Today’s nonfarm payrolls report has slipped to the back burner, but investors are still keeping an eye out for what the figures will mean for interest rates. U.S. job growth likely slowed in July to 164K – after outsized gains of 224K in the prior month – while wages probably maintained their moderate pace of increase, boosting expectations for another Fed rate cut next month. The unemployment rate is forecast unchanged at 3.7%, marking the lowest jobless rate in nearly 50 years.
In Asia, Japan -2.2%. Hong Kong -2.4%. China -1.4%. India +0.3%.
In Europe, at midday, London -1.7%. Paris -2.6%. Frankfurt -2.4%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.4%. S&P -0.4%. Nasdaq -0.6%. Crude +2.3% to $55.23. Gold +1.1% to $1448. Bitcoin +5.7% to $10492.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -5 bps to 1.84%
Source: Seeking Alpha https://seekingalpha.com/
Economic Calendar: https://www.investing.com/economic-calendar/
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 2983.50 (SURPASSED). Average Range for CD1 is 32.50 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 43%
***Note: Prior session’s late day sell off pushed price down to Cycle Statistical Extremes between 2950 – 2935…Currently where price is trading during overnight pre-RTH. Average True Range (ATR) and Volatility Index VIX have both expanded rapidly past 3 sessions…As such, be sure to adjust expectations and risk parameters.
CD1 Range High = 2957.50 CD1 Range Low = 2928.00 CD1 Range Avg = 32.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 2960, THEN initial upside targets 2970 – 2980 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 2960, THEN initial downside targets 2950 – 2935 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2019 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 7901 (SURPASSED). Average Range for CD1 is 127.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 74% Odds of decline > 25 = 66%
***Note: Prior session’s late day sell off pushed price down to Cycle Statistical Extremes between 7765 – 7735…Currently where price is trading during overnight pre-RTH. Average True Range (ATR) and Volatility Index VIX have both expanded rapidly past 3 sessions…As such, be sure to adjust expectations and risk parameters.
CD1 Range High =7856.00 CD1 Range Low = 7685.00 CD1 Range Avg = 127.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 7790, THEN initial upside targets 7805 – 7825 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 7790, THEN initial downside targets 7750 – 7740 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2019 (U) 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.
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