Insights into trading ( or not….) on FOMC days & Levels 6.13.2018
Posted By:- Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
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- Reduce trading size
- Be extra picky = no trade is better than a bad trade
- Choose entry points wisely. Look at longer time frame support and resistance for entry. Take the approach of entering at points where you normally would have placed protective stops. Example, trader x looking to go long the mini SP at 2765.00 with a stop at 2759.00, instead “stretch the price bands” due to volatility and place an entry order to buy at 2759.75 and place a stop a few points below in this hypothetical example ( consider current volatility along with support and resistance levels).
- Expect the higher volatility during and right after the announcement
- Expect to see some “vacuum” ( low volume, big zigzags) right before the number.
- Consider using automated stops and limits attached to your entry order as the market can move very fast at times.
- Know what the market was expecting, learn what came out and observe market reaction for clues
- Be patient and be disciplined
- If in doubt, stay out!!
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Futures Trading Levels
|Contract September 2018||SP500 #ES_F||Nasdaq100 #NQ_F||Dow Jones #YM_F||Mini Russell #RTY_F||BitCoin Index #XBT_F|
|Contract||August Gold #GC_F||July Silver #SI-F||July Crude Oil #CL-F||Sept. Bonds #ZB_F||June Euro #6E_F|
|Resistance 3||1312.8||17.19||67.48||143 23/32||1.1878|
|Resistance 2||1308.8||17.09||67.09||143 11/32||1.1846|
|Resistance 1||1304.3||16.99||66.65||143 3/32||1.1801|
|Support 1||1295.8||16.78||65.82||142 15/32||1.1724|
|Support 2||1291.8||16.68||65.43||142 3/32||1.1692|
|Support 3||1287.3||16.58||64.99||141 27/32||1.1647|
|Contract||July Corn #ZC_F||July Wheat #ZW_F||July Beans #ZS_F||July SoyMeal #ZM_F||July Nat Gas #NG_F|
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