The OECD called for further easing by the ECB due to weak EZ growth and the risk of deflation; this gave stocks a bit of a bid. In economic news, US GDP for Q3 saw a big upward revision to 3.9% (compare that to today’s report of a +1.2% y/y GDP in Germany). Traders had forecast a decline from the original 3.5% reported. The Case-Shiller / S&P home price index showed a gain in September after four straight months of decline. At 9 AM CT is the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for November; it is forecast to be up 2.0 to 96.5.
Dec. eMini S&P Futures: Treat Friday’s high of 2072.25 as a pivot point- look to buy if it’s above there (breakout setup, Monday was an ID, NR4 day) or consider shorting a failed rally above it (for a Taylor Trading Technique Sell Short day trade).
Dec. eMini Russell Futures: Same setup combination as with the S&Ps; use the 13 November high of 1190.50 as the pivot point.
Dec. T Bonds: After a failed attempt to rally above the 142-09 double top, will the downside see follow through? I would look to be short if it’s below 142-07 (Monday high) with downside targets of 141-28 and 141-24.
Dec. Euro: It’s only the Sell day of the Taylor Trading cycle however I would consider shorting on a break below 1.2400.
Dec. Gold: Breakout setup (ID, NR7). It’s bearish under 1192.20; watch 1189.50 (20 day EMA) as the next reference price for a downside breakout.
March Cocoa: It’s an “exit breakout buys” day so a Taylor Trading Sell Short day is anticipated. A break below the 2850 level could extend a selloff.
Jan. Crude Oil: TTT Buy day, although there hasn’t been a clear buy setup (yet). The 75.50 area is support; 76.22 is first resistance.
Jan. Soybeans: There was an overnight rally out of a breakout setup. For today I would watch the 1240 area as a pivot point for the rally, while holding above the Fibonacci retracement level at 1045-0 would encourage further upside.
March Wheat: A straight TTT count would label today a Buy day, but it has a breakout setup as well (Monday was an ID, NR7 day). For the day session I would use the overnight range as breakout reference prices- consider buying if it rallies above 551-0 (overnight high) or sell a break of 546-0 (overnight low).
Jan. Soymeal: TTT Buy day and Monday was an NR7- will a day session rally over 369.70 (Monday high) see follow through?
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