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DailyWatch9262016

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan -1.3% to 16544. Hong Kong -1.6% to 23318. China -1.8% to 2980. India -1.4% to 28280.
In Europe, at midday, London -1.2%. Paris -1.8%. Frankfurt -1.6%.
Futures at 6:00, Dow -0.6%. S&P -0.6%. Nasdaq -0.7%. Crude +0.7% to $44.77. Gold -0.1% to $1340.30.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1 bps to 1.6%

Today’s Economic Calendar

9:30 Fed’s Kashkari: “Too Big to Fail”
10:00 New Home Sales
10:30 Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey
1:00 PM Results of $26B, 2-Year Note Auction

 

Market Summary

The S&P futures are trading at 2148 in morning trading.

Stocks are weaker ahead of a week that could shake up the financial markets. The presidential debate and OPEC  could spur some volatility, while a rush of consumer, manufacturing and other data may reveal whether the U.S. economy is really beginning to struggle. After holding off on a rate hike last Wednesday, the Fed will also keep itself on the radar, with testimony from Janet Yellen and a fresh round of speeches from regional presidents.

We are still in the trading range on the S&P from 2120-2190 level.

Long VIX, US Dollar

Short Crude,Gold, Bonds and S&P

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DailyWatch9212016

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan +1.9% to 16807. Hong Kong +0.6% to 23669. China +0.1% to 3025. India -0.1% to 28507.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.4%. Paris +1.3%. Frankfurt +1.1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.4%. S&P +0.4%. Nasdaq +0.5%. Crude +2.2% to $45.00. Gold +0.5% to $1324.10.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.69%

Today’s Economic Calendar

7:00 MBA Mortgage Applications
10:30 EIA Petroleum Inventories
2:00 PM FOMC Announcement
2:00 PM FOMC Forecast
2:00 PM Chairman Press Conference

 

Market Summary

 

The S&P futures are trading at 2139 in morning trading.

Japan’s central bank held rates steady at -0.1% following its latest meeting, but announced it would modify its policy framework, marking the latest attempt to boost prices and goose economic growth. Among the changes, Continue reading “DailyWatch9212016”

DailyWatch 9202016

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan -0.1% to 16492. Hong Kong -0.1% to 23530. China -0.1% to 3023. India -0.4% to 28523.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.4%. Paris +0.6%. Frankfurt +0.6%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.3%. S&P +0.4%. Nasdaq +0.4%. Crude -0.6% to $43.04. Gold flat at $1318.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.69%

Today’s Economic Calendar

FOMC meeting begins
8:30 Housing Starts
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales

Market Summary

 

The S&P futures are trading at 2141 in morning trading.

U.S. futures are heading higher as traders focus on the upcoming policy announcements from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan. While the Fed is widely anticipated to leave interest rates unchanged, expectations for the BOJ are more mixed, with investors split on whether it will cut rates further into negative territory, alter its bond purchase program or signal a shift in monetary policy. Both decisions will come tomorrow.

As we have stated, we are in the range on the S&P from 2120-2190. Tomorrow’s announcement may be the catalyst for a breakout.

We have been short crude oil from 50 looking for prices to go into the mid-$30 range.

Gold is in a range of 1377-1300. Gold is currently at 1318. We have stated that we are looking for strength in the dollar that may cause problems for gold. 

The VIX has come back about 50%from its recent run up. Look for it to take out its recent high on news of a fed rate hike tomorrow.

Watch the bond market for clues of what tomorrow may bring.

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DailyWatch9162016

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan +0.7% to 16519. Hong Kong +0.6% to 23335. China -0.7% to 3002. India +0.7% to 28599.
In Europe, at midday, London flat. Paris -0.6%. Frankfurt -0.6%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.3%. S&P -0.3%. Nasdaq -0.3%. Crude -1.3% to $43.96. Gold -0.2% to $1315.90.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -3 bps to 1.67%

Today’s Economic Calendar

8:30 Consumer Price Index
10:00 Consumer Sentiment
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
4:00 PM Treasury International Capital

Market Summary

 

The S&P futures are trading at 2128 in morning trading.

As we had expected, we are seeing more volatility since Labor Day. The market is still in the 2120-2190 range on the S&P. We have seen more stocks fall out of state 1 meaning we are seeing weakness in the market as a whole.

Crude and gold is weak again today.  Crude trading at 43.71 and Gold at 1316. There is some support on crude around 42.75. If it breaks that level, we would be looking at 37 as its next target.

The US Dollar futures/DX is trading 95.35. We are expecting a nice upside move that would put pressure on the crude and gold markets over the next week

 

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DailyWatch 9132016

 

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan +0.3% to 16729. Hong Kong -0.3% to 23215. China +0.1% to 3023. India closed.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.2%. Paris +0.2%. Frankfurt +0.2%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.6%. S&P -0.6%. Nasdaq -0.7%. Crude -2.4% to $45.20. Gold +0.4% to $1330.90.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -2 bps to 1.65%

Today’s Economic Calendar

6:00 NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
1:00 PM Results of $12B, 30-Year Note Auction
2:00 PM Treasury Budget

 

Market Summary

 

The S&P futures are trading at 2137 in morning trading.

We saw a powerful move to the upside yesterday but does it have legs? We have talked in the past about turnaround Tuesdays. With a strong up day on Monday, look for the opposite move on Tuesday. Continue reading “DailyWatch 9132016”

DailyWatch 9122016

 

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan -1.7% to 16672. Hong Kong -3.4% to 23290. China -1.9% to 3021. India -1.5% to 28353.
In Europe, at midday, London -1.4%. Paris -1.9%. Frankfurt -1.9%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.7%. S&P -0.7%. Nasdaq -0.9%. Crude -2% to $44.95. Gold -0.5% to $1328.20.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +2 bps to 1.69%

Today’s Economic Calendar

8:00 Fed’s Lockhart speech
1:00 PM Results of $24B, 3-Year Note Auction
1:00 PM Results of $20B, 10-Year Note Auction
1:00 PM Fed’s Kashkari speech
1:00 PM Fed’s Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard speech

 

Market Summary

 

The S&P futures are trading at 2104 in morning trading.

Global stocks are starting the week sharply lower, as concerns about tighter monetary policy and rising bond yields halt two months of calm summer trading. Continue reading “DailyWatch 9122016”

DailyWatch992016

 

 

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan flat at 16965. Hong Kong +0.8% to 24099. China -0.6% to 3078. India -0.9% to 28797.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.3%. Paris -0.4%. Frankfurt -0.3%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.3%. S&P -0.3%. Nasdaq -0.2%. Crude -1.6% to $46.88. Gold -0.3% to $1337.80.
Ten-year Treasury Yield +1 bps to 1.63%

Today’s Economic Calendar

7:45 Fed’s Rosengren: Economic Outlook9:30 Fed’s Kaplan speech
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
8:15 PM Fed’s Kaplan speech

 

Market Summary

 

The S&P futures are trading at 2161.50 in morning trading.

We have been steadfast in our mantra of long VIX, dollar and short S&P,gold and oil.

We use mathematics to make trading decisions. Continue reading “DailyWatch992016”

DailyWatch 982016

 

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan -0.3% to 16958. Hong Kong +0.8% to 23919. China +0.1% to 3095. India +0.4% to 29045.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.4%. Paris flat. Frankfurt -0.2%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.1%. Crude +1.9% to $46.37. Gold +0.3% to $1353.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.54%

Today’s Economic Calendar

8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
10:00 Quarterly Services Report
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
11:00 EIA Petroleum Inventories
3:00 PM Consumer Credit
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet

Market Summary

The S&P futures are trading at 2185.25 in morning trading. We saw the futures head up and test resistance this morning and pullback. Until we see a closing over 2192 on futures, we will keep the same theme going… Continue reading “DailyWatch 982016”

DailyWatch 962016

 

Today’s Markets

In Asia, Japan +0.3% to 17801. Hong Kong +0.6% to 23787. China +0.6% to 3090. India +1.6% to 28978.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.3%. Paris +0.1%. Frankfurt +0.2%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.1%. Crude +1.1% to $44.93. Gold +0.7% to $1335.30.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 1.6%

Today’s Economic Calendar

8:30 Gallup US Consumer Spending Measure
9:45 PMI Services Index
10:00 ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
10:00 Labor market condition index
12:30 PM TD Ameritrade IMX
2:00 PM Gallup US ECI
8:30 PM Fed’s Williams: Economic Outlook

Market Summary

The S&P futures are trading at 2179 in morning trading. U.S. jobs report fueled expectations the Fed may refrain from raising interest rates later this month. “The unemployment report was not weak enough to completely undermine the Fed’s hawkish bias since Jackson Hole. Continue reading “DailyWatch 962016”