Friday, 8 July 2011
S&P 500, Crude to Cash... Plus, See What My New Setup Says About Copper
A couple of signals take effect on Monday's open of trading in my COTs Timer system: My S&P 500 setup goes from bearish to cash for a single week (then it goes to bullish the week following), and my crude oil signal goes from bullish to cash. Check out my newly updated latest signals page for details on trader positioning in these and the other markets I follow based on the CFTC's nifty little weekly Commitments of Traders reports.
In other news, I've developed a new trading setup for copper. I haven't included it yet in my signals or backtesting results pages, but I'll do so soon. The setup was bearish for two weeks in mid-June, then went to cash last week and will remain in cash four more weeks before going bullish. It's based on trading on the same side as the large speculators and small traders in copper futures and options (their net position as a percentage of the total open interest, to be exact).
This is my first setup from a new round of backtesting I'm doing on all my setups to incorporate COT and market data since 2007. My existing setups are based on backtesting data from 1995 to 2007, so I'm working now on bringing all that great new data - including a wild bear market and just-as-wild recovery - into my testing. It's lots of fun. Have a good weekend, and good luck next week.