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Peter’s Premarket Perspective | Friday, December 3, 2021

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  Pre market indications

Opening In/Out Balancein balance
Overnight Inventorybalanced
Current Price/Overnight Rangeupper third
Shock and Aweno
Potential for Early Tradeno
Short Term Biasneutral

  Key Levels for Today

4593.75RTH High
4573.00Settlement / Overnight Halfback

Ongoing Narrative / Commentary

Solid gap higher that is just barely within range on overnight inventory that is very balanced.  Yesterday’s RTH Low failed to make a new swing low which is potential evidence of bottoming action.  To date, value has not yet shifted definitively higher.  Continue to monitor where value develops as it is important and is the real confirmation of direction.

Today’s trade is going to be all about whether or not price can move outside of yesterday’s RTH range to the upside and remain there to build upon yesterday’s reversal.  Doing so would confirm that the situation is indeed turning, failing to do so would more than likely keep value unchanged and keep bias more bearish.

I am noting that yesterday’s settlement is also overnight halfback and a prior session VAL.  For that reason, it’s a level to watch today especially as the overnight activity is very balanced with a quite equal distribution on either side of the settlement.  


  • 11.22  4715.25
  • 11.24  4698.50
  • 10.18  4471.75
  • 10.14  4428.50
  • 10.13  4355.00
  • 10.06  4310.00


  • Futures are more in sync that usual this morning and we are trading on a non true gap higher.  Prices that remain about the settlement/overnight halfback level should set up pullback buys with ultimate targets of the ONH and beyond, given confirming context.   I would abandon that line of thinking with any acceptance below that area.  
  • As mentioned above, note where value is developing today.  Although there were clear signs of reversal yesterday with the failure to make a new swing low amongst others, only value developing higher will confirm this.  

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