In Europe, at midday, London +1.5%. Paris +1.9%. Frankfurt +1.7%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.6%. S&P +0.6%. Nasdaq +0.7%. Crude +2% to $29.63. Gold -0.4% to $1203.90.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.78%
7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
8:30 Producer Price Index
8:30 Housing Starts
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
9:15 Industrial Production
10:00 Atlanta Fed’s Business Inflation Expectations
10:00 E-Commerce Retail Sales
2:00 PM FOMC minutes
Price held above 1880.00 Key Support laid out in Daily Trade Strategy 2.16.16 “Scenario 1: IF price can hold above 1880.00 Central Pivot, and Clear and Convert PH (1890.00), THEN initial upside objective is 1899.17, followed by 1904.50.”
In overnight trade, price has reached 1904.50 which is 3 Day Cycle Rally Target. Trend Dynamics have shifted to Bullish as price is now firmly above two consecutive 3 Day Central Pivot Zones, which is proxy for structural trend shift. Key Support Zone now is marked between 1865 – 1870.00.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…SPILL HIGHER…Bulls have renewed momentum heading into Fed Minutes release. Three-Day Cycle Target has been achieved…Odds favor further upside expansion, though having reached Cycle Target, there is potential for a decline.
Range Projections and Key Levels:
HOD Range Projection = 1918.33; LOD Range Projection = 1867.17; CD3 Maximum Penetration Level = 1901.00; CD3 Maximum Violation Level = 1856.25; Cycle Day 1 Low = 1865.00; 3 Day Central Pivot = 1870.50; 3 Day Cycle Target = 1904.50; 10 Day Average True Range = 36.83.
**Note: The odds highlighted are NOT predictions or trade recommendations, rather a guide based upon historical observed occurrences.
Today’s Hypotheses: March 2016 (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 (1892.75), THEN initial upside objective is 1901.00 – 1904.50 zone. Above this zone price can vault higher targeting 1912.50 – 1920.50 STATX Zone. High of Day Range Projection = 1918.33.
Scenario 2: Violation back below PH (1892.75) shifts micro-bullish momentum back to neutral/bear. IF this occurs, THEN price has higher odds to retest 1880.00 Key Support. Further violation of this level targets 1870.50 3 Day Central Pivot.
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
*****This trade strategy report is disseminated for “education only” and should not be viewed in any way as a recommendation to buy or sell futures products.”
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