The S&P 500 notched its 50th record close of 2021, while the Nasdaq hit the 15,000 milestone.
U.S. equity futures were marginally higher in the overnight session, with traders all pointing to the Fed’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo, as the next catalyst for the markets.
10:00 State Street Investor Confidence Index
11:00 Survey of Business Uncertainty
11:30 Results of $26B, 2-Year FRN Auction
1:00 PM Results of $61B, 5-Year Note Auction
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Tuesday’s Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Price fulfilled 3 Day Cycle Objectives as price consolidated throughout this day’s session, absorbing and balancing recent gains. Range was only 15.25 handles on 758k contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Cycle Statistic is fulfilled, so we will mark today as a “wild-card”. Key Support is marked at 4475 for any pullback. Price would need to clear and convert 4487 to get a push to 4500 roundie. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 4482, initially targets 4492 – 4503 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 4482, initially targets 4475 – 4462 zone.
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PVA High Edge = 4486 PVA Low Edge = 4482 Prior POC = 4484
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) Sept 2021 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price is currently trading within prior session’s value area having surpassed this cycle’s objectives. Prior range was 74.50 handles on 362k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 15364 PVA Low Edge = 15333 Prior POC = 15353
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 15333, THEN initial upside estimate targets 15364 – 15374 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 15333, THEN initial downside estimate targets 15310 – 15304 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) Sept 2021 (U) Contract
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