Stocks notched another round of fresh highs on Wednesday, before taking a breather in the overnight session. Meanwhile, U.S. equity futures are staying close to the flatline this morning as the highly anticipated Fed economic symposium kicks off in Jackson Hole. Central bankers could provide some clarity on the latest monetary policy at the event, with Fed Chair Jerome Powell slated to make remarks on Friday.
Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
8:30 GDP Q2
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
8:30 Corporate profits
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
11:00 Kansas City Fed Mfg Survey
1:00 PM Results of $62B, 7-Year Note Auction
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Price fulfilled 3 Day Cycle Statistic as well as probing just shy of the 4500 (ES) futures level. SPX has already topped the 4500 cash level. Prior Range was 21.75 handles on 756k contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Average Decline for CD1 measures 4470. First day of virtual J-Hole, as market participants are in a holding pattern, awaiting commentaries. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 4480, initially targets 4495 – 4500 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 4480, initially targets 4470 – 4465 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Cycle Statistics covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
PVA High Edge = 4497 PVA Low Edge = 4486 Prior POC = 4495
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) Sept 2021 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Average Decline for CD1 measures 15266. Prior Range was 64 handles on 402k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 15372 PVA Low Edge = 15347 Prior POC = 15363
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 15308, THEN initial upside estimate targets 15346 – 15363 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 15308, THEN initial downside estimate targets 15264 – 15244 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) Sept 2021 (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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