Today, POTC is excited to bring you very time sensitive trading insights regarding E-mini Nasdaq futures. We’re very concerned about the gaps in the Nasdaq at 2,300 and 2,350 just two months ago and we see a very favorable set up:
Quick Psychology: With the buzz around the new Apple iPhone (AAPL) scheduled for Monday, the Nasdaq could see a dead cat bounce to 2,490 or higher. IF that occurs, POTC strongly suggests that aggressive portfolios buy puts on the E-mini Nasdaq June 2008 contract. POTC is highly confident the Nasdaq will break down and close the gap in the 2,300 - 2,350 range rather abruptly, and here are the reasons why:
1. Lehman Brothers (LEH) reports second quarter earnings this week;
2. The unemployment rate is rising;
3. Prices for crude (and everything derived from it) and food continue to rise;
4. The destruction of real estate and credit;
5. The panic over global inflation only getting louder;
6. China's continuing earth quake fall out;
7. The hurricane season is upon us, and last but not least;
8. The UNCERTAINTY AROUND THE UPCOMING JUNE 25TH FOMC meeting,
We’re compelled to buy puts on the E-mini Nasdaq June 2008 contract. How do you interpret this data? (Please feel free to leave a comment.)
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