Trade Strategy 7.12.18

Markets
 
In Asia, Japan +1.2%. Hong Kong +0.6%. China +2.2%. India +0.8%
In Europe, at midday, London +0.8%. Paris +0.7%. Frankfurt +0.6%
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.7%. S&P +0.5%. Nasdaq +0.5%. Crude +0.8% to $70.95. Gold flat at $1244.10. Bitcoin -3.3% to $6174. 
Ten-year Treasury Yield +2 bps to 2.87%
 
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
 
Economic Calendar

8:30 Consumer Price Index
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
12:15 PM Fed’s Harker Speech
1:00 PM Results of $14B, 30-Year Note Auction
2:00 PM Treasury Budget
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet

S&P 500

Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 2761.50. Average Range for CD1 is 27.00 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 72% Odds of decline > 20 = 42%

Market Bias: Short-Term – Bullish

CD1 Range High = 2796.50         CD1 Range Low = 2768.25         CD1 Range Avg = 27.00 

Scenario 1: IF price holds above 2775.75, THEN upside objectives measure 2791, followed by 2796 – 2800 zone.

Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2775.75, THEN downside objectives measure 2768 – 2765 zone.

Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September (U) Contract

HOD  ATR Range Projection: 2796.75; LOD ATR Range Projection: 2767.75; Cycle Day 1 Low: 2739.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 2781.25; 3 Day Cycle Target: 2800.50; 10 Day Average True Range 23.00; VIX: 13.00

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Nasdaq 100 (NQ)

Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 7198.00. Average Range for CD1 is 93.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 72% Odds of decline > 25 = 64%

Market Bias: Short-Term – Bullish

CD1 Range High = 7299.75          CD1 Range Low = 7202.50          CD1 Range Avg = 93.00

Scenario 1: IF price holds above 7255.00, THEN upside objectives measure 7299.50, followed by 7309 – 7312 zone.

Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 7255.00, THEN downside objectives measure 7216 – 7205 zone.

Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September (U) Contract

HOD  ATR Range Projection: 7329.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 7216.00; Cycle Day 1 Low: 7138.50; 3 Day Central Pivot: 7272.75; 3 Day Cycle Target: 7312.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 79.50; VIX: 13.00

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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!

Good Trading…David

“Knowing is not enough, We must APPLY. Willing is not enough, We must DO.” –Bruce Lee

*****This trade strategy report is disseminated for “education only” and should not be viewed in any way as a recommendation to buy or sell futures products.”

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS

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