The Fed didn’t raise its benchmark interest rate last month because officials worried about the “surprisingly weak May employment report,” according to the minutes of the June meeting. And that was before the Brexit vote. The outlook continues what has become a familiar pattern at the Fed: The central bank enters the year predicting stronger growth and a gradual return to higher interest rates, but then pares its forecasts as data disappoints.
In Asia, Japan -0.7% to 15276. Hong Kong +1% to 20707. China flat at 3017. India +0.1% to 27201.
In Europe, at midday, London +1.4%. Paris +1.6%. Frankfurt +1.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.1%. S&P flat. Nasdaq +0.1%. Crude +1.1% to $47.97. Gold flat at $1366.80.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1 bps to 1.37%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Chain Store Sales
7:30 Challenger Job-Cut Report
8:15 ADP Jobs Report
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Gallup Good Jobs Rate
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
11:00 EIA Petroleum Inventories
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet
Markets shook off renewed post Brexit anxieties and reversed recent weakness with a powerful rally in prior session to reach and exceed 2094 handle. This produced Positive 3 Day Rally we outlined in prior DTS Report 7.6.16. Here is an excerpt from that report: “Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…This Cycle is in jeopardy of a failure of positive cycle unless price can recover back above 2094.00 CD 1 Low.”
Today begins a new Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Residual momentum may carry price a bit higher before the next decline begins. Expectation is for any decline to be relatively shallow ahead of tomorrow’s Employment Report which has potential to be a market mover.
Range Projections and Key Levels: Sept (U) Contract
HOD Range Projection: 2122.00; LOD Range Projection: 2064.75; CD1 Max Penetration Level: 2104.50; CD1 Max Violation Level: 2049.50; Cycle Day 1 Low: 2094.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 2089.75; 3 Day Cycle Target: 2117.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 33.30
**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 holds bid above PH (2094.50), THEN primary objective is 2100 – 2103 STATX Zone followed by 2104.50.
Scenario 2: Failure to convert PH (2094.50) and subsequent violation and conversion of 2088.50 would be an initial Sign of Weakness (SOW). Lower levels anticipated for renewed buy response are 2086 – 2084 Central Pivot Zone, followed by 2080 handle.
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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