The market looks set for a lower open on Monday, with stock index futures down another 1% as investors display more nervousness about the Fed decision later in the week. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates by another three-quarters of a point, though there are calls for a 100 bps move, after the August CPI figure showed that inflation has not peaked yet. All of the major averages are coming off their worst week since June, as well as their fourth weekly loss in five weeks, while the benchmark S&P 500 (SP500) just broke below a key support level watched by many traders.
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Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Weakness persisted throughout this cycle day until the closing rotation, as price bounced closing out OPEX. Range was 52 handles on 2.588M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Price weakness once again is the dominant direction during overnight activity. Price is currently below CD1 Low (3905) and would need to recover, otherwise it will become a failed 3 Day Cycle. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains bid above 3850, initially targets 3880 – 3885 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains offer below 3850, initially targets 3835 – 3830 zone.
PVA High Edge = 3885 PVA Low Edge = 3860 Prior POC = 3870
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2022 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 3 (CD3)…Price is trading below CD1 Low (11935.50) and would need to recover this level, otherwise forfeit a failed 3 Day Cycle. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustains bid above 11800, THEN initial upside estimate targets 11880 – 11900 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustains offer below 11800, THEN initial downside estimate targets 11725 – 11695 zone.
PVA High Edge = 11888 PVA Low Edge = 11804 Prior POC = 11820
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2022 (Z) 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.
Stay Focused…Non-Biased…Disciplined ALWAYS USE STOPS!
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