Futures movement overnight suggests another down day for the U.S. stock market as inflation fears continue to weigh on sentiment and prompt investors to cut exposure to riskier assets. At the time of writing, contracts linked to the Nasdaq are 1.3% lower, while the Dow and S&P 500 are off 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively.
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Tuesday’s Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): This day unfolded as a “normal” Cycle Day 1 as the anticipated decline did unfold, fulfilling the Average Decline Objective of 4122. Program Selling persisted all session and was capped-off with a Market on Close (MOC) Sell Imbalance of $1.3 Billion. Range was 68 handles on 1.249M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 1 to Cycle Day 2
This leads us into Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Normal price action for this cycle day following a directional trend, is for initial continuation of the previous momentum (down), then finding a stabilization zone to consolidate recent activity. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 4112, initially targets 4132 – 4140 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 4112, initially targets 4096 – 4093 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Cycle Statistic covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
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PVA High Edge = 4163 PVA Low Edge = 4138 Prior POC = 4159
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) June 2021 (M) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Normal for this cycle day is to find some stabilization following previous CD1 decline session. Prior range was 254 handles on 434k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 13391 PVA Low Edge = 13305 Prior POC = 13333
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 13178, THEN initial upside estimate targets 13228 – 13345 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 13178, THEN initial downside estimate targets 13153 – 13138 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) June 2021 (M) Contract
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