Monetary policy will be front and center for investors today, and futures are trading sideways – after failing to make any major moves on Tuesday – before the big Fed decision. While divisions remain on the FOMC about the need to lower borrowing costs further, the committee is expected to cut interest for the third time this year (to a new range of between 1.5% and 1.75%), while signaling that it is done for now. Watch for Jerome Powell’s presser to see if he takes a page from the Greenspan playbook. His mentor cut rates three times in mid-cycle adjustments in 1995-1996, and again in 1998, to counter economic risks.
In Asia, Japan -0.6%. Hong Kong -0.4%. China -0.5%. India +0.5%.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.2%. Paris +0.1%. Frankfurt -0.3%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow flat. S&P flat. Nasdaq flat. Crude -0.1% to $55.47. Gold +0.2% to $1493.50. Bitcoin -1.6% to $9240.
Ten-year Treasury Yield unchanged at 1.83%
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8:15ADP Jobs Report
8:30Treasury Refunding Quarterly Announcement
10:00State Street Investor Confidence Index
10:30EIA Petroleum Inventories
11:00Survey of Business Uncertainty
2:00 PMFOMC Announcement
2:00 PMChairman Press Conference
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 3004. Average Range for CD1 is 42.50 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 44%
CD1 Range High = 3074.50 CD1 Range Low = 2996.00 CD1 Range Avg = 42.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3036, THEN initial upside targets 3046 – 3053 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3036, THEN initial downside targets 3022 – 3017 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2019 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 7982.00. Average Range for CD1 is 135.25 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 75% Odds of decline > 25 = 67%
CD1 Range High =8182.00 CD1 Range Low = 7935.00 CD1 Range Avg = 135.25
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 8056, THEN initial upside targets 8100 – 8133 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 8056, THEN initial downside targets 8020 – 7996 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2019 (Z) Contract
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