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***Written Tuesday evening for Wednesday’s trading for contribution to MrTopStep’s “The Opening Print” publication.
Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Post holiday CD2 “normal” as balancing consolidation was the name of the game for this trade day. Active sandbox was 4500 – 4520 as uneventful trade filled this session. Prior range was 22 handles on 1.206M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Price is currently below CD1 Low (4515) and will need to trade back above during RTH to satisfy the 3 Day Cycle Statistical Objective. We’ll be anticipating continued low volatility trading environment…Lower support is marked at 4490 handle for any deeper dips. As such, scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 4510, initially targets 4520 – 4525 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 4510, initially targets 4495 – 4490 zone.
PVA High Edge = 4515 PVA Low Edge = 4505 Prior POC = 4508
*****The 3 Day Cycle has a 91% probability of fulfilling Positive Cycle Statistics covering 12 years of recorded tracking history.
For more detailed information for both bullish and bearish projected targets, please visit: PTG 3 Day Cycle and/or reference the Cycle Spreadsheet below:
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Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) Sept 2023 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Prior Session was Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Post holiday CD2 “normal” as balancing consolidation was the name of the game as uneventful trade filled this session. Prior range was 168 handles on 518k contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 2 to Cycle Day 3
This leads us into Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Price is currently above CD1 Low (15500) and will need to trade above during RTH to satisfy the 3 Day Cycle Statistical Objective. We’ll be anticipating continued low volatility trading environment…Lower support is marked at 15440 handle for any deeper dips. As such, scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 15525, initially targets 15585 – 15630 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 15525, initially targets 15440 – 15420 zone.
PVA High Edge = 15573 PVA Low Edge = 15484 Prior POC = 15537
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) Sept 2023 (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.
Stay Focused…Non-Biased…Disciplined ALWAYS USE STOPS!
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