This is just amazing.
It doesn't matter what happens during the day, in the overnights, we rally to new highs. Oddly enough, we've been making our money on the short side (see last week's Webinar) by playing the indexes short when they peak and selling on the dips so this morning we're doing it again at 9,240 on the Nasdaq (/NQ) Futures, 3,335 on the S&P Futures (/ES) and 29,280 on the Dow (/YM) Futures.
Meanwhile, we're stubbornly long on Natural Gas (/NG), which is now at $1.90 but our average entry is $1.962 and we already have 4 long so we either get back to 2 even or we wait for $1.80 to add 2 more longs and bring the average below $1.90 (with a $6,000 loss on 6 contracts). It's a long-term conviction play and could get very painful as we're bucking the overall trend.
I reviewed our logic on the Natural Gas plays in yesterday's Live Member Chat Room and we're doing another Live Trading Webinar this afternoon at 1pm, EST, so I'm sure we can discuss it some more. The strong(ish) Dollar hasn't been helping the commodities very much. Oil is still down in the dumps at around $57.50, which is a nice place to go long (/CL) with tight stops below that line, which should match up with $64 on Brent (/BZ) – so if Brent fails to hold, don't play /CL long!
Not that the news seems to matter these days but President Trump is back to threatening tariffs on Europe in an attempt to force them to make a Trade Deal with him because he needs the distraction to take away from his impeachment trial. One thing that's distracting everybody at the moment is the Chinese virus scare, with 50% more cases today than there were yesterday (now 470) so no, it's not at all under control. The US case that panicked our markets yesterday was from a guy who was in China recently and it does seem to be contained (so far).