Trading Levels and Reports for October 26, 2012 - Cannon Trading

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Trading Levels and Reports for October 26, 2012

Jump to a section in this post:

1. Market Commentary
2. Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Economic Reports for Thursday October 25, 2012


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Mental Risk Management


“When you learn what not to do in order not to loose, only then can you begin to learn what to do in order to win” Edwin Lefevre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator


1. Managing Position Size

Size envy can make traders take larger positions than they should. Most people can’t walk straight into a gym and bench press 300lbs. Traders must build up financial capacity, technical skills and emotional development, judging progress against their own levels not others.


2. Dreaming of a Big Win

This is the earmark of a beginner. The key to success is consistency, steadily achieving profits with a simple sound process and using runners catch the larger moves or position trade with a separate broker account. A successful athlete focuses on the steps to achieve results not the results.


3. Vengeance Trading

Vengeance trading is when a trader takes a hit and wants to get even with the market risking financial, emotional capital. The angry trader wants revenge, to prove they were right, so they stubbornly enter in the same direction as the loosing trade, focusing on where the trade did not go, rather than where another trade could go in a market which is always impersonal and never wrong.


4. Boredom

The mind will go to great lengths to avoid boredom. A Gamblers Anonymous maxim holds that gambling, or overtrading, is a sign of boredom, so recognize when you are becoming bored and dismiss it as a false emotional trigger.


5. The Averaging Down Sin

Averaging down is adding to a looser, with the hope that it will turn around, without regard for the reality of what your charts are telling you. Never average down, you are stubbornly refusing to admit you are wrong.


6. Are you Trading Intelligently or Gambling

Successful traders trigger when the odds are favourable. Gamblers trigger on hope. A gambler can’t explain why they won other than they had a “gut feeling”. They trade for excitement, with no plan or discipline, unwilling to accept reality, believing they can have good things without effort.

The Gamblers Anonymous 12-steps can help control loses. For example,

“Make a searching and fearless moral and financial inventory of ourselves” Know why you want to be a trader, what you expect to get out of it and whether you really have the right support and financial basis to trade.

“Admit to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs” Keep an honest trading journal and have an accountability group, be it other traders, friends or family.

“Continue to take a personal inventory, and when we are wrong, promptly admit it” When in a bad trade admit it and get out. You must take personal responsibility for your actions and not blame others or “The market”.


Trading can be enjoyable and social, gambling is lonely and heartbreaking, The Recovery Book sums it up in one sentence “To gamble risking progressive deterioration OR Not to gamble and develop a better way of life”.



Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time.


Contract Dec. 2012  SP500 (big & Mini) Nasdaq100 (big & Mini) Dow Jones (big & Mini) Mini Russell Dollar Index
Resistance 3 1432.40 2700.00 13203 832.47 488.17
Resistance 2 1424.55 2687.00 13151 826.73 485.33
Resistance 1 1415.40 2668.00 13085 819.57 483.37
Pivot 1407.55 2655.00 13033 813.83 480.53
Support 1 1398.40 2636.00 12967 806.67 478.57
Support 2 1390.55 2623.00 12915 800.93 475.73
Support 3 1381.40 2604.00 12849 793.77 473.77
Contract Dec Gold Dec. Silver Dec. Crude Oil Dec. Bonds Dec. Euro
Resistance 3 1737.3 3288.0 88.36 148 17/32 1.3087
Resistance 2 1728.1 3257.0 87.56 147 28/32 1.3058
Resistance 1 1720.7 3235.5 86.84 147 11/32 1.3004
Pivot 1711.5 3204.5 86.04 146 22/32 1.2975
Support 1 1704.1 3183.0 85.32 146  5/32 1.2921
Support 2 1694.9 3152.0 84.52 145 16/32 1.2892
Support 3 1687.5 3130.5 83.80 144 31/32 1.2838
Contract Dec. Corn Dec. Wheat Jan. Beans Dec. SoyMeal Dec. bean Oil
Resistance 3 762.1 883.5 1575.67 488.17 51.96
Resistance 2 757.7 881.3 1571.33 485.33 51.80
Resistance 1 749.8 877.0 1567.67 483.37 51.63
Pivot 745.4 874.8 1563.33 480.53 51.47
Support 1 737.6 870.5 1559.7 478.6 51.3
Support 2 733.2 868.3 1555.33 475.73 51.14
Support 3 725.3 864.0 1551.67 473.77 50.97


5. Economic Reports

All times are Eastern time Zone (EST)


Date 4:08pm Currency Impact Detail Actual Forecast Previous Graph

Oct 26
 2:00am EUR
GfK German Consumer Climate
5.9 5.9
2:00am EUR
German Import Prices m/m
0.3% 1.3%
3:00am EUR
Spanish Unemployment Rate
25.2% 24.6%
8:30am USD
Advance GDP q/q
1.9% 1.3%
8:30am USD
Advance GDP Price Index q/q
2.0% 1.6%
9:55am USD
Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment
82.7 83.1
9:55am USD
Revised UoM Inflation Expectations

This is not a solicitation of any order to buy or sell, but a current market view provided by Cannon Trading Inc. Any statement of facts herein contained are derived from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as to accuracy, nor they purport to be complete. No responsibility is assumed with respect to any such statement or with respect to any expression of opinion herein contained. Readers are urged to exercise their own judgment in trading

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