In Europe, at midday, London -0.6%. Paris -1.1%. Frankfurt -1.6%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -1.1%. S&P -1.2%. Nasdaq -1.6%. Crude -1.5% to $68.34. Gold +1% to $1237. Bitcoin -0.7% to $6403.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -4 bps to 3.15%
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
9:30 Fed’s Kashkari Speech
10:00 Richmond Fed Mfg.
1:00 PM Results of $38B, 2-Year Note Auction
1:30 PM Fed’s Bostic: Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
2:15 PM Fed’s Kaplan Speech
6:15 PM Fed’s Evans Speech
8:00 PM Fed’s George “Disruption in the Payments Landscape”
Trading Room Postings from Nikkei & Shanghai Sessions:
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…As noted in last night’s posting…Bulls are having a tough time gaining traction as sellers continue to pile-in on any uptick. Price has pushed below CD2 Violation Levels (2726.25) and testing lower edge (2717.50) of STATX Zone.
CD2 Range High = 2738.00 CD2 Range Low = 2728.00 CD2 Range Avg = 28.50
Scenario 1: Price will need to recover above 2730…IF successful, THEN upsdie targets 2735 – 2740 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price fails to recover 2730, THEN downside targets 2715 – 2710 STATX Zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…NAZ has held up relatively better than ES, but continues to struggle gaining solid traction. Price is currently trading pre-RTH below CD1 Low (7057) and fulfilled initial Violation Target of 7029.75. Bulls need to recover 7057 to stem further losses.
CD2 Range High = 7130.00 CD2 Range Low = 7045.00 CD2 Range Avg = 114.50
Scenario 1: Bulls need to recover back above 7057 and IF successful, THEN upside targets 7085 – 7100 zone.
Scenario 2: IF price holds offer below 7057, THEN initial downside targets 7029.75, followed by 7015 – 7002 range low.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December (Z) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 7172.75; LOD ATR Range Projection: 7002.25; Cycle Day 1 Low: 7057.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 7158.75; 3 Day Cycle Target: 7172.50; 10 Day Average True Range: 158.00; VIX: 24.00
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!
“Knowing is not enough, We must APPLY. Willing is not enough, We must DO.” –Bruce Lee
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