In Asia, Japan -1.1%. Hong Kong -0.9%. China -0.3%. India -0.3%.
In Europe, at midday, London flat. Paris +0.5%. Frankfurt +0.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.5%. Crude +0.8% to $66.10. Gold +0.2% to $1359. Bitcoin -1.6% to $11220.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1 bps to 2.63%
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
10:00 New Home Sales
10:00 Leading Indicators
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
11:00 Kansas City Fed Mfg Survey
1:00 PM Results of $28B, 7-Year Note Auction
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet
S&P 500 (ES)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price tested upper penetration level (2855), reversed and tested average decline (2828) outlined in prior DTS Briefing 1.24.18. Part of this cycle’s rally is now in-place with potential to reach average 3 Day Rally zone between 2851 – 2855.
Scenario 1: IF price clears and converts 2848 Open Range Midpoint, THEN targets between 2850 – 55 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts VPOC (2840), THEN lower test of CD1 Low (2825.50) comes into play.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES)
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Similar to ES, NAZ tagged upper penetration and lower violation levels, at which time this cycle’s rally began. Average rally objective (6945.80) is in-place, with additional upside measuring 6979.87. Possible cycle range high = 6970 – 90 zone.
Scenario 1: IF price clears and converts PC (6973), THEN upside targets 6990 – 92 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price violates and converts VPOC (6946), THEN downside targets 6914, followed by 6894.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ)
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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