Market Commentary and Videos

Rooster Call: Markets After French Presidential Debates

March 21, 2017
Hit the Mark Trading's Brief Review of Overnight Market Action Setting the Tone for the Trading Day In the News... Yesterday's first French Presidential debates ran over 3 hours. The media perceived centrist Emmanuel Macron's performance means he will do well... Read more

Volatility to the Rescue

March 21, 2017
Many of my students have emailed me in regard to the current market conditions. The low volatility of the broad market as well as the low option premiums (as measured in terms of implied volatility) has made trading of any... Read more

What is the Overall Trend in the Dollar Index?

March 20, 2017
Today's US Equity Market Commentary reviews the week commencing March 19, 2017. On the Dollar Index daily chart, we can see that price action tested resistance and pulled back to the down-side. We see a lower high on the weekly... Read more

European Market Outlook: Post FOMC Update

March 17, 2017
MARKETS SNAPSHOT: *** Below gives key levels of markets in the second half of the Asia-Pac session: Nikkei 225 down 67 points at 19,523.64 - ASX 200 up 23 points at 5,808.70 - Shanghai Comp. down 7.25 points at 3,261.37-JGB... Read more

Daily CME Market Study

March 16, 2017
We did get expected follow-through in the NASDAQ market. Can we maintain this momentum? Dan believes we can and is looking for continued movement to the upside. We're also looking for follow-through to the upside in the Euro. However, Dan... Read more

Rooster Call: 3 Key FOMC Events

March 15, 2017
Hit the Mark Trading's Brief Review of Overnight Market Action Setting the Tone for the Trading Day In the news... Today we have the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) eagerly anticipated monetary policy statement delivered 2PM ET. The market... Read more

ICE Softs Fast Facts: Spring Plantings Come to Focus

March 15, 2017
Springtime is nearly here and with that comes hopes for sufficient rain to get crops in the ground, but not too much so that field work and preparations are delayed. California has been drenched with far too much rain and... Read more

Bull Call Spreads and Long Calls

March 15, 2017
With the S&P 500 still not moving much lower as many had predicted up to this point, an option trader still needs to consider some bullish strategies until the market does drop. Sentiment may push stocks lower at some point,... Read more

Dollar Index Overall Trend & Short-Term Range

March 14, 2017
Today's US Equity Market Commentary reviews the week commencing March 12th, 2017. The Dollar Index is showing a nice bullish pullback on the weekly time-frame. It looks like there could be a potential retest of recent lows though. On the... Read more

Daily CME Market Study

March 9, 2017
We haven't seen any dramatic follow-through on the NASDAQ yet, but Dan expects this to occur to the upside before the end of the week. Although the Euro has remained relatively unchanged, Dan is still expecting this market to go... Read more