Wall Street now appears to be regaining some footing, with Nasdaq futures ahead by nearly 2%, and contracts tied to the Dow and S&P 500 up 0.6% and 0.8%, respectively.
S&P 500 (ES)
***Written 8 pm Tuesday evening for Wednesday’s trading
Tuesday’s Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): In previous week’s DTS Briefing Report 9.2.20 we were talking about “Buy the Dip” being the trade strategy. One week later, it’s a much different market…”Tech Wreck” and “Sell the Bounce” are the new buzz phrases.
Price failed to clear 3440 handle, a bearish shifted 3 Day Central Pivot Zone, which is PTG’s proxy for trend direction. Value has also shifted to bearish configuration (i.e. Lower VAH and Lower VAL). Previous session range was 119.50 handles, twice the 10-day average of 54, with 2.370M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Price is below the prior low (3328) and well past the Average Decline for CD1. As such, there are two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 3328, initially targeting 3355 – 3365 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 3328, initially targeting 3295 – 3282 zone.
P -VA High = 3374 P – VA Low = 3339 P – POC = 3367
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2020 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)… Price has rallied back into prior value range and currently trading near Point of Control (11275). As such, there are two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
P – VA High = 11342 P – VA Low = 11156 P – POC = 11275
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls hold bid above 11275, THEN initial upside estimate targets 11342 – 11396 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears hold offer below 11275, THEN initial downside estimate targets 11156 – 11070 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.
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