Investors witnessed a big comeback for stocks on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq gaining 2.5% and 3.6%, respectively, though cautious sentiment is lingering due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. While U.S. equity indices snapped a four-session losing streak, and energy prices eased, stock futures fell again overnight, down about 1% at the time of writing. Some are calling yesterday’s rally a dead-cat bounce, while others are strongly buying into the dip, but whatever the case may be, traders should know that there is still plenty of volatility out there.
More volatility: Crude futures on Wednesday plunged by the most since November after the UAE’s ambassador to Washington said it would urge OPEC+ members to boost oil output.
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Early CD1 Low (4152) established a secure base from which a strong persistent rally unfolded for this Cycle Day, fulfilling upside range objectives. Prior range was 146 handles on 1.551M, contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 1 to Cycle Day 2
This leads us into Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Normal for CD2 would be ‘back n fill” consolidation price action to balance out prior volatile sessions. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 4230, initially targets 4250 – 4260 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 4230, initially targets 4217 – 4213 zone.
PVA High Edge = 4293 PVA Low Edge = 4250 Prior POC = 4277
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) March 2022 (H) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Following prior session’s strong rally, expectation is for a CD2 “normal” ‘back n fill’ balancing day. Prior range was 632 handles on 639k contracts traded. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 13747 PVA Low Edge = 13551 Prior POC = 13722
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 13600, THEN initial upside estimate targets 13665 – 13705 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 13600, THEN initial downside estimate targets 13525 – 13495 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) March 2022 (H) 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.
Stay Focused…Non-Biased…Disciplined ALWAYS USE STOPS!
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