FOMC Tomorrow and Managing Trading Size 3.16.2016
Posted By:- Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Wednesday March 16, 2016
For 2016 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!
FRONT MONTH for STOCK INDEX is JUNE!!
The FOMC interest rate decision is due at 2:15 ET in the US tomorrow ( Wednesday, March 16th ). Also more than a few economic numbers ahead of the announcement.
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.
The following are suggestions on trading during FOMC days:
- Reduce trading size
- Be extra picky = no trade is better than a bad trade
- Choose entry points wisely. Look at longer time frame support and resistance for entry. Take the approach of entering at points where you normally would have placed protective stops. Example, trader x looking to go long the mini SP at 1965.00 with a stop at 1959.00, instead “stretch the price bands” due to volatility and place an entry order to buy at 1959.75 and place a stop a few points below in this hypothetical example.
- Expect the higher volatility during and right after the announcement
- Expect to see some “vacuum” ( low volume, big zigzags) right before the number.
- Consider using automated stops and limits attached to your entry order as the market can move very fast at times.
- Know what the market was expecting, learn what came out and observe market reaction for clues
- Be patient and be disciplined
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|Contract June 2016||SP500||Nasdaq100||Dow Jones||Mini Russell||Dollar Index|
|Contract||Apr. Gold||May Silver||Apr. Crude Oil||June Bonds||June Euro|
|Resistance 3||1252.1||15.62||38.68||163 22/32||1.1216|
|Resistance 2||1245.4||15.52||38.04||163 5/32||1.1186|
|Resistance 1||1239.4||15.40||37.24||162 10/32||1.1163|
|Support 1||1226.7||15.18||35.80||160 30/32||1.1110|
|Support 2||1220.0||15.08||35.16||160 13/32||1.1080|
|Support 3||1214.0||14.96||34.36||159 18/32||1.1057|
|Contract||May Corn||May Wheat||May Beans||May SoyMeal||April Nat Gas|
|WedMar 16||5:30am||GBP||Average Earnings Index 3m/y||2.0%||1.9%|
|GBP||Claimant Count Change||-8.8K||-14.8K|
|Tentative||EUR||German 10-y Bond Auction||0.26|1.2|
|8:30am||GBP||Annual Budget Release|
|USD||Core CPI m/m||0.2%||0.3%|
|9:15am||USD||Capacity Utilization Rate||76.9%||77.1%|
|USD||Industrial Production m/m||-0.2%||0.9%|
|9:30am||GBP||CB Leading Index m/m||0.4%|
|10:30am||USD||Crude Oil Inventories||2.9M||3.9M|
|2:00pm||USD||FOMC Economic Projections|
|USD||Federal Funds Rate||<0.50%||<0.50%|
|2:30pm||USD||FOMC Press Conference|
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