Global markets are slightly higher in a week largely dominated by the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A speech on Friday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen could settle the matter on if a September rate hike should be priced in. South Korea, Australia and the main China index showed gains, while the Nikkei 225 fell slightly after Japanese flash PMI for August came in weak at 49.6. European markets are in positive territory after August PMI readings didn’t show significant Brexit blowback, with the Euro Stoxx 50 up 0.84% in midday trading.
Oil prices are lower again as the market digests reports indicating that Iraq is preparing to ramp up its export levels. Iraq oil production rose sharply in July to hit 3.71M barrels a day. Strong oil output out of China and a new ceasefire with militants in Nigeria are also being eyed by traders. WTI crude oil futures -0.80% to $47.03/bbl. Brent crude -1.14% to $48.60/bbl
In Asia, Japan -0.61% to 16497. Hong Kong +0.2% to 22998. China +0.2% to 3090. India -0.01% to 27972 .
In Europe, at midday, London +0.61%. Paris +0.70%. Frankfurt +0.90%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.3%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude -0.80% to $47.03. Gold -0.01% to $1343.30.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.56%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
S&P e-mini (ES) traded in an eleven handle range which matches the 10 Day Average True Range. Intra-Session volatility was actually high as there were a few algorithmic price spikes in both directions as traders/investors battle for ultimate control. At session close, price held key support at 2176 handle. In overnight trade price is attempting to clear the all important 2186 handle we have outlined recently. Range projections are outlined in next section below.
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Norm is for some type of decline…Recent declines on CD1 have been shallow and is a testament of bullish sentiment.
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 upside is open to reach 2190 HOD Range Projection, followed by 2194 – 2197 Cycle Penetration and 3D targets.
Scenario 2: Initial sign of weakness would be a conversion of 2176 handle to lower resistance. Should this unfold downside break could carry price to 2166 – 2162 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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