U.S. stock futures are pointing slightly lower, two days removed from the S&P 500 Index carving out a new record high. Oil prices are down slightly amid efforts by major oil producers to hold back output. In early action, WTI crude oil futures -0.75% to $42.50/bbl
The existing home sales report is due out today, with a consensus forecast for 5.38M home sales in July vs. 4.72M in June. Bank of America expects a mark of 5.40M.
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Price continued its rally fulfilling 3 Day Cycle Statistic. Range was 42.25 handles on 1.178K contracts traded.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Price is trading lower back to mid-value pre-RTH as monthly and weekly options expire. Price is trading back within prior value zone, and as such, there are two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 3375, initially targeting 3385 – 3390 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 3375, initially targeting 3360 – 3355 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Statistic covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
PVA High Edge = 3380 PVA Low Edge = 3360 Prior POC = 3375
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2020 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price is trading of its all-time high and has fulfilled Positive 3 Day Cycle Statistic. Pre-RTH price is trading above prior value zone and as such, there are two scenarios to consider:
PVA High Edge = 11432 PVA Low Edge = 11278 Prior POC = 11360
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 11470, THEN initial upside estimate targets 11495 – 11515 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 11470, THEN initial downside estimate targets 11430 – 11400 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2020 (U) Contract
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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