U.S. stock index futures wavered between gains and losses overnight as investors looked for direction ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting.
What to expect: While benchmark interest rates are likely to remain unchanged at 0%-0.25%, the central bank could hint to an earlier start to interest rate hikes in 2022 (though that would come in the face of new worries over the Omicron variant and the potential hit to growth). Expectations are also high that the Fed will hint at a faster tapering of asset purchases, signaling an end to easy-money policies that have helped fuel this year’s stock market rally.
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Tuesday’s Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Price continued its decline which began on prior Cycle Day 3, selling down to Key VPOC (4595) as well as Key Gamma Volatility Trigger (4603). Range was 80.50 handles on 1.569M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 1 to Cycle Day 2
This leads us into Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Price has rebounded back to more balanced neutral levels near 4630 handle. Being a CD2, normal expectation would be for consolidation of recent activity. Moreover, today is FOMC, which can always be a “wild-card” for direction. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 4630, initially targets 4655 – 4650 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 4630, initially targets 4610 – 4600 zone.
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PVA High Edge = 4649 PVA Low Edge = 4610 Prior POC = 4628
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2022 (H) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price has rebounded from deep CD1 Low (15734) and trading in more neutral balance near 15930 handle. Prior range was 399 handles on 614k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 16003 PVA Low Edge = 15795 Prior POC = 15896
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 15925, THEN initial upside estimate targets 16000 – 16020 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 15925, THEN initial downside estimate targets 15850 – 15810 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2022 (H) Contract
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