The euro surged as much as 1.6% against the dollar overnight as a rush of computer-generated orders caught traders off guard. The sudden move started under $1.05 and algorithmic orders snowballed above that level, causing what little liquidity there was on the year’s last trading day to vanish. In minutes, the currency jumped to a high of $1.0653, forcing some dealers to take losses to cover positions.
In Asia, Japan -0.2%. Hong Kong +1%. China +0.2%. India +1%.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.3%. Paris -0.2%. Frankfurt -0.2%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.2%. Crude +0.1% to $53.83. Gold +0.2% to $1159.90.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 2.48%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Expectation yesterday was for price to balance and stabilize between 2250 – 2245 zone…Price did exactly that as the range was approximately 10 handle between 2250 – 2240.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…There is room for price to rally for year end, though there is a huge year-end equity/bond rebalance today, so could turn out to be a choppy confused session.
Range Projections and Key Levels
**Note: The odds highlighted are NOT predictions or trade recommendations, rather a guide based upon historical observed occurrences.
Today’s Hypotheses: March 2017 (H) Contract
*****The levels outlined below are more general framework within a larger range…They are to be used are reference prices from which to consider trade opportunities, not hard trade levels.
Scenario 1: Price will need to convert 2248 to upper support for rally to unfold.
Scenario 2: Violation and conversion of 2240 to lower resistance may force weak longs out by day’s (year) end.
Trade Strategy: Our tactical trade strategy will simply remain unaltered…We’ll be flexible to trade both long and short side from Decision Pivot Levels. Continue to focus on Bull/Bear Stackers and Premium/Discounts. As always, remaining in alignment with dominant intra-day force increases probabilities of producing winning trades.
Stay Focused…Non-Biased…Disciplined ALWAYS USE STOPS!
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