Looking to avoid their first week of declines for 2020, U.S. stock index futures advanced 0.2% overnight, while oil continued to be spooked by demand signs from China. For the week, the DJIA is down nearly 0.7%, the S&P 500 is off about 0.2% and the Nasdaq is up slightly, as traders digested earnings and grappled with fears surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
In Asia, Japan +0.1%. Hong Kong closed. China closed. India +0.6%.
In Europe, at midday, London +1.6%. Paris +1.1%. Frankfurt +1.4%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude -0.4% to $55.35. Gold -0.5% to $1558.40. Bitcoin -0.8% to $8356.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.75%
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9:45 PMI Composite Flash
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 3303.00. Average Range for CD1 is 29.00 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 44%
CD1 Range High = 3350.00 CD1 Range Low = 3313.00 CD1 Range Avg = 29.00
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls hold bid above 3328, THEN initial upside targets 3336 – 3340 CD1 Penetration Zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears hold offer below 3328, THEN initial downside targets 3322 – 3318 ATR Range Zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2020 (H) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 3344.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 3318.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 3320.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 3354.00; 10 Day Average True Range 19.23; VIX: 12.85
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 9174.00. Average Range for CD1 is 103.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 75% Odds of decline > 25 = 67%
CD1 Range High = 9309.00 CD1 Range Low = 9228.00 CD1 Range Avg = 103.00
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls hold bid above 9264, THEN initial upside targets 9276 – 9297 CD1 Penetration Zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears hold offer below 9264, THEN initial downside targets 9251 – 9230 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2020 (H) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 9320.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 9218.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 9196.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 9323.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 69.80; VIX: 12.85
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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