The S&P 500 futures are down 34 points and are trading 0.9% below fair value. The Nasdaq 100 futures are down 128 points and are trading 1.3% below fair value. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are down 243 points and are trading 0.7% below fair value.
The early disposition leans negatively with growth concerns continuing to act as a headwind. Those concerns have shown up in a flattening Treasury yield curve and the euro trading at a 20-year low against the dollar (EUR/USD currently 1.0295).
Other macro factors at work in keeping a lid on bullish sentiment include reports that the eurozone’s Sentix Economic Confidence Index saw its lowest reading on Monday (-26.4) since May 2020, South Korea had its highest inflation print (6.0% yr/yr) since 1998, the Yangtze Delta region has seen a rise in COVID cases, and oil and gas workers in Norway have gone on strike over pay.
Separately, the Reserve Bank of Australia raised its key policy rate by 50 basis points, as expected, to 1.35%, another crypto lender, Vauld, has paused customer withdrawals, Russia is shutting down the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for summer maintenance work, and the Biden Administration is said to be close to rolling back tariffs on some Chinese imports.
Coming off the holiday weekend, there are a lot of moving headline parts with respect to macro factors, yet the market-moving corporate news is sparse.
The 2-yr note yield and the 10-yr note yield are both yielding 2.89%.
(Michael Gibbs, Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy)
The S&P 500 moved past resistance at 3810.32 and closed higher at3825.33 on Friday. Volume was below average due to the three-day weekend, so we should get a better read on traders’ moods today. So far this morning, the index is set to open lower by 1, and the RSI index continues to stay below the middle line closing at 44.62. Potential support could come in at 3738.67, which should hold today. If not, the index could be set to test the low for the year at 3636.87 set on 6/17/2022. A close above 3810.32 could potentially bring in new buyers for the rest of the week.
We are currently Intermediate-term bearish and short-term bearish.
John N. Lilly III CPFA
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJFS
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and changes of price movements.
The advance/decline line (A/D) is a technical indicator that plots the difference between the number of advancing and declining stocks on a daily basis. The indicator is cumulative, with a positive number being added to the prior number, or if the number is negative it is subtracted from the prior number.
The A/D line is used to show market sentiment, as it tells traders whether there are more stocks rising or falling. It is used to confirm price trends in major indexes, and can also warn of reversals when divergence occurs.
The percentage of stocks trading above a specific moving average is a breadth indicator that measures internal strength or weakness in the underlying index. The 50-day moving average is used for short-to-medium-term timeframes, while the 150-day and 200-day moving averages are used for medium-to-long-term timeframes. Signals can be derived from overbought/oversold levels, crosses above/below 50% and bullish/bearish divergences.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), commonly known as “The Dow” is an index representing 30 stock of companies maintained and reviewed by the editors of the Wall Street Journal. The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which represent approximately 8% of the total market capitalization of the Russell 3000 Index.
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