Stocks could benefit today from investors adding new positions for the new year, as markets await the Fed’s minutes for any clues on what the central bank is looking for from the incoming Trump administration. Economic stimulus? Tax reform? Reduced regulation? At its last meeting, the Fed raised rates for the second time in a decade and provided an outlook for three rate hikes in 2017. U.S. stock index futures are all up by 0.2%, building on yesterday’s gains.
In Asia, Japan +2.5%. Hong Kong -0.1%. China +0.7%. India flat.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.1%. Paris -0.1%. Frankfurt -0.3%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.2%. Crude +0.2% to $52.44. Gold +0.4% to $1166.70.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 2.45%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Prior session turned out to be a normal Cycle Day 1 as decline did ultimately unfold successfully testing the overnight low for security. Last hour rally has carried through and is holding firm bid in overnight trade.
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Part of this cycle’s rally is in-place, though current upside momentum has enough energy to reach 2258 – 2262 cycle targets. Central Pivot (CP) is 2250 so price will need to hold at or above this level.
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: March 2017 (H) 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 hold above 2250 CP, THEN upside targets measure 2258 followed by 2262.25.
Scenario 2: Violation and conversion of 2250 CP to lower resistance, downside targets 2245 handle.
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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