In Europe, at midday, London -0.06%. Paris -0.24%. Frankfurt -0.24%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.10%. S&P +0.13%. Nasdaq +0.09%. Crude +0.28% to $68.12. Gold +0.54% to $1,312.80. Bitcoin -0.03% to $9,178.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1.1 bps to 2.953%
7:30 Challenger Job-Cut Report
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Productivity and Costs
8:30 International Trade
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
9:45 PMI Services Index
10:00 ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
10:00 Factory Orders
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet
Prior Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…NORMAL as price declined, fulfilling downside objective outlined in DTS Briefing 5.2.18 “Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2650 handle, THEN downside targets 2644 – 40 zone.”
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Currently price is holding above PC (2625.75) and PL (2624.25). Bulls will need to hold bid and convert 2634 handle to support to stem any further decline. Average Range on CD2 = 45.75.
Scenario 1: IF price holds above PC (2625.75), THEN clears and converts 2634 handle, upside recovery objective measures 2642 – 44 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts PL (2624.25), THEN downside expansion measures 2613 – 10 zone.
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Prior Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…NORMAL as price declined, fulfilling downside objective outlined in DTS Briefing 5.2.18 “Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 6690 handle, THEN downside targets 6679.50 – 6660.00 zone.”
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Currently price is holding above PC (6628.75) and PL (6625.25). Bulls will need to hold bid and convert 6655 handle to support to stem any further decline. Average Range on CD2 = 147.35.
Scenario 1: IF price holds above PC (6628.75), THEN clears and converts 6655 handle, upside recovery objective measures 6673.50 – 6686.50 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts PL (6625.25), THEN downside expansion measures 6600 – 6588.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ)
HOD ATR Range Projection: 6744.50; LOD ATR Range Projection: 6529.50; Cycle Day 1 Low: 6625.25; 3 Day Central Pivot: 6659.75; 3 Day Cycle Target: 6686.50; 10 Day Average True Range: 121.50; VIX: 15.77
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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