The stakes this week couldn’t be higher as Big Tech gets ready to dominate earnings season. While third quarter reports will pour in from every corner of the market, results from Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOGL), Meta (META), Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) are likely to define investing direction for many a trader. Combined revenue growth of the newly found FAANG family, now called MAMAA by Mad Money‘s Jim Cramer, is expected to have slowed to just under 10%, compared to a 29% increase in 2021 that took sales to $1.4T.
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Positive 3-Day Cycle Statistic was fulfilled as price rallied surpassing cycle objectives. Prior range was 132 handles on 2.583M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Average Decline for CD1 measures 3690.50. Normal for CD1 is a decline to find a new secure cycle low. Overnight buy response has developed near 3750 handle, so we’ll mark this level as “Key Structural Support.” As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 3750, initially targets 3790 – 3795 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 3750, initially targets 3720 – 3715 zone.
PVA High Edge = 3770 PVA Low Edge = 3688 Prior POC = 3765
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2022 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Average Decline for CD1 measures 11063. Prior range was 450 handles on 826k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustains bid above 11300, THEN initial upside estimate targets 11425– 11455 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustains offer below 11300, THEN initial downside estimate targets 11220 – 11205 zone.
PVA High Edge = 11381 PVA Low Edge = 11072 Prior POC = 11355
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2022 (Z) 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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