Top Day Recommendations
Today is a pretty active day for this holiday shortened week. Gross domestic product comes out at 830 along with the deflator or the implied rate of inflation. Then at two o’clock we get the minutes from the last Federal Reserve open market committee meeting which provides anecdotal evidence and a look into the mind of the committee. Crude oil got a bit of a bump higher overnight as United States expands sanctions against Iran. The crud can trade to 99.26 before heading lower again. Stocks are kind of a mess with the S&P unchanged and the NASDAQ lower. Gold was under pressure yesterday from margin considerations, forced liquidations in the stronger dollar as those technical considerations. As mentioned 1658 is weekly support.
Q3 GDP is 2.0%, a contraction against a prior estimate of 2.5%. Prices or the deflator is steady. Consumption was slightly lower.
Week of November 21 - November 25
|Nov||10:00||Existing Home Sales||Oct||5.00M||4.85M||4.91M|
|Nov||08:30||GDP - Second||Q3||2.3%||2.5%||2.5%|
|Nov||08:30||GDP Deflator -||Q3||2.5%||2.5%||2.5%|
|Nov||14:00||FOMC Minutes||Nov. 2|
|Nov||07:00||MBA Mortgage Index||11/19||NA||NA||-10.0%|
|Nov||08:30||PCE Prices - Core||Oct||0.1%||0.1%||0.1%|
|Nov||08:30||Durable Orders -ex||Oct||0.3%||0.0%||1.8%||1.7%|
|Nov||09:55||Michigan Sentiment -||Nov||63.5||64.2||64.2|
Numbers are good up until the close of business today. These are strictly technical in nature, not fundamentally based or biased.
U is Up
D is Down
PRD is Potential Reversal Day
S2 is Weekly strong support
S1 is Weekly good support
DS is Daily Support
DR is Daily Resistance
R1 is Weekly Good Resistance
R2 is Weekly Strong Resistance
Levels are for the most active futures contract
|Daily Support and Resistance|
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