In Europe, at midday, London +0.1%. Paris +0.1%. Frankfurt +0.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.5%. S&P -0.4%. Nasdaq -0.7%. Crude +0.9% to $71.15. Gold +0.1% to $1260.50. Bitcoin +0.5% to $6105.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -3 bps to 2.85%
7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
8:30 Durable Goods
8:30 International trade in goods
8:30 Retail Inventories (Advance)
8:30 Wholesale Inventories (Advance)
10:00 Pending Home Sales
10:30 EIA Petroleum Inventories
11:00 Randal Quarles Speech
11:30 Results of $16B, 2-Year FRN Auction
12:15 PM Fed’s Rosengren Speech
1:00 PM Results of $36B, 5-Year Note Auction
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Expectation is for continued consolidation with possible test of 2 day low for surety. Bulls need above 2730 handle which they struggled to sustained bid in prior session. Bears have slight edge to press for continuation lower.
Market Bias: Bullish
CD2 Range High = 2728.50 CD2 Range Low = 2698.50 CD2 Range Avg = 34.00
Scenario 1: IF price clears and converts 2724.25, THEN upside objective would be to clear 2730 handle.
Scenario 2: IF price fails to convert 2724.25, THEN downside objective measures 2707.50, followed by 2698.50 CD2 range low.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Expectation is for continued consolidation with possible test of 2 day low for surety. Bulls need above 7130 handle which they struggled to sustained bid in prior session. Bears have slight edge to press for continuation lower.
Market Bias: Bullish
CD2 Range High = 7124.25 CD2 Range Low = 7008.25 CD2 Range Avg = 111.00
Scenario 1: IF price clears and converts 7092.75, THEN upside objective would be to clear 7130 handle.
Scenario 2: IF price fails to convert 7092.75, THEN downside objective measures 7019.00, followed by 7008.25 CD2 range low.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 7113.50; LOD ATR Range Projection: 7019.00; Cycle Day 1 Low: 7057.75; 3 Day Central Pivot: 7138.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 7120.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 100.00; VIX: 16.82
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!
“Knowing is not enough, We must APPLY. Willing is not enough, We must DO.” –Bruce Lee
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