U.S. futures were mixed early Thursday as the Dow tracks higher with the S&P 500 nearly flat and the Nasdaq indicating lower after yesterday’s semiconductor-driven highs.
In Asia, Japan +0.22%. Hong Kong +0.25%. China +0.62%. India -0.17%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.10%. Paris +0.28%. Frankfurt -0.21%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.11%. S&P -0.03%. Nasdaq -0.33%. Crude +0.91%to $56.39. Gold +0.22% to $1,426.80. Bitcoin +3.14% to $10,068.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1.8 bps to 2.032%.
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9:45PMI Composite Flash
10:00New Home Sales
10:30EIA Petroleum Inventories
11:30Results of $20B, 2-Year FRN Auction
1:00 PMResults of $41B, 5-Year Note Auction
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 2966.00. Average Range for CD1 is 34.50 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 43%
CD1 Range High = 3041.00 CD1 Range Low = 2990.00 CD1 Range Avg = 34.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 3018, THEN initial upside targets 3022 – 3025 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 3018, THEN initial downside targets 3015 – 3012 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2019 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 3038.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 3004.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 3000.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 3046.00; 10 Day Average True Range 21.05; VIX: 12.36
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 7928.00. Average Range for CD1 is 127.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 74% Odds of decline > 25 = 66%
CD1 Range High =8060.00 CD1 Range Low = 7970.00 CD1 Range Avg = 127.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 8000, THEN initial upside targets 8020 – 8025 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 8000, THEN initial downside targets 7993 – 7988 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2019 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 8082.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 7948.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 7945.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 8073.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 78.42; VIX: 12.36
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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