Nasdaq futures are up just a bit as we approach the open of US trade. We are current priced to open inside of yesterday’s value
The economic calendar is picking up steam as we head into the final days of the week. Premarket we saw jobless claims come in a bit better than expected and the news encouraged sellers a bit. We have manufacturing PMI coming out at 9:45am followed by Existing Home Sales and Philadelphia Fed at 10am. However, participants are particularly concerned with the tone of Fed’s Yellen talk set for 10am Friday.
The intermediate term continued being under the control of buyers yesterday where we saw sluggish upside action but continued upside action nonetheless. We saw our first signs of some real seller interest yesterday after hearing minutes from the FOMC. The Fed minutes were greeted with a 10 point rotation down, the largest selling rotation of the week. The question however, especially if you intentions are to initiate a short sale, is are we done finding sellers? I have noted the key price zones I would expect sellers to begin recapturing if we indeed have finished this intermediate term leg higher:
The daily market profile suggested a bit of indecision on the day after wrapping up as a neutral print. Neutral prints tend to occur at or near inflection points. This was a very sluggish neutral print and it left one slight hint that we may not be done going higher. Before the session was wrapped up we printed a poor high. Overnight prices came up and poked the level again. I have highlighted this observation, as well as other key price levels I will be observing on the following market profile chart: