- 12 Dec '21 at 3:34 pm #30926
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[See the full post at: Traders Market Weekly: Central Banker Deluge]13 Dec '21 at 8:00 am #31019TrumanParticipant
Wake-Up Call Briefing
Positive bias carries over in futures trade
UK calls attention to rapid COVID spread and Omicron issues
Market still confident in vaccine/booster regiment to help mitigate Omicron impact
PFE buying ARNA for $6.7 bln or $100.00/share cash
HOG to merge its LiveWire unit with IMPX in SPAC deal
JPMorgan names AAPL and QCOM Top Picks for 2022
Ratings actions for KO, PFE, MRK, PTLO, SAVE, PH, XM, SHOP, SG, and COUP
Oil prices take a dip
10-yr yield presses lower in curve-flattening trade13 Dec '21 at 8:00 am #31020TrumanParticipant
S&P Futures vs Fair Value: +12.0
10 yr Note: 1.476%
USD/JPY: 113.68 +0.30
EUR/USD: 1.1268 -0.0049
Europe: FTSE: 0.0% DAX: +0.9% CAC: +0.2%
Asia: Hang Seng: -0.2% Shanghai: +0.4% Nikkei: +0.7%
Gold (1786.20 +1.40) Silver (22.20 +0.01) Crude (71.78 +0.10)13 Dec '21 at 12:48 pm #31040
PRAYERS continue for those impacted by tornado outbreak
song below is from Christian artist in our area with comforting lyrics
one of greatest performances I ever heard as he came to our church a few years ago 🙂13 Dec '21 at 12:55 pm #3104113 Dec '21 at 3:14 pm #31049
Dow 35,650.95 -320.04 -0.89%
S&P 500 4,668.97 -43.05 -0.91%
Nasdaq 15,413.28 -217.32 -1.39%
GlobalDow 4,019.02 -31.69 -0.78%
Gold 1,788.00 3.20 0.18%
Oil 71.21 -0.46 -0.64%14 Dec '21 at 1:19 pm #31070MoneyNeverSleepsParticipant
The S&P 500 is down 1.3%, as the market extends yesterday’s losses amid concerns surrounding inflation and growth. The Nasdaq Composite underperforms with a 2.0% decline, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (-0.6%) and Russell 2000 (-0.8%) outperform on a relative basis with more modest losses.
Inflation concerns have been fueled by a hotter-than-expected Producer Price Index for November, which was up 0.8% month-over-month (consensus 0.5%) and up 9.6% year-over-year.
The report has bolstered expectations for the Fed to taper faster than planned and potentially be more aggressive with rate hikes, which some fear could stymie growth when the global economy is still struggling to fend off the coronavirus. The FOMC will conclude its two-day policy meeting tomorrow.
Presently, the mega-caps are leading the decline amid profit-taking interest, leaving the Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK 252.00, -6.09, -2.4%) down 2.4%. For comparison, the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP 157.35, -1.2, -0.8%) is down 0.8%.
The S&P 500 information technology (-2.7%), consumer discretionary (-1.7%), and communication services (-1.1%) sectors, which contain the mega-caps, are among the weakest performers right now. The financials (+0.4%) and energy (+0.2%) sectors are the only sectors bucking the negative trend with modest gains.14 Dec '21 at 1:36 pm #31073
The S&P 500 continues to trade lower by 1.1%, extending its two-day decline to 2.0%. There is likely some hesitation in front of the FOMC policy statement tomorrow that’s contributing to the downside pressure.
Interestingly, 2021 meme favorites AMC Entertainment (AMC 23.53, +0.29, +1.3%) and GameStop (GME 138.98, +2.10, +1.5%) have turned positive after being down 10.7% and 5.4%, respectively, after the open. There’s been no specific news to account for the turnaround.14 Dec '21 at 1:37 pm #31074
The major European indices closed lower note.
Germany’s DAX lost 1.1%, UK’s FTSE lost 0.2%, and France’s CAC lost 0.7%. The Europe Stoxx 600 declined 0.7%.14 Dec '21 at 1:38 pm #31075
Pfizer (PFE) announced today that a Phase 2/3 study of its oral antiviral treatment candidate reduced the risk of hospitalization or death in high-risk adults by 89% when taken within three days of symptom onset.14 Dec '21 at 1:42 pm #31076
Something different with a little Tim Burton-esque video that is full of dark and funny moments14 Dec '21 at 3:03 pm #31077
Dow 35,544.77 -106.18 -0.30%
S&P 500 4,634.13 -34.84 -0.75%
Nasdaq 15,237.64 -175.64 -1.14%
GlobalDow 4,012.03 -6.69 -0.17%
Gold 1,771.40 -16.90 -0.95%
Oil 70.46 -0.8315 Dec '21 at 8:20 am #31119
One key thing to watch after the Fed meeting is how interest rate hike expectations change. At present Fed futures are pricing in 2 hikes next year.
The Fed at today’s FOMC is expected to quicken the taper to $30B per month. With the current pace at $105B, that would get to no bond buying near March and pave the way for tightening(s) assuming all goes well (uncertain).
The Fed will also adjust their dot plot which would likely show tightening twice in 2022 (up toward 0.75% for the Fed funds target) vs near unchanged in the September plot (projected 0.3% from 0.25% in September). The 2023 plot should likewise show a jump. In September it forecast a 1.0% rate. That should move toward 1.5% or so.15 Dec '21 at 8:20 am #3112115 Dec '21 at 9:58 am #31141
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