Earnings season put a renewed spirit into the market yesterday, with big gains being seen across all three U.S. indices, while remarkable results from Apple helped U.S. futures continue the advance overnight. Besides a Fed rate decision later in the day, traders are looking forward to another busy session of corporate reporting, offsetting concerns for the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
In Asia, Japan +0.7%. Hong Kong -2.8%. China closed. India +0.6%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.1%. Paris +0.3%. Frankfurt flat.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.3%. Nasdaq +0.4%. Crude +0.8% to $53.90. Gold flat at $1569.90. Bitcoin +3.7% to $9289.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -2 bps to 1.62%
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8:30 International trade in goods
8:30 Retail Inventories (Advance)
8:30 Wholesale Inventories (Advance)
10:00 Pending Home Sales
10:00 State Street Investor Confidence Index
10:30 EIA Petroleum Inventories
11:00 Survey of Business Uncertainty
2:00 PM FOMC Announcement
2:00 PM Chairman Press Conference
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3); We noted in the Daily Trade Strategy Briefing: “Price is below Cycle Day 1 Low (3280.50) and should it stay below, then technically it will be registered as a “failed” cycle statistic. Rare in that this occurs only 10% of the time.”
We then stated: “Bulls have one objective today. Stem any further selling and recover CD1 Low 3280.50.” Bulls stampeded and pushed price higher recovering the CD1 Low (3280.50). With a 90% probability of this occurrence, Positive 3 Day Cycle Statistic was secured.
Today begins a new Cycle Day 1 (CD1), Normal is for a decline with the Average Decline measuring 3260 handle. Average Range recorded over 20 Cycles is 30.14 handles. Possible High for CD1 = 3297.55 IF Prior High (3285) Penetrated. Odds of Decline > 10 = 73%; Odds of Decline > 20 = 44%
CD1 Range High = 3303.00 CD1 Range Low = 3267.00 CD1 Range Avg = 30.25
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls hold bid above 3283, THEN initial upside targets 3295 – 3298 CD1 Penetration Zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears hold offer below 3283, THEN initial downside targets 3274 – 3272 3 Day Central Pivot Zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2020 (H) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 9050.00. Average Range for CD1 is 106.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 75% Odds of decline > 25 = 67%
CD1 Range High = 9150.00 CD1 Range Low = 9098.00 CD1 Range Avg = 106.00
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls hold bid above 9125, THEN initial upside targets 9150 – 9158 CD1 Penetration Zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears hold offer below 9125, THEN initial downside targets 9098 – 9090 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2020 (H) 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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