The Dow Jones slipped further into a bear market and the S&P 500 fell to its lowest level in almost two years on Tuesday, while the Nasdaq Composite inched higher, but is still off nearly 32% YTD
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U.S. crude inventories rose by 4 million barrels for the week ended Sept. 23. That compared with a build of 6.0 million barrels reported by the API in the previous week. Economists were expecting an increase of about 333,000 barrels.
Crude prices recovered from a soft start to the week on bets of supply disruptions in the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday.
The U.S. offshore regulator said that 190,358 barrels per day of production was shut down in the Gulf of Mexico on hurricane disruptions.
The API data also showed that gasoline inventories decreased by 1.0 million barrels last week, and distillate stocks rose by 438,000 barrels.
The official government inventory report due Wednesday is expected to show weekly U.S. crude supplies rose by 443,000 barrels last week.
***Written Tuesday evening for Wednesday’s trading for contribution to MrTopStep’s “The Opening Print” publication.
Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Markets did produce a Positive 3-Day Cycle before the decline began, which pushed price down past projected range decline. Prior range was 98 handles on 2.898M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Average Decline for CD1 measures 3659, which has been fulfilled during prior session. Price may need to retest previous low before the next rally can unfold, though not required since cycle low objective has been achieved. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 3635, initially targets 3655 – 3660 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 3635, initially targets 3620 – 3615 zone.
PVA High Edge = 3700 PVA Low Edge = 3636 Prior POC = 3648
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Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) December 2022 (Z) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Three-day Cycle Statistic was fulfilled during prior session before the decline began driving price to lower range projected target (11275). Markets may need to retest prior low before the next rally can unfold, though not a cycle requirement. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustains bid above 11220, THEN initial upside estimate targets 11280– 11300 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustains offer below 11220, THEN initial downside estimate targets 11170 – 11140 zone.
PVA High Edge = 11455 PVA Low Edge = 11233 Prior POC = 11280
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) December 2022 (Z) Contract
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