Market Wrap – Market Psychology of Dow and NASDAQ on Bond Moves

Day 2 of 2022 brought volatility with a split personality, the Dow closed at record highs while the NASDAQ sold off. Deja vu the 4800 on SPX and $180 on AAPL after $182.86 8$3 trillion market cap. Oil bounced strongly after OPEC+. On the speculative end we saw Cryptocurrencies down again. Treasury market steepening in the yield curve continue today driven by selling pressure at the back end. After yesterday’s 10-year yield rise was the largest first day jump since 2009 the yield increased four basis points to 1.67%.

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Market Closes

  • WTI crude futures settled +1.3%, or $1.00, to $77.00 per barrel. 
  • February Nymex natural gas (NGG22) closed down by -0.098 (-2.57%).
  • The outlook for warmer-than-normal temperatures in the U.S. later this month was lower.  Atmospheric G2 on Tuesday said that near-normal temperatures are expected across the central and western U.S. from Jan 9-11.
  • BNEF data showed gas flows to U.S. export terminals Tuesday were up +13.9% y/y at 12.3 bcf, modestly below the Dec 19 record of 13.1 bcf.
  • The dollar index on Tuesday rose +0.054 (+0.06%) a 1-1/2 week high as higher T-note yields supported the dollar.  Weakness in the yen supported the dollar as USD/JPY surged to a near 5-year high. 
  • AUD as the strongest of the major currencies, the JPY was the weakest.
  • Gold futures settled $14.50 higher (+0.8%) to $1,814.60/oz
  • March silver (SIH22) closed up +0.246 (+1.08%).
  • The Dow industrial average closed +214.57 points or 0.59% at 36799.64 for a new record close. Intraday, the price it reached a new all-time record high 36934.84. The index 2/2 for record closes in 2022.
  • S&P index closed down -3.04 points or -0.06% at 4793.53 after closing at record level yesterday. Intraday, a new intraday high was reached at 4818.62
  • NASDAQ index fell -210.07 points or -1.33% at 15622.73.
  • The weak outperformance of the Nasdaq fueled by Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK 260.20, -3.27) fell 1.2%. The iShares Biotechnology ETF (IBB 148.29, -4.08) fell 2.7%. The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK 92.69, -4.30) fell 4.4%.
  • Russell 2000 rose to 2,268.87 +1.05%+23.56
  • NYSE Adv 1670 Dec 1614 Vol 950.3 mln
  • Nasdaq Adv 1857 Dec 2637 Vol 5.0 bln
  • Apple 179.70▼ 2.31 (1.27%)
  • The obsession of Apple hitting 3 trillion market at $182.86 was achieved (182.94 high)
  • Bitcoin weaker at 45990
  • France’s CAC, +1.3%
  • German DAX, +0.7%
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB +0.4%
  • Spain’s Ibex +0.6%
  • UK’s FTSE 100, +1.5%

Cboe Daily Market Ratios:

Cboe Daily Market Statistics

S&P 500 sector watch:

  • Six of the 11 S&P 500 sectors closed lower
  • Energy sector (+3.1%) financials (+1.2%) and information technology (+1.2%) S&P 500 consumer discretionary sector rose +.8%,
  • The materials (-1.4%), health care (-1.0%), and real estate (-1.0%) sectors each declined by at least 1.0%.    

Markets YTD

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average +1.3% YTD
  • Russell 2000 +1.1% YTD
  • S&P 500 +0.6% YTD
  • Nasdaq Composite -0.1% YTD


  • In the Treasury market the 10-yr yield increased four basis points to 1.67% while the 2-yr yield decreased two basis points to 0.76%. The U.S. Dollar Index increased 0.1% to 96.28. The10-yr yield has now risen 16 basis points start the year.

News Highlights

OPEC+ reaffirmed an agreement to increase output by 400,000 barrels/day in February, which was expected. 

Job openings decreased to 10.562 million in November from a revised 11.091 million (from 11.033 million) in October.

December Manufacturing ISM Prices Index Fell Sharply, Is Inflation Peaking? – TRADERS COMMUNITY

The ISM Manufacturing Index for December came in at 58.7% under the consensus 60.3% and 61.1% in November. Of note was the Prices Index falling to 68.2% from 82.4%. Price pressures mellowed, are still alleviated but a sharp pullback. The assumption is improved supply chain conditions; the question is does the Omicron variant bring the gains undone, or become deflationary with demand destruction? January will be illuminating.

Into The Vortex – EIA Reports -136 Bcf Draw in Natural Gas Storage – TRADERS COMMUNITY

Heading into Christmas and cold temperatures around us gas withdrawal season is in swing. While in Europe natural gas futures are back to near all-time highs again US natural gas futures are softer reacting to domestic weather models. Last week EIA reported a draw of -136 Bcf of working gas in storage lower than expected. With the global energy crisis LNG exports continue to grow but we balance supply shortages with deliverability.

Looking ahead:

ADP Employment Change report for December, the FOMC Minutes from the December meeting, the preliminary IHS Markit Services PMI for December, and the weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Index on Wednesday.

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