It might be time to get on the party hats. Dow futures are up 0.2% after the blue-chip index yesterday came within 20 points of hitting 20,000. Its ongoing flirtation with the key level has become the talk of Wall Street, as only three more days remain for 2016 to claim the milestone – otherwise, assuming it comes to pass, it will be officially credited to 2017. At that level, the Dow’s year-to-date gain would total almost 15%.
In Asia, Japan flat. Hong Kong +0.8%. China -0.4%. India flat.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.4%. Paris flat. Frankfurt flat.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude +0.5% to $54.18. Gold flat at $1139.10.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 2.56%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Early strength in AM Session reaching upper STATX Zone target outlined in prior DTS 12.27.16 Briefing lead to a slow drift lower during PM Session closing marginally positive for the day. Volume and Range continue to be anemic.
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Markets are once again trying to lean upside pre-cash open in an attempt to clear the Dow 20000 level by year end.
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: Bulls goal is to continue to keep firm bid and to reach 2275 – 2280 zone.
Scenario 2: Bears have been ineffective in forcing any meaningful decline..They would prefer price below 2250 support to force some selling for to cover short positions.
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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