Stocks are going into September on a high, fueled by easy monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and a market still flush with cash. While the major averages fell back slightly on Tuesday, Dow and S&P 500 futures climbed another 0.4% overnight, and contracts linked to the Nasdaq were ahead by 0.2%. Investors are still on the lookout for a correction this month, given that stocks haven’t had a significant pullback since October 2020, which was the last time the S&P 500 fell by more than 5%.
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Tuesday’s Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Price declined to projected range level (4512), where buyer’s responded. Balancing Day unfolded, since the prior session was an uptrend day. Range was 29.75 handles on 1.324M contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 1 to Cycle Day 2
This leads us into Cycle Day 2 (CD2): Part of the rally from CD1 low (4512.50) is in-place, so price may continue to pause before the next directional thrust. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
1.) Price sustains a bid above 4520, initially targets 4530 – 4535 zone.
2.) Price sustains an offer below 4520, initially targets 4512 – 4506 zone.
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PVA High Edge = 4525 PVA Low Edge = 4517 Prior POC = 4520
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) Sept 2021 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price has rallied off CD1 low (15517.75) fulfilling initial target objective (15601.50). Prior range was 159.50 handles on 514k contracts exchanged. As such, there are two estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
PVA High Edge = 15598 PVA Low Edge = 15550 Prior POC = 15583
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustain a bid above 15583, THEN initial upside estimate targets 15608 – 15618 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustain an offer below 15583, THEN initial downside estimate targets 15563 – 15543 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) Sept 2021 (U) Contract
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