Equities are starting the new year on the right foot, with Dow futures pointing to a 150-point advance at the open following a market boom in 2019. The festivities kicked off in Asia overnight, where the PBOC slashed its required cash reserve ratio for commercial lenders by 50 basis points, unleashing about 800B yuan ($115B) of liquidity into the financial system. The move to shore up the local economy saw the Shanghai Composite Index end the session up 1.2%, adding to the overall positive sentiment ahead of the signing of a ‘Phase One’ U.S.-China trade deal on Jan. 15.
In Asia, Japan closed. Hong Kong +1.3%. China +1.2%. India +0.8%.
In Europe, at midday, London +1%. Paris +1.3%. Frankfurt +0.8%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.6%. S&P +0.6%. Nasdaq +0.7%. Crude +0.3% to $61.24. Gold flat at $1522.80. Bitcoin -0.5% to $7143.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +2 bps to 1.93%
(Source: Seeking Alpha) https://seekingalpha.com/
As PTG Trade Strategy states: 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.
CD3 Range High = 3258.00 CD3 Range Low = 3227.00 CD3 Range Avg = 24.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3243, THEN initial upside targets 3250 – 3255 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3243, THEN initial downside targets 3240 – 3235 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2020 (H) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
CD3 Range High = 8830.00 CD3 Range Low = 8762.00 CD3 Range Avg = 84.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 8812, THEN initial upside potential targets 8821 – 8835 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 8812, THEN initial downside targets 8804 – 8795 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2020 (H) Contract
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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