S&P 500 quickly dipped on NFPs, and was eagerly soon bought. Even 4,283 where I expected some resistance, didn‘t last too long. Best of all, it wasn‘t up to tech to do the heavy lifting – the rotations were strong on a daily basis, giving e.g. smallcaps best day in months. Industrials with materials and energy also played their part, making any Friday downswing impossible.
The beginning of next week though shouldn‘t be too easy. USD recovered after the debt ceiling bill relief, making for renewed daily rise in yields. The short end of the curve isn‘t indicating the Fed would cut any time soon (this disconnect in the bond market has to be worked on still, but the 6-m is acknowledging no rate cut as remotely near), and 10-y yield took NFPs as no questions asked proof of the real economy not doing so bad (ignore all prior revisions, incl. in hourly earnings).
Recession is though still coming – unrevised uneployment rose to 3.7% already, and earlier in the week manufacturing PMIs took another turn for the worse. The wealth of recession indicators agree, from M2, housing, forward earnings, bank lending, slowly deteriorating credit quality, but chiefly still declining LEIs and inverted yield curve. Thus far still, it looks to be a mild one, taking unemployment to high 4% values – unemployment or nominal wage pressures won‘t get as bad as during prior downturns.
Market breadth improved a lot on a daily basis, but the whole market remains selective, and in spite of the recent catch up by laggards, and driven by tech (the level of hype isn‘t that bad, but earnings have to play catch up to the elevated valuations, and also the post-debt ceiling deal rotation out of the sector didn‘t yet come even briefly.
To be clear, I expect tech FOMO to last a bit longer still), consumer discretionaries (neither AMZN nor TSLA are badly overextended), and communications (META is the prime correction candidate rather than NFLX), and NVDA is in a FOMO and valuation category of its own.
Sure that Treasury replenishing its TGA is a negative, but much depends where that bid for fresh Treasuries comes from. If from retail buyers liquidating deposits, then it‘s 100% bearish impact – if from banks drawing down reverse repos, then it‘s neutral. All in all, the net effect is going to be negative over the nearest months, but not nearly as negative as feared – look at the Chicago Financial Conditions Index only slowly rising, and as complacent as VIX.
So, there is still more ES upside, and I don‘t want to call for shorts and be forced to hold them just because the overwhelming majority of technical signs favor that (such as extremely poor financials‘ performance) the way I had done with the latest unhappy medium-term short – regardless of the great number of daily bullish calls outnumbering the bearish ones for that trade‘s duration, or the reassessments before the debt ceiling deal or as a minimum hedge call right after its announcement.
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S&P 500 and Nasdaq Outlook
Time for decreasing momentum and consolidation of Friday‘s sharp gains – not yet a turnaround lower, but 4,283 test before heading for the 4,305 resistance (looking for increasingly active sellers there), with 4,335 being the ultimate test of this long advance off Oct lows on overall troubled breadth.
Gold, Silver and Miners
Gold and silver acted weaker than they should on Friday, but I‘m still not looking for breach of gold $1,930 – $1,950 , or silver $23.15 (I had to update the silver zone of $23.15 – $23.40 to its lower border only thanks to copper weakness).
Crude oil recovery needs to continue, taking it above $72.70 decisively – it won‘t be easy as the upside momentum could have been stronger following NFPs lifting up everything in sight.
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