Chris Chavez

Market Strategist


Chris Chavez
Chris Chavez
Market Strategist

Prior to joining Blue Line Futures as a Market Strategist in January of 2023, in 2021 Chris began his career in the Real Estate industry as Real Estate Broker. With his experience in Real Estate as a fiduciary, he advised and facilitated many transactions between buyers and sellers of all backgrounds. After earning his Series 3 in 2021, Chris structured his own CFTC registered Commodity Pool Operator firm, with the goal of helping investors to identify opportunities within alternative investments like managed futures programs. Fast forward, and in 2023 Chris has also earned his Series 65 and is an Investment Advisor Representative with Blue Line Capital. In this role, he advises high net worth individuals and families to help them meet their investment objectives.


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Trend Reversal in the Russell 2000!

Russell 2000 futures have been subject to dynamic market forces, notably initiated by the bottoming of 30-year bonds in late October, leading to a decline in yields.

The Bottom in Bonds?

The 30-year bond futures market has undergone notable shifts, commencing with a bottoming evident in late October. This trend has been significantly influenced by the unveiling of inflation figures, particularly the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) in November.

Chicago PMI Surprises and the Dow Jones Outperforms

Chicago PMI came in at the highest level since June of 2022. The Dow Jones is outperforming the S&P while the Nasdaq 100 underperforms. Crude Oil reverses sharply despite another OPEC production cut.

Treasuries Rally Sending Risk Assets Higher

FOMC member Waller’s comments on inflation sends metals and stock indices higher. Consumer Confidence comes in higher than expectations, and crude finds support.

Silver on the Verge of a Break-Out ūüĎÄ

Silver prices are experiencing a robust rally as market sentiment anticipates a slower consumer pace and weakened economic growth heading into the new year.

Can ETH Breakout Relative to BTC?

As of late, Ethereum (ETH) prices find themselves at a crucial technical juncture, currently supported by a 50% retracement level relative to Bitcoin (BTC).

Inverse Head and Shoulders Building in Crude

Amidst the current weakness in crude oil prices, an intriguing technical pattern is emerging‚ÄĒthe inverse head and shoulders formation.

Stocks Slide and Metals Rally

Existing Home Sales came in at the lowest level since 2010. Gold and Silver are rallying, but stocks slide ahead of Nvidia earnings.

The Nasdaq Leads Stock Indices Higher

Stocks are in positive territory and the Nasdaq leads the way. Interest rate expectations as reflected by the CME Fed Watch tool are pricing in a 30% chance of a cut in March, and a 60% chance of a cut in May.

Stocks Consolidate and Crude Finds Support

Housing data came in slightly higher than estimates, and Eurozone CPI was in line with expectations. Crude finds support and Stocks consolidate ahead of next week’s Treasury auctions.

Treasury Relief Rally Sends Precious Metals Higher

Initial Jobless Claims came in higher than estimates, and the Philly Fed Manufacturing numbers are stronger than anticipated. Precious metals are higher, and stocks battle positive territory. 

Stocks Try to Break 52-Week Highs

PPI for the month of October was deflationary; however, retail sales indicate  consumers are still spending. Stocks are attempting to break-out to 52-week highs. 

Stocks Try to Push Higher Ahead of Economic Data

Yields on the longer end of the curve are higher, and the CME FedWatch tool shows a 15% chance of a hike in December. Crude is catching a bid off of OPECs comments, and equity markets await economic data later this week. Chris Chavez, Market Strategist **** Auto transcribed **** Good afternoon traders. It’s Chris‚Ķ

Stocks Rally and Longer Duration Bonds Rally 

Crude and Stocks are pushing higher to start the week, adding more conviction to this seasonal rally. Treasury auctions will be a headwind for risk assets this week.

Stocks Try to Rally Ahead of Bond Auction

Crude and Stocks are pushing higher to start the week, adding more conviction to this seasonal rally. Treasury auctions will be a headwind for risk assets this week.

Nasdaq Leads Stock Indices Higher

Crude and Stocks are pushing higher to start the week, adding more conviction to this seasonal rally. Treasury auctions will be a headwind for risk assets this week.

Stocks Continue to Rally on Weak Jobs Data

Nonfarm Payrolls and the Unemployment Rate come in worse than expected, sending yields lower and bonds higher. Stocks are in positive territory for the 3rd straight day in November. TRANSCRIPTStocks are continuing to rally off of Treasury yields coming off their highs. So Treasury yields are continuing to slide here today. We got a lot…

Broad Based Rally Continues

The bond market is rallying following Powell’s comments yesterday. Yields are sharply lower, and stocks are positive for the 2nd day in November. Apple reports after the bell, and markets will be watching Friday’s jobs data closely.  **TRANSCRIPT** Good afternoon, traders. It’s Chris Chavez with the Blue Line Futures and it’s your daily midday market‚Ķ

Stocks are Positive to Kick off November

Historically November is one of the best performing months for the stock market. Treasury yields are off of their highs, and stocks are positive before the Fed’s interest rate decision.

Stocks Battle Positive Territory Ahead of Tomorrow’s Interest Rate Decision

Consumer confidence came in above estimates and stocks are trying to maintain positive territory. Gold fails to get above last week’s highs, and crude is holding steady at trend line support.¬† ~TRANSCRIPT~ Good afternoon, traders. It’s Chris Chavez with Blue Line Futures and it’s your daily Midday Market Minute. Stocks are trying to battle positive‚Ķ

Stocks Higher Ahead of Key Economic Data and Interest Rate Decisions 

Stocks are trading higher in anticipation of upcoming economic data releases and interest rate decisions. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is scheduled to announce their interest rate decision tonight, while the Treasury is set to announce its refunding decision alongside the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision. ***TRANSCRIPT*** Good afternoon, traders. It’s Chris Chavez with Blue‚Ķ

Amazon Earnings Provide Relief to Stock Indices

Amazon and Intel beat earnings, fueling a relief rally. PCE numbers come in hot as consumers continue to spend.¬† TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon, traders. It’s Chris Chavez with Blue Line Futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. We’ve got a lot of economic data here this morning. Amazon and Intel reported yesterday propping up the‚Ķ

Earnings Continue to Weigh on Stocks

Tech earnings continue to put pressure on stocks, despite lower treasury yields. GDP comes in under Atlanta Fed GDP estimates, and jobless claims show a slight uptick. TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon traders. It’s Chris Chavez with Blue Line Futures and it’s your daily midday market minute earnings season is continue to weigh on stock indices. But‚Ķ

Google Earnings Weigh on Stocks

Google misses cloud growth expectations and shares are sharply lower, putting pressure on stock indices. Housing data comes in mixed, and yields are higher. TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon, traders. It’s Chris Chavez with the Blue Line Futures and it’s your daily midday market minute Google earnings are putting pressure on stock indices. But before we get‚Ķ

Stocks Struggle to Breakout Ahead of Earnings

S&P Global Services PMI comes in better than expected, and stocks are off of major resistance levels. Google and Microsoft report earnings after the bell. TRANSCRIPTGot some flash PMIs here this morning. They came out better than expectations. S&P Nasdaq off of major resistance. But before we get to it, if you’re watching this video‚Ķ

Stocks Lag Risk Asset Rally

Stocks are in negative territory despite yields coming off of 52 week highs. Gold breaks 2000 and the White House announces a plan to purchase 6 million barrels of crude to replenish the SPR. TRANSCRIPTDespite yields coming off of their 52 week highs, stocks are in negative territory. Other risk assets gold, silver, crude oil, all…

Rising Yields Continue to Put Pressure on Stock Indices

Treasuries hit new 52 week highs off of the strongest initial jobless claims number since march. Yields are off of their highs, and stocks are trying to enter positive territory. TRANSCRIPTGood afternoon traders. It’s Chris Chavez with blue line futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. Treasury yields continue to rally, putting pressure on‚Ķ

Yields Hit 52 Week Highs and Stocks Are Lower

The 10 year and 30 year yields hit a new 52 week high. Housing data is mixed, while crude and gold are catching a bid.¬† TRANSCRIPTGood afternoon, traders. It’s Chris Chavez with Blue line futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. The ten year and the 30 year yields are hitting new 52 week‚Ķ

Will the 10 Year Treasury Yield Break Out?

Retail sales surge higher than expected on October 17th, Industrial Production comes in higher than expected, and Atlanta Fed GDP Now for Q3 was revised higher from 5.1% to 5.3%. With the economy and the consumer remaining resilient, is the 10 year primed to break out to new 52 week highs? Rates will continue to…

Yields Soar on Retail Sales 

Retail sales numbers come in higher than forecasted, which is putting pressure on the bond market. Initially stocks sold off, but reversed to find positive territory. TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon traders. It’s Chris Chavez with blue line futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. We got better than expected economic data retail sales surprise to‚Ķ

Equities See a Broad Based Rally

Despite treasury¬†yields pushing higher, equities are rallying. The Russell¬†is leading the way higher, and NY Empire State Manufacturing Data comes in better than expected.¬† TRANSCRIPTGood afternoon traders. It’s Chris Chavez with the blue line futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. Equities are seeing a broad based rally here today despite Treasury yields pushing‚Ķ

Crude and Precious Metals Rally on Rising Geopolitical Tensions

Crude and metals are rallying, yet stock indices are in negative territory. Longer duration treasuries are catching a bid.¬† TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon traders. It’s Chris Chavez with the blue line futures in your daily midday market minute we’re seeing crude and precious metals rally off of escalating geopolitical tensions. We did hear that Israel ordered‚Ķ

Markets Evolve on CPI Day

Stocks are off of the lows and trying to make intraday highs despite a hot CPI report. Crude inventories come in higher than expectations, and crude is off of its intraday high.¬† TRANSCRIPTWe’re seeing a pop here in stock indices. Despite a hotter than expected CPI report. But before we get to it, if you’re‚Ķ

Risk Assets Rally Despite Hot PPI

PPI numbers come in hotter than expectations, yet risk assets are rallying. The yield curve is flattening as long duration treasuries are catching a bid. ***TRANSCRIPT*** We’re seeing a rally in risk assets despite people coming in hotter than expectations. So yeah, we got inflation data this morning. PPI numbers. They came in hotter than‚Ķ

Risk Assets Rally Ahead of Key Inflation Data

Longer duration treasuries are catching a bid, and risk assets are rallying. Interest rate expectations and economic data will remain a headwind for risk assets. TRANSCRIPTGood afternoon, traders. It’s Chris Chavez with the blue line futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. We’re seeing a little bit of relief in the longer end of‚Ķ

The Bottom for the 2-Year Note?

Treasuries have continued to sell off as the Treasury market reprices both interest rate and inflation expectations. Recently, the yield curve has begun to steepen further, and the 2s ‚Äď 10s inversion has gradually decreased. The longer end of the Treasury market has experienced a significant increase in supply due to Congress’s spending increases and‚Ķ

Yield Curve Steepens Sending Risk Assets Lower

Weakness in risk assets today due to continued strength in the labor market. Jobless claims come in under expectations and the yield curve continues to steepen. ***TRANSCRIPT*** Good afternoon. Traders skirts Chavez with blue line futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. Stocks risk assets are in negative territory here today off of a‚Ķ

ADP Nonfarm Provides Relief to Stock Indices

ADP Nonfarm comes in under expectations, and treasuries retreat off of their highs. Stocks see a relief rally and crude oil slides. TRANSCRIPTGood afternoon traders. It’s Chris Chavis with blue line futures and it’s your daily midday market minute. Stocks are catching a bit here today. We’re seeing a nice relief rally. Treasury yields are‚Ķ

Stocks Are Positive and Precious Metals Slide

Inflation data comes in soft, and yields are just off of their highs. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 are in positive territory, while precious metals reverse sharply off of intraday highs.

Equities Rally Despite Rising Yields

Yields continue to rally, and stocks are positive. Is this a technical relief rally, or is there something more?

Bearishness Haunts the Nasdaq, just in Time for Halloween

Interest rates continue to put pressure on risk assets and stocks are sharply off of this year’s highs.While seasonality and high valuations may play a role in this sell off, stocks will continue to trade oninflation and interest rate expectations determined by economic data, and the feds interpretation ofsaid data. Next week’s jobs numbers will…


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