It was a mixed bag.
In yesterday's PSW Report, we called for shorting the Dow (/YM) below the the 21,650 line and we never really got there but the Russell Futures (/TF) crossed below our 1,445 target and plunged another 20 points to 1,425, yeilding a nice $1,000 per contract win on the day. That was enough to offset our loss (so far) of $600 per contract on oil shorts at $48.50 (for those who did not use the tight stops suggested, of course).
Oil is $49.10 this morning and we still think the short story will play out during August but it's likely to be a rough ride along the way. The Nasdaq was good for a 100-point drop, yeilding gains of $2,000 per contract from our Wednesday morning call and the S&P (/ES) was rejected at our 2,480 line, dropping to 2,460 and that was also good for gains of $1,000 per contract in just two days.
In Wednesday morning's PSW Report, we also discussed our Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) spread, which was net $3,825 at the time and is now net $4,180 so up $355 (9.2%) in two days – I told you it was good for a new trade. Chipotle (CMG) was also a great spread, going from net $16,900 to $23,050 for a very quick $6,150 (36%) gain but sadly, for Seeking Alpha readers, the report we submitted on Wednesday was rejected by the editors because they didn't feel the trades were "new enough" – since they were both derived from older trade ideas. Pinheads!
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Speaking of politics: 32 Million thank yous to Republican Senators Lisa Mukowski, Susan Collins and yes, even John McCain for saving health care for 32M Americans (for now). They voted against the Obamacare repeal last night and there were gasps on the Senate floor when John McCain, who Trump just called a real hero for voting to allow debate…