The second week of 2018 (and the first real trading week after the holidays) brought 3 fresh signals:

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

If you would like to play around with the system that is used to generate the signals and charts on this blog, you can do so! The latest version of my software, ichinscratchy v0.3.0, was released in December 2017. It´s free & open source, you can find it under http://spare-time-trading.de/en/trading-system. You can check out the development activities at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded.

Despite the small number of signals, the markets continued the trends of last year´s end: US Indices going through the roof, EUR/USD and Gold going higher and higher, commodities with intact trends (Palladium, WTI) followed them further. If you already in: Enjoy the ride, but buckle up in case the trends end roughly! Euro Bund Future continued to go down, chinese Hang Seng also targeting the sky. Trade safely and be careful!

All STRONG signals of the 2nd week 2018, ordered by symbols:

+------------+--------+-------------+-------+----------+--------+
| date       | symbol | name        | type  | amp_info | price  |
+------------+--------+-------------+-------+----------+--------+
| 2018-01-10 | Coffee | Kijun Cross | short | Death X  | 123.95 |
| 2018-01-12 | EURJPY | Kijun Cross | long  | Golden X | 135.32 |
| 2018-01-11 | Sugar  | Kijun Cross | short | Death X  |  14.18 |
+------------+--------+-------------+-------+----------+--------+
The gallery contains the dark theme charts. If you hate it, feel free to drop a comment or a mail :)

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If you downloaded my software and wonder about the system settings, a quick overview for the most relevant settings:

  • Ichimoku time period settings are standard (9,26,52), only strong signals are shown.
  • ICHI_CHIKOU_CONFIRM = true (Chikou Span is used as confirmation/ filter for trend).
  • ICHI_KUMO_CONFIRM = true (Kumo breakouts have to be higher/lower than last reaction high/low to be valid)
  • SIGNAL_REGIME_FILTER = none (all market regime filters are off)
  • SIGNAL_EXECUTION_PYRAMID = full (use every signal even if it is already in portfolio)

Below as mentioned the list with the evaluation of the status quo using Ichimoku. The tables also list the last three Strong Ichimoku Signals.

Wish you relaxing Trading!

DAX 2018-01-12 13245.03
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-04 from 12506.75 to 12929.78 price 13058.55
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2018-01-04 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 13167.89
2018-01-04 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 13167.89
2017-09-18 Senkou Cross (2017-10-25) Long at 12559.39
     
DJI 2018-01-12 25803.19
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 22542.79 to 23034.46 price 24180.64
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-09-12 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 22118.86
2017-09-11 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 22057.37
2017-08-30 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 21892.43
     
DJTransp 2018-01-12 11373.4
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 9545.3 to 9875.2 price 10229.0
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-11-29 Senkou Cross (2018-01-08) Long at 10076.4
2017-11-29 Kumo breakout (from rising Kumo) Long at 10076.4
2017-11-29 Chikou Cross (2017-10-23) Long at 10076.4
     
HSI 2018-01-12 31412.5
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-04 from 27875.3 to 28248.1 price 29138.3
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-27 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 29597.7
2017-12-22 Senkou Cross (2018-01-31) Long at 29578.0
2017-12-19 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 29253.7
     
N225 2018-01-12 23653.8
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-01 from 20580.4 to 21311.1 price 22819.0
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-18 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 22901.8
2017-12-18 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 22901.8
2017-12-08 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 22811.1
     
STOXX50E 2018-01-12 3612.61
price in kumo --> sideways no trades
Chikou-Span above kumo at 3612.61
Kumo on 2017-12-04 from 3516.84 to 3612.35 price 3576.22
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-28 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 3524.31
2017-12-20 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 3552.65
2017-09-13 Senkou Cross (2017-10-19) Long at 3523.14
     
SMI 2018-01-12 9546.6
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-01 from 9035.1 to 9190.3 price 9274.5
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-12 Chikou Cross (2017-11-06) Long at 9361.4
2017-11-28 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 9320.4
2017-11-21 Chikou Cross (2017-10-16) Long at 9324.5
     
SPX 2018-01-12 2786.24
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 2500.17 to 2549.50 price 2629.57
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-11-16 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 2585.64
2017-08-29 Senkou Cross (2017-10-05) Short at 2446.30
2017-08-29 Senkou Cross (2017-10-05) Short at 2446.30
     
BuFu 2018-01-12 160.38
price below kumo --> Downtrend Signal filter SHORT
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-04 from 161.64 to 163.04 price 163.28
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2018-01-04 Senkou Cross (2018-02-08) Short at 161.59
2017-12-01 Kumo breakout (from falling Kumo) Long at 163.80
2017-11-06 Kumo breakout (from falling Kumo) Long at 163.14
     
Cocoa 2018-01-12 1918.50
price below kumo --> Downtrend Signal filter SHORT
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 1993.25 to 2076.38 price 1934.00
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-11-06 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 2118.50
2017-09-12 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 1999.00
2017-08-31 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 1966.00
     
Coffee 2018-01-12 122.250
price below kumo --> Downtrend Signal filter SHORT
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 127.487 to 132.100 price 125.950
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2018-01-10 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 123.950
2017-12-13 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 120.080
2017-12-06 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 124.850
     
Copper 2018-01-12 3.2
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-11 from 3.1 to 3.1 price 3.0
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-27 Senkou Cross (2018-01-30) Long at 3.3
2017-12-05 Senkou Cross (2018-01-07) Short at 2.9
2017-12-04 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 3.1
     
Cotton 2018-01-12 81.5700
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 68.5150 to 71.2000 price 72.5600
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-11-09 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 68.3400
2017-11-01 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 68.2800
2017-10-26 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 68.1600
     
Gold 2018-01-12 1334.900
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-11 from 1281.900 to 1312.600 price 1246.900
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-07 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 1253.100
2017-12-05 Chikou Cross (2017-11-05) Short at 1264.900
2017-12-03 Chikou Cross (2017-11-02) Short at 1276.700
     
OJuice 2018-01-12 136.2
price below kumo --> Downtrend Signal filter SHORT
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 147.2 to 153.6 price 162.1
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-11-10 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 162.6
2017-11-03 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 156.7
2017-10-25 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 153.4
     
Palladium 2018-01-12 1119.9
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-11 from 962.8 to 991.9 price 1000.7
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-14 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 1024.9
2017-12-11 Chikou Cross (2017-11-10) Long at 1000.7
2017-12-07 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 1006.5
     
Silver 2018-01-12 17.245
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-11 from 17.009 to 17.131 price 15.745
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-25 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 16.390
2017-11-29 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 16.524
2017-11-29 Senkou Cross (2018-01-01) Short at 16.524
     
Soybeans 2018-01-12 962.5
price below kumo --> Downtrend Signal filter SHORT
NOT confirmed by Chikou --> no stable trend
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 960.2 to 979.9 price 1008.4
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-18 Senkou Cross (2018-01-24) Short at 961.6
2017-12-15 Kumo breakout (from rising Kumo) Short at 967.4
2017-12-01 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 994.4
     
Sugar 2018-01-12 14.18
price below kumo --> Downtrend Signal filter SHORT
NOT confirmed by Chikou --> no stable trend
Kumo on 2017-12-05 from 13.81 to 14.06 price 14.90
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2018-01-11 Kijun Cross (Death X) Short at 14.18
2018-01-05 Chikou Cross (2017-11-28) Long at 15.08
2017-12-28 Chikou Cross (2017-11-20) Long at 15.00
     
WTI 2018-01-12 64.300
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-11 from 52.460 to 54.817 price 57.990
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-26 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 59.970
2017-12-19 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 57.460
2017-12-14 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 57.040
     
EURJPY 2018-01-12 135.320
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-07 from 131.475 to 132.990 price 133.130
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2018-01-12 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 135.320
2017-12-19 Kumo breakout (from rising Kumo) Long at 133.660
2017-12-19 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 133.660
     
EURUSD 2018-01-12 1.21870
price above kumo --> Uptrend Signal filter LONG
confirmed by Chikou-Span
Kumo on 2017-12-10 from 1.16705 to 1.18240 price 1.17680
Last 3 STRONG signals:
2017-12-28 Tenkan/Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 1.19430
2017-12-19 Kumo breakout (from falling Kumo) Long at 1.18400
2017-12-19 Kijun Cross (Golden X) Long at 1.18400
     

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