Market Commentary and Videos

Iron Condors

February 21, 2017
What is an Iron Condor? An iron condor occurs when an option trader combines a bear call spread and a bull put spread. It is essentially combining two credit spreads as one trade. The trade is executed by buying a... Read more

Dollar Index and What to Expect This Week

February 20, 2017
Today's US Equity Market Commentary reviews the week commencing February 19, 2017. Looking at the Dollar Index from a top-down approach, the monthly time-frame is looking pretty much the same as last week. The Weekly chart is also confirming this,... Read more

European Market Outlook: Markets Hunkering Down for the US Holiday Weekend

February 17, 2017
MARKETS US TSY FUTURES: UST futures are lower in Asia, again in modest volume, with the market hunkering down ahead of the long US holiday weekend. The 5Y note was last 1/32 lower at 117 23/32, with 26,000 lots traded.... Read more

Daily CME Market Study

February 16, 2017
We're looking for bullish trend continuation for the NASDAQ today. The dollar remains strong. However, the Euro is nearing support and buyers may enter the market, weakening the dollar. Continued downward pressure is expected for the day in the 10-year... Read more

Rooster Call: Nothing New from the FED

February 15, 2017
Hit the Mark Trading's Brief Review of Overnight Market Action Setting the Tone for the Trading Day FED Summary Janet Yellen spoke yesterday basically saying nothing new. I honestly cannot remember a time when the FED rose rates in March. Why... Read more

Dollar Index Directional Bias

February 14, 2017
Today's US Equity Market Commentary reviews the week commencing February 12, 2017. On the daily chart of the Dollar Index, we're currently in an overall downtrend, but with some signs of a bullish market recently. Key levels on the monthly... Read more

ICE Softs Fast Facts: El Niño on the Radar Screen

February 10, 2017
El Niño on the Radar Screen The weather right now is relatively benign in the key growing areas with fairly neutral conditions. Areas that were previously parched, such as India, Thailand, and northern Brazil have all had a pick-up in... Read more

European Market Outlook: Demand in Dollar-Yen and a Surging Nikkei

February 10, 2017
MARKETS US TSYS: USTs are lower again in Asian trade, extending losses seen in the US session Thursday. The curve was little changed, a touch flatter for choice as the long Bond was off the session lows. The yield on... Read more

There Will be a Time to Consider a Bear Put Spread

February 9, 2017
The market has been on quite a run higher lately with the S&P 500 looking to potentially test highs from last year. Maybe the market will continue to move higher but traders need to be prepared like Boy Scouts just... Read more

Daily CME Market Study

February 9, 2017
The NASDAQ is leading the way for the US Index Futures. We're looking for new highs today in the NASDAQ. Dan expects interest rates to take a break and experience an inside day for today. Crude Oil is expected to... Read more