Two days of testimony from a more hawkish Janet Yellen has cemented the idea that the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates by midyear if not sooner. Yellen also said she opposes an intrusion on the Fed’s independence after House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling announced a plan to include congressional audits of interest rate policy. “It would result in poor economic performance,” she said during the hearing.
In Asia, Japan -0.5%. Hong Kong +0.5%. China +0.5%. India +0.5%.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.5%. Paris -0.5%. Frankfurt -0.4%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.2%. S&P -0.2%. Nasdaq -0.1%. Crude +0.5% to $53.86. Gold +0.5% to $1238.80.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -3 bps to 2.47%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
S&P e-mini (ES) continued to rally in prior session, reaching and exceeding all upside cycle targets outlined in prior DTS Briefing 2.15.17. This “Power-Cycle” that we have labeled continues to amaze and frustrate even the most veteran trader.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…As stated above, all targets have been fulfilled…As such, residual momentum can continue to push higher, though the next decline can begin anytime. It would take a violation and conversion below 2232 – 2230 zone to effectuate a sign of weakness.
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: IF price clears and converts PH (2351.50) to support, THEN upside expansion targets measure 2358 – 2361.50 zone HOD Range Projection.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2341.50 to resistance, THEN downside initially targets 2332 – 2330 3 Day Central Pivot Zone. Trade below this zone constitutes a structural sign of weakness opening door for deeper correction.
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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