Global stocks are starting the week sharply lower, as concerns about tighter monetary policy and rising bond yields halt two months of calm summer trading. Some Fed members have been trying to convince markets that the September meeting would be “live” for a hike, even though futures only imply a one-in-four chance of a move. The sea of red follows Friday’s sell-off of all three major U.S. indices, which posted their biggest losses since Brexit.
With signals from the Fed jolting financial markets, traders will be closely watching the last of Fedspeak today before the Sept. 20-21 policy meeting. The remarks from Fed governor Lael Brainard and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart will be the last comments ahead of the central bank’s self-imposed week of silence. Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said Friday he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a rate hike.
In Asia, Japan -1.7% to 16672. Hong Kong -3.4% to 23290. China -1.9% to 3021. India -1.5% to 28353.
In Europe, at midday, London -1.4%. Paris -1.9%. Frankfurt -1.9%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.7%. S&P -0.7%. Nasdaq -0.9%. Crude -2% to $44.95. Gold -0.5% to $1328.20.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +2 bps to 1.69%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
Bears finally got the break they were looking for with last Friday’s 60 plus handle sell down. We opined in DTS Report 9.8.16 Scenario 2: ” Bears still need to produce a violation below 2175 – 2173 zone to get any meaningful decline…Today (CD1) would be a good opening for them to get it done.”
Average True Range (10) now stands at 16.20 from a low of near 10…What does this mean…Expect wider daily trading ranges as VIX has jumped back to near historical norms.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price will need to clear back above 2116 handle get to any chance of a relief rally…Looking like a long-shot to get price back to Cycle Day 1 Low (2169.25). Price is currently trading in pre-cash near LOD ATR Range Projection (2101)…So this would be a good level to stage a rally attempt.
Range Projections and Key Levels: Sept (Z) Contract
**Note: The odds highlighted are NOT predictions or trade recommendations, rather a guide based upon historical observed occurrences.
Today’s Hypotheses: September (Z) 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: Price will need to hold above 2101 then clear and convert 2106 early to increase odds of some type of relief rally. Conversion of 2112 marker followed by 2116 would open door for this scenario unfolding. Initial upside target 2124, then 2133.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts 2101 to new lower resistance, THEN continuation move lower with long liquidation may unfold. Price is already at deep extreme STATX Zone (2104.00 — 2097.00)…Critical for this zone to illicit a buy response.
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