The pound took a dive overnight, tanking as much as 9%, as traders scrambled to assess the cause of the heavy selling. Possible reasons? A fat finger, an error, a low liquidity sell-off, algorithmic trading, fears of a “hard Brexit,” etc. Sterling fell as far as $1.1491, striking its lowest level since 1985 – a year when it hit $1.0520 amid an acrimonious mining industry strike – but later recovered to hover at the $1.24 handle.
Crude prices have topped $50 a barrel once again, as OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers head to Istanbul for an informal meeting to discuss how to implement the production deal reached in Algiers last week. The gathering will take place between Oct. 8-13. OPEC members committed to lowering production to between 32.5M-33M barrels a day, marking a drop of around 750K barrels from September.
The U.S. employment report for September comes at a crucial time for both politics and policy, with the presidential election and Fed’s next meeting just weeks away. Economists are looking for an increase of 170K jobs, with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 4.9%, while traders will keep a close eye on clues that may point to the timing of the next rate hike. The data will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
In Asia, Japan -0.2% to 16860. Hong Kong -0.4% to 23851. China closed. India -0.2% to 28061.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.8%. Paris -0.5%. Frankfurt -0.6%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.3%. S&P -0.4%. Nasdaq -0.3%. Crude +0.5% to $50.67. Gold +0.5% to $1259.10.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.75%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
8:30 Non-farm payrolls
10:30 Stanley Fischer
12:45 PM Fed’s Mester speech
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
3:00 PM Fed’s George speech
3:00 PM Consumer Credit
4:00 PM Fed’s Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard speech
We stated in prior DTS Report 10.6.16 …“This cycle’s primary objectives have been satisfied, so as such, price could trade either direction. Bulls must convert 2156 – 58 zone to upper support for increased odds of continuation rally. Bears are seeking to convert 2146 – 48 zone to lower resistance to force selling.” Price held mainly within this projected range between 2146 – 2156 in prior session as price spins around a weekly pivot of 2153.
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline with average projected decline measuring 2138.50. Average ranges have recently held steady of approximately 20 handles, so with the current bull/bear stalemate, price could easily move in either direction to as forces battle for directional control.
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: September (Z) 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 2156 to upper support for upside expansion targeting 2159 – 2161 STATX Zone.
Scenario 2: Violation and conversion of 2146 to lower resistance targets 2143 – 2141 STATX Zone.
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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