Economic Outlook, plus continuation of earnings, shows a busy week ahead. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) kicking this week off for earnings, releasing their report in the premarket. Also, Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) filing for bankruptcy should draw some attention of many traders and investors today.
We’re still seeing strong volatility in the overall market, with Nasdaq and S&P 500 futures both having more than a 0.80% drop since the open of today’s futures session. However, both have retraced that bearish start, almost returning to their open as of 07:50 EST.
Premarket volume check showing a strong start to the week with CLX18 and GCZ18 both surpassing the 100K volume mark. NQZ18 only 3K away from the 100K volume mark in a strong short-term bull run. Looking at a daily chart, Crude Oil (CLX18) in a key location that could technically bounce in the 70.80 area. So far CL and 6E trading sideways while GC is trending bullish.
European market continues selloff for the Nasdaq, as well as their currency, for the futures session. NQ has seen a drop of more than 0.60% in the premarket while traders show interest in what Fed speakers have to say throughout the day in terms of inflation trends. However, market watchers are only expecting moderate volatility in the market from Fed talk. Check investing.com for details.
Daily volume check showing decent strength in the premarket. As of 08:00 CLX18 and 6EZ18 has surpassed 100K volume market with GCZ18 looking to cross the line soon at 97K. Other than the bearish sentiment for NQ and 6E, GC trading neutral while CL coming into a rest following a bullish run from the open of today’s futures session.
Following the strong selloff in the yesterday’s afternoon session (I totally missed that easy money), Nasdaq futures (as well as other indices) continue to fall bearish leading up to the opening bell. As of 07:30, NQZ18 traded down more than 0.50% at it lowest point. Looks to be entering a channel, seeing resistance from the 5-minute VWAP. Additionally, Economic Outlook has Fed in sight with Powell speaking during the lunch hour.
Also, it will be interesting to see what happens with Crude Oil after soaring into new four-year high territory. So far, Crude is trading sideways but it would be fair to expect some retracement, from profit takers and traders looking to take advantage of pullback following the bullish strength.
Big picture, volume check shows strong volume for the premarket with CLX18 and 6EX18 above 100K of volume. GCZ18 only 4K from reaching the 100K volume mark.
In addition to price action mentioned above for NQ and CL, 6E trading bearish while GC looking bullish.
Another low energy morning. I’m sure traders are waiting for Powell to speak which is unfortunate for traders like me who only trade the morning session. At the open, I as a bit too aggressive and entered short anticipating the signal instead of actually waiting for the proper signal. Ended up getting stopped out for a full loss.
As usual when I get off to a losing start like this, I struggled for the remainder of the day. Only catching some small scalps to make a small portion of the losses back. The fortunate part is this was all in the Topstep account, so I didn’t lose any real money.
Also, I worked on working CL back into my trading plan. Took two trades on CL that both were break even only due to working out some kinks with how I had things setup. I also paper traded in Sierra Chart with not much better results. Watch the video below for details of how the day went. Really hoping things are better tomorrow. Honestly, I will be a little upset if things take off in the afternoon after Powell speaks like what happened yesterday after Trump’s speech.