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E-mini S&P (September)

Yesterdays close:Settled at 2840.75, down 91.25

Fundamentals:True volatility is increasing daily; after a sharper reversal yesterday of Tuesdays reversal, the S&P finished down 3.1% and its Average Daily Range is above 50 for the first time since January. U.S benchmarks extended losses overnight to our next major three-star support level (discussed in Technicals) but are turning green on reports China wants to meet the U.S halfway on trade. This comes after China issued a warning overnight that a new round of tariffs violates an agreement President Trump and President Xi set in Japan and would be cause for retaliatory action.

The rollercoaster price action leads into a deluge of U.S data. July Retail Sales is due at 7:30 am CT accompanied by Nonfarm Productivity and fresh August NY Empire State and Philly Fed Manufacturing. To note here, Retail Sales has been a bright spot in the economy since January. However, the broader retail sector not so much.Bill Baruch joined CNBCs Trading Nation yesterday to discuss XRT, the retail ETF.Industrial Production is released at 8:15 am CT and followed by Business Inventories at 9:00. The market seems less focused on gyrations in the odds of a 50-basis point cut by the Federal Reserve next month instead of only 25 basis points. For this reason, we do believe the market wants to see better data, something that signals the U.S economy is turning a brighter corner. However, recessionary-like reads will invigorate deeper fears likely encourage further selling. Better data will also help lift Treasury yields in the midst of the current capitulatory price action.Bill Baruch joined CNBC Trading Nation yesterday to discuss Treasury yields and the banking sector.

Technicals:We said here yesterday that if price action is not constructive above major three-star support in the S&P at 2860-2866.75 and similarly designated levels in the NQ that selling will accelerate. This is exactly what happened and the only support level below 2860-2866.75 in the S&P was our next major three-star support level at ...Please sign up for a Free Trial at Blue Line Futures to view our entire technical outlook and actionable bias and levels.

Crude Oil (September)

Yesterdays close:Settled at 55.23 down 1.87

Fundamentals:Heavy waves of selling abated in the second half of yesterdays session. Call the selling exacerbated within the energy sector or even that a less bearish EIA inventory report became fully digested. Still, price action dripped lower overnight in whats developing as a failure at higher prices through the week. Also weighing on the tape are reports that Iraq is pumping above the agreed upon ceiling. Upbeat comments from China this morning helped turn broad sentiment lifting Crude off session lows; they want to meet the U.S halfway on trade.

Technicals:As we noted here yesterday, we were looking for confirmation from the EIA report before turning a slight Bearish Bias. The technical landscape is telling us that rallies need to be sold and the decisive move below ...Please sign up for a Free Trial at Blue Line Futures to view our entire technical outlook and actionable bias and levels.

Gold (December)

Yesterdays close:Settled at 1527.8, up 13.7

Fundamentals:Gold settled yesterday right at a crucial level of resistance and is staving off sellers this morning despite broadly upbeat U.S economic data. Retail Sales, NY Empire State and Philly Fed Manufacturing and Nonfarm Productivity all beat. However, Industrial Production did miss. The 30-year Bond yield stuck its nose below 2% for the first time ever this morning but prices are more than a point off the high. Overall, the landscape for Gold remains favorable as long as the technicals remains constructive.

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