There were some weak earnings reports overnight (Samsung, Lufthansa) and Argentina fell into default; these served to pressure equities overnight. Additional pressure came from the Q2 employment cost index, which rose by much more than anticipated. The ECI isn’t normally a closely watched number; however, given the attention the Fed is paying to the labor market, this report had a big effect. At 8:45 AM CT we get the Chicago PMI for July; it is forecast to be up 0.7 to 63.3. The weekly EIA natural gas storage report is out at 9:30 AM; expectations are for an injection of 92 bcf. Tomorrow is a big data day; we have the July employment figures and July manufacturing ISM.
Sept. eMini S&P Futures: Wednesday was a doji bar and ROC was on a sell signal so the selloff wasn’t a shock. I suspect the best part of the selloff may have come and gone; look for a mean reversion (buy breaks, sell rallies) trade for the remainder of the session.
Sept. eMini NASDAQ Futures: In last night’s STI I labeled today a Taylor Trading Technique Sell Short day but is there more downside after last night’s selloff? Monday’s low of 3929.00 is a pivot point today; watch 3951.00 on the upside.
Sept. British Pound: It’s on a TTT Buy day signal; watch the Wednesday low of 1.6883 as the reference price.
Sept. Canadian Dollar: TTT Buy day; consider buying for a scalp if it rallies above the session high of 9163.
Dec. Gold: Watch last week’s low of 1289.40 as a pivot point today- it looks like a tempting buy however that’s fighting the trend. The 1294.50 level is a significant Fibonacci retracement level.
Oct. Sugar: Breakout setup; use Wednesday’s high and low for reference prices.
Sept. Crude Oil: TTT Buy day. 99.42 is the Buy day reference price; I would also consider buying on a move above the session high of 99.85. Clearing $100.00 should help the bulls; 100.40 would be the next rally target.
Nov. Soybeans: TTT Buy day, scalp only.
Sept. Wheat: Breakout setup, use the yesterday’s high (529-0) and the overnight low (523-4) as breakout reference prices.
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