U.S. stock index futures are ahead by 0.4%, following other data on Thursday that showed fewer new U.S. jobless claims than forecast.
It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means the release of the Labor Department’s monthly employment report. Non-farm payrolls likely increased by 469,000 jobs in November after rising by 638,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate probably ticked down 0.1 percentage point to 6.8%. Those figures indicate that jobs growth is slowing for the fifth straight month since 4.8M jobs were added in June, though it also suggests the labor market is continuing to recover despite being in the middle of the worst wave of the pandemic.
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Price oscillated throughout the session in a normal Cycle Day 2, closing near midpoint of day. Range was 26.75 handles (half the average) on 1.060M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Price is trading at the upper edge of prior value zone (3678) during overnight trade as 3-day cycle statistic has been fulfilled. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 3678, initially targets 3689 – 3692 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 3678, initially targets 3670 – 3665 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Statistic covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
PVA High Edge = 3678 PVA Low Edge = 3665 Prior POC = 3670
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2020 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price is trading within prior day value zone during overnight activity. Prior Range was 96.25 handles on 371k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 12505 PVA Low Edge = 12470 Prior POC = 12488
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 12505, THEN initial upside estimate targets 12530 – 12540 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 12505, THEN initial downside estimate targets 12490 – 12470 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2020 (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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