U.S. stock futures turned green overnight before the final trading session of the year after Wall Street slipped from record highs on Monday as investors booked profits.
It was another exciting year for investors in 2019 amid a stock market rally that saw the S&P 500 surge 28%, for the biggest gain since 2013. Easing trade tensions with China, a shift in monetary policy at the Fed, and improving economic outlook all renewed investors’ faith, while safer assets like gold and bonds also soared.
In Asia, Japan closed. Hong Kong closed. China +0.3%. India -0.7%.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.6%. Paris flat. Frankfurt closed.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.1%. Crude +0.1% to $61.74. Gold +0.5% to $1525.50. Bitcoin -0.9% to $7228.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.9%
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10:00 Consumer Confidence
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price is consolidating above Cycle Day 1 Low (3217.25) as prior session’s weakness drove price to Cycle Statistical Range Low. We’ll mark 3220 — 3217 as “Key Decision Point Zone”
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CD2 Range High = 3245.00 CD2 Range Low = 3203.00 CD2 Range Avg = 26.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3225, THEN initial upside potential targets 3232 – 3237 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3225, THEN initial downside objective targets 3220 – 3217 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2020 (H) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price is consolidating above Cycle Day 1 Low (8691.25) as prior session’s weakness drove price to Cycle Statistical Range Low. We’ll mark 8708 – 8691 as “Key Decision Point Zone”
CD2 Range High = 8780.00 CD2 Range Low = 8690.00 CD2 Range Avg = 88.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 8722, THEN initial upside potential targets 8747 – 8752 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 8722, THEN initial downside objective targets 8708 – 8690 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2020 (H) Contract
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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