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Trade Desk Signals 8/06/08 10:25 A.M.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Trade Desk Signals 8/06/08   
10:25 A.M.
 

Crude Oil Sept future
Long Crude  from $123.00        Seller and go Short at $132.00 all market hours.
Crude trades for this blog for July at 420 % of margin or $42,000 on $10,000 min. account. How’s that. It is all documented if you follow the blogs back.

Stock index futures, SP
Equity gain from start 7/29/2008  27 points or 30% of margin. 
Missed buy at 1265 by one point then it did rally hard.
New Order Sp Futures :  Move buy up 1275  with a sell Target at 1300.
 

No short orders yet.
 

T-notes 10 year
Seller short all markets at 115.16 missed by 5 ticks,
remove order, will try again.
 

Richard
 

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This is what I am doing. I am posting this for my friends who call for trading ideas.  Do your own investigation, before you trade. It hard to trade these on one input per day, but I’m trying.
When I trade sometimes I am in and out 50 times in a day.

Trade Desk Signals 8/05/08 1PM

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Crude Oil Sept future
Long Crude  from $123.00        Seller and go Short at $132.00 all market hours.
Crude trades for this blog for July at 420 % of margin or $42,000 on $10,000 min. account. How’s that. It is all documented if you follow the blogs back.

 

Stock index futures, SP
We were long form 1255.00  Sold at 1270.00 today.
15 point profit or 16.6 % of margin
Equity gain from start 7/29/2008  27 points or 30% of margin. 

 

New Order Sp Futures  I will buy back at 1265  with a sell Target at 1290.

 

No short orders yet.

 

T-notes 10 year
Seller short all markets at 115.16 missed by 5 ticks,
remove order, will try again.

 

Richard

 

Let me know if you like the format, just straight forward.

 

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Subscribe to the blog if you like it. I will make changes to the positions as needed.

 

This is what I am doing. I am posting this for my friends who call for trading ideas.  Do your own investigation, before you trade. It hard to trade these on one input per day, but I’m trying.
When I trade sometimes I am in and out 50 times in a day.

 

Trader’s Desk Signals 8/03/08 pm

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Trade Desk Signals 8/03/08
Crude Oil Sept future
Coming in flat:  Buyer at $123.00        Seller Short at $132.00 all market hours.
Crude trades for this blog for July at 420 % of margin or $42,000 on $10,000 min. account. How’s that. It is all documented if you follow the blogs back.

 

Stock index futures,  SP
We are long form 1255.00  Sell at 1270.00  all markets current at 1262.00  Sunday night market
My first blog trade close out with a 12 point gain. About 14% gain.
We had large intra day equity of 40 points, I let it slip.

 

T-notes 10 year
Seller short all markets at 115.16 open order

 

Richard

 

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I miss one post here, it was done on activerain.com/nickaby 

on 8/2/08

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This is what I am doing. I am posting this for my friends who call for trading ideas.  Do your own investigation, before you trade. It hard to trade these on one input per day, but I’m trying.
When I trade sometimes I am in and out 50 times in a day.

Trader’s Desk Signals 08/01/2008

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Trader’s Desk Signals   8/1/08  Markets going to get hot!

10:15 am

Still Flat Crude oil, on position trading.

 

Stop out of SP Sept Future with a 12 point gain about 15% on margin.

Was up as much as 40 points. Could of exited many times but looking for something bigger.

 

We liked T-notes but missed the buy by 2 ticks at 113.08 trading over 115. now, oh well.

 

I am buying back SP Sept future  at 1255 here.  Looking for a big move up.

 

My initial buy on Crude Sept the other day was right at 121.50 we had exited at 123.00

For this blog, once a day in crude is tough to enter unless I get a great price. And great prices do come.  Remember good entries lead to great trades.  Up 420% crude trades in July on posted blog trades!

 

I am really I Real Estate, trading is a hobby.

 

Sum up Long again SEPT SP at 1255.

 

Flat Crude and T-notes.

 

Richard      Smile

 

 

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These are position trades I am taking. You must do your own investigation before trading. These are daily ideas. You must remain flexible in these volatile markets.

Trade Desk Signals update

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

7/30/2008 11:00 AM

Trade Desk Signals 7/30/08
Crude Oil Sept future
The market closed us out of our Sept. Crude Position with a $1.50 profit at 123.00 as projected.
Basis one contract that would have been $1500 or 15% of margin capital
That put our Crude trades for this blog for July at 420 % of margin or $42,000 on $10,000 min. account. How that. It is all documented if you follow the blogs back.

Stock index futures,  SP
Up 30.5 handles (points) in Sp futures at 1280.50 (high trade equity)which I wanted to short term sell 1280 but didn’t type it fast enough, so I will stay long for this message to 1295 target.  I think we have one more push to go higher.
There is a big profit on this position and it must go out positive. Move the stop up to 1262.00, this is the first blog trade.

No position on T- Notes

Richard  Smile

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Trade Desk Signals for 7/30/08

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Long Sept SP futures from 1250 –  last 1262 up about 12.00 points  up about 13% of margin on the day.

Long Sept Crude Oil from 121.50   = last 121.90  up. 40 cents  about 4% of margin on day.

Missed T-notes 10 year by 2 ticks and it also went up handsomely.

Sell Sept Crude at 123.00 to close

Sell Sept SP at 1295 to close

or stop at 1254.00 on position.

Our crude is up over 400% over the past month.

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Trader’s Desk 7/29/08

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Trader’s Desk update 12:00 noon 7/29/08

I Long the 1250 Sp futures September

Long the Sept crude at 121.50

We miss the 10 year US notes by 2 ticks yesterday ot buy at 113.08, so no position taken.

So long Sp Sept from 1250

Long Sept Crude Oil $121.50

Richard

This is what I’m doing, do your own investigation before you trade.

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Trader’s Desk

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

For my friends who call me for market ideas just look here.

Trader’s desk

Trader timing 7/27/08  18:37 eastern time

For Sept Crude oil I will buy new short term low at $121.50 or breakout above 124.55

Sept. SP Future, I will hold long here longing for good pop.

If  flat SP’s Futures buy under 1250 or breakout 1262

10 year treasury notes future September, buy at 113 08 or breakout at 114.

Let me know what you think.

 

Richard

Crude oil 60 min. sept future 07/28/2008 pm

crude oil 60 min 07 28 08

 Chart courtesy of TradeStation Securities

 

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Oil slides further!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Oil slides further, to 132.10 intra day today 7/16/2008. If you follow my blog, posted on 7/10/2008 10:19 pm, “Could oil be in for a greasing?” I put a sell on oil. It hit 147.10 on the open the next morning and has it a drop as much as $15.00 a barrel intra day in 6 days. I don’t know if you are familiar with leverage in the futures market but, that’s big money.

Why do I follow this? Yes I trade it. But also it is what we are all about. We need oil keep getting stung for a while. I got it going down into the double digits. We will see if I am right.  This will give us time to organize and finally get rid of oil dependency.

You can monitor my calls by subscribing to my blog. It may be the best thing you have done in sometime. I will add to this stock index futures (broad market) comments soon.

I have been trading 30 years and well, you’ll see.

 

Richard  Wink

 

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Bad oil habit!

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

            Oil, runs it all, don’t let anyone fool you. It runs it all. Many economists say it is not the same as the 70’s. Well as you will find if you read my blog, nothing is ever exactly the same. That’s what makes it challenging to follow. Yes, it is not the same percentage of our economy as it was in the 70’s. But, it is a much greater concentration of wealth growing into the oil producer’s hands.  Estimates of 500 billion or more a year now goes to the oil producers. This blog was not meant to be political; however it is hard not to enter this arena. It is so important to all of us.

           Let us look at the notion that we would most likely not be in Iraq but for oil. And if not for oil we would not be in Afghanistan.  Not because Afghanistan has oil but because of the wealth effect of oil, it’s politics has brought enemies. I’ll leave it at that. This is really a real estate based blog.

          I think most of us will agree that there are multiple solutions to this crisis of oil. There are short term ideas and long term. I believe it has to all go together. Short term, we need government legislation, although I hate intervention in markets however, we need some fast action to reverse the tide.
 

        Lets put all energy consumption on a on balanced basis.
If you buy a gas guzzler, you should be taxed. The tax should be used to reduce the cost of gas efficient vehicles, hybrids, electric etc. to lower the average energy usage per vehicle. This way people can shop and  buy vehicles that they could not afford to on their own. Most people who would buy small energy efficient vehicle and don’t want the prestigious vehicles can’t afford them.

        This is kind of a trade off. You see if you just have to have the big SUV or the like, you can empower someone to get an extremely efficient vehicle to balance your needs. This concept was used in the American Civil war. One person could pay another to go to war in their stead. I know it is not the same but the concept affordability is enhancing the greater need. 

        Our vehicle fleet, if I’m not mistaken, vehicle that are 11 year old or younger account for 90 % of the vehicle miles used. Or somewhere close to it. But just for concept lets say that is true. If my rule is applied, this would, in 11 years cut energy use by 2/3 or so. 

        If a SUV getting 10 miles to a gallon subsidized a hybrid getting 55 mils to a gallon. The average would be 32.5 miles per gallon. This is a very dramatic increase. Let say the car the subsidized person would of bought, if they didn’t receive the subsidy got 25 mile to a gallon that would be an average of 17.5 mile per gallon. The net difference would be 15 miles to the gallon or about an 88% increase in economy for the average of the two vehicles.

        You can see how fast the saving would mount. And lets put more economical electric cars like the GM Volt. About a $30,000 small electric can which need some help to get it out there to reduce our average consumsion.

       This is easy to do, we just need legislative action. Write you Senator, Congressperson, Governor and anyone else who must act to force us to save ourselves.

       I’m not saying this is a perfect idea but there are few other out there.
The long term issue of renewable energy, new sources of energy and new kinds of energy must be pursued vigilantly. However my plan would put relief into place immediately and in about a year we would have made a difference. Instead of using more we would have used less.

       I personally have a hybrid mid-size SUV for almost 3 years.  I am incorporating geo thermal heat and air conditioning in my new homes along with solar electric generation and a host of energy saving ideas.  Everything is important, not to mention global warming.

       Intervention is important now. In 1973 we said it wouldn’t happen, again we learned our lesson. In 1979 we had another shot at learning. This time is different we are losing our prosperity that our fathers and grandfathers fought so hard to preserve and gave their lives for. Our system of life is being threatened. Look at the massive shift in wealth going on.        Let us do something about it. A letter could change the world. Think of our children. Do what you can do in your daily life.

A special thought for all of us,
 

Richard    Smile

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