FTSE now facing a critical Ratio level.

Nb. Our comment from 06/27/19


We have to mention the June expiry before we get on to July, and at the start it was all about the bottom of its zone, 7150.

In the middle, it was all about the top of its zone, 7250, and at the end it was the top of the first ratio bandwidth above their zone, or in other words, 7450.

The intraday highs on the last four days being 7469.19, 7454.93, 7460.83 and 7456.79, but always closing below.

Also, the isolated highs do not do justice to how much of a pitched battle it was at that level throughout those respective days.

More importantly, July’s zone has conveniently adapted, as naturally it would, after all, the ratios are a direct reflection of business done.

By comparing the two tables above you can discern in which direction the ratios are moving, which in turn, denotes increasing or decreasing levels of support and resistance.

The most blatantly obvious is the appearance of Y1 below the zone.

Further down from that the support ratios have actually increased, but you can’t miss the fact that these levels are a lot smaller and a lot further away than the resistance levels above the zone.

Obviously, in the meantime, we expect this index to be zone-bound for a while.

However, eventually, it is likely to breakout, and when it does the ratio levels above the zone ratchet up very quickly.

And for those who need clarification, then above the zone you hit R1 after 50-points, at 7500, whereas, below the zone, the corresponding R1 is 200-points below the zone.

So, as it stands, the downside risk is considerable, and the upside is limited.

Especially, with the jump from R1 straight to R3, remembering these ratios are exponential.

Therefore, don’t be fooled by this quiet start, as the potential for big moves is certainly there.


Range:             7350  to  7450   

Activity:            Average

Type:               On balance just fractionally bearish          




Nb. Our comment on 07/08/19


Well we certainly got our breakout, but even we were surprised by how aggressive the FTSE has been.

To recap, the first week of this expiry the FTSE was stuck in its zone.

This last week has been all about trying to get past the R ratios.

By comparing the two tables above you can see just how dramatic the moves in the ratios has been.

In a nutshell, there have risen below and fallen away above, both of which are bullish.

However, having been above 7600 this index has already beaten R2, and quite possibly even tested the retreating R3.

All far too aggressive for us, and therefore just an accident waiting to happen.

Obviously, 7550 is now critical.

Above it and its battling R2 all the way, but below and it is now all Y ratio back down to the top of the zone, at 7450.

So, all well and good if it can maintain this enthusiasm for buying futures, being generated by the dynamic delta, but if that evaporates, then it is in for a very sudden and bearish surprise.


Range:             7450  to  7550        or        7550  to  7650          

Activity:            Average     

Type:                Bearish     

July 8th, 2019 by