Investors need some time off after a topsy-turvy year, but things may not be better at the local amusement park. Fed Chair Jay Powell took the market on another rollercoaster on Wednesday, with a series of loop-the-loops aboard a ride known as the Dove-Hawk Twister. When all was said and done, the Dow dropped 500 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq slumped 2.5% and 3.6%, respectively, after initially soaring on the Fed’s announcement (that came along with a 75 bps rate hike).
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Upside reaction to FED Decision quickly lead to reversal, which carried through to the closing bell, to notch a wide-range reversal day. Range was 147 handles on 2.127M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Selling is spilling over during overnight trade/pre-RTH as price is well below CD1 Low 3852 level. Price is on the precipice of a “failed cycle” unless CD1 can be recovered. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains bid above 3760, initially targets 3780 – 3785 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains offer below 3760, initially targets 3740 – 3730 zone.
PVA High Edge = 3898 PVA Low Edge = 3833 Prior POC = 3847
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2022 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price is continuing the sell-down spilling over into overnight/pre-RTH trade action. Price is on the precipice of a “failed cycle” unless CD1 Low (11288) is recovered. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustains bid above 10909, THEN initial upside estimate targets 10996 – 11020 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustains offer below 10909, THEN initial downside estimate targets 10823 – 10781 zone.
PVA High Edge = 1420 PVA Low Edge = 11214 Prior POC = 11270
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2022 (Z) 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.
Stay Focused…Non-Biased…Disciplined ALWAYS USE STOPS!
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