Investors this morning are set to get a better take on whether inflation is here to stay, or if price pressures could threaten the market rally, with major averages hovering near record highs.
U.S. stock index futures were mixed before the latest CPI, with the Dow up 0.2% and Nasdaq off by the same amount (contracts linked to the S&P were flat).
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Consumer Price Index
10:00 Quarterly Services Report
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
1:00 PM Results of $19B, 30-Year Note Auction
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Price continued to consolidate failing to push to new all-time highs, as traders await fresh catalyst data. Prior range was 18 handles on 940k contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Positive 3-day cycle statistic is in-place with price continuing to remain range bound. Contract Rollover begins today with September (U) being the new front month. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 4235, initially targets 4243 – 4246 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 4217, initially targets 4205 – 4190 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Statistic covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
PVA High Edge = 4214 PVA Low Edge = 4202 Prior POC = 4210
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) June 2021 (M) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price has fulfilled 3 Day Cycle Statistic continuing to consolidate within 5-day value zone. Prior range was 100 handles on 370k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 13844 PVA Low Edge = 13804 Prior POC = 13820
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 13740, THEN initial upside estimate targets 13840 – 13870 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 13740, THEN initial downside estimate targets 13675 – 13594 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) June 2021 (M) 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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