Prospects are dim for a deal among OPEC countries to cut output or freeze production, but who knows what could happen during the final day of the International Energy Forum. Despite the usual disagreements between Iran and Saudi Arabia, crude has turned positive, as traders seem to get used to the concept of “no deal” from Algiers. The rivalry could still have broader implications for the oil market, which already witnessed the failure of an OPEC production freeze in April.
In Asia, Japan -1.3% to 16465. Hong Kong +0.2% to 23619. China -0.3% to 2987. India +0.2% to 28292.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.8%. Paris +1.1%. Frankfurt +1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow flat. S&P flat. Nasdaq +0.1%. Crude +0.9% to $45.07. Gold -0.1% to $1329.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +2 bps to 1.58%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
8:30 Durable Goods
10:00 Yellen delivers semi-annual testimony
10:15 Fed’s Bullard speech
10:30 EIA Petroleum Inventories
11:30 Results of $13B, 2-Year FRN Auction
1:00 PM Results of $28B, 7-Year Note Auction
1:30 PM Fed’s Evans speech
4:35 PM Fed’s Mester: Economic Outlook
7:15 PM Fed’s George speech
Early test of Cycle Day 1 Low (2136.75) lead to textbook Cycle Day 2 Rally reaching upper target levels. In overnight trade price has extended gains to 2158 achieving the Three-Day Cycle Rally Target.
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Current momentum favors Bulls above 2146 handle. Upper target zone (2157 – 2160) has been touched in overnight trade. Bulls will need to power through this zone to expand the current rally. Sign of Weakness (SOW) would be converting 2146 handle to lower resistance.
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 (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: IF price holds above 2146 and converts PH (2154.00) to upper support, THEN upside expansion targets measure 2157 – 2160 STATX Zone, followed by 2167.00 HOD Range Projection.
Scenario 2: Initial Sign of Weakness (SOW) would be violation and conversion of 2146 handle to lower resistance. IF this unfolds, THEN lower levels to be mindful of are: 2143.50…2141.00…2138.00…2136.75.
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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