Sure enough, at 9:45am ET (6:45am PT), the PMI economic news was dropped showing that activity was slowing. With activity slowing, the Fed's recent rate hikes this year appear to be working to slow demand. For ZQ, the price moves inversely to the expected Effective Fed Funds Rate (EFFR) for a contract month. In this case, the October ZQ 10-22 contract price increased to 97.065 reflecting a higher probability of a 50bp hike instead of a 75bp hike at the upcoming September FOMC meeting. Since the tick size for ZQ is 0.005 and each tick is worth $20.835, this could have been a quick trade for 4-6 ticks of profit per contract, or about $83-$125 per contract).
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