Apple is expected to unveil new products at a San Francisco event later today and the iPhone 7 is in the spotlight. The device is expected to lose its headphone jack, gain improved cameras and include a pressure-sensitive home button, while a new Apple Watch and improvements to the iOS 10 operating system are also expected. Separately, Ireland’s parliament is in the middle of debating the government’s decision to appeal the €13B tax ruling against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) by the European Commission.
In Asia, Japan -0.4% to 17012. Hong Kong -0.2% to 23741. China flat at 3091. India -0.2% to 28926.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.1%. Paris +0.3%. Frankfurt +0.4%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow flat. S&P -0.1%. Nasdaq +0.1%. Crude +1% to $45.29. Gold -0.1% to $1352.20.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.54%
(Source: Seeking Alpha)
7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
8:30 Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
9:45 PMI Services Index
10:00 Fed’s Esther and Lacker testify before the House Committee
10:00 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
2:00 PM Fed’s Beige Book
S&P E-mini (ES) failed to push above Monday’s high and as such sold down to test CD1 Low (2175.00) and 3 Day Central Pivot for security. Once satisfied no more sellers, buyers stepped in to reverse early weakness into late day strength on close. It was essentially a perfect Cycle Day 2 performance (back n fill).
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Bullish momentum remains intact, so there is potential to push higher for upper targets outlined in section below. One caveat early will be whether price can convert PH (2186.25) to new support. Should it fail potential exists for a sell-down back into prior 2-day range.
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 can hold above 2192 handle THEN clear and convert 2186.25 to upper support, upside potential to 2188.25 – 2189.75 STATX zone, followed by 2195 – 2197.50 zone.
Scenario 2: Failure to convert 2186.25, followed by reversal and conversion of 2182 handle to new resistance opens door for renewed selling. Lower levels to be mindful of are: 2178.75 – 2177.50 3D CPZ down through 2175…2171.50..2169.00
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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