Asian stocks fell back after President Trump’s threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods reverberated across the Pacific Ocean. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.8% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was off 0.75%. Japan’s Nikkei slipped 0.6% and Australia’s ASX 200 dropped dropped 1.2% after a financial regulator cracked down on Westpac Banking (NYSE:WBK). Meanwhile, European stocks are also having a soft day, with the Stoxx 600 Index slipping 0.7%. U.S. stock futures are pointing lower, two days removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index carving out new record highs
The Federal Reserve is due to release minutes today of its last meeting in a development that will pull back the curtain on just how much support there is for a long pause before any further interest rate actions. Economists will also find out if Jerome Powell’s view that it would take a “material reassessment” before rates are cut again is on target with the rest of the committee. The consensus view is that the Federal Reserve is right where it wants to be going into an election year as long as no data surprises occur.
In Asia, Japan -0.62%. Hong Kong -0.75%. China -0.78%. India +0.49%.
In Europe, at midday, London -1.36%. Paris -0.75%. Frankfurt -1.01%.
Futures at 6:00, Dow -0.42%. S&P -0.38%. Nasdaq -0.49%. Crude -0.11% to $55.41. Gold +0.14% to $1,476.30. Bitcoin -1.03% to $8.102.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -4.3 bps to 1.745%.
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 3106.00 (FULFILLED). Average Range for CD1 is 32.50 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 44%
NOTE: CD1 Average Decline Target (3106) is fulfilled and buyers have responded during overnight trade. As such this level is today’s Line-In-Sand (LIS) Key Decision Point.
CD1 Range High = 3128.00 CD1 Range Low = 3092.00 CD1 Range Avg = 32.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3106, THEN initial upside targets 3112 – 3118 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3106, THEN initial downside targets 3100 – 3098 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2019 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 8290.50. Average Range for CD1 is 108.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 75% Odds of decline > 25 = 67%
CD1 Range High =8350.00 CD1 Range Low = 8275.00 CD1 Range Avg = 108.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 8304, THEN initial upside targets 8320 – 8327 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 8304, THEN initial downside targets 8290 – 8274 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2019 (Z) Contract
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