Oil prices are edging closer to $46 a barrel, fueled by talk of producers taking action to prop up the market, although some investors cashed in during Asian hours on the 16% rally since early August. Led by top exporter Saudi Arabia, OPEC has re-launched a debate about potentially capping soaring output in an effort to reduce a global overhang in crude production, inventories and refined fuel products.
In Asia, Japan -1.6% to 16596. Hong Kong -0.1% to 22910. China -0.5% to 3110. India -0.3% to 28064.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.3%. Paris -0.5%. Frankfurt -0.7%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.1%. S&P -0.1%. Nasdaq -0.1%. Crude +0.4% to $45.90. Gold +0.7% to $1356.70.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -2 bps to 1.52%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
The Market’s Story remains the same…Anemic price action with little range…Just 6.25 handles in prior session. Gosh…can it get any slower?
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price failed to produce a decline on CD1 and actually bumped up higher…Perhaps today price will decline a bit in delayed fashion…Keep expectations in check and remain patient and disciplined with your trading. Perhaps this is a good time to paint the house or power-wash the deck…Something productive and satisfying.
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 clears and converts 2186 handle, THEN initial objective is to clear PH (2190.75) and convert to upper support. Upside potential measures 2198 – 2200 STATX Zone.
Scenario 2: Key support is marked at 2080 handle…Violation and conversion to lower resistance opens door for bears to attempt a “selling coup”…Should they be successful lower levels to be mindful of are: 2174…2171…2166…2162.
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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