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Straits Times Index – Looks Like it is Finally Time…

As mentioned in my last seminar, I have been waiting patiently for this to happen.

And now it has. 😀

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Synapse HFT Weekly Market Updates (25/01/15) – Gold & Silver the Next Big Thing?

For this week, we will be looking at an overview of the weekly performance of the global markets (equities, forex, Gold, ETFs, etc), followed by some detailed analysis and trading tips in the stock and forex markets. Click below to unlock for free! 😀

In addition, I will also be sharing insights from a few other speakers, such as John Bollinger and Daryl Guppy, whom I met over the weekend at a seminar.

Weekly Market Updates & Hands-free Trading (HFT) Opportunities for the Week Ahead:

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Global Markets Overview 25/01/15

Global Markets Overview 25/01/15

 

As you can see from the one week performance comparison created by the Synapse HFT Stock Scanner, equity indices were mainly bullish for the week. Volatility has gone back down after the surge last week, as indicated by the 25.6% decrease in the VIX (volatility index) over last week.

European markets (related to the Eurodollar) continued strong gains from last week, with the DAX (Germany), Euro STOXX, CAC (France) all gaining between 4.7-6.0% for the week.

Gold also continued its strong climb, gaining another 3.0% for the week, reversing its long-term downtrend, and now has a net gain of 1.8% over the past 1 year (refer to the 1 year column in the scan above).

Asian markets also had decent gains for the week, and the SSE (Shanghai Stock Exchange) had a slight 0.7% correction this week, but still maintains the gain leader with 12.8% gains over the past 1 month.

The US dollar continued to strengthen, gaining 2.3% for the week, and has so far gained 10.2% over the past 3 months. The Dow and S&P 500 had slight gains this week, however they are still down based on the past 1 month returns. Since there is no obvious sign of any reversal downwards, this is likely to be just another correction, albeit a slightly longer one.

 

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John Bollinger, Creator of the Bollinger Bands

 

Last Saturday, I attended a seminar by John Bollinger, Daryl Guppy, and some other speakers, and here are some of the points mentioned:

  • Buy Gold, especially against currencies that are weakening, eg. Long XAU/EUR.
    • This is agree with, as I am already long on Gold, and I have about 5-10% of my portfolio in Gold.
  • EUR/USD is expected to continue falling to 1.08.
    • I will continue holding my short positions, and perhaps pyramid along the way instead of scaling out to maximise profits.
  • Crude oil will continue to fall to below $40 (~$35), stay there for 3-4 months, before heading back to $70. Due to the higher production cost of shale oil, many mining companies in the US might go bust and put a squeeze on the supply side.
    • I am already vested in oil, in the form of my ETFs and holdings in Keppel Corp. If oil continues to drop, I am ready to buy more as I am confident of the eventual recovery of oil as well.
  • Potential strong run on the Shanghai index. Asian markets like China, India and Indonesia have lots of potential to run up.
  • Fed remains dovish, but will not stop the dollar from getting stronger this year. As a result, USD/JPY will likely continue heading up, with the next resistance at 125.50 and 130.00
    • I have been keeping an eye for a chance to go long, as it has been pretty bouncy and I got stopped out the last time I tried to go long earlier this year
  • US equity markets will continue to go up, with the S&P 500 reaching a target of 2300
  • Silver to start a strong run and head to 23, then 30
    • I will start keeping an eye on this 😀

 

Source: www.forexfactory.com

Source: www.forexfactory.com

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Upcoming Events

On the 27th and 29th of January, I have been invited by City Index and CIMB Securities as a guest speaker, so I will be conducting a free 2-hour content-packed workshop to share my trading secrets of how I achieved financial freedom at 27 by spending only 15 minutes a day trading, and how anyone can do it once they pick up the right skills. Seats are very limited, so please turn up if you RSVP! Thanks! 😀

27th January 2015 (Tuesday) at City Index
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/free-workshop-the-7-best-kept-secrets-of-professional-traders-live-tickets-15106261234

29th January 2015 (Thursday) at CIMB Securities
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/free-workshop-the-7-best-kept-secrets-of-professional-traders-live-tickets-15386480377

Click here to find out more about the free workshop syllabus (and get a free starter guide):
http://synapsetrading.com/free-workshop-7-best-kept-secrets-professional-traders-live/

 

New Training Program intake – Early bird special!

We have just opened the registration for the March intake of the Synapse HFT Training Program, and seats are filling fast!
We only conduct this training program once every quarter to a selected intake, so sign up early to avoid disappointment, or you might have to wait another 3 months for the next intake!
Click here to find out more: http://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

 

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Synapse HFT Weekly Market Updates (18/01/15) – Turmoil in the Financial Markets!

For this week, we will be looking at an overview of the weekly performance of the global markets (equities, forex, Gold, ETFs, etc), followed by some detailed chart analysis of our top picks in the stock and forex markets. Click below to unlock for free! 😀

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Global Markets Overview 18/01/15

Global Markets Overview 18/01/15

 

As you can see from the one week performance comparison, equity indices were pretty mixed, depending on how they were affected by the SNB announcement last week. Volatility has definitely spiked, as indicated by the 19.4% increase in the VIX (volatility index) over last week.

European markets (related to the Eurodollar) reacted positively, with the DAX (Germany), Euro STOXX, CAC (France) all gaining between 4.8-5.4% for the week.

Gold, which was closely correlated to the Swiss franc, also gained a positive 3.8% for the week, reversing its medium-term downtrend, and now has a net gain of 0.4% over the past 3 months (refer to the 3 months column in the scan above).

The SSE (Shanghai Stock Exchange) as usual remained strong, gaining another 2.8%, totaling a whooping 62.7% gain over the past 6 months.

US and Asian markets were mainly down for the week, possibly due to a flow of funds to other markets.

The Swiss stock market was the biggest loser after its strong currency appreciation, with a net loss of 13.2% over the week.

 

Synapse HFT Stock Trading Updates – Did You Trade These With Us Last Week?

SGX Singapore Stocks | CapitaMall - Strong Accumulation!

SGX Singapore Stocks | CapitaMall – Strong Accumulation!

For SGX Singapore stocks last week, our Synapse HFT Stock Scanner selected CapitaMall Trust (C38U) for a good buying opportunity, giving us a 6.3% profit for the week. Congrats! 😀

KLSE Malaysia Stocks | IFCAMSC - Fast 36.3% Profits Surge!

KLSE Malaysia Stocks | IFCAMSC – Fast 36.3% Profits Surge!

For KLSE Malaysian stocks last week, our Synapse HFT Stock Scanner selected IFCAMSC (0023), which had an impressive 36.3% breakout over the next few days!

NYSE US Stocks | National Oilwell Varco - More Hidden Selling!

NYSE US Stocks | National Oilwell Varco – More Hidden Selling!

For NYSE US stocks last week, our Synapse HFT Stock Scanner selected National Oilwell Varco (NOV), which gave us a 7.2% shorting profit in one week, and 14.6% profit for those who traded the previous short signal a few weeks back. How far will it continue to go?

 

Synapse HFT Forex Trading Updates – Did You Trade These With Us Last Week?

Last week, the Swiss National Bank (SMB) unexpectedly announced that it was ending its minimum exchange rate of 1.20 swiss franc per euro, dropping this bombshell just a week before the ECB’s expected announcement of quantitative easing.

I did a detailed post on this last week: http://synapsetrading.com/2015/01/hft-forex-trading-eurchf-last-time-saw-2315-pip-plunge/ 

HFT Forex Trading | EUR/USD - Short Positions

HFT Forex Trading | EUR/USD – Short Positions

Although we were expected a rebound for EUR/USD in our analysis last week, we did not hesitate to take a short setup according to our rules when we saw the long-term support zone being broken. We were duly rewarded by a spike down when the SNB made the announcement. 😀

HFT Forex Trading | Gold - Surged up! :D

HFT Forex Trading | Gold – Surged up! 😀

At the same time, we were rewarded in our Gold positions as well, which surged up upon the announcement. Congrats to all those who traded this with us last week!

Source: www.forexfactory.com

Source: www.forexfactory.com

 

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Good luck! And happy trading! $$$ 😀

Upcoming Events

On the 27th and 29th of January, I have been invited by City Index and CIMB Securities as a guest speaker, so I will be conducting a free 2-hour content-packed workshop to share my trading secrets of how I achieved financial freedom at 27 by spending only 15 minutes a day trading, and how anyone can do it once they pick up the right skills. Seats are very limited, so please turn up if you RSVP! Thanks! 😀

27th January 2015 (Tuesday) at City Index
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/free-workshop-the-7-best-kept-secrets-of-professional-traders-live-tickets-15106261234

29th January 2015 (Thursday) at CIMB Securities
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/free-workshop-the-7-best-kept-secrets-of-professional-traders-live-tickets-15386480377

Click here to find out more about the free workshop syllabus (and get a free starter guide):
http://synapsetrading.com/free-workshop-7-best-kept-secrets-professional-traders-live/

 

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Synapse HFT Weekly Market Updates (11/01/15) – Back from my Beach Holiday!

For this week, we will be looking at an overview of the weekly performance of the global markets (equities, forex, Gold, ETFs, etc), followed by some detailed chart analysis of our top picks in the stock and forex markets. Click below to unlock for free! 😀

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Global Markets Overview 11/01/15

Global Markets Overview 11/01/15

 

As you can see from the one week performance comparison, equity indices were mostly bearish, but strangely the VIX (volatility index) decreased, which suggest quiet markets with a bearish bias for this week.

Gold, a leading indicator of inflation, was the top gainer last week, gaining 2.0% for the week, helping to pull up the Swiss Market and ASX (Australia) which are correlated to Gold.

The SSE (Shanghai Stock Exchange) also remained strong, gaining another 1.6%, totaling a whooping 58.7% gain over the past 6 months.

European and US markets were in the red for the week, and the EUR/USD and GBP/USD had large declines.

The USD continued its rebound by a 0.8% gain, but appears to be less strong and might have a short-term correction soon.

Overall, it is likely to be quiet and slightly bearish for equities, while more active on the forex front.

 

Synapse HFT Stock Trading Updates

SGX Singapore Stocks | YangZiJiang - Broke Resistance

SGX Singapore Stocks | YangZiJiang – Broke Resistance

For SGX Singapore stocks last week, our Synapse HFT Stock Scanner picked up YangZiJiang (BS6) after it had a breakout, and currently I will be shifting my SL to lock in some profit.

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For KLSE Malaysian stocks last week, our Synapse HFT Stock Scanner picked up MYEG (0138), which had an impressive 38.2% breakout over the next few days!

NYSE US Stocks | Biomed - One week 9% gain!

NYSE US Stocks | Biomed – One week 9% gain!

For NYSE US stocks last week, our Synapse HFT Stock Scanner picked up Biomed Realty Trust (BMR), which gave us a 9.0% profit in one week, but we are still holding as it looks poised for another leg up.

 

Synapse HFT Forex Trading Updates

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Source: www.forexfactory.com

 

HFT Forex Trading | Gapped down to hit my TP!

HFT Forex Trading | Gapped down to hit my TP!

Last week, while I was on holiday, the remaining positions of my EUR/USD trade and GBP/USD trade which I had taken 2 weeks back finally gapped down and hit my TP.

HFT Forex Trading | NZD/USD - Took a long position!

HFT Forex Trading | NZD/USD – Took a long position!

I took a new long position on the NZD/USD since it was trading in a range and at support, also a rebound in Gold would be bullish for NZD/USD and AUD/USD.

HFT Forex Trading | EUR/USD - Rebound this Week?

HFT Forex Trading | EUR/USD – Rebound this Week?

This coming week, EUR/USD might have a rebound after hitting multi-year lows and is currently near a major weekly S/R zone.

After tabulation, forex profits for last week was about $3000 including unrealised gains – not bad for trading 15 mins a day while on holiday! 😀

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Synapse HFT Weekly Market Updates (28/12/14) – Taking a Break this Week!

For this week, we will be taking a break, since the upcoming trading week is very short, and unlikely to have much activity.

For next week’s market updates, I will be sharing my outlook for 2015. Stay tuned! 😀

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