The Dow Jones industrial average is within striking distance of 20,000 and some investors believe that piercing that level would signal the recent rally may continue. The U.S. stock market as a whole has added $1.6T since the election of Donald Trump on bets that his plans for deregulation, tax cuts and infrastructure spending will boost the economy. The Dow first hit 10,000 in 1999.
In Asia, Japan -0.3%. Hong Kong +0.4%. China +1.1%. India -0.3%.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.2%. Paris -0.6%. Frankfurt -0.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.1%. S&P flat. Nasdaq flat. Crude +0.6% to $53.64. Gold +0.1% to $1135.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 2.56%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Volatility and price range continue to contract in pre-holiday trade, as overnight trade range is a meager 4 handles. Not much to add to today’s briefing, other than play “close-to-the-vest” and do not try making up for lost performance in the last few trading sessions of the year.
Use this time productively by doing a “year-end review” and make necessary changes in your trading plan that will move you closer to reaching your full potential as a futures trader.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Bulls continue to control the ball as price progressively inch ever closer to new highs. Santa has already delivered his “goodies”, but apparently is enjoying munching on cookies and milk.
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: Key level to convert remains 2266 handle and push above 2269 – 2273 pivot high. IF this occurs, THEN upside is wide open to 2277.50 – 2280.75 STATX Zone and 3 Day Cycle Targets.
Scenario 2: Any violation and conversion of 2260- 2258 zone would be sign of weakness targeting CD1 Low 2254 down through 2250 lower STATX Zone.
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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