Posted By: Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
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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
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:
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|Contract (June 2012)||SP500
(big & Mini)
(big & Mini)
(big & Mini)
|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|
|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|
|Contract||May Corn||May Wheat||May Beans||May Silver|
5. Economic Reports
All Day EUR
Italian Bank Holiday
ECB President Draghi Speaks
German 30-y Bond Auction
Core Durable Goods Orders m/m
Durable Goods Orders m/m
Crude Oil Inventories
Federal Funds Rate
FOMC Economic Projections
FOMC Press Conference
Treasury Sec Geithner Speaks