In Europe, at midday, London -1.2%. Paris -1.2%. Frankfurt -1.3%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.7%. S&P -0.7%. Nasdaq -0.6%. Crude -1.4% to $66.94. Gold flat at $1303.50. Bitcoin +0.6% to $7149.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -7 bps to 2.86%
00:40 Fed’s Bullard: U.S. Monetary and Economic Policy
9:00 S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index
10:00 Consumer Confidence
10:00 State Street Investor Confidence Index
10:30 Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Markets are already deep in the hole as traders return from long holiday weekend. Price will need to find stabilization within 2696 – 2700 zone during RTH Session.
Average Range for CD2 = 38.75
Scenario 1: Bulls will need to recover and convert 2702 handle to support to stem further weakness. IF successful, THEN target 2712 handle.
Scenario 2: Bears have an opening to press to force long liquidation below 2696 – 93 zone. IF successful, THEN downside extreme measures 2685 handle.
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Markets are already deep in the hole as traders return from long holiday weekend. Price will need to find stabilization within 6900 – 6930 zone during RTH Session.
Average Range for CD2 = 51.00
Scenario 1: Bulls will need to recover and convert 6930 handle to support to stem further weakness. IF successful, THEN target 6960 handle.
Scenario 2: Bears have an opening to press to force long liquidation below 6910 – 6900 zone. IF successful, THEN downside extreme measures 6865 handle.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ)
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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