Traders are again shifting their focus to Europe, where the ECB will provide its first interest rate decision since the U.K. voted to leave the EU. Much like the Bank of England, the central bank is likely to wait for post-Brexit data to be released before making any significant policy decisions, but may tweak its bond-buying program. In addition to Brexit issues, Mario Draghi is likely to field questions about the ECB’s June TLTRO and Italy’s troubled banking sector.
In Asia, Japan +0.8% to 16810. Hong Kong +0.5% to 22000. China +0.4% to 3039. India -0.7% to 27711.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.3%. Paris -0.2%. Frankfurt flat.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.1%. S&P -0.1%. Nasdaq flat. Crude +0.3% to $45.87. Gold +0.1% to $1320.10.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +1 bps to 1.59%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Philly Fed Business Outlook
8:30 Chicago Fed National Activity Index
9:00 FHFA House Price Index
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
10:00 Existing Home Sales
10:00 Leading Indicators
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet
S&P Futures (ES) moved to the top part of its current range in prior session aided with the strength of Nasdaq, notably Microsoft (MSFT). Ranges and volumes continue to be lethargic during mid-summer trade as investors/traders remain focused on the plethora of earnings report releases. Bulls continue to have control as uptrend remains solidly in place.
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…There continues to be plenty of upside potential to reach 3D Cycle Target 2179.25. Key support zone 2152 – 54.
Range Projections and Key Levels: Sept (U) Contract
**Note: The odds highlighted are NOT predictions or trade recommendations, rather a guide based upon historical observed occurrences.
Today’s Hypotheses: September (U) Contract
*****The levels outlined below are more general framework within a larger range…They are to be used are reference prices from which to consider trade opportunities, not hard trade levels.
Scenario 1: IF price converts PH (2169.75) to support, THEN upside is open to 2173.50, followed by 2178 – 80 zone.
Scenario 2: Currently it would take a concerted sell effort to violate multiple levels of support to shift price dynamics to bear-mode. Initial Pivot Support is located at 2160 3D Pivot, followed by 2152 – 52 zone.
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!
“Knowing is not enough, We must APPLY. Willing is not enough, We must DO.” –Bruce Lee
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