U.S. stock index futures mainly hugged the flat-line overnight after the Federal Reserve and Jerome Powell on Wednesday sparked a late party on Wall Street. The Dow and S&P 500 both rose over 1.6%, while the Nasdaq scored gains of 2.2%. Combined with comments that the Fed’s balance sheet would remain larger than previously expected, the central bank expressed it would be “patient” before making any further rate moves.
In Asia, Japan +1.1%. Hong Kong +1.1%. China +0.4%. India +1.9%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.5%. Paris +0.2%. Frankfurt flat.
Futures at 6:20, Dow flat. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude -0.2% to $54.13. Gold +0.9% to $1327.20. Bitcoin -0.5% to $3404.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -3 bps to 2.66%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
7:30 Challenger Job-Cut Report
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Personal Income and Outlays
8:30 Employment Cost Index
9:45 Chicago PMI
10:00 New Home Sales
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
3:00 Farm Prices
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet 8:30 Chicago Fed National Activity Index
10:30 Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey
1:00 PM Results of $41B, 5-Year Note Auction
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…3-Day Cycle objectives have been fulfilled in prior session and as such opens door for at least a pullback in price to renew buying interest with uptrend intact. In overnight trade activity is relatively quiet within a narrow range. Initial support is marked between 2672 – 76 zone where responsive buyers stepped-in during prior session.
CD3 Range High = 2704.00 CD3 Range Low = 2668.00 CD3 Range Avg = 23.50
Scenario 1: IF price holds bid above 2675, THEN initial upside potential targets 2690 – 2695 CD3 Penetration Zone.
Scenario 2: IF price holds offer below 2675, THEN initial downside targets 2676.50 – 2669.75 Central Pivot Zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March (H) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3 …3-Day Cycle objectives have been fulfilled and as such opens door for at least a pullback in price to renew buying interest with uptrend intact. In overnight trade activity is relatively quiet within a narrow range. Initial support is marked between 6840 – 50 zone where responsive buyers stepped-in during prior session.
CD3 Range High = 6900.00 CD3 Range Low = 6825.50 CD3 Range Avg = 56.00
Scenario 1: IF price holds bid above 6850, THEN initial upside potential targets 6888.50 – 6900.50 CD3 Penetration Range Zone.
Scenario 2: IF price holds offer below 6850, THEN initial downside targets 6845.25 – 6825.50 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March (H) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 6968.25; LOD ATR Range Projection: 6757.50; Cycle Day 1 Low: 6616.75; 3 Day Central Pivot: 6722.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 6802.50; 10 Day Average True Range: 124.00; VIX: 17.46
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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