Global markets are sliding after a vaccine-induced rally, with Dow and S&P 500 futures off 0.7% and contracts tied to the Nasdaq down 1.6%.
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On the U.S. economic calendar, weekly jobless claims reported today are expected to decline for the 15th week in a row to 1.25M, while retail sales are forecast to have jumped 5% in June.
S&P 500 (ES)
Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Positive 3 Day Cycle as price pushed higher fulfilling 3232 CD3 Penetration Level Target, at which time price reversed direction, consolidating throughout the session.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Normal for CD1 is some magnitude decline with average measuring 3161.50. Bulls remain in firm control as price is consolidating near recent high. We then have two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 3192, initially targeting 3207 – 3217 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 3192 initially targeting 3175 – 3165 zone.
P -VA High = 3222 P – VA Low = 3206 P – POC = 3217
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2020 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)… Price has declined fulfilling CD1 Average Decline (10536.50). We then have two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
P – VA High = 10745 P – VA Low = 10655 P – POC = 10698
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls hold bid above 10550, THEN initial upside estimate targets 10592 – 10637 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears hold offer below 10550, THEN initial downside estimate targets 10472 – 10465 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2020 (U) Contract
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