signal

Posted on 1/27/2016 1:35:55 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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Posted on 1/27/2016 6:41:29 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


01/20/16 Crude oil sell signal

Posted on 1/26/2016 1:14:53 PM by: Larry Baer, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0112.

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