In Europe, at midday, London -0.6%. Paris -0.6%. Frankfurt -1.2%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.5%. S&P -0.5%. Nasdaq -0.5%. Crude -1.2% to $55.04. Gold +0.2% to $1285.30. Bitcoin +6.8% to $7046.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -4 bps to 2.34%
7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
8:30 Consumer Price Index
8:30 Retail Sales
8:30 Empire State Mfg Survey
10:00 Business Inventories
10:00 Atlanta Fed’s Business Inflation Expectations
10:30 EIA Petroleum Inventories
4:00 PM Treasury International Capital
4:00 PM Fed’s Rosengren: U.S. Economy
S&P 500 (ES)
Prior DTS Briefing Reports have outlined potential for further price weakness IF bulls are unable to recover above declining 3 Day Central Pivot Zone (see today’s chart). This zone has shifted to bearish formation and failure of buyers to recover above has a Change of Character from buying dips to selling bounces.
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Naz price weakness is becoming more apparent as bounces are being aggressively sold with declining Value Zones. Price currently in overnight trade has reached 6257.42 Cycle Day 1 Average Decline. Further weakness below this level during RTH measures lower cycle targets 6246…6237.75…6223 at extremes.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES)
**Note: The odds highlighted are NOT predictions or trade recommendations, rather a guide based upon historical observed occurrences.
Today’s Hypotheses: December 2017 (ESZ) 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: Bulls MUST strongly defend against any further price weakness and recover above 2575 at minimum. Failure to accomplish this opens door for additional selling with today’s cycle extreme measuring 2554 handle.
Scenario 2: Bears are in position with price below decline Central Pivots to press hard to force additional long selling. Risk marker is now 2585 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!
“Knowing is not enough, We must APPLY. Willing is not enough, We must DO.” –Bruce Lee
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