Wall Street inched up to notch a fresh record close on Monday, but stock index futures are now in wait-and-see mode as earnings season gets underway in earnest. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) and Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) will report Q2 results before the bell, along with other big names such as Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ). Citigroup (NYSE:C) kicked off the festivities yesterday with a mixed quarterly report as the bank revealed better-than-expected profits, but also a decline in its net interest margin.
In Asia, Japan -0.7%. Hong Kong +0.2%. China -0.2%. India +0.6%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.4%. Paris +0.2%. Frankfurt -0.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow flat. S&P flat. Nasdaq flat. Crude flat at $59.58. Gold +0.2% to $1416.80. Bitcoin +3.7% to $10708.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 2.1%
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8:15Fed’s Bowman Speech
8:15Fed’s Bostic Speech
8:30Fed’s Bowman: “Full Employment in Your Community”
8:55Redbook Chain Store Sales
9:20Fed’s Bostic: “Monetary Policy and the Economy: Beyond the Headlines”
10:00NAHB Housing Market Index
10:05Fed’s Bostic Speech
12:20 PMFed’s Kaplan Speech
1:00 PMJerome Powell: “Aspects of Monetary Policy in the Post-Crisis Era”
3:30 PMFed’s Evans Speech
4:00 PMTreasury International Capital
Today is Cycle Day 3 …Bullish Trends, All-Time Highs, Low Volatility, Low Volumes and throw in Hot Summer Doldrums create a challenging trading environment for the intra-day short-term trader.
We have been here before and as is said: “This Too Shall Pass” This is a good time for traders to practice “Emotional Regulation” and Focus on a part of your trading that needs attention via “Deliberate Practice”. PTG Member’s Educational Media Area has plenty of videos that can stimulate the mind and expand your Knowledge Base.
CD3 Range High = 3040.00 CD3 Range Low = 2997.00 CD3 Range Avg = 32.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3017, THEN upside targets 3023 – 3027 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3017, THEN downside targets 3012 – 3007 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3…Price has fulfilled Positive 3 Day Rally Statistic and currently sitting near All-Time Highs. Key Support Zone is marked between 7960 – 7972 zone.
CD3 Range High = 8039.00 CD3 Range Low = 7944.00 CD3 Range Avg = 112.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 7984, THEN upside potential targets 8015 – 8025 zone..
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 7984, THEN downside targets 7972 – 7960 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September (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.
Stay Focused…Non-Biased…Disciplined ALWAYS USE STOPS!
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