Oil, gold gain on trade optimism
Oil and gold prices gained in early hours after the positive comments on the U.S.-China trade deal. Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate both gained 0.4%, with the commodity also benefiting from an OPEC-led supply constriction. Gold crossed the $1,500 per ounce level, marking the strongest performance in nearly two months.
In Asia, Japan +0.60%. Hong Kong closed. China +0.85%. India -0.72%.
In Europe, at midday, London closed. Paris closed. Frankfurt closed.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.13%. S&P +0.16%. Nasdaq +0.13%. Crude +0.33% to $61.31. Gold +0.26% to $1,508.80. Bitcoin -0.24% to $7,241.1.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.91%
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Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price is holding gains made during prior Cycle Day 1 Session. Key initial price support now is marked at 3220. Expectation is for light volumes and price compression. Traders and Money Managers are now on full holiday spirit and as such is not the time to push on the string.
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CD2 Range High = 3251.00 CD2 Range Low = 3206.00 CD2 Range Avg = 28.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3226, THEN initial upside potential targets 3232 – 3237 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3226, THEN initial downside objective targets 3222 – 3216 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2020 (H) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 3242.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 3216.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 3226.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 3251.00; 10 Day Average True Range 14.67: VIX: 12.73
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price is extending gains made during prior Cycle Day 1 Session. Key initial price support now is marked at 8714. Expectation is for light volumes and price compression. Traders and Money Managers are now on full holiday spirit and as such is not the time to push on the string.
CD2 Range High = 8789.00 CD2 Range Low = 8682.00 CD2 Range Avg = 94.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 8736, THEN initial upside potential targets 8744 – 8752 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 8736, THEN initial downside objective targets 8820 – 8714 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2020 (H) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 8780.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 8691.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 8717.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 8780.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 51.75; VIX: 12.73
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