Closing higher yesterday after a wobbly session, U.S. equity futures dropped nearly 1% overnight, with the S&P 500 on course for a fourth consecutive week of losses.
S&P 500 (ES)
Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Primary goal for CD3 was to recover the CD1 Low (3256.50) to produce a Positive 3 Day Rally Statistic. Though it took all day, price did achieve this objective, demonstrating the power of the 3 Day Cycle. Market on Close Sell Imbalance $1.5M capped the session. Range was 70.25 handles with 2.244M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Price is trading lower pre-RTH already fulfilling Average Decline (3210) expected for CD1. End of the trading week volatility remains elevated for the foreseeable future. As such, there are two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 3210, initially targeting 3230 – 3245 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 3210, initially targeting 3190 – 3174 zone.
P -VA High = 3244 P – VA Low = 3213 P – POC = 3237
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2020 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)… Price is trading half-way back within prior value zone. Average Decline for CD1 measures 10715. As such, there are two scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
P – VA High = 10847 P – VA Low = 10714 P – POC = 10810
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls hold bid above 10875, THEN initial upside estimate targets 10915 – 10950 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears hold offer below 10875, THEN initial downside estimate targets 10830 – 10800 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2020 (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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