Get ready for the big show! The busiest week of the Q4 earnings season is about to kick off, with more than 100 companies representing nearly a third of the S&P 500’s market value set to report results.
Meta Platforms (META) will disclose its quarterly results tomorrow, while Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) are gearing up for Thursday. According to FactSet, overall earnings are projected to decline for the season, with technology and media companies among the top losers. Massive layoffs have already hit the industry as a consumer spending slowdown and an aggressive Fed weakens growth-oriented sectors of the economy.
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Three-Day Cycle objectives were fulfilled as price failed to extend the rally. As such, a new decline began which has carried through to overnight activity exceeding the Average Range Decline (4026.75). Prior range was 56 handles on 1.730M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Average Decline measures 4026.75 which has been fulfilled. We’ll be anticipating some back n fill today as price continues to work off and consolidate recent activity. Overall bulls are still in control, though a pullback from recent rally highs is to be expected, ahead of this week’s FOMC meeting. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 4030, initially targets 4040 – 4045 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 4030, initially targets 4010 – 4005 zone.
PVA High Edge = 4064 PVA Low Edge = 4037 Prior POC = 4055
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2023 (H) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Average Decline measures 12019.50 which has been fulfilled. We’ll be anticipating some back n fill today as price continues to work off and consolidate recent activity. Overall bulls are still in control, though a pullback from recent rally highs is to be expected, ahead of this week’s FOMC meeting. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustains bid above 11960, THEN initial upside estimate targets 12000– 12035 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustains offer below 11960, THEN initial downside estimate targets 11880 – 11870 zone.
PVA High Edge = 12086 PVA Low Edge = 11981 Prior POC = 11988
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2023 (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.
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