Positive manufacturing PMI reports from China and Germany were the big factor overnight as the data improved sentiment about global economic growth. The reports boosted equities and pressured Treasuries. In US data, weekly jobless claims showed a much bigger than expected drop. At 8:45 AM CT is the July Markit PMI manufacturing index; it is forecast to be up 0.1 to 57.6 after a big jump in June At 9 AM is June new home sales; traders forecast 475K. At 9:30 AM is the EIA natural gas storage report. Forecasts are for another large injection; the forecast is for +95 bcf last week. Soybean export sales were huge last week but bullish news faces off against great growing conditions for this year’s crop.
Sept. eMini S&P Futures: Wednesday was an NR7 day; will there be a breakout move today?
Sept. eMini Russell Futures: Breakout setup (NR7); use Wednesday’s high and low as reference prices.
Sept. T Bonds: Breakout setup (NR7, doji). It broke down; trade shorts as a scalp only. 137-23 would be the first downside objective.
Sept. Yen: Downside breakout out of an inside day; would a move below the 16 July low of 9827 lead to a bigger selloff?
Sept Euro: Another breakout setup (NR7). It tried the downside, can a rally find traction? Last week’s swing low of 1.3493 is the first objective / resistance on a rally. Trade or Fade (my breakout trade advisory) had the upside breakout level at 1.3485 with a first rally target of 1.3506. Trade the long side as a scalp only.
August Gold: Selloff out of (yet another) breakout setup; the 1293 area is the next downside target. The daily trend is down; a close below $1300 would be psychologically bearish.
Dec. Cotton: It continues to trade sideways. I’m looking to go long on signs of a rally but will wait until we see strength.
Sept. Crude Oil: Sell day; there’s Fibonacci retracement support at 102.66 (at the session low). Is it trying to set up for another leg up?
Sept. Wheat: It’s a Taylor Trading Technique Sell day so the rally was not unexpected. This should set up Friday for a TTT Sell Short day; I might be looking to buy a break.
Dec. Corn: It’s a TTT Sell day and Wednesday was an NR7 day so the upside breakout
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