Markets (Top Stories)
Treasuries sold off sharply early Tuesday after Sept. retail sales figures came in much stronger than expected, while Wall Street’s major averages ended near the flatline. The 10-year Treasury yield (US10Y) jumped to as high as 4.84% on Tuesday, while the 2-year yield (US2Y) rose to 5.22%. See how yields are trading across the curve.
***Written Tuesday evening for Wednesday’s trading for contribution to MrTopStep’s “The Opening Print” publication.
Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Price extended this cycle’s rally fulfilling 4417 – 4422 target zone as outlined in prior DTS 10.17.23 Briefing. Prior range was 57 handles on 1.824M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Markets continue to consolidate within the five-day value zone marked by 4380 – 4415 “sandbox” edges. Three-Day Cycle Targets have been fulfilled, so we will mark today as a “wild-card” for direction, given price is trading near POC (4400) and balanced. Geo-Political turmoil is always a potential market-moving variable as “tape-bombs” can occur at any moment. As such, scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 4405, initially targets 4420 – 4425 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 4395, initially targets 4380 – 4375 zone.
PVA High Edge = 4410 PVA Low Edge = 4383 Prior POC = 4395
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Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2023 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Price extended this cycle’s rally fulfilling 15305 Target Master Zone. Prior range was 259 handles on 773k contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Markets continue to consolidate within wide five-day value zone marked by 15200 – 15400 “sandbox” edges. Three-Day Cycle Targets have been fulfilled, so we will mark today as a “wild-card” for direction, given price is trading near lower quartile of 5-day value zone. Political turmoil is always a potential market-moving variable as “tape-bombs” can occur at any moment. As such, scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 15245, initially targets 15340 – 15365 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 15225, initially targets 15140 – 15115 zone.
PVA High Edge = 15289 PVA Low Edge = 15178 Prior POC = 15208
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2023 (Z) Contract
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