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NASDAQ futures are set to enter the session gap down after an overnight session featuring normal range and volume. Price briefly exceeded yesterday’s low before coming into balance at the apex of a multi-day value formation [see market profile image below].
On the economic calendar today we have House Price Index at 9am, Markit Manufacturing PMI at 9:45am, and a 4-week T-Bill auction at 11:30am.
Yesterday we printed a neutral extreme up. A choppy open gave way to selling, albeit briefly, which pushed the market range extension down. Moments later bidders arrived and worked price back up through the entire daily range, eventually closing the day out near the highs.
Heading into today my primary expectation is for buyers to work into the overnight inventory and close the gap up to 4416.25. This puts us in range to test above overnight high 4420.50. Look for responsive sellers up at 4424.50 and two way trade to ensue.
Hypo 2 sellers defend the 4400 handle and work price lower to take out overnight low 4383.75. Look for responsive buyers around 4370 and two way trade to ensues.
Hypo 3 strong buying pushes up through 4424.50 and sustains trade above it, setting up a secondary leg higher to target 4445.
Hypo 4 selling liquidation takes hold. Take out overnight low 4383.75 early then sustain trade below 4370 setting up a move to target 4345.
Volume profiles, gaps, and measured moves: