The annual Jackson Hole symposium is in the spotlight again today. While the gathering in the Grand Tetons typically gravitates toward academic discussions on policy, this year’s meeting has heightened political, trade and rate considerations swirling around it. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will make his first public remarks since the Fed cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade. The stakes are high for Powell with disagreement within the Fed over the strength of the U.S. economy and the pace of rate cuts.
In Asia, Japan +0.40%. Hong Kong +0.50%. China +0.49%. India +0.81%.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.74%. Paris +0.53%. Frankfurt +0.45%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.33%. S&P +0.37%. Nasdaq +0.51%. Crude -0.13% to $55.28. Gold -0.21% to $1,505.30. Bitcoin +1.8% to $10,177.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +3.4bps to 1.644$
Source: Seeking Alpha https://seekingalpha.com/
Economic Calendar: https://www.investing.com/economic-calendar/
10:00New Home Sales
10:00Jerome Powell Speech
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 2902.50. Average Range for CD1 is 33.50 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 43%
CD1 Range High = 2943.00 CD1 Range Low = 2912.00 CD1 Range Avg = 33.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 2930, THEN initial upside targets 2940 – 2943 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 2930, THEN initial downside targets 2924 – 2920 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2019 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 2960.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 2895.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 2916.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 2967.00; 10 Day Average True Range 41.50; VIX: 16.58
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 7650.00. Average Range for CD1 is 117.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 74% Odds of decline > 25 = 66%
CD1 Range High =7760 CD1 Range Low = 7705 CD1 Range Avg = 117.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 7735, THEN initial upside targets 7760 – 7765 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 7735, THEN initial downside targets 7718 – 7708 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2019 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 7834.00; LOD ATR Range Projection: 7631.00; 3 Day Central Pivot: 7710.00; 3 Day Cycle Target: 7774.00; 10 Day Average True Range: 130.81; VIX: 16.58
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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