In Europe, at midday, London -0.4%. Paris -0.1%. Frankfurt -0.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.9%. Crude flat at $49.16. Gold -0.5% to $1272.50.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +2 bps to 2.27%
7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
8:15 ADP Jobs Report
8:30 Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index
8:30 Treasury Refunding Quarterly Announcement
10:30 EIA Petroleum Inventories
3:30 Fed’s Williams: Monetary Policy
Not much additional color we can add to S&P e-mini (ES) that has not already been stated. Price is on edge of a potentially explosive move higher…BUT…price is being “capped” at 2474. Lower support at 2466 remains intact, though a violation could tumble price lower as well…It’s been a tough trade in ES lately for both bulls n bears.
In the Nasdaq (NQ) arena, it’s all about Tech Earnings and with Apple Computer surging higher overnight, momentum players are focused there.
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for some magnitude decline, though direction lately has been elusive either way. Downside objective should a decline unfold is 2461.73.
STAY NIMBLE and ALWAYS USE PROTECTIVE STOPS.
Range Projections and Key Levels
**Note: The odds highlighted are NOT predictions or trade recommendations, rather a guide based upon historical observed occurrences.
Today’s Hypotheses: September 2017 (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 2474 to upper support, THEN upside expansion targets 2482 – 84 zone, followed by 2486 – 87.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2466 to lower resistance, THEN downside expansion targets 2463 – 61 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!
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