Posted By: Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
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Earnings reports are in full affect.
FOMC tomorrow and the markets are expecting NO CHANGE in rates tomorrow, however, traders will play close attention in an attempt to predict future hikes in 2019.
As of now markets see very slim chance for additional hikes before June 2019.
The following are suggestions on trading during FOMC days:
· 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 2925.00 with a stop at 2919.00, instead “stretch the price bands” due to volatility and place an entry order to buy at 2919.75 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!!
Chart of the US 30 year treasury bonds for your review, this market can easily go either way…..
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