It’s hard to find a week where the Fed won’t steal the spotlight. Later today, the markets will get a more detailed view of what was discussed at the Federal Reserve’s July 26-27 meeting, when the FOMC raised its policy rate by 75 basis points for a second-straight meeting, as it struggles to bring inflation under control.
Fed minutes arrive at 2 p.m. ET.
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U.S. crude inventories fell by 448,000 barrels for the week ended Aug. 12. That compared with a build of 2.2 million barrels reported by the API for the previous week. Economists were expecting an increase of about 117,000 barrels.
The official government inventory report due Wednesday is expected to show weekly U.S. crude supplies fell by about 275,000 barrels last week.
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Markets continued to rally fulfilling 3 Day Cycle Target (4322) at which time price reversed direction, reverting back to 4300 Strike Zone. Prior range was 49 handles (below average of 64 ) on 1.319M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Normal for CD1 is some magnitude decline, with the average measuring 4250, though with OPEX being influential this week, price may remain “sticky” around the 4300 Strike Price Zone. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 4300, initially targets 4315 – 4320 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 4300, initially targets 4270 – 4265 zone.
PVA High Edge = 4314 PVA Low Edge = 4291 Prior POC = 4308
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Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) Sept 2022 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal for CD1 is for some magnitude decline, with the average measuring 13434. Prior range was 218 handles on 550k contracts ts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustains bid above 13640, THEN initial upside estimate targets 13685 – 13705 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustains offer below 13640, THEN initial downside estimate targets 13345 – 13325 zone.
PVA High Edge = 13681 PVA Low Edge = 12596 Prior POC = 13646
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) Sept 2022 (U) Contract
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