U.S. stock futures point to a lower open as trade tensions escalate. China’s vice premier arrives in Washington for trade talks even as the country warns that it will retaliate if President Trump makes good on his threat to boost tariffs on Chinese goods Friday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed down 2.4%, and the Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.5% after China reported weaker-than-expected lending data for April. Major indexes are also falling in Europe. Crude oil, down 0.5%, also got caught up in the downdraft. Meanwhile, investors have turned to safe havens. The 10-year Treasury has rallied, pushing yield down almost 4 basis points to 2.45%. U.S. economic data on tap this morning include international trade, producer price index and wholesale trade.
In Asia, Japan -0.9%. Hong Kong -2.4%. China -1.5%. India -0.5%.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.41%. Paris -1.26%. Frankfurt -0.74%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.83%. S&P -0.82%. Nasdaq -0.98%. Crude -0.52% to $61.80. Gold +0.27% to $1,284.90. Bitcoin +2.8% to $6,261.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -3.7bps to 2.446%.
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
8:30Initial Jobless Claims
8:30Producer Price Index
8:30Jerome Powell: “Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class”
10:30EIA Natural Gas Inventory
10:45Fed’s Bostic: Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
1:00 PMResults of $19B, 30-Year Note Auction
1:15 PMFed’s Evans: “Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class”
4:30 PMMoney Supply
4:30 PMFed Balance Sheet
Today is Cycle Day 3 …Although markets have fulfilled Positive 3 Day Cycle statistic, they are still mired with more aggressive selling on any rally attempt. Once again bulls will need to defend the overnight selling which has pushed price lower testing Cycle Day 1 Low (2862.50). On a weekly basis price has undercut four (4) prior lows leaving a “hanging-man” in it’s wake.
CD3 Range High = 2888.00 CD3 Range Low = 2855.50 CD3 Range Avg = 30.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 2870, THEN initial upside target 2875 – 2878 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 2870, THEN initial downside target 2862.50 – 2855.50 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) June (M) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3…Although markets have fulfilled Positive 3 Day Cycle statistic, they are still mired with more aggressive selling on any rally attempt. Once again bulls will need to defend the overnight selling which has pushed price lower testing Cycle Day 1 Low (7581.25). On a weekly basis price has undercut four (4) prior lows leaving a “hanging-man” in it’s wake.
CD3 Range High = 7615.50 CD3 Range Low = 7554.50 CD3 Range Avg = 90.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 7582, THEN initial upside potential targets 7600 – 7615 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 7582, THEN initial downside targets 7560 – 7555 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) June (M) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 7682.50; LOD ATR Range Projection: 7520.50; Cycle Day 1 Low: 7581.25; 3 Day Central Pivot: 7691.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 7650.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 124.00; VIX: 21.17
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