Bill Cara’s Blog for Dec 24, 2012

CTA Trading Desk Morning Report

[7:00am ET] Good morning, Geoff here.

Stock futures are lower this morning which may be the start of the dip that I mentioned in the weekend report. We shall see if buyers come in like they did on Friday.

Gold is a few dollars higher, which is good news for those of us looking for a Daily swing low to form in order to place some long orders. When QEternity hits or is anticipated to hit the streets, precious metals will rally very hard to the upside and you want to be on that train when it leaves the station.

Many traders will not be working this week, so volume will be light.

While many children will be dreaming of the following tonight:

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Have a wonderful and safe Holiday week!


Here are the 7:00am ET snapshots of the latest equity market trading results for Europe, and futures prices plus 5-minute charts of the futures for S&P 500, 30-year US Treasury Bond, US Dollar index, Gold and Crude Oil.

Symbol Name Last Trade Change Related Info
^ATX ATX 2,404.37 Dec 21 Down 7.40 (0.31%) Components, Chart, More
^BFX BEL-20 2,483.00 6:54AM EST Down 7.80 (0.31%) Components, Chart, More
^FCHI CAC 40 3,652.07 6:59AM EST Down 9.33 (0.25%) Components, Chart, More
^GDAXI DAX 7,636.23 Dec 21 Down 35.87 (0.47%) Components, Chart, More
AEX.AS AEX General 344.51 6:45AM EST Up 0.39 (0.11%) Components, Chart, More
^OSEAX OSE All Share 494.90 Dec 21 Up 2.68 (0.54%) Components, Chart, More
^OMXSPI Stockholm General 344.34 Dec 21 0.00 (0.00%) Components, Chart, More
^SSMI Swiss Market 6,889.54 Dec 21 Down 23.25 (0.34%) Components, Chart, More
^FTSE FTSE 100 5,946.86 6:45AM EST Up 6.87 (0.12%) Components, Chart, More
FPXAA.PR PX Index 1,036.38 Dec 21 Up 2.59 (0.25%) Chart, More
MICEXINDEXCF.ME MICEX Index 1,476.32 7:45AM EST Down 3.18 (0.21%) Chart, More
GD.AT Athex Composite Share Price Index 896.88 Dec 21 Up 16.18 (1.84%) Chart, More

http://finviz.com/futures.ashx

http://finviz.com/fut_chart.ashx?p=m5&t=ES

http://finviz.com/fut_chart.ashx?p=m5&t=ZB

http://finviz.com/fut_chart.ashx?p=m5&t=DX

http://finviz.com/fut_chart.ashx?p=m5&t=GC

http://finviz.com/fut_chart.ashx?p=m5&t=SI

http://finviz.com/fut_chart.ashx?p=m5&t=CL

The team will check in during the day, reporting in the Discourse when there is a new entry.

Enjoy your day.

  1. 1 in Buy alert 3 in Distribution Zone 3 in Sell... [#116316]
    By: davefairtex (5215 comments) Go to top ↑
    • 1 in Buy alert
    • 3 in Distribution Zone
    • 3 in Sell alert

    Accumulation Zone (6%): Monthly 2, Weekly 7, Daily 9
    Distribution Zone (16%): Monthly 8, Weekly 22, Daily 20

  2. Seasons Greetings! There are NO Cara 100 Ratings Changes... [#116317]
    By: Bull Hunter (3552 comments) Go to top ↑

    Seasons Greetings!

    There are NO Cara 100 Ratings Changes to report at this time.

    ——

    “Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.” ~ Charles de Gaulle

  3. best wishes for a great holiday and a wonderful new year to... [#116318]
    By: skyler (67 comments) Go to top ↑

    best wishes for a great holiday and a wonderful new year to everyone. Jack, Vad, Stephen, Deron, Harp, Jeff, Geoff, Pat and Bill, thankyou.

  4. christmas and dmd.. had to reload srpt..even grench has a... [#116319]
    By: baz22 (2875 comments) Go to top ↑

    christmas and dmd.. had to reload srpt..even grench has a heart.. nothing to do with protocol.. bust the charts.. .

  5. Simple setup. Chart... [#116320]
    By: NYUGrad (4750 comments) Go to top ↑

    Simple setup. Chart attached.

  6. All the best to everyone here and for all the great debates... [#116321]
    By: Juniorgoldminerseeker (228 comments) Go to top ↑

    All the best to everyone here and for all the great debates and contributions, particularly Bill and the team. Health, wealth and happiness in 2013.

    One great seasonal tradition for me listening to the Carols from King’s.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xqcv/episodes/

    My daily commute is heavy on Radio 4, maybe a bit too English for some, but perhaps some comedy and news in 2013.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pfv8y
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pftb6/Toda

  7. 5 "suspected al qaeda terrorists" killed in Christmas-eve... [#116322]
    By: jock (1011 comments) Go to top ↑

    5 “suspected al qaeda terrorists” killed in Christmas-eve drone strikes!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/24/us-yemen

  8. 78% approval rating for the world's 3rd most powerful... [#116323]
    By: jock (1011 comments) Go to top ↑

    78% approval rating for the world’s 3rd most powerful woman, President of Brazil!-

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/14/us-brazi

    Neither of the two women Forbes judges to be more powerful (on different ranking lists) Sonia Gandhi or Hillary Clinton can match Dilma’s 78% popularity rating. And neither is in the ascent just now.

    My trusted Brazilian colleague views the spate of recent successful corruption prosecutions as GOOD news, evidence that the Federal Police are themselves uncorruptible.

    He told me, for politicians being jailed, there are NO “country club prisons”. They serve alongside regular everyday inmates. One congressman was sentenced to 10 years.

    Expect the unexpected of Brazil!

  9. Please have a wonderful and safe... [#116324]
    By: ea32da32 (2362 comments) Go to top ↑

    Please have a wonderful and safe holiday;-).

    Earl

  10. God Bless... [#116325]
    By: BOB 47 (361 comments) Go to top ↑

    God Bless .

    Bob

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  13. ALOHA!! My thanks(mahalo) and appreciation to Bill Cara... [#116329]
    By: kaimu (3289 comments) Go to top ↑

    ALOHA!!

    My thanks(mahalo) and appreciation to Bill Cara and the team as well as all who come here to share their knowledge and experiences.

    Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS(Mele Kalikimaka)!

    MELE LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbw2e9y_VjI

    Then enjoy these wonderful holiday tunes …
    LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uKnd6IEiO0&feature

  14. You all make for an interesting ride. Have a Healthy and... [#116330]
    By: worthcap (152 comments) Go to top ↑

    You all make for an interesting ride. Have a Healthy and Happy to everyone.

    http://goldsilverworlds.com/gold-silver-price-news

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  17. I just noticed the end of comments date.( Been a tad... [#116335]
    By: loannetter (1298 comments) Go to top ↑

    I just noticed the end of comments date.( Been a tad preoccupied this year with these low interest rates) Will the community cease? Sad thought!

    • Loannetter, I believe that refers to erasing them after a... [#116338]
      By: Grym (5469 comments) Go to top ↑

      Loannetter,

      I believe that refers to erasing them after a period of time (days).

      Have a happy New Year.

      Grym