For Monday, July 10th

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets

THE VERTICAL FUND: The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing... this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing... the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website... the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...

The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:

From inception on 9/30/16: +1.73%

For the year 2017: +3.27%

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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING... PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...

ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

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The main model is now long at 2410.20 as of 7/7/17 on a VP buy signal...

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio... therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible... in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...

Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more or less than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...

Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...

Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks... if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough... if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises... this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...

About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...

Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...

ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...

ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

None are close to their buy stops as of today's close, but early next week the buy stop prices will be moving lower on many of the market groups...

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

If you're having difficulty trading the near term VP model, then take a serious look at the optimized portfolio, you will definitely make money, it is easy to follow, tried and proven, and with no stress, I use it myself primarily... if you have any questions on how to use it, then email me and we can arrange a time to review your personal trading strategy...

STOPPED OUT OF DBC AND SOXS AMONG ONE OR TWO OTHERS... DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE THE RISK...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2447.70 2427.70 2402.50 2422.50
DIA long 211.49
UDOW flat 124.19 121.60
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long 53.85
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM flat 142.60 139.64
MDY long 314.51
IYT long 168.81
VXX flat 14.26 13.87
XIV flat 87.64 85.78
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
SDOW flat 32.06 31.74
SPXU long 15.33
SPXS long 40.59
SQQQ long 31.53
TZA flat 16.90 16.46
SOXS flat 33.79 33.01
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1260.10
GLD flat 121.98 120.86
UGL flat 40.28 39.22
SLV flat 16.47 15.65
GLL long 75.05
ZSL long 33.23
PPLT flat 91.30 90.69
FNV flat 75.83 74.74
RGLD flat 79.61 78.54
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 16.83 16.39
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 200.36 196.25
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST long 31.90
JDST long 67.51
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
TLT flat 128.67 125.99
TMF flat 22.86 22.3
TBT long 36.02
TMV long 19.72
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
ITA long 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FAS long 48.41
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF long 23.99
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79
SCO flat 52.26 51.11
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
IBB long 308.46
CURE flat 44.79 43.79
XLV long 78.61
BIOS long 2.36
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long 72.46
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 32.67 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 41.8 41.13
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
MU flat 33.03 32.26
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP
DBA flat 20.40 19.89
DBC flat 14.74 14.34
CF flat 29.44 28.75

The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:

1) Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2) Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...

THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW

The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily... knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...

Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points... you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...

SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 2476.202 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 27th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

MAJOR - - 2470.06 and must close below that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2454.87

minor - - 2450.97

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2423.25

minor - - 2410.26

minor - - 2398.51

MAJOR - - 2391.94 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2371.87 and must close above that price on Monday, July 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2343.22

MAJOR - - 2296.64 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 10th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - none

The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

PLEASE NOTE: It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map... the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The momentum continues downward for now...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1304.705

minor - - 1246.11

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1211.80

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

MAJOR - - 1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:

This market finally reached a downside Vertical Price and closed above it... the main model is now long this market for a change, let's see if this turns into something substantial...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Friday, July 7th

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets

THE VERTICAL FUND: The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing... this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing... the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website... the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...

The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:

From inception on 9/30/16: +1.73%

For the year 2017: +3.27%

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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING... PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...

ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

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The main model is now short at 2410.30 as of 7/6/17 on a VP sell signal...

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio... therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible... in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...

Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more or less than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...

Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...

Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks... if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough... if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises... this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...

About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...

Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...

ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...

ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

If you're having difficulty trading the near term VP model, then take a serious look at the optimized portfolio, you will definitely make money, it is easy to follow, tried and proven, and with no stress, I use it myself... if you have any questions on how to use it, then email me and we can arrange a time to review your personal trading strategy...

STOPPED OUT OF CF AND UDOW TODAY, AND A BUY ON TMV... DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE THE RISK...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2447.70 2427.70 2402.40 2422.40
DIA long 211.49
UDOW flat 124.19 121.60
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long 53.55
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM flat 142.60 139.64
MDY long 314.27
IYT long 167.04
VXX flat 14.26 13.87
XIV flat 87.64 85.78
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
SDOW flat 32.06 31.74
SPXU long 15.25
SPXS long 40.23
SQQQ long 31.53
TZA flat 16.90 16.46
SOXS long 30.91
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1260.10
GLD flat 121.98 120.86
UGL flat 40.28 39.22
SLV flat 16.47 15.65
GLL long 74.23
ZSL long 33.23
PPLT flat 91.30 90.69
FNV flat 75.83 74.74
RGLD flat 79.61 78.54
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 16.83 16.39
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 200.36 196.25
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST long 31.90
JDST long 66.81
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
TLT flat 128.67 125.99
TMF flat 22.86 22.3
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV long 19.72
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
ITA long 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FAS long 48.41
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF long 23.99
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
IBB long 305.55
CURE long 40.97
XLV long 78.36
BIOS long 2.36
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long 72.10
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 32.67 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 41.8 41.13
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
MU flat 33.03 32.26
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP
DBA flat 20.40 19.89
DBC long 14.15
CF flat 29.44 28.75
 

The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:

1) Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2) Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...

THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW

The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily... knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...

Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points... you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...

SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 2476.202 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 27th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

MAJOR - - 2470.06 and must close below that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2454.87

minor - - 2450.97

minor - - 2410.26

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2407.75

minor - - 2398.51

MAJOR - - 2391.94 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2371.87 and must close above that price on Monday, July 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2343.22

MAJOR - - 2296.64 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 10th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - none

The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

PLEASE NOTE: It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map... the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The LT momentum line has been moving lower already for nearly two weeks, this had to be a warning sign...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1304.705

minor - - 1246.11

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1224.40

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

MAJOR - - 1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:

The LT momentum graph show a market with no interest in staging a rally...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Thursday, July 6th

SKILLSAW: A portable cutting tool used to make boards too short.
You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets
THE VERTICAL FUND:  The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing...  this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing...  the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund   .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website...  the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...
The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:
From inception on 9/30/16:    +1.73%
For the year 2017:                +3.27%
 
 
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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING...  PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...
 
ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...
 
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The main model is now long at 2426.10 as of 6/28/17 on a VP buy signal...
 

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio...  therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible...  in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...
Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...
Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...
Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks...  if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough...  if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises...  this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...
About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...
Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...
 
ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...
 
ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...
 
 
NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...
If you're having difficulty trading the near term VP model, then take a serious look at the optimized portfolio, you will definitely make money, it is easy to follow, tried and proven, and with no stress, I use it myself...  if you have any questions on how to use it, then email me and we can arrange a time to review your personal trading strategy...
 
 
BUY SIGNAL TODAY IN ITA, ALMOST A BUY IN DBA BUT MISSED BY ONE TICK, SO NOW THE BUY STOP IS RAISED FOR TOMORROW...  DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE THE RISK...  
 
MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2447.70 2427.70 flat
DIA long 211.49
UDOW long 121.45
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long 53.55
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM long 138.91
MDY long 314.27
IYT long 167.04
VXX flat 14.26 13.87
XIV flat 87.64 85.78
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
SDOW flat 32.06 31.74
SPXU long 15.25
SPXS long 40.23
SQQQ long 31.53
TZA flat 17.68 17.22
SOXS long 30.92
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1260.10
GLD flat 121.98 120.86
UGL flat 40.28 39.22
SLV flat 16.47 15.65
GLL long 74.23
ZSL long 33.23
PPLT flat 91.30 90.69
FNV flat 75.83 74.74
RGLD flat 79.78 78.54
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 16.83 16.39
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 200.36 196.25
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST long 31.18
JDST long 64.58
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
TLT flat 128.67 125.99
TMF flat 22.86 22.3
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV flat 20.23 19.72
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
ITA long 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FAS long 48.41
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF long 24.69 23.99
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
IBB long 305.55
CURE long 40.97
XLV long 78.36
BIOS long 2.36
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long 72.10
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 32.67 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 41.8 41.13
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
MU flat 33.03 32.26
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP
DBA flat 20.40 19.89
DBC long 14.15
CF long 28.26
 
 
The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:
1)  Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2)  Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...
 
THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW   
The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily...  knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...
Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points...  you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...
SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES
MAJOR - -  2476.202 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 27th to confirm a new main model sell signal...
MAJOR - -  2470.06 and must close below that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - - 2454.87
minor - - 2450.97
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2428.00
minor - - 2410.26
minor - -  2398.51
MAJOR - -   2391.94 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
MAJOR - -   2371.87 and must close above that price on Monday, July 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2343.22
MAJOR - -   2296.64 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 10th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
SVP - -  none
The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
PLEASE NOTE:  It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map...  the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...
 
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:
 
The momentum is still moving lower, but maybe a turn around soon...
 
 
AUGUST GOLD  VP PRICES  
MAJOR - -   none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - -   1304.705
minor - - 1246.11
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1225.70
Lots of space between VP prices now...
SVP - -  none
minor - -  1210.81
MAJOR - -   1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:
 
Still working lower...
 
 
The Main Model Formula

Continue reading

For Wednesday, July 5th

SKILLSAW: A portable cutting tool used to make boards too short.

ALL U.S. MARKETS WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW AND WILL REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY...

You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets

THE VERTICAL FUND: The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing... this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing... the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website... the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...

The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:

From inception on 9/30/16: +1.16%

For the year 2017: +2.70%

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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING... PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...

ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

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The main model is now long at 2426.10 as of 6/28/17 on a VP buy signal...

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio... therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible... in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...

Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...

Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...

Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks... if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough... if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises... this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...

About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...

Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...

ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...

ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

If you're having difficulty trading the near term VP model, then take a serious look at the optimized portfolio, you will definitely make money, it is easy to follow, tried and proven, and with no stress, I use it myself... if you have any questions on how to use it, then email me and we can arrange a time to review your personal trading strategy...

BUY SIGNAL TODAY IN UDOW and CF, WATCH FOR A POSSIBLE BUY SIGNAL FOR DNA ON WEDNESDAY, THESE ARE THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETS... DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE THE RISK...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2452.25 2432.25 flat
DIA long 211.49
UDOW long 121.45
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long 53.55
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM long 138.91
MDY long 314.27
IYT long 167.04
VXX flat 14.26 13.87
XIV flat 87.64 85.78
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
SDOW flat 32.06 31.74
SPXU long 15.02
SPXS long 39.36
SQQQ long 30.85
TZA flat 16.99 16.77
SOXS long 29.82
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1291.20 1265.20 short 1260.10
GLD flat 123.26 120.86
UGL flat 41.15 40.22
SLV flat 16.88 16.41
GLL long 74.23
ZSL long 33.23
PPLT flat 91.30 90.69
FNV flat 75.83 74.74
RGLD flat 80.54 79.63
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 16.83 16.39
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 200.36 196.25
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST long 31.18
JDST long 31.18
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
TLT flat 128.67 125.99
TMF flat 22.86 22.3
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV flat 20.23 19.72
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
ITA flat 160.01 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FAS long 46.38
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF long 24.69 24.09
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
UGAZ flat 15.37 14.96
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
IBB long 299.70
CURE long 40.47
XLV long 78.36
BIOS long 2.36
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long 72.10
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 32.67 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 41.8 41.13
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
MU flat 33.03 32.26
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP
DBA flat 20.31 19.78
DBC long 14.15
CF long 28.26

The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:

1) Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2) Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...

THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW

The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily... knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...

Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points... you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...

SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 2476.202 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 27th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

MAJOR - - 2470.06 and must close below that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2454.87

minor - - 2450.97

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2423.00

minor - - 2410.26

minor - - 2398.51

MAJOR - - 2391.94 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2371.87 and must close above that price on Monday, July 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2343.22

MAJOR - - 2296.64 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 10th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - none

The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

PLEASE NOTE: It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map... the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The momentum continues lower...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1304.705

minor - - 1246.11

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1219.8

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

MAJOR - - 1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:

A clear downtrend for now...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Monday, July 3rd

HACK SAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle.  It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes. 
You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets
THE VERTICAL FUND:  The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing...  this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing...  the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund   .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website...  the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...
The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:
From inception on 9/30/16:    +1.16%
For the year 2017:                +2.70%
 
 
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *
A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING...  PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...
 
ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...
 
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *
 
 
The main model is now long at 2426.10 as of 6/28/17 on a VP buy signal...
 
Please excuse yesterday's error in the main model position price...
 

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio...  therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible...  in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...
Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...
Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...
Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks...  if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough...  if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises...  this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...
About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...
Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...
 
ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...
 
ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...
 
 
NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...
If you're having difficulty trading the near term VP model, then take a serious look at the optimized portfolio, you will definitely make money, it is easy to follow, tried and proven, and with no stress, I use it myself...  if you have any questions on how to use it, then email me and we can arrange a time to review your personal strategy...
 
 
BUY SIGNAL TODAY IN DBC, WATCH FOR DNA ON MONDAY...  
 
MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2452.25 2413.25 2432.75
DIA long 211.49
UDOW flat 124.04 121.45
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long 53.55
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM long 138.91
MDY long 314.27
IYT long 167.04
VXX flat 14.26 13.87
XIV flat 87.64 85.78
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
SDOW flat 32.49 30.54
SPXU long 15.02
SPXS long 39.36
SQQQ long 30.85
TZA flat 18.35 17.24
SOXS long 29.19
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1291.20 1265.20 1260.10
GLD flat 123.38 120.86
SLV flat 16.85 16.41
GLL long 73.92
ZSL long 33.23
PPLT flat 92.65 90.69
FNV flat 76.37 74.74
RGLD flat 81.36 79.63
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 17.14 16.69
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 204.65 200.45
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST flat 32.85 32.09
JDST flat 80.96 79.24
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
TLT flat 128.67 125.99
TMF flat 22.86 22.3
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV flat 20.23 19.72
VCLT long 93.09
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
ITA flat 160.72 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FAS long 46.38
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF long 24.69 24.09
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
IBB long 290.40
CURE long 38.47
XLV long 77.18
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long 72.10
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 32.67 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 41.8 41.13
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
MU flat 33.03 32.26
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11
BIOS long 2.40
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP
DBA flat 20.29 19.78
DBC long 14.15
 
 
 
The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:
1)  Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2)  Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...
 
THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW   
The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily...  knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...
Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points...  you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...
SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES
MAJOR - -  2470.63 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 19th to confirm a new main model sell signal...
MAJOR - -  2464.37 and must close below that price on Friday, July 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - - 2450.77
minor - - 2445.25
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2420.750
minor - - 2409.91
MAJOR - -   2393.97 and must close above that price on Tuesday, July 11th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2396.38
MAJOR - -   2374.14 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2340.45
MAJOR - -   2297.78 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
SVP - -  none
The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
PLEASE NOTE:  It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map...  the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...
 
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:
 
Still trending lower...
 
 
AUGUST GOLD  VP PRICES  
MAJOR - -   none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - -   1304.705
minor - - 1246.11
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1241.10
Lots of space between VP prices now...
SVP - -  none
minor - -  1210.81
MAJOR - -   1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...  
The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:
 
Gold is also again trending lower...
 
 
The Main Model Formula

Continue reading

For Friday, June 30th

An investor without investment objectives is like a traveler without a destination. 
 
- - - Ralph Seger
You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets
THE VERTICAL FUND:  The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing...  this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing...  the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund   .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website...  the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...
The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:
From inception on 9/30/16:    +1.16%
For the year 2017:                +2.70%
 
 
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *
A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING...  PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...
 
ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...
 
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *
 
 
The main model is now long at 2409.90 as of 6/29/17 on a VP buy signal...
 

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio...  therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible...  in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...
Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...
Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...
Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks...  if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough...  if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises...  this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...
About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...
Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...
 
ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...
 
ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...
 
 
NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW
 
 
BUY SIGNALS IN THE BANKING AND FINANCING GROUPS TODAY...  
 
 
AGRICULTURAL AND COMMODITIES ETF MARKETS WERE ADDED TO THE PORTFOLIO AS OF TODAY...
 
 
MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES
Sept ES flat 2452.25 2413.25 2412.75 2447.75
DIA long 211.49
UDOW flat 124.04 121.45
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long 53.55
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM long 138.91
MDY long 314.27
IYT long 167.04
VXX flat 14.26 13.87
XIV flat 87.64 85.78
BEAR STOCKS
SDOW flat 32.49 30.54
SPXU long 15.02
SPXS long 39.36
SQQQ long 30.85
TZA flat 18.35 17.24
SOXS long 29.19
PRECIOUS METALS
Aug Gold short 1291.20 1265.20 1260.10
GLD flat 123.38 120.86
SLV flat 16.85 16.41
GLL long 73.92
ZSL long 33.23
PPLT flat 92.65 90.69
FNV flat 76.37 74.74
RGLD flat 81.36 79.63
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 17.14 16.69
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 204.65 200.45
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST flat 32.85 32.09
JDST flat 80.96 79.24
INTEREST RATES
TLT flat 128.67 125.99
TMF flat 22.86 22.3
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV flat 20.23 19.72
VCLT long 93.09
UTILITIES
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
ITA flat 160.72 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING
FAS long 46.38
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF long 24.69 24.09
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE
IBB long 290.40
CURE long 38.47
XLV long 77.18
CURRENCIES
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long 72.10
FOREIGN MARKETS
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 33.21 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 42.08 41.13
TECHNOLOGY
MU long 29.72
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11
AGRICULTURAL AND COMMODITIES
DBA flat 20.29 19.78
DBC flat 14.55 14.15
 
 
 
The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:
1)  Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2)  Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...
 
THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW   
The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily...  knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...
Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points...  you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...
SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES
MAJOR - -  2470.63 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 19th to confirm a new main model sell signal...
MAJOR - -  2464.37 and must close below that price on Friday, July 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - - 2450.77
minor - - 2445.25
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2419.50
minor - - 2409.91
MAJOR - -   2393.97 and must close above that price on Tuesday, July 11th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2396.38
MAJOR - -   2374.14 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2340.45
MAJOR - -   2297.78 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
SVP - -  none
The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
PLEASE NOTE:  It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map...  the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...
 
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:
 
Still pushing lower...
 
 
 
ALL GOLD OPTIMIZED SIGNAL PRICES ARE NOW INCLUDED IN THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE PRECIOUS METALS LISTING
AUGUST GOLD  VP PRICES  
MAJOR - -   none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - -   1304.705
minor - - 1246.11
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1245.60
Lots of space between VP prices now...
SVP - -  none
minor - -  1210.81
MAJOR - -   1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:
 
We can see the momentum line begin to turn a bit sideways...  the downward momentum is slowing just a bit...
 
 
The Main Model Formula

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For Thursday, June 29th

An investor without investment objectives is like a traveler without a destination. 
 
- - - Ralph Seger
You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets
THE VERTICAL FUND:  The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing...  this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing...  the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund   .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website...  the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...
The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:
From inception on 9/30/16:    +1.16%
For the year 2017:                +2.70%
 
 
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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED BTIT PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING...  PROPER APPLICATION OF THE BTIT SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...
 
ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BTIT PORTFOLIO AND BEGIN YOUR FINANCIAL GROWTH...
 
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The main model is now long at 2426.10 as of 6/28/17 on a VP buy signal...
 

HOW TO USE THE BTIT PORTFOLIO

The entire BTIT listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio...  therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible...  in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...
Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...
Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...
Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks...  if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough...  if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises...  this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...
About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...
Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the BTIT portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...
 
ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...
 
ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...
 
 
NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW
 
 
WATCH THE FINANCE AND BANKING GROUP AND THE FOREIGN MARKETS GROUP, MANY OF THE MARKETS IN THOSE GROUPS ARE NEARING A BUY SIGNAL, ALSO WATCH SOME OF THE MINERS IN THE PRECIOUS METALS GROUP...
 
 
MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES
Sept ES flat 2452.25 2413.25 2412.75 2447.75
DIA long 211.49
UDOW long 119.18
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL long 33.88
UPRO long 103.20
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long 53.55
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM long 138.91
MDY long 314.27
IYT long 167.04
VXX flat 13.95 13.57
XIV long 79.08
BEAR STOCKS
SDOW flat 32.49 30.54
SPXU flat 15.98 15.02
SPXS flat 41.88 39.36
SQQQ flat 32.82 30.85
TZA flat 18.35 17.24
SOXS long 29.19
PRECIOUS METALS
Aug Gold short 1291.20 1265.20 1260.10
GLD flat 123.38 120.86
SLV flat 16.85 16.41
GLL long 73.92
ZSL long 31.29
PPLT flat 92.65 90.69
FNV flat 76.37 74.74
RGLD flat 81.36 79.63
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 17.14 16.69
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 204.65 200.45
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST flat 32.85 32.09
JDST flat 80.96 79.24
INTEREST RATES
TLT long 125.63
TMF long 21.24
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV flat 20.23 19.72
VCLT long 93.09
UTILITIES
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
ITA flat 160.72 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING
FAS long 46.38
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF flat 24.69 24.09
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE
IBB long 290.40
CURE long 38.47
XLV long 77.18
CURRENCIES
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long 71.40
FOREIGN MARKETS
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 33.21 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 42.08 41.13
TECHNOLOGY
MU long 29.72
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11
 
 
The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:
1)  Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2)  Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...
 
THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW   
The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily...  knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...
Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points...  you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...
SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES
MAJOR - -  2470.63 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 19th to confirm a new main model sell signal...
MAJOR - -  2464.37 and must close below that price on Friday, July 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - - 2450.77
minor - - 2445.25
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2438.75
minor - - 2409.91
MAJOR - -   2393.97 and must close above that price on Tuesday, July 11th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2396.38
MAJOR - -   2374.14 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2340.45
MAJOR - -   2297.78 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
SVP - -  none
The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
PLEASE NOTE:  It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map...  the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...
 
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:
 
What looked like a serious possible down turn yesterday turned into a pleasant surprise for the bulls...  AND the LT momentum line has actually turned completely flat and sideways today...  a higher upside follow through in this market tomorrow and we'll have this momentum line moving higher once again!!!
 
 
 
ALL GOLD BTIT SIGNAL PRICES ARE NOW INCLUDED IN THE BTIT ETF PORTFOLIO AND CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE PRECIOUS METALS LISTING
AUGUST GOLD  VP PRICES  
MAJOR - -   none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - -   1304.705
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1250.10
Lots of space between VP prices now...
SVP - -  none
minor - -  1210.81
MAJOR - -   1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:
 
The LT momentum graph for gold continues inching lower...  with a weaker U.S. Dollar, you might think this market would lift off the launch pad...  we're long this market on a VP buy signal, but the BTIT signal is still short this market and needs to do some work before turning bullish...
 
 
The Main Model Formula

Continue reading

For Wednesday, June 28th

An investor without investment objectives is like a traveler without a destination.

- - - Ralph Seger

You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets

THE VERTICAL FUND: The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing... this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing... the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website... the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...

The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:

From inception on 9/30/16: +1.16%

For the year 2017: +2.70%

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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED BTIT PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING... PROPER APPLICATION OF THE BTIT SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...

ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

HOW TO USE THE BTIT PORTFOLIO

The entire BTIT listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio... therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible... in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...

Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...

Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...

Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks... if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough... if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises... this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...

About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...

Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the BTIT portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...

ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...

ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES
Sept ES long … 2420.00 2417.25 2429.25
DIA long … 211.49
UDOW long … 119.18
SPY flat 245.11 240.10
SPXL long … 33.88
UPRO long … 103.20
QQQ flat 144.00 141.02
TQQQ flat 112.23 109.88
TNA long … 53.55
SOXL flat 113.18 110.81
IWM long … 138.91
MDY long … 314.27
IYT long … 167.04
VXX flat 13.95 13.57
XIV long … 79.08
BEAR STOCKS
SDOW flat 32.49 30.54
SPXU flat 15.98 15.02
SPXS flat 41.88 39.36
SQQQ flat 32.82 30.85
TZA flat 18.35 17.24
SOXS long … 29.19
PRECIOUS METALS
GLD flat 123.38 120.86
SLV flat 16.85 16.41
GLL long … 73.92
ZSL long … 31.29
PPLT flat 92.65 90.69
FNV flat 76.37 74.74
RGLD flat 81.36 79.63
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 17.14 16.69
AEM flat 50.68 49.56
HUI flat 204.65 200.45
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST flat 32.85 32.09
JDST flat 80.96 79.24
INTEREST RATES
TLT long … 125.63
TMF long … 21.24
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV flat 20.23 19.72
VCLT long … 93.09
UTILITIES
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
ITA flat 160.72 157.40
FINANCE AND BANKING
FAS long … 46.38
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF flat 24.69 24.09
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
OIH flat 26.70 26.06
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE
IBB long … 290.40
CURE long … 38.47
XLV long … 77.18
CURRENCIES
EUO flat 24.47 23.88
ULE long … 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long … 71.40
FOREIGN MARKETS
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 33.21 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 42.08 41.13
TECHNOLOGY
MU long … 29.72
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11

The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:

1) Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2) Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...

THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW

The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily... knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...

Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points... you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...

SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 2462.18 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal... same date

MAJOR - - 2456.48 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal... same date

minor - - 2452.66

minor - - 2445.25

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2420.50

minor - - 2409.91

MAJOR - - 2393.97 and must close above that price on Tuesday, July 11th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2396.38

MAJOR - - 2374.14 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2340.45

MAJOR - - 2297.78 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - none

The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

PLEASE NOTE: It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map... the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

We may be looking at the beginning of a serious downturn in this market... this is the LT momentum index and it doesn't turn too casually...

TOMORROW'S GOLD TRADE STRATEGY:

For Wednesday, a close below 1246.10 in the August Gold contract would confirm a new main model sell signal... also, please review and consult daily with the VP Price Map for any and all main model mid day buy/sell revisions and updates... tomorrow's trade strategy is always subject to revision based on the VP Price Map, so it is extremely important to be familiar with this map listed below...

Rationale: A VP at 1246.04...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1304.705

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1249.10

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

MAJOR - - 1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:

This market is still working lower...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Tuesday, June 27th

"Success is not the destination; it's a way to travel."

* * * Denis Waitley

You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets

THE VERTICAL FUND: The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing... this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing... the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website... the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...

The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:

From inception on 9/30/16: +1.31%

For the year 2017: +2.85%

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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED BTIT PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING... PROPER APPLICATION OF THE BTIT SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...

ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...

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HOW TO USE THE BTIT PORTFOLIO

The entire BTIT listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio... therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible... in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and loser with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...

Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...

Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...

Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks... if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough... if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises... this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...

About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...

Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the BTIT portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...

ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...

ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES
Sept ES long … 2415.25 2399.50 2411.50
DIA long … 211.49
UDOW long … 119.18
SPY long … 242.31
SPXL long … 33.88
UPRO long … 103.20
SPXU flat 15.98 15.56
SPXS flat 41.88 40.94
QQQ long … 139.21
TQQQ long … 102.01
TNA long … 53.55
SOXL long … 91.44
IWM long … 138.91
MDY long … 314.27
IYT long … 167.04
VXX flat 13.95 13.57
PRECIOUS METALS
GLD flat 123.38 120.86
SLV flat 16.85 16.41
GLL long … 73.92
ZSL long … 31.29
PPLT flat 92.65 90.69
FNV flat 76.37 74.74
RGLD flat 81.36 79.63
GDX flat 22.96 22.4
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34
ABX flat 17.14 16.69
HUI flat 204.65 200.45
NUGT flat 38.94 36.06
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36
DUST flat 32.85 32.09
JDST flat 80.96 79.24
INTEREST RATES
TLT long … 125.63
TMF long … 21.24
TBT flat 36.86 36.02
TMV flat 20.23 19.72
VCLT long … 93.09
UTILITIES
XLU flat 54.73 53.52
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
ITA long … 156.70
FINANCE AND BANKING
FAS flat 49.59 48.49
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79
XLF flat 24.69 24.09
ENERGY
XLE flat 67.62 66.16
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY
XLY flat 92.52 90.56
WMT flat 80.52 78.80
HEALTHCARE
IBB long … 290.40
XLV long … 77.18
CURRENCIES
EUO long … 23.50
ULE flat 15.89 15.47
FXY flat 88.45 86.58
YCS long … 71.40
FOREIGN MARKETS
FXI flat 40.75 39.83
EURL flat 33.21 32.44
EEM flat 42.13 41.18
EZU flat 42.08 41.13
TECHNOLOGY
MU long … 29.72
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30
DDD flat 22.67 22.11

BROADER TERM INTERMEDIATE TREND BIAS: UP AS OF 5/24/17

BTIT Optimized Trade Instructions For Tomorrow:

Place an exit stop at 2415.25 to go flat...

Place a sell stop to go short at 2399.50...

AFTER TODAY, ALL BUY, SHORT, AND EXIT STOP PRICES CAN BE FOUND IN THE BTIT LISTING OF ALL OTHER MARKETS...

For the BTIT optimized trader... place a sell stop to go short the September at 2419.90 and if filled place a buy stop to go flat at 2430.00... if filled and not stopped out, and the market finishes the day back inside the buy/sell price, then close it out on the close... there will be another opportunity for another optimized position entry...

The Two Main Model Trade Rules:

1) Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2) Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...

THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW

The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily... knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...

Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points... you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...

SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 2462.18 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal... same date

MAJOR - - 2456.48 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal... same date

minor - - 2452.66

minor - - 2445.25

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2435.00

minor - - 2409.91

MAJOR - - 2393.97 and must close above that price on Tuesday, July 11th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2396.38

MAJOR - - 2374.14 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2340.45

MAJOR - - 2303.06 and must close above that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2297.78 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - none

The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

PLEASE NOTE: It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map... the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The LT momentum line continues lower and has apparently established its down trend for now...

The AUGUST Gold futures

BROADER TERM INTERMEDIATE TREND BIAS: NEUTRAL as of 6/2/17

A close above 1297.50 would turn the BTIT to up...

A close below 1217.80 would turn the BTIT to down...

The main model is now long the August gold from 1246.00 as of Wednesday, June 21st...

Today's last trade is at 1256.90...

TOMORROW'S GOLD TRADE STRATEGY:

For Tuesday , a close above 1246.10 in the August Gold contract would confirm a new main model buy signal... also, please review and consult daily with the VP Price Map for any and all main model mid day buy/sell revisions and updates... tomorrow's trade strategy is always subject to revision based on the VP Price Map, so it is extremely important to be familiar with this map listed below...

Rationale: A VP at 1246.04...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1304.705

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1244.10

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

MAJOR - - 1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:

Still working lower...

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For Monday, June 26th

"Success is not the destination; it's a way to travel."

* * * Denis Waitley

You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets

THE VERTICAL FUND: The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing... this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing... the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website... the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...

The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:

From inception on 9/30/16: +1.31%

For the year 2017: +2.85%

A BRIEF TUTORIAL OF ALL MAIN MODEL APPLICATIONS is at the bottom of every evening briefing, please take the time to review it every now and then, a good working knowledge of these tools will make you a better and more informed investor/trader...

BROADER TERM INTERMEDIATE TREND BIAS: UP AS OF 5/24/17

A close below 2434.73 would turn the BTIT to neutral...

A close below 2419.97 would turn the BTIT to down...

BTIT Optimized Trade Instructions For Tomorrow:

For the BTIT optimized trader... you are now flat... the optimized strategy provides a predetermined limited risk with the optimal time for market participation... there will always be another opportunity for another optimized position entry...

There are no buys at this time...

For the BTIT optimized trader... place a sell stop to go short the September at 2419.90 and if filled place a buy stop to go flat at 2430.00... if filled and not stopped out, and the market finishes the day back inside the buy/sell price, then close it out on the close... there will be another opportunity for another optimized position entry...

THE BTIT LONGER TERM TRADING STRATEGY

The broader term intermediate trend (BTIT) bias is determined by the collective penetration of the most near term ceiling and floor prices... when ALL the near term ceiling prices have been penetrated on the close and none of the floor prices are penetrated, then the BTIT bias would be UP... when the reverse occurs, then the BTIT bias would be DOWN... the bias would turn to NEUTRAL when one or more of the ceiling/floor prices are penetrated on the close in the counter direction... when in NEUTRAL, the BTIT would again reinstate the most recent UP or DOWN trend bias upon the penetration and close of the nearest recent ceiling/floor...

A long position will be taken when the BTIT turns up and a short position when the BTIT turns down... when the BTIT turns neutral, the position is then closed and will remain flat...

The BTIT optimized trading strategy is a reliable, valid, and profitable strategy designed for those who prefer a broader longer term trade position without close daily monitoring... the price swings are also significantly wider so caution is always highly advised and only a modest position should be taken for this strategy...

The BTIT current non optimized trade position: Long from 2397.70 as of 5/24/17 - - there are now 26 completed trades for a total gain of 542.10 SP points... we took a 9.20 point loss on the previous short position...

VERY IMPORTANT: Please note, all price signals must be taken from the large contract and then the mini can be traded, the mini gives too many false signals... therefore, the following instructions apply only for the large contract... so, get the signal from the large contract and then trade the mini on that large contract signal... you can take the large contract signal and then trade any SP based ETF on that signal...

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE BTIT SIGNALS FOR AN ETF MARKET, JUST LET ME KNOW...

TOMORROW'S SP HOBAN RULES TRADE STRATEGY:

For Monday, a close above 2445.20 in the September contract would confirm a new main model buy signal... be sure to review the VP price map directly below for additional VP points that may trigger a buy/sell signal...

For Hoban Rule traders, you are now flat this market... for tomorrow, enter a long position with a close between 2450.20 and 2451.20, if filled place an exit stop at 2435.20... please familiarize yourself with the Hoban Rule entry strategy in case a signal is confirmed on a different VP mid day and how to enter a new position mid day using Rule 3, this easy entry strategy is explained in the tutorial at the bottom of each and every evening briefing... of course, any questions, please just ask...

The Hoban Rule Performance History:

The Hoban Rule was introduced to the evening briefing on 9/4/14... since that time, this strategy has now completed 39 trades for a net gain of 252.80 SP points... this is a simple but elegant strategy for anyone who prefers a less challenging trade plan based on the main model signals... if you would like to see the trade by trade score sheet for the Hoban Rule, just ask me for it and I will email it to you...

Rationale: A VP at 2445.25...

The last trade at this writing is at 2435.00 in the June...

The main model is now short the September SP from 2448.20 as of Tuesday, June 20th...

The Two Main Model Trade Rules:

1) Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2) Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...

THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW

The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily... knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...

Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points... you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...

SP SEPTEMBER VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 2462.18 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal... same date

MAJOR - - 2456.48 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal... same date

minor - - 2452.66

minor - - 2445.25

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2435.00

MAJOR - - 2426.12 and must close below that price on Monday, June 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal... due on Monday

minor - - 2409.91

MAJOR - - 2393.97 and must close above that price on Tuesday, July 11th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2396.38

MAJOR - - 2374.14 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2340.45

MAJOR - - 2303.06 and must close above that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2297.78 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - none

The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

PLEASE NOTE: It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map... the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...

THE MEGA TREND INDICATOR (MTI) - - UP as of 7/29/16

This is a front loaded comparative month by month trading range and weighted average rate of change of the most recent 11 and 14 months and is calculated on the last market day of each month...

A monthly close for June below 2228.80 would turn the MTI to neutral...

A monthly close for June below 2162.40 would turn the MTI to down...

The MTI current trade position: Long from 2168.20, the closing price on 7/29/16...

This model's buy signal is based on the Coppock Curve and has been back tested to 1914 with the DJIA... there have been a total of 22 previous buy signals over the past 102 years since 1914... of the 22 previous buy signals, only two false signals were given, they were given in October, 1938 and in January, 1948... this is a 90.9% accuracy rate since 1914... realize, this is a monthly indicator and these markets can move widely in both directions during mid month...

THE MARKET CONFIDENCE INDEX (MCI)...

The Market Confidence Index (MCI)...

The MCI is a sensitive and elegant index that measures investor confidence in the equity markets... the MCI consists of two charts, the SPY itself and the MCI index (seen below the SPY chart) which is compared to the SPY chart... by comparing the two charts, you will see numerous subtle differences between them... the first obvious observation is that the MCI diverges at market tops well in advance of the market itself, often by days or even weeks... you will see other divergent patterns that occur in advance of the market that signal a pending change in market direction... the more you study the subtleties the more you will notice... I developed this index and have been following it and have found it well worth including in the evening briefing... if you have any questions regarding this index, please just ask... the way to read the MCI is to look for diverging patterns between the SPY and market confidence... these diverging patterns very typically signal well in advance a meaningful market change in direction...

These graphs show more than two years of chart data... in that time, you can see 6 diverging topping patterns in the MCI, the 5 previous divergent patterns signaled a coming market top of some proportion... we now have the 6th such divergent pattern... we can also see that investor confidence has not been keeping pace with the equity market itself, notice a weakening double top in the MCI while the SPY itself continued higher... this can change, but for now it suggests a market correction seems likely...

You can also see that in October of 2015 the MCI moved sharply higher while the market itself didn't... this also precipitated a dramatic 300 SP point market decline soon thereafter which took four months to complete...

The MCI is beginning to back away from the market...


THE FLAT LINE INDICATOR

The flat line inched higher today, but the momentum line continues downward...


THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The LT momentum line continues lower and has apparently established its down trend for now...

The AUGUST Gold futures

BROADER TERM INTERMEDIATE TREND BIAS: NEUTRAL as of 6/2/17

A close above 1297.50 would turn the BTIT to up...

A close below 1217.80 would turn the BTIT to down...

The main model is now long the August gold from 1246.00 as of Wednesday, June 21st...

Today's last trade is at 1256.90...

TOMORROW'S GOLD TRADE STRATEGY:

For Monday, a close below 1246.10 in the August Gold contract would confirm a new main model sell signal... also, please review and consult daily with the VP Price Map for any and all main model mid day buy/sell revisions and updates... tomorrow's trade strategy is always subject to revision based on the VP Price Map, so it is extremely important to be familiar with this map listed below... (the Hoban Rule and the optimized BTIT trading strategy were expressly designed for the SP market and for no other market at this time)

Rationale: A VP at 1246.04...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1304.705

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1256.90

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

MAJOR - - 1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

Flat Line Indicator (FLI) for GLD...

THE FLAT LINE INDICATOR HAS BEEN SET FOR TRACKING GLD AND NOT THE FUTURES GOLD MARKET SINCE THE GLD ETF MARKET SHOWS A MORE LIQUID PATTERN...
ALL THE MAIN MODEL SIGNALS FOR THE GOLD FUTURES MARKET WILL STILL REMAIN THE SAME...

A good looking up move in the flat line while the momentum line is now beginning to turn sideways... bullish... notice the anti price now beginning to drop rapidly... we should see a continued rally in this market...


THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:

Still working lower but now beginning to bend sideways...

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