Tuesday update

SHORT TERM: gap up opening, DOW +65

Overnight the Asian markets gained 0.2%. Europe opened higher and gained 0.6%. US index futures were higher overnight. At 8:30 Q3 GDP was reported: +5.0% v +3.9%, but Durable goods were reported lower: -0.7% v +0.4%. At 9am the FHFA housing index was reported higher: +0.6% v 0.0%. The market gapped up at the open to SPX 2085, moved up to 2086 by 10am, then started to pullback. At 10am Consumer sentiment was reported lower: 93.6 v 93.8, PCE prices were reported flat: 0.0% v +0.2%, New home sales were reported lower: 438k v 458k, and Personal income (+0.4% v +0.2%)/spending (+0.6% v +0.2%) were reported higher. The pullback ended around 10:30 when the SPX hit 2080, and then the market started to drift higher. Just before 3pm the SPX hit 2087, then pulled back to close at 2082.

For the day the SPX/DOW were +0.25%, and the NDX/NAZ were -0.30%. Bonds lost 23 ticks, Crude rallied $1.85, Gold added $2, and the USD was higher. Medium term support remains at the 2070 and 2019 pivots, with resistance at the 2085 and 2131 pivots. Tomorrow: weekly Jobless claims at 8:30, and the market closes at 1pm.

The market gapped up at the open today after Q3 GDP was reported +5.0%. The SPX hit 2086 in the first half hour of trading, pulled back to 2080, then hit a new high at 2087. From last week’s SPX 1992 low it now looks like we have seven waves up into today’s high. This suggests a possible small pullback, and then higher highs. What would negate this scenario is a drop below SPX 2078. With tomorrow being half a day, and most traders already gone for the holiday, we doubt the weekly jobless claims report is going to move the markets. Expecting a quiet day. Happy holidays!

MEDIUM TERM: uptrend

LONG TERM: bull market

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66 Responses to Tuesday update

  1. jeffbalin says:

    Happy Holidays everyone. Thank you Tony for sharing your extraordinary work.


  2. 10.4 Million jobs created since Jan 2010 per BLS
    2Q & 3Q GDP Y2014 supposedly indicate economy at escape velocity
    Yet the Grinch appears to be stealing X-mas, since word on the street is that retail sales are underperforming predictions in a big way. This is favor my earlier gut assumptions that we are not likely to see that jolly X-mas Hangover Rally….Either Friday or Monday will give us the clue



    • Holly Silver says:

      Retail is doing well. Target is 4 to 5 percent. Dollar is doing very well. Pressure on OIL is about to be felt once again. Dec crude inventory rose by 7 million barrels most in any December. Dollar should peak soon, in next 2 months. Domestic economy is the best in over 7 years. Small business confidence the highest since pre-mortgage debacle.

      The next bear will be because of overseas weakness, currencies disruption, selling by foreign investors, and another big drop in OIL. 50 is the minimum support. We are entering a bear that will last 5 months or so and drop 20 percent. It should actually start right at the New Year. Next move on SPX should hit or break below the recent 1970 Mark. Wild moves to start the New year, but the bull should be broken.


    • CB says:

      Interesting, huh? Procrastination is really a euphemism for deflationary expectations becoming embedded in the consumer psyche ..(?)


    • simpleiam says:

      Matador, I disagree and think when all is said and done, Retail numbers will be good.


    • Holly – Nationally sales were projected to exceed 4% but projections are now being nearly half that, hence if the target projection is misses by greater than 100bps that is a disapptmt in my book and proves that the retail industry was way too optimistic just like last year. And just like last year the retailer bogus excuse again is that the after X-mas sales will be the biggest shopping sales day of the year. Go Figure! A lot of variables can cause the GDP #s to rise (such as a investments, rising dollar and lower imports $$$, we just witness how the lower oil has been boosting GDP) even though the true internal economic growth variables of the economy are only sputtering/dragging along – do I hear green shoots. I can go to great length on the GDP topic but I will stop here.
      Secondly, back in mid-2013 WS and its media pundits proclaim that we would witness an escape velocity economy in starting in 2014. Well that BS talk has dried up and we have been left still waiting for it cause it is not here yet. Not to mention that if we are truly at escape velocity the consumer should be out partying and spending like it’s 1999 but IMO a very large population of consumers have been chocked off the economy.
      Thirdly, WS and it media pundits have been screaming that foreign funds are starting to and will continue to flooding our shores. I’m a contrarian so IMO the larger majority of the “foreign funds gate flooding” has already flood our shores. Yes the flooding is not over yet but not much life left in it.


      • jeffbalin says:

        I’m in retail. Online retail is ok, but brick and mortar generally no. With almost 50% of Christmas shopping done online, the big days for real stores is now reduced to Black Friday weekend with little margins and 5 days or so before Christmas when it is too late to buy online. That’s it. Other then that, it’s weak. Retail mall sales clearly off here in Northen California. I expect the numbers for Big box chain stores to be about the same in general.


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