DJIA futures are ahead by 123 points, with stronger-than-expected earnings from Micron pushing Nasdaq futures up 0.8%, as positive trade comments from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin added to gains (see below). It followed a series of Fed comments on Tuesday that trimmed hopes of a big July rate cut and weighed down the Wall Street benchmarks. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank is “insulated from short-term political pressures”, while St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, the most dovish of the FOMC’s voting members, declared that a 50 basis point rate cut in July would likely be “overdone” given the underlying strength of the U.S. economy.
In Asia, Japan -0.5%. Hong Kong +0.1%. China -0.2%. India +0.4%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.1%. Paris +0.1%. Frankfurt +0.5%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.4%. S&P +0.5%. Nasdaq +08%. Crude +1.6% to $58.74. Gold -0.6% to $1410.80. Bitcoin +11% to $12604.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +3 bps to 2.02%
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8:30International Trade in Goods
8:30Retail Inventories (Advance)
8:30Wholesale Inventories (Advance)
10:00State Street Investor Confidence Index
10:30EIA Petroleum Inventories
11:30Results of $18B, 2-Year FRN Auction
1:00 PMResults of $41B, 5-Year Note Auction
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 2920.00 (FULFILLED). Average Range for CD1 is 33.00 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 43%
CD1 Range High = 2941.00 CD1 Range Low = 2915.00 CD1 Range Avg = 33.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 2923, THEN initial upside targets 2934 – 2936 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 2923, THEN initial downside targets 2915 – 2912 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2019 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 7679.50 (FULFILLED). Average Range for CD1 is 116.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 74% Odds of decline > 25 = 66%
CD1 Range High =7672.50 CD1 Range Low = 7641.50 CD1 Range Avg = 116.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 7635, THEN initial upside targets 7679 – 7686 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 7635, THEN initial downside targets 7602 – 7690 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2019 (U) Contract
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.
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