FOMC Day Aftermath: Volatility in the Markets | Support and Resistance Levels

In this post:

1. Market Commentary
2. Support and Resistance Levels
3. Daily Mini S&P 500 Futures Chart
4. Economic Reports
5. Earnings Releases

1. Market Commentary

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FOMC came like a hurricane as the market sold off sharply after the announcement with some heavy volume.

Last couple of days I shared my mini Russell 2000 chart along with the potential sell at 693 and target at 673. This trade idea is completed.

Below you will see my mini SP chart with potential levels both below and above as my guess is we will see volatility going both directions.

ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! When volatility skyrockets like now, moves become extreme, the speed of the market really picks up and this is when one must adjust their trading size lower to accommodate for the wilder and wider moves.



Contract (Sept. 2011) SP500 (big & Mini) Nasdaq100 (big & Mini) Dow Jones (big & Mini) Mini Russell
Resistance 3 1230.67 2369.67 11679 716.40
Resistance 2 1215.43 2343.83 11542 704.10
Resistance 1 1185.97 2295.92 11275 681.80
Pivot 1170.73 2270.08 11138 669.50
Support 1 1141.27 2222.17 10871 647.20
Support 2 1126.03 2196.33 10734 634.90
Support 3 1096.57 2148.42 10467 612.60


Contract Dec. Gold Dec. Euro Nov. Crude Oil Dec. Bonds
Resistance 3 1832.0 1.3950 90.08 146
Resistance 2 1823.0 1.3870 89.04 144 21/32
Resistance 1 1804.1 1.3719 87.01 143 30/32
Pivot 1795.1 1.3639 85.97 142 19/32
Support 1 1776.2 1.3488 83.94 141 28/32
Support 2 1767.2 1.3408 82.90 140 17/32
Support 3 1748.3 1.3257 80.87 139 26/32

3. Daily Mini S&P 500 Futures Chart from September 21, 2011

Daily Mini S&P 500 Futures Chart from September 21, 2011

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4. Economic Reports for Thursday September 22, 2011

Unemployment Claims
8:30am USD

CB Leading Index m/m
10:00am USD

10:00am USD

Natural Gas Storage
10:30am USD

Economics Report Source:

5. Earnings Releases

BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc Q2 2011 Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Earnings Release $ 0.84 n/a $ 0.70 21-Sep AMC
GIS General Mills Inc Q1 2012 General Mills Inc Earnings Release $ 0.62 n/a $ 0.64 21-Sep BMO
RHT Red Hat Inc Q2 2012 Red Hat Inc Earnings Release $ 0.25 n/a $ 0.19 21-Sep
FUL HB Fuller Co Q3 2011 HB Fuller Co Earnings Release $ 0.47 n/a $ 0.38 21-Sep AMC
IHS IHS Inc Q3 2011 IHS Inc Earnings Release $ 0.81 n/a $ 0.76 21-Sep BMO
MB.MI Mediobanca Banca Di Credito Finanziario SpA Full Year 2010/2011 Mediobanca Banca Di Credito Finanziario SpA Earnings Release n/a n/a n/a 21-S



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