Market Commentary and Videos

Dollar Looking for Support

March 27, 2017
Today's US Equity Market Commentary reviews the week commencing March 26th, 2017. The Dollar Index is still pulling back from a bullish move on the weekly and monthly time-frames. It's expected this will continue as the dollar looks for support.... Read more

Daily CME Market Study

March 24, 2017
There's a lot riding on the upcoming United States Affordable Healthcare vote. It will be interesting to see how the markets react to this news. Dan is expecting a move to the upside in the index futures if the vote... Read more

European Market Outlook: Awaiting News on Obamacare Replacement

March 24, 2017
MARKETS SNAPSHOT: Below gives key levels of markets in the second half of the Asia-Pac session:-Nikkei 225 up 135 points at 19,220.64-ASX 200 up 46 points at 5,754.70-Shanghai Comp. down 2.3 points at 3,246.37-JGB 10-Year future down 15 ticks at... Read more

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