Oct-Nov Rotations: Core Mkt = Wheat, Featured Mkt = Crude.
Signals: WZ = Flat 11/14 (TSP= waiting), CLZ= Buy 10/28 (TSP= 46.86).
Model notes: My last post (“Sea change?”) proved prescient on the coming Trump victory as the nonlinear numbers detected a future rumble in the financial landscape (both models flipped 180 degrees). We are doing pretty well on the wheat front with our first trade scoring a small profit. Today’s signal (TSP to be determined) looks to be much better. How about crude? Our first completed trade scored just short of $2.50. But the current position is getting uncomfortably underwater. We periodically update our models. On this round, we updated to v3.0 for the Oct-Nov cycle, however we still used the initial parameters of v2.0. CTM may update the parameters and run crude as our featured market for Dec-Jan. I was hoping to run a sample ranking (ala our premium product) during that time frame. Oh well.
Note: ALL Mummy calculations use the TSP (Theoretical Signal Price)! The TSP metric is calculated by using the ‘close’ price of the trading day FOLLOWING the signal day (giving you plenty of time to take the signal).
Note: The following comments are based on using technical analysis to ‘flesh out’ our nonlinear trading signals.
Nonlinear Trading Themes:
- Wheat Trading Signals (Core). Wheat broke down this week and the CTM models signaled to go flat (neutral). The TSP calculation is to follow, but initially this looks to be a good trade for us. Reset and look for another entry.
- Crude (Featured). The previous completed trade was profitable but our current position is uncomfortably under water. Monday’s market action featured a reversal of sorts, the close settling well off the lows of the day. Today the market touched near the significant lows of early August. Where will we go from here? Nonlinear analysis suggests the bulls have the edge.
Premium Research notes:
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