FOMC Meeting Tomorrow April 25 2012 | Support and Resistance Levels

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1. Market Commentary
2. Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000
3. Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Economic Reports for Wednesday April 25, 2012

 

Hello Traders,

Be ready for the un expected.

FOMC meeting tomorrow. Statement will be released around 12:30 PM EST 

FOMC days have different characteristics than other trading days. If you have traded for a while, check your trading notes from past FOMC days that may help you prepare for tomorrow.

if you are a newcomer, take a more conservative approach and make sure you understand that the news can really move the market.

My observations suggest choppy, low volume up until announcement, followed by some some sharp volatile moves right during and after the announcement. However, with tomorrow early morning reports and recent volatility, we may see wild action through out.

One advice everyone can benefit from is, reduce your trading size in proportion  to the increase in volatility. This should help your comfort level while in the day-trade.
 Hourly chart of mini NASDAQ 100 for your review below:

 

GOOD TRADING!

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2. Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000

Contract (June 2012) SP500
(big & Mini)
Nasdaq100
(big & Mini)
Dow Jones
(big & Mini)
Mini Russell
Resistance 3 1380.67 2684.67 13090 812.07
Resistance 2 1375.93 2669.83 13041 805.13
Resistance 1 1372.47 2654.67 12993 800.97
Pivot 1367.73 2639.83 12944 794.03
Support 1 1364.27 2624.67 12896 789.87
Support 2 1359.53 2609.83 12847 782.93
Support 3 1356.07 2594.67 12799 778.77

3. Support & Resistance Levels for Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, and U.S. T-Bonds

Contract June Gold June Euro May Crude Oil June Bonds
Resistance 3 1665.0 1.3300 105.45 143 3/32
Resistance 2 1657.6 1.3261 104.77 142 29/32
Resistance 1 1649.5 1.3226 104.14 142 16/32
Pivot 1642.1 1.3187 103.46 142 10/32
Support 1 1634.0 1.3152 102.83 141 29/32
Support 2 1626.6 1.3113 102.15 141 23/32
Support 3 1618.5 1.3078 101.52 141 10/32

4. Support & Resistance Levels for Corn, Wheat, Beans and Silver

Contract May Corn May Wheat May Beans May Silver
Resistance 3 634.9 651.9 1493.33 3153.0
Resistance 2 628.3 647.8 1481.67 3132.0
Resistance 1 618.2 640.2 1473.33 3105.5
Pivot 611.6 636.1 1461.67 3084.5
Support 1 601.4 628.4 1453.3 3058.0
Support 2 594.8 624.3 1441.67 3037.0
Support 3 584.7 616.7 1433.33 3010.5


5. Economic Reports

All Day EUR
Italian Bank Holiday

3:00am EUR
ECB President Draghi Speaks

Tentative EUR
German 30-y Bond Auction

8:30am USD
Core Durable Goods Orders m/m

8:30am USD
Durable Goods Orders m/m

10:30am USD
Crude Oil Inventories

12:30pm USD
FOMC Statement

12:30pm USD
Federal Funds Rate

2:00pm USD
FOMC Economic Projections

2:15pm USD
FOMC Press Conference

5:15pm USD
Treasury Sec Geithner Speaks

 


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