U.S. stock index futures inched between gains and losses overnight following a steady August rally that pushed the S&P 500 to the cusp of fresh record high on Wednesday.
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Import/Export Prices
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
Traders are eyeing the latest round of jobless claims this morning, which are expected to have declined for a second straight week to 1.12M (from 1.186M).
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Opening Range Gap Up with a sustained bid carried price higher throughout the session, skimming near an all-time high but was rejected closing near VAL (3370). Range was 56.25 handles on 1.366M contracts traded.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Price has pulled back from PH (3375.75) but maintaining firm bid pre-RTH. We have two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 3370, initially targeting 3380 – 3385 zone. Upper Cycle Targets measure 3405 – 3410 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 3370, initially targeting 3360 – 3355 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Statistic covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
PVA High Edge = 3379 PVA Low Edge = 3362 Prior POC = 3370
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2020 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 3404; LOD ATR Range Projection: 3338; 3 Day Central Pivot: 3350; 3 Day Cycle Target: 3405; 10 Day Average True Range 38; VIX: 22
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…3 Day Cycle Objective (11168) has been fulfilled. Today we have two scenarios to consider:
PVA High Edge = 11148 PVA Low Edge = 11041 Prior POC = 11149
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 11100, THEN initial upside estimate targets 11168 – 11186 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 11100, THEN initial downside estimate targets 11080 – 11050 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2020 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 11304; LOD ATR Range Projection: 10954; 3 Day Central Pivot: 11030; 3 Day Cycle Target: 11168; 10 Day Average True Range: 197; VIX: 22
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.
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