More rate hike clues? The Federal Reserve will publish the minutes of its Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 meeting at 2 p.m. ET. Janet Yellen indicated in testimony before Congress last week that a rate increase at the central bank’s March policy meeting is in play – given signs of rising inflation and a tightening labor force – but market-implied probabilities show a 43% chance of a rate hike next month.
In Asia, Japan flat. Hong Kong +1%. China +0.2%. India +0.4%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.1%. Paris -0.1%. Frankfurt +0.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow flat. S&P -0.1%. Nasdaq flat. Crude -0.4% to $54.13. Gold -0.1% to $1237.90.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1 bps to 2.41%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
10:00 Existing Home Sales
11:30 Results of $13B, 2-Year FRN Auction
1:00 PM Results of $34B, 5-Year Note Auction
1:00 PM Fed’s Powell: Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
2:00 PM FOMC minutes
Indexes reached their respective 3 Day Cycle Targets in prior session as this “Power Cycle” Swing has traveled 100.50 unanswered handles since February 2nd.
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 will need to convert 2364 “key marker” to upper support to continue the upward thrust. HOD Range Projection measures 2368.60.
Scenario 2: Failure to convert 2364 and subsequent violation and conversion of 2358 to solid resistance opens door for decline with minimum objective measuring 2351.50. Below 2348 – 2346 zone bears begins to have edge to press for lower prices with 2342 – 2240 targeted.
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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