U.S. markets scored another hat trick on Friday as the S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow hit fresh records, while the latter topped 28,000 for the first time ever. Stock futures now suggest gains of another 0.2% at the open. The move upward has been spurred by rising trade optimism, diminishing fears of a recession, while the barometer for the Fed to raise rates is incredibly high. The People’s Bank of China overnight also lowered one of its key interest rates for the first time since 2015, signaling further easing across the globe.
In Asia, Japan +0.5%. Hong Kong +1.4%. China +0.6%. India -0.2%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.1%. Paris -0.2%. Frankfurt -0.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.2%. Crude -0.4% to $57.93. Gold -0.7% to $1458.50. Bitcoin -0.8% to $8452.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.84%
Source: Seeking Alpha https://seekingalpha.com
10:00NAHB Housing Market Index
12:00 PMFed’s Mester Speech
4:00 PMTreasury International Capital
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Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price has fulfilled CD2 initial Penetration Targets as buyers remain optimistically persistent. Absence of sellers allows price to continue the upwards drift frustrating the short-side of trade ledger. Here at PTG we remain properly aligned with dominant forces offering the best opportunity to profit for any market condition.
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CD2 Range High = 3138.00 CD2 Range Low = 3102.00 CD2 Range Avg = 37.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3120, THEN initial upside potential targets 3128 – 3134 ATR Penetration Zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3120, THEN initial downside objective targets 3112 – 3102 ATR Range Zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2019 (Z) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 3133.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 3108.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 3098.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 3133.00; 10 Day Average True Range 19.56: VIX: 12.45
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Has fulfilled CD2 Penetration Target (8347.50) and continues to hold firm bid during overnight trade. Lack of quantified resistance keeps bulls in unchallenged control.
CD2 Range High = 8367.00 CD2 Range Low = 8306.00 CD2 Range Avg = 128.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 8334, THEN initial upside potential targets 8348 – 8367 ATR Penetration Zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 8334, THEN initial downside objective targets 8383 – 8306 ATR Range Zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2019 (Z) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 8367.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 8306.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 8272.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 8334.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 60.50; VIX: 12.45
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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