June E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are trading lower late in the session on Friday as investors shrugged off a strong profit beat from e-commerce giant Amazon. Weighing on the Dow were weaker components Apple and Chevron.
Apple was trading down 1.2% late in the session after the European Union said the company’s App Store was breaching its competition rules.
Chevron, the Dow’s biggest loser, was down 3.21% after quarterly EPS failed to exceed expectations.
At 18:40 GMT, June E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were at 33767, down 184 or -0.54%.
In economic news, the PCE price index for March increased 0.5% month-over-month and 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. The Core PCE, excluding food and energy, rose 0.4% for March and 1.8% year-over-year. The PCE inflation metric is watched closely by the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell warned earlier in the week it may show a transitory increase in prices.
The inflation numbers apparently weren’t as high as feared, as the 10-year yield remained flat after the numbers were released.
Daily Swing Chart Technical Analysis
The main trend is up according to the daily swing chart, however, momentum is trending lower. A trade through 34144 will signal a resumption of the uptrend. The main trend will change to down on a move through 31951.
The minor trend is down. This is controlling the momentum. The minor trend will change to up on a trade through 34066. Taking out 33572 will indicate the selling pressure is getting stronger.
The minor range is 34144 to 33572. The market has been straddling its 50% level for eight straight sessions.
The second minor range is 33157 to 34144. Its 50% level at 33651 has been providing support for eight straight sessions.
The short-term range is 31951 to 34144. Its 50% level at 33048 is a key support level.
Daily Swing Chart Technical Forecast
The direction of the June E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average into the close on Friday will be determined by trader reaction to 33858 and 33651.
A sustained move under 33858 will signal the presence of sellers. Taking out 33651 will indicate the selling is getting stronger. This could lead to a quick test of 33572. This level is a potential trigger point for an acceleration to the downside with the next major target the pivot at 33048.
A sustained move over 33651 will indicate the presence of buyers. Taking out 33858 will indicate the buying is getting stronger. This is a potential trigger point for an acceleration to the upside with the next targets the minor top at 34066, followed closely by the main top at 34144.