Trade Strategy 1.3.18

Markets
 
In Asia, Japan closed. Hong Kong +0.2%. China +0.6%. India -0.1%
In Europe, at midday, London flat. Paris +0.3%. Frankfurt +0.4%
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.2%. Crude +0.4% to $60.63. Gold flat at $1316.20. Bitcoin +0.9% to $14869. 
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1 bps to 2.45%
  
(Source: Seeking Alpha)

Economic Calendar

8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
10:00 ISM Manufacturing Index
10:00 Construction Spending
2:00 PM FOMC minutes

S&P 500 (ES)

Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Strong start for first trading session as price rallied throughout the day achieving stated target 2695 as outlined in prior DTS Briefing 1.2.18. “Scenario 1: IF price penetrates and converts 2687, THEN upside targets 2695.”

Momentum may take price higher before CD1 normal decline to unfold which targets 2682.50 – 2679.50 zone.

Nasdaq 100 (NQ)

NAZ reversed opening weakness and vaulted higher eclipsing prior weekly high (6492.00) negating year-end FAANG stock selling. Next objective higher targets 6540 50 level.

Range Projections and Key Levels (ES)

HOD  ATR Range Projection: 2705.90; LOD ATR Range Projection: 2685.10; Cycle Day 1 Low: 2683.00 3 Day Central Pivot: 2684.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 2708.50; 10 Day Average True Range: 13.65; VIX: 9.52

**Note: The odds highlighted are NOT predictions or trade recommendations, rather a guide based upon historical observed occurrences.

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Today’s Hypotheses: March 2018 (ESH) 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: IF price penetrates and converts PH (2696.00), THEN upside targets 2702.50, followed by 2704.75 – 2606.25 zone.

Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2692.25 to lower resistance, THEN downside targets 2688.50, followed by 2685 – 2683.25 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!

Good Trading…David

“Knowing is not enough, We must APPLY. Willing is not enough, We must DO.” –Bruce Lee

*****This trade strategy report is disseminated for “education only” and should not be viewed in any way as a recommendation to buy or sell futures products.”

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