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April 29, 2018 | Quiet Action Near a Key Threshold

Rick Ackerman

Rick Ackerman is the editor of Rick’s Picks, an online service geared to traders of stocks, options, index futures and commodities. His detailed trading strategies have appeared since the early 1990s in Black Box Forecasts, a newsletter he founded that originally was geared to professional option traders. Barron’s once labeled him an “intrepid trader” in a headline that alluded to his key role in solving a notorious pill-tampering case. He received a $200,000 reward when a conviction resulted, and the story was retold on TV’s FBI: The Untold Story. His professional background includes 12 years as a market maker in the pits of the Pacific Coast Exchange, three as an investigator with renowned San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset, seven as a reporter and newspaper editor, three as a columnist for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner, and two decades as a contributor to publications ranging from Barron’s to The Antiquarian Bookman to Fleet Street Letter and Utne Reader.

Quiet buying Sunday night has pushed index futures to a decisive level where just a little more progress would tip the short-term outlook sharply in bulls’ favor. They had more inspiration from AMZN’s crazed rally last week than they could handle, but merely playing catch-up in the days ahead is likely to lend buoyancy to the broad averages. For precise benchmarks, check out my latest update for the June E-Mini S&P contract.  If you don’t subscribe but would like a free peek, click here for a no-risk trial subscription. It will give you access to Rick’s Picks, including the chat room, touts and impromptu ‘requests’ sessions for two weeks

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April 29th, 2018

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