With financials priding itself as the only positive sector so far this month, will upcoming bank earnings hurt or help? Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Citigroup (NYSE:C) and JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) all report results ahead of the opening bell and are viewed as an important read on the economy and harbingers for earnings season. Expectations for the third quarter are low, however, as slowing loan growth and subdued interest rates put pressure on profits.
In Asia, Japan +0.5% to 16856. Hong Kong +0.9% to 23233. China +0.1% to 3063. India +0.1% to 27673.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.9%. Paris +2%. Frankfurt +1.8%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.5%. S&P +0.5%. Nasdaq +0.4%. Crude +1.2% to $51.03. Gold -0.3% to $1254.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +3 bps to 1.77%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
8:30 Producer Price Index
8:30 Retail Sales
8:30 Fed’s Rosengren: “The Elusive Recovery”
10:00 Business Inventories
10:00 Consumer Sentiment
12:30 PM Janet Yellen speech
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
2:00 PM Treasury Budget
Early margin call selling pushed price down to the lower edge (2108.25) of Statistical Extreme Zone (STATX), where buyers stepped in to absorb the selling. With the “secure cycle low” in place, bulls “ramped-it-up” hard reversing the morning weakness into afternoon strength closing near session highs.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price held early pullback to 2122.00 Central Pivot in overnight trade and has pushed higher to reach 2137.25 CD3 Maximum Penetration Level and STATX Zone. This Cycle is complete as price is now safely above the CD1 Low (2126.25) fulfilling Positive 3 Day Cycle Rally. Price will need to convert 2138 handle to upper support to continue the rally targeting 2142 – 2146 zone.
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: September (Z) 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: Price has held pullback to 2122.00 CPZ support and rallied to reach 2137.00 CD3 Penetration Target. Further strength above this level targets 2142 – 2146 zone.
Scenario 2: First sign of structural weakness would be a violation and conversion of 2122 handle to lower resistance. IF this occurs, THEN lower target measures 2118 – 2112 zone.
*****Potential for Margin Call Selling if price cannot stabilize and recoup some of prior session’s losses.
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.
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