Optimism over Q2 earnings is supporting the equity markets as a two day FOMC meeting begins today. European stocks saw some drag from news that new sanctions are being considered for Russia. The thought is that new sanctions will lead to slower growth in Europe; this pushed German 10 year Bund yields to a new post-unification low. On the data front, the May Case-Shiller / S&P home price index showed a decline in May, following a decline in April. At 9 AM CT is the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for July; the forecast is for a gain of 0.3 to 85.5.
Sept. eMini S&P Futures: It’s a Taylor Trading Technique Sell day. That means we can expect some upside follow through from yesterday’s rally but it likely won’t race higher. Tomorrow will be the Sell Short day of the TTT cycle.
Sept. eMini Russell Futures: TTT Sell day. Monday’s high of 1144.90 would be the Sell day objective but I wouldn’t overstay the long side- the daily trend is down.
Sept. T Bonds: Trade or Fade (my breakout trade advisory) labeled today a breakout trade day; with 138-26 as the upside breakout level and targets of 139-06 and then 139-22.
Sept. Yen: Breakout setup (ID, NR7); look for a break of the overnight low of 9794 or a retracement to 9816.
Sept. Euro: Breakout setup; watch last Friday’s low of 1.3422 as the reference price for the downside.
Sept. British Pound: Breakout setup (NR7, doji). 1.6932 is a significant Fibonacci retracement pivot / support level.
Sept. Canadian Dollar: Another breakout setup. It failed on the first downside breakout attempt however the daily trend is down. Regaining the 9250 area could lead to an upside breakout.
Dec. Gold: Another breakout setup. There’s support in the 1311 to 1310 area.
Oct. Sugar: It’s a “cover breakout sales” day however the break below the recent low of 16.87 kept the downside pressure on. Watch that level as a pivot point today.
Dec. Cotton: Breakout setup; look to be short if it remains below the Monday low of 65.32.
Sept. Crude Oil: Breakout setup (NR7, doji); look to be short below the 101.00 area.
Oct. Live Cattle: It’s a TTT Buy day, the daily trend is up and it’s still above the previous high of 158.00. The only problem with the Buy day signal is finding a setup.
Nov. Soybeans: A Great example of how an upside breakout day yields a TTT Sell Short day- will there be downside follow through for the day session?
Sept. Wheat: Treat the Monday low of 532-0 as a reference price today- it could see either a downside breakout or a TTT Buy day.
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