Equity benchmarks in Japan and China dropped 1% overnight and Europe is down more than 2% at midday. Things aren’t looking brighter in the U.S., where futures linked to the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are all off by about 1.2%, a day after hitting fresh records. Meanwhile, the dollar edged higher, while oil slipped 1% to $71/bbl following a supply policy breakdown at the latest round of OPEC+ talks.
Bigger picture: The non-farm payrolls report from last Friday showed the U.S. adding 850K jobs in June, though it would take more than a year at that rate to restore employment to pre-pandemic trends
Job openings remained at a record high of 9.2M in May, according to the latest data from the Labor Department, though quits dropped slightly to 3.6M, from a historic peak of 3.9M in April.
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Prior session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Price rallied nearly fulfilling (by 2 pts) 3 Day Cycle objective (4354.50). Given the margin of error, effectively the target was achieved. Range was 33 handles on 1.180M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 1 to Cycle Day 2
This leads us into Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Today is unfolding totally opposite from prior session, markedly. Price is currently down 72 handles during overnight activity as worries have resurfaced about the economic comeback from the pandemic. Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics. Volatility Index has spiked to 20.87.
Typically the DTS just focuses on price action without regard to “reasons” behind the movement. But there are times where investor/trader sentiment shifts carry weight, which can remain for several days/weeks. This may be one of those times. With markets bumping along at all-time highs, traders are looking for catalysts to lighten up on long positions. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 4300, initially targets 4315 – 4320 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 4300, initially targets 4280 – 4275 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Cycle Statistic covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
PVA High Edge = 4352 PVA Low Edge = 4340 Prior POC = 4346
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) Sept 2021 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price has sold off over 252 handles during overnight activity as worries increase regarding the sustainability of the economic recovery. Prior range was 158 handles on 467k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 14844 PVA Low Edge = 14778 Prior POC = 14804
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 14700, THEN initial upside estimate targets 14750 – 14780 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 14700, THEN initial downside estimate targets 14580 – 14545 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) Sept 2021 (U) Contract
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