In Europe, at midday, London +0.6%. Paris +0.3%. Frankfurt +0.6%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq flat. Crude +0.2% to $46.52. Gold -0.2% to $1224.10.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +2 bps to 2.39%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
The “BIG” story is Volatility Index (VIX) dropping to 9.67 AND 10-day Average True Range dropping to 10.93. These are conditions that have been plaguing intra-day traders for months and is not showing signs of reversing. Active traders simply are standing-aside which only exacerbates “dampening” volatility even more…The main strategy of hedge funds recently has been to “sell (short) volatility” which has been profitable, though should a shock event hit the markets, the unwinding of these positions would be the spark to drive Vol Higher and stocks lower.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price has tested and holding 2389 – 2392 breakout zone and is currently testing 2397 upper range edge. Our outlook remains that 2400+ handle is more likely to be achieved in the coming days.
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: June 2017 (M) 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 convert 2398 to upper support, THEN upside is open to push for 2400 – 2405 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2392 to lower resistance, THEN downside is open to 2386, followed by 2381 (YELL).
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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