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checkmate
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May 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM ×

If this still belongs to you then my advice is put it in cold storage if you want to use it in future. It bears no relation whatsoever to the forum I started reading some years ago. Now it has been taken over by one or more foul mouthed egotists who have slowly ,but surely driven away long time posters.
Wish you well.

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May 9, 2019 at 3:05 AM ×



Macro Man is back...whats doing. What are you doing here. This is a day - swing trading blog these days. On ya bike!...

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Nico
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May 9, 2019 at 8:31 AM ×

it is quite strange that you would not take a look - perhaps, 5mn every month, or is it too much? - to ensure all is well in a website that bears your trade name and reputation

for my part i am never returning - it is actually not because of the trolls but IPA once mentioned my 'imaginary' life and i realise i was a fool to use your forum as a diary - unnecessary personal information beyond the trading scope

my mistake and your loss, because markets are about to get 'real' again, and noone should waste their time trying to help others navigate difficult markets when they get mocked relentlessly otherwise

Nico G

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May 9, 2019 at 11:21 AM ×



They can mock all they like!

How'd that election in Syria work out for ya!

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May 9, 2019 at 11:26 AM ×



Nico, their geniuses at losing elections....

When is the next gathering around the totem pole!

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May 9, 2019 at 12:27 PM ×



One more thing, aRkY...the highly revered city dweller of the bank houses.

Can't wait to see you in your new court jester outfit.

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Moniker
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May 9, 2019 at 6:06 PM ×

Nico,

Hope you don’t go brother. If we get a bit more vigilance from the Deus et Machina, all should be well.

Anyone have thoughts on Yen strength for balance of the year?

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fcp
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May 10, 2019 at 7:53 AM ×

Xi and Trump both locked in.

Correct order from here is sell-off -> soften stance on both sides -> trade deal -> rally

The sell off needs to happen first, there's just no reason for anyone to back down now and Trump sees tariffs as net positive carry.

Also commentators I follow that were calling for a retest of the lows in Jan/Feb are now calling for new ATHs.

My 2 cents

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Anonymous
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May 10, 2019 at 4:56 PM ×

What is Trump's playbook?
1) Let mkt crack -30%, force JPow to cut, reflate into election?
2) Bulldog his way into IP theft concessions no matter what mtks are doing?

I would love to choose #2 but I'm leaning towards #1.

Looks like we are getting some real mkts back and Nico's views are being substantiated.
SPX went nowhere in the past year; AUDUSD, USDJPY, DXY, Copper, US10y, 10y bund - they do not seem to be buying risk on.

Would love LB, Nico, Cbus, IPA, and the rest of the wise guys to share their views. It's getting interesting now!

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Anonymous
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May 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM ×

Would also love to fade: LB, Nico, CBus, IPA etc. Made many dollars doing so, would love it to continue. Those guys are the best contrary signal around!

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Anonymous
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May 10, 2019 at 9:08 PM ×

USDJPY, USDKRW are looking technically oversold.

China retaliatory actions could trigger the next dip in US oil first followed by equities.

Nasdaq should target 200DMA in the short term. Markets are following perfect distribution pattern of lower highs and lower lows. TSLA and GOOG charts are the keys to track markets which are being distributed to RH millennials.

Lonely troll having many names is back after being repeatedly abused by his boss since the boss is whipsawed by the volatility both ways and not able to make any money to pay daily wages to his lonely troll. LOL.

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Moniker
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May 10, 2019 at 10:27 PM ×

Ok MM,

Look at Anon 7:55 comment. Pure ad hominem dig with nothing of substance to add. Please curate.

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Leftback
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May 13, 2019 at 1:47 PM ×

Morning MM!

LB found that last week required considerable intestinal fortitude, not in having to deal with trolls, but to cope with the Trump/Mnuchin market manipulation. Nevertheless, by maintaining a single minded focus on the price action, tuning out the tweets and keeping the sound down on the TV we were able to maintain the following positions we mentioned at the beginning of May: Long VIX calls, Short USDJPY, Short IWM. Sentiment and positioning extremes in volatility seemed to us to continue to dictate a reasonable risk/reward ratio, and some understanding of Trump's bluster and bluff style of negotiation suggested to us that the trade war would heat up.

As of this morning the most powerful force in the market will be algorithmic trading. We are getting past the point where the machines have to go full short and sell RUT, and closing in on the point where they flip to selling Spoos. We have also been waiting for significant buying of JPY, as the really large panic sell-offs in US equities are invariably accompanied by a 1-2¥ surge in USDJPY, and that moment seems to have finally arrived. As of the time of writing, crude oil is firm, but when crude finally tops out and sells off in synchrony with every other risk asset, there will be another wave of selling in the energy and materials sector. We are guessing that starts in the afternoon, when widespread deleveraging is already underway.

Today could get fairly ugly for Friday's more optimistic punters, he said cheerfully. This has the makings of a 3-5% down day, which would be a Black Monday for some of the relative noobs in this market, and that is going to cause significant dislocation. In particular, some of the vol sellers may find themselves in a spot of bother this week.

Right now, keep an eye on FX, the nightmare scenario for most longs is if DXY and JPY start to rally in tandem in mid-week as a huge pile of commodity/USD and EM/JPY carry trades are unwound; for today, I think we are just going to watch USDJPY draw out a great big long red candle. Enjoy!

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Leftback
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May 13, 2019 at 1:54 PM ×

In answer to any curious inquiries, btw, yes, they are titanium, and they are spectacular!

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Leftback
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May 13, 2019 at 2:56 PM ×

Spoos gap down 50 and there was almost no bounce at 9.45; dip buyers conspicuously absent.

Welcome to the bear's lair, Friday buyers. This will be something new for many, but it was a way of life in 2008-9. It's not a lot of fun for 12 yo HFMs, but you may need to get used to it for a bit. The machine that sells first today, sells best ;-)

This is [algo-accelerated] Gap 'n' Crap day, noobs!!

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Moniker2
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May 13, 2019 at 5:03 PM ×

MM,
Look at LB's 2:56 comment. Pure ad hominem dig at 12 yo HFMs - with nothing of substance to add. Please curate.

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Moniker
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May 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM ×

If it means getting rid of the 12yo hfm and btfd detritus, then yes, moniker jr., MM should curate. LB contributes more blindfolded, underwater, upside down and asleep than your entire cadre has in 7 years. Give up one well-deserved LB dig in order to empty one extra large bucket of stupid? Absolutely

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Leftback
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May 13, 2019 at 6:50 PM ×

1:36pm…. we are getting a very intimate look at SPX 2800 here, and below that it is like the dark side of the moon for the machines. From here I can peek at RUT 1500 as well.

VIX is 21, likely to be lower by the close. MM has often pointed to the opportunity created at extraordinarily high levels of vol - e.g. VIX ≥ 30 - as a place to stop selling and start to think about buying. That may be a few days and many spoos away.

Crude oil has turned down but isn't melting down yet. If and when that happens, say on Wednesday, then HY credit is going to go and that is going to trigger another wave of selling in equities (energy, financials). Note how HY gapped down a chunk today and hasn't budged. [we are short HYG].

The last two hours of trading are going to be interesting, watch for USDJPY 109 and SPX 2800 as a possible trap door to another air pocket below. Those levels may hold today, but we are inclined to think that forced deleveraging and program selling is going to take out those weak support levels before long.

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Whammer
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May 13, 2019 at 9:41 PM ×

Moniker, I thought the Moniker2 comment about ad hominem digs at 12 yo HFMs was pretty funny, and intentionally so ;-).

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Moniker
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May 13, 2019 at 11:10 PM ×

Getting paranoid in my dotage.

But two of an enormous city did survive,
And they were enemies: they met beside
The dying embers of an altar-place
Where had been heap'd a mass of holy things
For an unholy usage; they rak'd up,
And shivering scrap'd with their cold skeleton hands
The feeble ashes, and their feeble breath
Blew for a little life, and made a flame
Which was a mockery;

Suffice to say we don’t want the undead trolls to draw breath once more...

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Nico
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May 14, 2019 at 2:00 AM ×

let's give it one last chance

- to this forum if peeps stop insulting each other

- to this market by selling September puts today and go 2/3 delta neutral on current short with a reversal Tuesday in mind into this expiry Friday

puts either expire or bought back under 2783 (SPX) where it is game over for US equities

good luck everyone, goodbye Doris Day and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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May 14, 2019 at 12:27 PM ×



Nico says..." good luck everyone, goodbye Doris Day and R-E-S-P-E-C-T"

Nico I really hope one day we get to trade together...I really do. Till then let play scrabble...

My word of the day is.....

rusty

For the life of me, how anyone has not seen that this guy think he owns footy and everything and everyone in it is beyond me...this guys has tried to control eeeeeeeeevvvverrryyythiiiiinnggg. He wants to be remembered as the Marlon Brando of Australia. You can have it ...rusty...its all yours.

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Anonymous
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May 14, 2019 at 12:53 PM ×

Nico my friend, how are you doing after getting BTFO and losing $15 million on spooz? I appreciate this is chump change to you, but trust it didn't necessitate selling too many of your luxury yachts?

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Nico
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May 14, 2019 at 7:18 PM ×

Let's see where this ends up in the bigger order of things 2575 is not that far away. Trying to get around this electoral cycle. Triple top, or one more high to go? Defending is grueling but we have max one more year and covered puts may offer a break. We live on our boat from early April to early November - the treacherous weather in the Aegean is a perfect distraction from markets. Holding on. Good luck.

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May 15, 2019 at 12:31 AM ×



Nico, I don't need to write a thesis on the why and how footy coaches instill motivation in their players and staff to reach down and all find that little bit more within to defeat a common objective. I don't need to explain on the why and how I have SEC all over my trading desk...I have intuition that I will gladly back up into your face one on one any day of the week....Marlon Brando.

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Anonymous
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May 15, 2019 at 11:19 AM ×

I'm keen to avoid ad hominem attacks/insults, but I'm convinced Moniker is a fag.

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Moniker
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May 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM ×

I don’t believe I’ve laughed so hard since seeing the Dukakis tank picture. Many Thanks

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Leftback
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May 15, 2019 at 2:22 PM ×

Can we please, please, PLEASE get back to the topic we are supposed to pontificate about? It's not that we mind ad hominem attacks or insults, and Lord knows we receive enough of them, but it takes up so much cortical space and then what part of your brain is left for trading? ;-) The amygdala? Unless you are 12yo algos? I am guessing that algos don't quote Byron...

[Do algos have an amygdala? Do algos have chat rooms or a MacroAlgo blog where they slag each other off?: "You have a small CPU". "You are coded in FORTRAN". "You like to exchange data with other machines" "Your disk is floppy" "You still run DOS" "You use your mamas 16-bit 80286"...etc...].

Right, markets. We warned on Monday that we might see a further dive on Wednesday especially if oil turns downwards. We have now had the widely anticipated Turnaround Tuesday/Last Exit Rally.

This morning we got China IP and retail, which were "disappointing" (and of course fake, but that's another story). One can assume that the real data are probably negative or close to zero, hence the fairly obvious fingerprints of PBoC liquidity injection yesterday. More significantly, US retail sales (probably not fake, as of this moment in time) were negative. In response to the latter, bond yields are diving and USDJPY is down again.

It is possible that today will see a re-test of Monday's SPX 2800 and USDJPY 109. If the crude oil price does finally give way today on supply/demand concerns, as it sometimes does seasonally when cooler winter/spring weather finally (!!) comes to an end, then we may see those support levels break today or tomorrow, as another sector of the equity market takes a bath.

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Anonymous
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May 15, 2019 at 3:43 PM ×

Trump tweeted and markets are up hundreds of points. The worlds financial markets are now Trump's bitch, 100% manipulated by the US admin. We will be back to new ATHs in no time.

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May 16, 2019 at 3:23 PM ×

You imbecile equity bears are getting a schooling here. Trump as head of both the US govt and Fed is gonna ensure the SP500 is up at least 10% this year. I look forward to the US stock market doubling by the end of his second term.

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Anonymous
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May 16, 2019 at 4:10 PM ×

Options guys wanna close this expiry before they look at any data or facts. Time to cover hedges from shorts.

Semis index is down. USG has decided to kill the second half recovery of semis which was so keenly advertised by wall street and media.

Oil is not giving a signal to short.

Troll is back after the resumption of daily wages from his dip-boss who knows a single strategy only to pay him. LOL.

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Skr
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May 17, 2019 at 12:07 AM ×

Loving the Equity guys on here, whom are still unaware they are trading synthetic Fx.
Titanium when we're early "tap in when we're right" and knowing Messi doesn't have stamina.
MM,nod.

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May 17, 2019 at 4:08 AM ×



Hey guys, does anyone get the feeling around here ( stop smiling ) that Macro Man should've had made a comeback with his latest headline.

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May 19, 2019 at 10:58 PM ×



Hey traders. Its Monday morning here on the Brisbane desk and I'm putting the weekly trade recommendation out here in this blog for you to enjoy.

Trade of the Week.

She will being doing her best to throw you in jail or out onto the street, or spread some disgusting rumour in hope of annihilation .

Why?
Because she is right...she has always been right...I think of her as a second class citizen, and anyone is free to do so...but me.

The isolation, the homeless shelters, the jail cells, the entrapments....are all schemes to elevate her ego and status above one solitary human being that won't give her the time of day. She"s the boss.

She has saved me 16 years of falsehood marriage in Sydney, and saved me from being the one thing I have never wanted to be ...a piggbank for the Sydney lowlifes.

This weeks trading recommendation is a bit different this week guys. I say without shame that the majority of past weekly recommendations over the last 16 years my recommendation has been to get up each day and do some training and then lay in bed and watch tv all day. However, amps is all fired up again as Sydney is nothing but a past memory of long days in front of the tv...that is all.

So with that. Amps recommendation this week is the following:

Never enter a trade with the houses on wall street and in the city of london...there much worse!

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