A light week of economic news is being overshadowed by a flurry of corporate results. Traders will be looking for S&P 500 firms to maintain the 7.5% average profit increase that has marked an encouraging Q4 earnings season so far and will likely be needed to sustain the market rally.
In Asia, Japan -0.4%. Hong Kong -0.1%. China -0.1%. India -0.4%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.7%. Paris +0.2%. Frankfurt +0.8%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.4%. S&P +0.3%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude -0.2% to $52.89. Gold -0.1% to $1230.80.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +1 bps to 2.42%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Overall quiet trade session, Cycle Day 1 did produce a relatively shallow decline as buyers continued to absorb any selling pressure. This continues to be viewed bullishly even as many are notably turning bearish, citing long overdue correction/crash.
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Given shallow decline on CD1 bulls have the ball and momentum, with an opportunity to push for new highs above 2300.
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 (2294.25), THEN initial objective targets 2300…Breakout above this level targets 2305 – 1310 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2285 handle, THEN would be sign of weakness initially targeting 2282 – 2280 zone.
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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