Investors and the Federal Reserve will get another glimpse into how strong the labor market is this morning when the Department of Labor releases its “employment situation” report at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect non-farm payrolls to expand by 250K jobs in July, lower than the 372K seen in the previous month, and bringing down the rolling three-month average to 333K (from 375K in June). The unemployment rate is expected to stay at 3.6%, near its all-time low.
8:30 Non-farm payrolls
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
3:00 PM Consumer Credit
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Price did produce a decline for this cycle day, with low being established at 4136. Prior range was 37.25 handles which is approximately 50% of 3-day average on 1.190M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 1 to Cycle Day 2
This leads us into Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Prior session’s range was 50% of the 3 day average daily range as price consolidated, producing an inside value day. Normal for today’s CD2 is for continuation of the current theme with initial range boundaries 4170 – 4135. Will mark Line-in-the-Sand @ 4150. Summer volumes and range appear to be contracting with August being a big vacation month for traders and portfolio managers. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 4150, initially targets 4168 – 4170 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 4150, initially targets 4135 – 4130 zone.
*****3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Cycle Statistics covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
PVA High Edge = 4158 PVA Low Edge = 4147 Prior POC = 4153
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) Sept 2022 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 4217; LOD ATR Range Projection: 4094; 3 Day Central Pivot: 4132; 3 Day Cycle Target: 4174; 10 Day Average True Range; 71; VIX: 21
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Normal for CD2 is for two-way balancing action with an initial projected range to be between 13250 – 13410 zone. We’ll mark 13290 as today’s LIS. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 13290, THEN initial upside estimate targets 12355 – 12375 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 13290, THEN initial downside estimate targets 12830– 12810 zone.
PVA High Edge = 13328 PVA Low Edge = 13255 Prior POC = 13292
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) Sept 2022 (U) Contract
HOD ATR Range Projection: 13628; LOD ATR Range Projection: 13047; 3 Day Central Pivot: 13125; 3 Day Cycle Target: 13612; 10 Day Average True Range: 337; VIX: 21
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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