Traders Market Weekly: Jobs and Central Bankers

August 1 – 7, 2022

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The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead?

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Editorial

The markets marched higher continued with indices on seven-week highs. Markets climbed a wall of worry in July with the worlds’ central banks raising rates as they fought to tighten against rising inflation. The month saw an onset of technical recession in the US. The US dollar pulled back with the Aussie dollar closed at a six-week high, trading over US70¢. The 2-yr note yield dropped nine basis points this week to 2.90% with the 10-yr note yield fell 14 basis points to 2.64%, leading to a further inversion of the 2s10s spread.

The Nasdaq Composite soared 12.4% in July followed by the S&P Midcap 400 (+10.8%), the Russell 2000 (+10.4%), the S&P 500 (+9.1%), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+6.7%). The S&P 500, which flirted with 3,600 in mid-June, closed July at 4,130.29.

All 11 S&P 500 sectors gained ground this week with gains ranging from 1.6% (consumer staples) to 10.3% (energy) with stronger-than-expected earnings results from Chevron (CVX) and Exxon Mobil (XOM). For July every sector advanced, 3.1% (consumer staples) to 18.9% (consumer discretionary) pumped by Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon.com (AMZN). The consumer discretionary sector, which is still down 20.4% for the year.

The market again shaped daily off the Fed. The Federal Reserve again raised rates by 75 bp at their July meeting. The market was pricing in 90.6% for 75 bps and 9.4% for 100 bps.  Federal Reserve Governor Chairman Powell reminded us at this week’s FOMC that the Fed’s key influence or measure for inflation is the core PCE index, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, Core PCE index increased 4.8% in June from a year ago, up from 4.7% in May. Rising energy prices continue to be a key factor driving inflation and global oil prices remain elevated. 

There was a lot of economic and housing data out:

Economic data confirmed the weakness of the US economy. The US Q2 GDP shrank 0.9% putting America in recession despite Biden administration denials. The US economy had the second contraction since early in the pandemic shrinking -0.9% vs +0.5% expected in the second quarter after a -1.6 percent decline in the first, confirming that a recession has already begun.

A Big Week for Earnings

Another big week for earnings. Megacaps Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG)(GOOGL) and Microsoft MSFT) all report. Other names reporting included Ford (F), McDonalds (MCD), General Electric (NYSE:GE), Coca-Cola (KO), Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX). The market was expecting warnings, Apple (AAPL), Alphabet’s Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), and Snap (SNAP) have indicated that they plan to slow their hiring activity.

In the week ahead the US nonfarm payrolls will end the week, how resilient will jobs be? Central Bankers in focus again, BoE will likely hike 50bps, RBA to step further toward neutral and Brazil’s CB still on a hiking path.

Independence – Never Take It for Granted Traders

“In aggregate, the market goes from order to disorder, and on that journey little pockets of order can form, including in commodities, bonds, stocks, currencies that circle back and reorder disorder. Then there is us the market player that reflects through order and disorder in an ever-evolving loop towards independence. It all starts with gravity and ends with equilibrium and back we go.” KnovaWave “The rules of market flux”

The Fed has kicked off its first real tightening campaign since 1994, with securities markets already at the brink of illiquidity and dislocation. Markets could soon be screaming for assurances of the Fed’s “buyer of last resort” liquidity backstop, while the Fed is prepared to begin withdrawing liquidity by selling Treasuries and MBS.

 Here is a dose of reality. or was it all just money laundering?

“The nonfungible token of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, which sold for $2.9 million last year to Sina Estavi, failed to garner much in the way of interest when it was recently put up for resale, Coindesk reports. The auction for the NFT closed with only seven offers ranging from just 0.0019 Ether to 0.09 ETH, or about $6 to about $280. A far cry from the $48 million sought by the owner.”

April 13 – Bloomberg (Patrick McHale)

Another important aspect is the Fed doesn’t Control corporate pricing or wage decisions. Let us be clear geopolitical, climate change developments and what an out of depth, politically motivated administration are outside the Fed’s sphere of influence. There has been over $5.1 Trillion new “money” in 126 weeks, it’s a reasonable conclusion the Fed has lost control of Inflation.

Volatility

The VOLX`s underlying instrument is the Mini VIX™ Future. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is an up-to-the-minute market estimate of expected volatility. The VIX is calculated using a formula to derive expected volatility by averaging the weighted prices of out-of-the-money puts and calls (options) on the S&P 500.

When the VIX is highly reactive, VIX related products can serve as potentially effective hedging tools, when the VIX is not very reactive, traditional hedging techniques may be a better choice.

Monetary inflation is running wild. In 2021 Federal Reserve Credit expanded $1.391 TN or 19% to a record $8.742 TN. The Fed’s balance sheet inflated a mindboggling $5.015 TN, or 135%, in the 120 weeks since QE was restarted in September 2019. Federal Reserve Assets have now inflated 10 times since the mortgage finance Bubble collapse.

We need to grasp all the risks to be wary off and received plenty of flak from it. We always talk here about expect the unexpected and now that is front and center, gage the market’s reaction, the market is always right and that’s why we focused on the crowd psychology aspect over the past few weeks.

We are in an openly hawkish phase since late last year when the New York Fed president John Williams, who is a voting member continued with his hawkish tilt of late. He said we are seeing broader based increases in inflation. Fed Governor Bullard told US Core PCE Is “Quite High” and added that the Fed should take towards a more hawkish policy in the next couple of meetings. Then we had Fed Governor Christopher Waller say the rapid improving job market and deteriorating inflation data have pushed him towards favoring a faster pace of tapering and more rapid removal of accommodation.

“We have a market trying to interpret the Fed who is trying to find out how they can interpret their long-only portfolio at a risk parity where rates cannot rise.”

– MoneyNeverSleeps

Our weekly reminder for risk, timely given the V shape surge in commodities just a week. The downside is clear with the absence of moral hazard from repeated Federal Reserve market bailouts in an environment of some would say obscene liquidity pumps. Pure greed is the other part, not wanting to miss out on fees. The obvious question is, how deeply ingrained is this attitude through the markets? How do we ween the markets off this continuous dip feed? At this point the Central Banks have kicked that answer down the road.


PART A – Stock Markets

Weekly Highlights – USA

Indices

  • Nasdaq Composite soared 12.4% in July -20.8% YTD
  • S&P Midcap 400 (+10.8%) -11.6% YTD
  • Russell 2000 (+10.4%), -16.0% YTD
  • S&P 500 (+9.1%) -13.3% YTD
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average (+6.7%) -9.6% YTD
Major US Stock Indices

Sectors

  • All 11 S&P 500 sectors gained ground this week with gains ranging from 1.6% (consumer staples) to 10.3% (energy). Energy closed out a huge week on the back of stronger-than-expected earnings results from Chevron (CVX) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).
  • For the month, every sector advanced.
  • Gains ranged from 3.1% (consumer staples) to 18.9% (consumer discretionary). Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon.com (AMZN) paved the way to that massive gain for the consumer discretionary sector, which is still down 20.4% for the year.
11 Sector SPDRs as well as the 500 component stocks last week.

Biggest SPX Stock Winners and Losers Last Week

Major US Indices

Cboe Daily Market Statistics

Cboe Daily Market Statistics

US Markets YTD

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average: -9.6% YTD
  • S&P Midcap 400: -11.6% YTD
  • S&P 500: -13.3%
  • Russell 2000: -16.0%
  • Nasdaq Composite: -20.8%

Global Stock Market Highlights

Highlights – Europe Stocks

  • STOXX Europe 600: +1.0% (+2.7% week-to-date)
  • Germany’s DAX: +1.1% (+1.7% week-to-date)
  • U.K.’s FTSE 100: +0.6% (+1.6% week-to-date)
  • France’s CAC 40: +1.7% (+3.7% week-to-date)
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB: +2.2% (+5.6% week-to-date)
  • Spain’s IBEX 35: +0.9% (+1.3% week-to-date)

Germany’s benchmark Blue Chip DAX 30 index (Deutscher Aktienindex) expanded to 40 companies on 20 September adding 10 new members to the German stock index from the MDAX which will be reduced from 60 to 50 members.

 Highlights – Asia Stocks

  • Japan’s Nikkei: -0.1% (-0.4% for the week)
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng: -2.3% (-2.2% for the week)
  • China’s Shanghai Composite: -0.9% (-0.5% for the week)
  • India’s Sensex: +1.3% (+2.7% for the week)
  • South Korea’s Kospi: +0.7% (+2.4% for the week)

 Highlights – Australian Stocks

  • The S&P/ASX 200 index +0.8% (+2.3% for the week)
  • The Australian share market broke a three-month losing streak with a 5.7% rise in July. The ASX 200 closed July on a seven-week high at 6945.2.
  • The blue-chip S&P/ASX 200 benchmark is now 8 per cent higher than the lowest point of the year, achieved in mid-June, and reduces to 6.7 per cent the fall for 2022
  • Australian ASX 200 Snaps Three Month Losing Streak in July with Aussie at Six Week High

The Australian ASX 200 Stock Market Closed Up 13% in 2021 With Lithium Plays Starring

 Highlights – Emerging Markets Stocks 

EM equities wobbled.

  • Brazil’s Bovespa index rallied 2.5% (down 5.6%)
  • Mexico’s Bolsa index increased 0.4% (down 11.3%).
  • Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul National 100 index recovered 5.6% (up 35.5%).
  • Russia’s MICEX equities index dipped 0.6% (down 44.6%).

Technical Analysis

S&P 500

Daily: SPX500 performed a perfect competitive wave last week at record fear and bear extremes. From there we rallied through the daily tanken to close at the Kijun by week’s end had completed a perfect measured 3 wave move on the 240 Murrey Math highlighted in the podcast. We bounced through the downward channel pulled by the twist ‘helium contusion’ on the completive.

Recall the fuel from the top of the channel after completing 3 waves off ATH, accelerated after broke the Tenkan through to the 4600 OI where it reversed with impulse back to Tenkan Bulls this a (ii) of a 5. Bears this is 1-2 of (i) completive V of degree. We watch if this low was a (iii), (a) or C. We have to respect the number of alternatives of degree of 5. With such trends keep it simple support is Tenkan and Kijun and watch for ABC. From no fear to panic is the driving element.

Recall SPX completed 5 waves up where it reversed with impulse with energy fueled from the power impulse down from +1/8 ATH spit of a spit fail. On the way down (just like up) it accelerated after it broke the Tenkan through the rejected Kijun and then through the median after tapping 8/8.

Daily S&P 500 3 waves

The break up was from above the 200dma. The balance from sharp reversal after the initial 3 wave down from the SPX wave 5 extension as Covid19 fed impulse accelerated under the Tenkan. From there we had seen the ABC or 1-2-3 spinning around the 61.8% of the move. Support began at the October 2019 lows. A manic wave 5 or 3 of some degree was a resolution for the ages. Note the 100% extension from the emotive element and MM levels when the spit kicks in. A manic wave 5 or 3 of some degree was a resolution for the ages. Note the 100% extension from the emotive element and MM levels when the spit kicks in

Weekly:

The S&P failed to continue through last week’s lows and re3versed to fill the gap and closed right above it. The flat weekly Kijun acted as a magnet as the Spoos blasted back up through the wave iii or C lows. Each new high evolved after testing Tenkan key support on the way and we are now getting a retest as resistance. We reiterate this needs to be recovered for a resumption of the uptrend meanwhile the bear market plays out. Watch Tenkan this week and watch for Kijun reaction. Extensions are difficult to time, keep it simple.

S&P500 Weekly Outlook

Key for the impulse higher was the spit or retest of MM 8/8 and Tenkan San, which held with the previous highs and Tenkan.  To repeat  “We look for 3 waves down and reactions to keep it simple with the alternatives in the daily.”  Keep an eye on the put/call ratio with recognition to the sheer size of contracts AND keep in mind the stimulus distortion. The spit per channel fractal and Adams rule launched back over the cloud where we were encased AND we are back testing it. Watch if a spit or clear break support as Chikou rebalances

A reminder that Apple Inc $AAPL, Microsoft Corp $MSFT, Amazon.com Inc $AMZN, Facebook Inc $FB, and Google-parent Alphabet Inc $GOOGL make up approximately 23% of the total weight of the S&P 500. With that comes gyrations that are an outsized impact on broader markets

Dow Jones

The Dow tested its weekly up channel after bouncing back to test the Tenkan and Kijun we watch for the reaction here. Resistance is the channel, support the cloud and previous breakups.

DJIA Weekly

NASDAQ 100

Since the Nasdaq spat the weekly cloud from MM 6/8 and broke Tenkan confluence with the cloud top and Kijun above it has sold off. Immediate resistance is this confluence. It continues to battle between the 38/50 Fibs.

Recall ATH was after it broke and held the weekly Tenkan to see a spit of a spit fail which is completive of 5 of some degree with Chikou rebalancing. Watch Chikou for divergence for continuation or failure. Divergence with Russell also a clue.

NASDAQ Record Highs

Russell 2000

The small cap Russell RUT had been developing a large flag which it did a false break to fuel the selling from there we replicated to the down (Adam’s theory).

Russell 2000 low-price tested the 38.2% retracement of the move up from the March 2020 low before bouncing higher.

Unlike SPX we could not get through Tenkan and Kijun which rejected the bounce highlighting its weakness. However, like the NASDAQ we broke above the tenkan. This is the index showing more of the fast money crowd and is trading like it. Closed right in the middle of the cloud. Needs to get traction in here for bulls. 8/8 support collapsed and is now major resistance.

Russell Index Negative Divergence to NASDAQ

Semiconductors SMH

Semiconductors SMH clean with reaction from above reverted with the retest & break of the triple top patterning in a pennant. Pull from Chip Shortage players $ON $TSM $NVDA $ASML $AMD $QCOM $AVGO $TXN $INTC $AMAT $LRCX $XLNX

VanEck Vectors Semiconductors ETF

NVidia $NVDA

NVidia got through another earnings week, which for now signaled the low at 5/8 and the breakup retest from May 2021. NVidia is a clear leader of #SOX #SMH look for cues there and ABC failures for changes. Above is the Key Break (mauve) and Tenkan to a flat cloud. Support the recent low.

Nvidia NVDA stock chart

Apple $AAPL

On the way up Apple gently motored up to new ATH over the massive $160 then $170 thru to $180 gamma level on the way down these levels became key energy levels all the way to $132. Support held at the May break (just like NVDA) where from there it spat the cloud pulled by a flat Tenkan and Kijun as it rebalanced Chikou. It closed right at the old channel break and MM 8/8 which is now key. Remember the impact $AAPL has, at least short term on all the major indices.

Apple AAPL Stock Chart

ARKK ETF

The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) finally found some support at -1/8 and the 423.6% extension! The fund is filled with growth stocks and was the top-performing U.S. equity fund tracked by Morningstar in 2020, it has not been a pretty slide.

The ARKK ETF trading clinically, tested triangle breakdown and failed off 50 WMA. Some work at support at 61.8% of whole move and then wrecked again. Clear crowd behavior, we saw ATH in NASDAQ & SPX, yet this couldn’t raise a bid – very telling negative divergence. $ARKK rebalanced Chikou at week’s end

Ark ARKK ETF Stock Chart

Tesla $TSLA


US Stocks Watch

Investors (and algos) will focus on the conference calls and outlooks. Last quarter everyone expected the worse, we saw critical updates on production in coronavirus impacted regions and if there is extended halting of operations weighing on multi-nationals. 

Earnings Highlights This Week:

Monday includes

  • Premarket – Avis Budget (CAR), Cerevel Therapeutics (CERE), ON Semiconductor (ON)and Lindblad Expeditions (LIND).
  • Post market – Activision (ATVI), which is being acquired for $69 billion by Microsoft (MSFT) is set to report Q2 results. Pinterest (PINS), where activist investor Elliott Management has reportedly taken a stake, will report 2Q results. Diamondback Energy (FANG).

Tuesday includes

  • Premarket – Diebold Nixdorf (DBD), Oak Street Health (OSH) TrueCar (TRUE) Tower Semiconductor (TSEM) Tower agreed to be sold to Intel (INTC) for $53/share in February. Caterpillar (CAT)
  • Post market – Cardlytics (CDLX), TuSimple (TSP) and Freshworks (FRSH). PayPal (PYPL), where activist Elliott has reportedly taken a stake, will report Q2 results. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Starbucks (SBUX). JetBlue Airways (JBLU) after winning bid for Spirit Airlines (SAVE)
  • Airbnb (ABNB), Uber Technologies (UBER), BP plc (BP), Dupont De Nemours (DD), Match Group (MTCH), Microstrategy (MSTR), Marriott (MAR), Molson Coors (TAP), Alteryx (AYX), Arconic Corporation (ARNC), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Herbalife (HLF), and Occidental Petroleum (OXY).

Wednesday includes

  • Premarket – Moderna (MRNA), CVS Health Corp. (CVS), Tupperware (TUP), Intercept Pharma (ICPT) and Vimeo (VMEO).
  • Post market – Bandwidth (BAND), eBay (EBAY), Vapotherm (VAPO) and Skillz (SKLZ).
  • Fisker (FSR), Clorox (CLX), Qorvo (QRVO), Robinhood (HOOD), Yum Brands (YUM), MGM Resorts (MGM), Generac Holdings (GNRC), and MercadoLibre (MELI).

Thursday includes

  • Premarket – Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC), Aurinia Pharma (AUPH) and Wayfair (W). Change Healthcare (CHNG) is scheduled to report Q2 earnings with a conference call at 8 a.m. The report comes in the middle of the DOJ trial to block Change’s planned sale to UnitedHealth (UNH). Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is scheduled to report Q2 results. ICE agreed to buy Black Knight (BKI) for $13 billion in early May. Cheniere Energy (LNG)
  • Post market – Redfin (RDFN), Beyond Meat (BYND) and Carvana (CVNA). Expedia (EXPE)
  • Block Inc. (SQ), Franchise Group (FRG), Crocs (CROX), Twilio (TWLO), Eli Lilly (LLY), Lyft (LYFT), Nikola Corp. (NKLA), Lordstown Motors (RIDE), Paramount Global (PARA), Wayfair (W), Redfin (RDFN), Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD), ConocoPhillips (COP), Amgen (AMGN), DoorDash (DASH), and XPO Logistics (XPO).
  • 5:30 p.m. – Tesla (TSLA) shareholder meeting.

Friday includes

  • Premarket – AMC Networks (AMCX), Gogo (GOGO), Goodyear Tire (GT) American Axle & Manufacturing (AXL), Dominion Energy (D), Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) and DraftKings (DKNG).

“U.S. companies are rushing to cash in on soaring stock prices. It isn’t just the white-hot market for initial public offerings. Companies are returning to the public markets to issue shares and raise cash from investors at the same time that existing shareholders are tapping the public market to unload their stockholdings at a record clip. Companies including Zoom Video Communications Inc. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. have sold billions of dollars of shares this year… There have been 556 follow-on offerings, or stock sales by companies or existing shareholders, among U.S. companies this year, the most since 1996, according to Dealogic… They have raised a total of $133 billion. Behind the boom in share issuance? An ascendant stock market.”  August 25 – Wall Street Journal (Gunjan Banerji):

IPO Wrap

US IPO Week Ahead:

The analyst quiet period expires on


Part B: Bond Markets

Inflation Matters

Inflation with Henry Kaufman

Kaufman is the legendary chief economist and head of bond market research at Salomon Brothers is someone who knows Inflation.  Henry Kaufman in an interview with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker Jan 14, 2022:

 “I don’t think this Federal Reserve and this leadership has the stamina to act decisively. They’ll act incrementally. In order to turn the market around to a more non-inflationary attitude, you have to shock the market. You can’t raise interest rates bit-by-bit.”

“The longer the Fed takes to tackle a high rate of inflation, the more inflationary psychology is embedded in the private sector — and the more it will have to shock the system.”

“‘It’s dangerous to use the word transitory,’ Kaufman said. ‘The minute you say transitory, it means you’re willing to tolerate some inflation.’ That, he said, undermines the Fed’s role of maintaining economic and financial stability to achieve ‘reasonable non-inflationary growth.’”

The rubber is meeting the road as the trifecta of rising interest rates, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and surging costs continues to weigh, this has been no surprise to us here and shouldn’t have been to the market and PTB. You can only play with fire for so long before you get scorched!

Energy prices rose 34.6%, the most since September of 2005 and food costs surged 10.1%, the first increase of 10 percent or more since the period ending March 1981.

Food prices have been almost vertical for the past year, though we have seen a respite in the past few months. World food prices as measured by the FAO Food Price Index dropped 0.6% on the month to 157.4 in May 2022. It was the second month of declines, though still sitting just under the record high 159.7 from March. Price falls were seen in the vegetable oil index (-3.5%), dairy price index (-3.5%) and the sugar price index (-1.1%). Price rises were seen in the cereal price index (+2.2%) and meat prices (+0.5%).

The market seems to go through phases of trading on the premise that the US is at or close to, peak inflation. The shock will come if better inflation news in coming months is not coming. The PCE price index is closely watched since it is the preferred inflation measure of the Federal Reserve, which has begun raising interest rates last month for the first time since the pandemic began to tamp down rising prices.

With all the redirection of blame at the Fed about inflation one has to understand it is a global phenomenon outside the Fed’s Control. With the war drums louder than ever the supply chain issues are out of control. The Federal Reserve is not in control of global energy and commodities prices.

Everything points to powerful inflationary dynamics and a Federal Reserve so far “behind the curve.”

Highlights – Treasuries

“This is shaping up to be the most volatile year for Treasuries in over a decade, as uncertainty about the impact of aggressive Federal Reserve tightening whipsaws yields. The yield on 10-year US notes has traded in a range of at least 10 bps in 50 of 95 trading days so far in 2022. That puts it on track for an annual rate of more than 130 episodes, which would be the highest since 2009.”

May 18 – Bloomberg (Garfield Reynolds)

Investment-grade bond funds posted outflows of $3.309 billion, and junk bond funds reported negative flows of $885 million (from Lipper).

The 2-yr note yield dropped nine basis points this week to 2.90% with the 10-yr note yield fell 14 basis points to 2.64%, leading to a further inversion of the 2s10s spread.

Yield Watch

  • 2-yr: +2 bps to 2.90% (-9 bps for the week)
  • 3-yr: UNCH at 2.82% (-12 bps for the week)
  • 5-yr: -1 bp to 2.70% (-17 bps for the week)
  • 10-yr: -4 bps to 2.64% (-14 bps for the week)
  • 30-yr: -7 bps to 2.97% (-3 bps for the week)

All good until markets hold up but take note that the loosest financial conditions in history have supported record corporate debt issuance. While easy credit availability has supported economic activity, funding new investment whilst keeping vulnerable companies afloat. The combination of urban shifts through virus and riots fears fueled a booming MBS market and record low mortgage rates pushed strong housing markets into Bubble risk territory.

Key Rates and Spreads

Rates

  • 10-year Treasury bonds 2.65%, down -0.11 w/w (1-yr range: 1.08-3.48)
  • Credit spread 2.45%, down -0.03 w/w (1-yr range: 1.65-4.31)
  • BAA corporate bond index 5.10%, down -0.14 w/w (1-yr range: 3.13-5.48)
  • 30-Year conventional mortgage rate 5.13%, down -0.56% w/w (1-yr range 2.75-6.28)
Mortgage News Daily July 22, 2022

Yield Curve

  • 10-year minus 2-year: -0.23%, down -0.01 w/w (1-yr range -0.23 – 1.59)
  • 10-year minus 3-month: +0.27%, up +0.03% w/w (1-yr range -0.99 – 2.04)
  • 2-year minus Fed funds: +1.07%, down -0.70% w/w

Instability is pronounced, credit defaults are on track to rise in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, according to a survey by the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers. The economic slump is likely to occur later this year or in 2023, according to the survey.

Highlights – Mortgage Market

  • Freddie Mac 30-year fixed mortgage rates bps to 5.5% (up 24bps y-o-y).
  • Fifteen-year rates bps to 4.6% (up 23bps).
  • Five-year hybrid ARM rates bps to 4.3% (up 19bps).
  • Bankrate’s survey of jumbo mortgage borrowing costs had 30-year fixed rates bps to 5.7% (up 25bps).

Highlights – Federal Reserve

  • Federal Reserve Credit last week expanded $11.2bn to $8.870 TN.
  • Fed Credit is down $30.7bn from the June 22nd peak.
  • Over the past 149 weeks, Fed Credit expanded $5.143 TN, or 138%. Fed Credit inflated $6.059 Trillion, or 216%, over the past 506 weeks.
  • Fed holdings for foreign owners of Treasury, Agency Debt last week dropped another $13.4bn to a 26-month low $3.352 TN.
  • “Custody holdings” were down $174bn, or 4.9%, y-o-y.
  • Total money market fund assets rose $9.0bn to $4.583 TN. Total money funds were up $96bn, or 2.1%, y-o-y.
  • Total Commercial Paper was little changed at $1.170 TN. CP was up $38bn, or 3.3%, over the past year.

Highlights – European Bonds

  • Greek 10-year yields sank 27 bps to 3.23% (up 192bps y-t-d).
  • Ten-year Portuguese yields fell 12 bps to 2.19% (up 173bps).
  • Italian 10-year yields rose four bps to 3.32% (up 215bps).
  • Spain’s 10-year yields declined four bps to 2.26% (up 169bps).
  • German bund yields dropped 10 bps to 1.03% (up 121bps).
  • French yields fell 13 bps to 1.62% (up 142bps).
  • The French to German 10-year bond spread narrowed three to 59 bps.
  • U.K. 10-year gilt yields dropped 15 bps to 1.94% (up 97bps).

Highlights – Asian Bonds

  • Japanese 10-year “JGB” yields declined two bps to 0.215% (up 14bps y-t-d).

Federal Reserve Gives All Banks a Pass in Annual Bank Stress Test

The Federal Reserve released its annual bank stress test after the market close Thursday. All 34 large banks tested remained well above their risk-based minimum capital requirements, and the Fed announced no restrictions relating to dividends and buybacks. With the dismal state of the economy through soaring inflation and record low consumer sentiment these tests were keenly watched. Banks suffered slightly more hypothetical losses in the 2022 severe test than last year, posting $612 billion in projected losses as capital ratios fell to 9.7%. Read More Here.


Part C: Commodities

Highlights

Weekend July 29, 2022

Risk markets continue to respond to the war in Ukraine and the supply crisis from the Coronavirus outbreak and lockdowns.

BDI Freight Index

  • The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index fell Friday 50 points, or 2.6%, to 1,895 points, its lowest in over five months. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels dropped for the third straight month, down 15.4% for July.
  • The capesize index lost 109 points, or nearly 5%, to a fresh three-week low of 2,081 points. It had its worst month since January, while sliding 22.8% for the week.
  • Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, were down by $907 at $17,255.
  • Capesize sector strength had been driven mainly by iron ore exports from Brazil, underpinning the Baltic index. However, iron ore futures retreated as China indicated controlling COVID-19 outbreaks was still a priority, although it stayed on track for its steepest weekly rise since March.
  • The panamax index was down 14 points, or 0.7%, at a one-week low of 2,051 points. It was down 17.5% on the month, its fourth consecutive monthly decline.
  • Average daily earnings for panamaxes, which usually carry coal or grain cargoes of about 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes, decreased by $118 to $18,463.
  • The supramax index fell by 32 points to 1,971 points, falling 14.5% on the month registering its tenth consecutive weekly decline.

Source: https://traderscommunity.com/baltic-sea-freight-index-falls-to-five-month-low-down-15-4-for-july/

Baltic Dry Index Weekly

Aluminum (Alcoa)

We analyze Alcoa as a surrogate to Aluminum given its high beta relationship and more liquid aspect as an investment vehicle.

We have seen $AA retest the previous high after the +3 Spit as the Chikou rebalanced. We have the Gap below at +1/8 confluence. We move to 240 for this pennant resolution.

Alcoa

Copper

Copper rebounded sharply off the 50wma but again has failed on the cloud spit and channel break. The flattening Weekly Tenkan and Kijun acted as a magnet to close right there. #HG power spits have quickly rebalanced back into the wide channel. Copper had been a leader in the risk on movement for commodities.

Weekly Copper Outlook
Copper Supply Crunch

Lumber

Lumber prices were a leading indicator of the supply-chain problems and inflation that followed pandemic lockdowns.

Lumber futures for July delivery ended Friday at $695.10 per thousand board feet, down 52% from a high in early March. On-the-spot wood prices have plunged, too. Pricing service Random Lengths said Friday that its framing composite index, which tracks cash sales, fell about 12% last week to end at $794. That is down from $1,334 in March, just before the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since 2018.

Lumber Futures

Grains

USDA June 30 Acreage Report

USDA released one of the most influential reports for commodities Thursday morning, the June 30 Acreage report. The most significant point was corn again the largest crop produced in America in 2022. USDA raised 2022 acreage expectations for corn by 431,000 acres from the March 31. Markets pared some of their earlier morning’s losses on the news. The announcement reversed USDA’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report which had projected higher soybean acreage relative to corn for only the third time in U.S. history.

USDA June 30 Acreage Report Shows Corn the Largest Crop Produced in America in 2022 – TRADERS COMMUNITY

Wheat

KnovaWave analyze US Wheat futures given its high beta relationship and more liquid aspect as an investment vehicle.

Wheat held after it threatened its weekly cloud and 0/8 which held. Last fortnight it spat the 50wma. In a chopper week it closed at the 61.8%. The contract stabilized after it continued its sharp impulsive collapse fueled from when it retested and broke the Tenkan (orange). This came about after a failure at retesting the 8/8 move and high after it spat 8/8, and the minimum target. It had completed a measured 4/8 correction off highs then broke key support at 38% then 50% and 50wma confluence in the freefall. From here Wheat support at that $700 cloud confluence with the breakup level at 61.8% resistance, then Kijun and Tenkan.

Wheat ETF WEAT

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Corn

Corn recovered from its freefall rejected at the 4/8 and bottom of the weekly cloud. The Corn rally had topped out at the highest since 2012 in Chicago at +1/8 and corrected with impulse back to break the Tenkan which it swiftly did a spit of a spit after bouncing off 720, which also the price successfully retested the high from April 2021. From here we saw Tenkan fail again, and empowered selling smashed through previous high, Kijun and 7/8 confluence. The 50wma gave no support with the cloud and 6/8 slowing the selling down. All these levels are now resistance.

Corn Futures Outlook

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Soybeans

Soybeans held the top of the cloud for a triple bottom sending it sharply higher to the breakdown and to close right off under the 50 wma but still up big on the week. Support at the Cloud just over the 6/8 and the January breakup. On the way down soybeans rejected the Kijun and channel retest to spit back the 50wma. The weekly cloud and Murray mingle around the $14.6/bushel benchmark are massive.

Recall beans broke down from the bull pennant framed by +4/8 and +1/8 with the Kijun unable to sustain support right at the breakout. Support at the 50wma gave way to under the futures pivot at $15/bushel benchmarks and at the close of the week was a magnet to the recovery bounce. Pressure came from futures spitting the Weekly +4/8 over $17.50/bushel three times. The market needs to rebalance that energy.

Soybeans Weekly Outlook

Full Report: https://traderscommunity.com/soybean-complex-has-biggest-weekly-gain-in-22-years-on-weather-and-argentine-hoarding/

Energy

US Crude Oil (WTI)

Daily:

Another big week for oil, but this time to the downside. On Friday WTI fell more than $7.00 past its 50-day moving average (109.36) to its lowest level in nearly four weeks. The price has been corrective after hitting our initial 8/8 target retest completing either a iii of (5) or (v) of 5 as marked. From there we saw a grinding ABC or 1 of 3 higher and MM recalculation higher to almost +2/8 and 161.8% Fib retest. We are in a completive mode with this impulse, it’s a question of degree on the topside, use the Murrey math 240/60 grid.

On the way up potent WTI price action indicative of 3rd wave energy highlighted by spits of the Tenkan to new highs. Recall prior to this move the completion in 5 waves (iii or i) saw heavy selling with eventual confluence kiss of death with 50dma at the top of the cloud. From there down in 3 waves, completing a C or IV? Support wasn’t found until 0-8. From there we have accelerated higher through the cloud twist. Support Kijun and Tenkan. Closed above 50dma with grid above

WTI Daily KnovaWave

The key is crowd behavior to help tell the story which in energy is often around geopolitics. A great example of why we watch ABC corrections and from here we get the energy from the break being balanced. This move that was powered by 50 dma Tenkan spit of a spit – hence the fractal energies reverberations. Support is previous lows, Murrey Math levels and Fib cluster. Support is the 50dma, kijun, tenkan and prev high confluence.

Weekly:

WTI crude Oil futures continued higher after corrected the sell off to the Kijun. That was after it’s measured move reversed from 7-year highs and regained them right to the top of the weekly channel with the downside open. Risk support is the grid. Long term 61.8% target fueled the spit of a spit by ABC bull flag after rebalanced Chikou sated the 5 waves. Support previous high and Weekly Tenkan & Kijun which closed turning up under the 100% to give next impulse clue after holding above 50wma after regaining energy above Tenkan and Kijun. Resistance the Murrey Math levels and previous breaks (off monthly)

WTI Weekly KnovaWave Shape

These are special times, recall “After we regained the pattern 261.8% from the extreme (-$40) move. The climax of the larger acceleration lower after broke the weekly uptrend, a fractal of the sharp and all the way to all time lows to negative pricing we have seen mirror replications.” Support is previous channels, tenkan and Kijun. Above we have Murrey Math time and price 

Oil Price Recovery

US Natural Gas (Henry Hub)

Daily:

US Natural Gas has continued higher after it completed 3 waves correcting the daily 8/8 spit correction to -2/8. Two clear alternatives, we are correcting the highs 5 or that was a 3 and we go higher. We closed over the 2 most recent highs and +1/8 right. Support is Tenkan, Kijun below.

The Cloud top broke Kijun and Tenkan with a kiss of life. Meaning that 3 was either an a i or iv– impulse in a nutshell. Prior to this move the adjunct failure of the 50dma and Tenkan opened up the retest of 3.80-3.60 last time which fueled this week’s move higher. From there we fell sharply to the Kijun, A completion of 4 (bear) or (i) of 5 (bull) which gave this move sustenance

Notice the fractals of the move after completing the C of 4 bullish scenario played out the consolidation phase since it completed its IV (Bull Case) last year since then a series of 3 waves. For the bulls all this needs to hold for the highs to be a (iii) looking at possibilities we have the 161.8% at 7.026 if we get ‘silly’ 50dma support.

US Natural Gas KnovaWave Daily Grid

Like the larger wave on the way up it accelerated through previous highs (flat topped triangle energy) and over the resistance at 8/8 and new highs. We successfully tested that break in a pennant ABC. Previous highs (flat topped triangle energy) and 8/8 and new highs underscore the structure that fed the move and is key longer term.

Weekly

Notably no sharp reversal, like the previous impulsive spikes. We saw a clean break of the Kijun to close back over near highs. This move was fueled by a fractal of the classic double top playing out after a spit of the weekly Kijun was sent back off Tenkan only to reverse all the way to spit the 50wma for the energy needed. Resistance is Previous highs and Murrey Grid.

The Natural gas rebalanced after continued to fail and retrace with impulse after reaching its major target, the double top potential from 2014 which equated nicely to over 8/8 Weekly and showed true impulse off that to rebalance Chikou. It’s now a question of degree, 3 or 5? Impulse just shy of the 8/8 and Tenkan confluence. A question of continuation with the 50wma as resistance and cloud as support.

US Natural Gas KnovaWave Weekly Grid

Recall the impulse wave powered from the spit of 50wma to get over weekly Kijun and Tenkan.  This was energized with a series of fractals between old 38 and 50% channel, as you would expect in a seasonal commodity with weather a prime mover. Resistance is Fib/Murrey confluence, support Tenkan, Kijun – as always count your ABC’s

US Natural Gas 2014 and 2021 cycle Double Top

Key Energy Reports

Precious Metals

  • Spot Gold recovered 1.1% to $1,728 (down 5.6%).
  • Silver slipped 0.6% to $18.60 (down 20.2%).

Gold

Gold futures back testing the median after another rejection at the Tenkan (orange). Needs gets impulse off this ABC off this cloud or double top gains more weight and it follows silver weakness The yellow metal is consolidating after it accelerated after breaking the weekly triangle higher. Gold has bounced after support at it’s uptrend line since the August 2021 bottom and Kijun. It garnered strength after rebalancing after manic rise to +5/8 weekly rebalance of Chikou in 5 waves. To be bullish we need to stay above the triangle. Murrey Math resistance, watch Fibs & Chikou.

Gold Weekly
Gold in Perspective

Silver

Silver, like Gold bounced under the cloud base. Back underr 50wma after spitting Tenkan providing support after reversed. Closing under weekly Kijun which is now resistance. Major support is previous lows

Silver Weekly Outlook

Part D: Forex Markets

John Maynard Keynes, 1920: “There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”

Highlights

Weekend July 29, 2022

 Australian Dollar – AUDUSD

For July AUDUSD +1.25%

The Aussie dollar closed at a six-week high, trading over US70¢ in July. The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to announce a 50-bps rate hike next Tuesday. The Australian share market broke a three-month losing streak with a 5.7% rise in July. The ASX 200 closed July on a seven-week high at 6945.2. Markets climbed a wall of worry in July with the worlds’ central banks raising rates as they fought to tighten against rising inflation.

On the way down AUDUSD with cloud, Kijun and channel confluence over $0.7250, its highest levels in three weeks from there it reversed lower to 4/8 just over .68. It closed under the Tenkan around the channel midpoint. This week it closed back at the Tenkan. Since completing a 5 at the psychological 80 level it had fallen & continued to correct under the weekly cloud in emotive fashion

. China lockdown fears overhang and AUDUSD forwards support with bonds and RBA raising. Support is the Murrey Math Levels. Resistance the Cloud, Tenkan and Kijun like many commodities.

Australian Dollar KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

New Zealand Dollar – NZDUSD

For July NZDUSD +0.79%

The Kiwi mirrored the AUD as it spait to lower channel wing to recover to Tenkan after momentum failed and reversed from there. Kijun and Tenkan Resistance, which is pivotal. Support previous break spits and channel. We closed back still under the old 61.8% break.

Canadian Dollar – USDCAD

For July USDCAD -0.61%.

The Loonie has continued to benefit from the USD’s broad correction as an improving fundamental background for the CAD of strong growth, hawkish central bank, favorable terms of trade. Since the USDCAD reversed its surge over 1.32 to trade to the low for the month at 1.2788.  

The high of 1.3223 on July 15 was the highest level since November 2020. It has recaptured the Tenkan led by the AUD and NZD as it spat the weekly flat-topped triangle. Watch flat Kijun and Tenkan. Use Fibs for support and resistance.

New Zealand Dollar KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

Euro – EURUSD

For July EURUSD closed down 2.58%

The Euro bounced off 1/8 and parity after the sharp selloff fueled reversal off last month’s correction off the Tenkan which was fast and furious to the lowest closing rate since 2017 spitting the outer channel. Euro continues to correct in what seems like eternal flags in the channel. We watch if Kijun (pink) reflecting Tenkan (orange) creates any impulse as EURUSD develops in the channel. Watch 3 waves to see development for continuation. Again, governed by EURGBP and Bund volatility

Euro KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

British Pound – GBPUSD

For July GBPUSD Unchanged.

It was a hectic month for Sterling, PM Boris Johnson resigned, and it is down to a new leader between Rishi Sukan and Liz Truss with Truss the favorite. Cable through all that ended basically unmoved, it closed June at 1.2178. GBPUSD closed July at 1.2171.

British pound had a vicious move down in July that reversed to unchanged by the end of the month. Cable lost all of the steam from its biggest weekly gain since December 2020 against the dollar to above $1.26 to be smashed to the bottom channel under 1/8 and 1.1800 after retesting the channel and Tenkan. GBP recouped some of its losses and closed at the weekly Tenkan. It is still undermined by political risk with PM Johnson resigning and recession fears. Above we have channel and Tenkan confluence and flattening Kijun. The upcoming week will be heavy on UK data, which could mean an eventful week for the British pound.

British Pound KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

Euro Pound – EURGBP

For July EURGBP

EURGBP back tested 50wma after breaking it early. 50wma and cloud proved too much and EURGBP failed under Kijun support with Tenkan resistance. The EUR/GBP gave up control and weekly rally reversed six consecutive weeks.

Euro v British Pound KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

Japanese Yen – USDJPY

For July USDJPY-1.71

Last month USDJPY corrected to the weekly Tenkan at 125.88 which held and fueled a swift return higher and has rallied dramatically. Dollar yen accelerated higher moving above the May high of 131.342 which was 20-year highs for the USDJPY. It didn’t let up with Murray Math Weekly levels recalculating higher. USDJPY closed at 135.75 last month, traded to almost 140 where it spat 8/8 and reversed lower, it is trading at 133.32 today. The last two trading days of the month saw the reversal from positive to negative and traded at the low for the month on the last day of the month to close at the weekly Tenkan.

On the way up the price accelerated after the close above the Tenkan over 114 hence the pull for it to correct to the Tenkan which it did to ignite this rally a month ago. The Murrey Math level should remain massive support for dollar-yen. Any change will come from the weekly Kijun as it breaks through the old channel.

Use your USDJPY Murrey grid for now. EURJPY AUDJPY will determine risk on/off. The Tenkan is the natural balance of support ahead.

Japanese Yen v Dollar KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

Emerging Market Currencies

For July USDMXN +1.30%

The Mexican Peso held its triple bottom to rally back to the Tenkan as rates rose in the US. It continues in the long sideways pattern and consolidates despite outside uncertainty from oil and high rates. The recent high near 19.5 per USD was the highest level since March of 2020 and tracked general strength in Latin American currencies which has since reversed. Use the Gann octave and the extension fibs to help measure the noise.

Mexican Peso KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

Turkish Lire USDTRY

For July USDTRY +7.29%

The Turkish Lira slow decline continues as it rides the median in the corrective channel tier spitting 17 against the dollar. We are still in spitting distance of that all-time low of 18.4 hit in December. The background is the same with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowing once again to cut interest rates despite spiraling inflation. The Turkish president said that the country had ‘wasted years’ with the misguided view that prices should be controlled by using higher borrowing costs to suppress consumption. Such policies, he said, benefited only ‘those living a charmed existence and filling their pockets with [the proceeds of] high interest’, including foreign investors.”

To recap the wild 18-10 USDTRY swing last year reversed after falling in 3 waves to explode over the Tenkan, weekly cloud Kijun and 50wma below. The Murrey Math and Fib targets with last year’s Lire all-time lows in a hyper inflating collapse. So far this year the lira is the worst performer in emerging markets. Turkey’s lira has lost 22% this year, raising concerns that the country could be heading for a repeat of the FX crisis seen at the end of last year.

Turkish Lire KnovaWave Daily Outlook

Bitcoin

Bitcoin continues to perform technically to perfection. Impulse begets impulse. To understand panic, understand greed. $BTC tested the top of a rising channel after the preceding sharp downturn which was the downside breakout of an earlier bearish flag, after breaking downside a H&S top and then down it went….

Recall Bitcoin exploded higher following it’s correction impulsively upon completing 5 waves up at +2/8. Each Tenkan and Kijun tap saw an explosive kiss of death until we completed 3 waves to around 28,000. From there we have seen extreme volatility.

Looking back Bitcoin put in a high of $63,000 around Coinbase, the largest US crypto exchange successfully went public which signaled profit-taking. The recent high over $68,000 came after the launch over the Bitcoin ETF, Bitco. From that high we have 2 main alternatives a V of a 1 of a V. For bears it a completive five with impulse right to the 50wma – an incredible 26% fall in a Friday night session. That’s impulse! We watch for an ABC to develop here support is the 50wma and bottom of the weekend cloud.

Bitcoin KnovaWave Weekly Outlook

The Fail of TerraUSD

May 12 – Wall Street Journal (Alexander Osipovich and Caitlin Ostroff): “The cryptocurrency TerraUSD had one job: Maintain its value at $1 per coin. Since it launched in 2020, it had mostly done that, rarely straying more than a fraction of a penny from its intended price. That made it an island of stability, a place where traders and investors could stash their funds in between forays into the otherwise frenzied crypto market. This week TerraUSD became part of the frenzy too, slumping by more than a third on Monday and then tumbling as low as 23 cents on Wednesday. The collapse saddled investors with billions of dollars in losses. It ricocheted back into other cryptocurrencies…”

May 16 – Financial Times (Scott Chipolina): “Traders have yanked $7bn from Tether since the world’s biggest stablecoin last week briefly lost its peg against the US dollar, intensifying concerns about the assets that underpin the global cryptocurrency market. Tether’s market value has fallen by 9% since May 12 to $76bn as tokens have been removed from circulation to meet redemption requests, CryptoCompare data show. The decline came after Tether last Thursday traded at about 95 cents, well below the $1 level it seeks to maintain following the failure of a smaller rival. Observers inside and outside the crypto market have warned that deeper or more lasting volatility in stablecoins, which are designed to maintain a one-to-one peg with the dollar, could drag down the value of thousands of speculative crypto assets that have drawn buyers around the world.”

We have seen what you would expect from a 5 wave impulse peak and ABC correction, a violent correction and completion. Use Murrey Math levels for corrections and targets as algorithms control the herd here, support is the cloud and sharp ABC, 1-2 moves. From there prices agitated towards those ATHs as news of a Bitcoin ETF fueled the rally, sound familiar? But this time it wasn’t signaling we are in a 3 high probability but a 5.

Bitcoin Mania in Perspective

On the Risk Radar

Fed Warnings on Possible Medium To Long Term Risks

 Geopolitical Tinderbox Radar

Turkey Geopolitical
Turkey Risk Monitor

Economic and Geopolitical Watch

Banks

Major banks kicking off earnings this quarter, including BlackRock (BLK), Citigroup (C), First Republic Bank (FRC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC).

Earnings expectations for the banks on the S&P500

Major US Banks Deliver Mixed Results in Q2, 2022

The major money cents banks released earnings with many strong results for Q3. Mainly from trading on the positive side. We see a reversal of loss reserve releases from the pandemic kitty.  Rising interest rates also help the bottom line.

Banks stocks have benefited from the Federal Reserve partially lifting its hold on share buybacks, saying that banks can resume repurchases in the first quarter of 2021 as long they don’t exceed the average quarterly profits from their past four quarters. The change came after the Fed found that all major banks passed a second round of stress tests, indicating the firms can continue lending to businesses and households even if the economy dipped into a new recession.

Banks are also benefiting from the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission intending to ease the Volcker Rule, which restricts banks from making large investments into venture capital. The Volcker Rule was enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, and the new changes could potentially free up billions in bank capital. Bank stocks rose.

Through the first three quarters of 2020, NFD surged an unprecedented $5.740 trillion, or 14.1% annualized. NFD was up $6.181 trillion over the past year (11.5%) and $8.817 trillion (16.7%) over two years. For perspective, NFD expanded on average $1.830 trillion annually over the past decade. NFD has ballooned 71% since the end of 2008.  

“Negative yields on long-dated government securities are more reflective of distorted market conditions than of stronger sovereign credit profiles, Fitch Ratings says. Lower interest service costs support sovereign creditworthiness, but this must be weighed against the impact of the economic conditions leading to lower yields and historically high government debt levels in a number of countries.- Fitch”

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The Week Ahead – Have a Trading Plan

Watch Central Banker and Geopolitics speeches, reports and rate moves. 

Next Week’s Risk Dashboard via Scotiabank

  • Are US nonfarm payrolls still resilient?
  • Could Canadian jobs rebound?
  • BoE will likely hike 50bps
  • RBA to step further toward neutral
  • Brazil’s CB still on a hiking path
  • Other global macro

US Events Focus

  • Monday: Final July IHS Markit Manufacturing PMI (prior 52.3%) at 9:45 ET; June Construction Spending (Briefing.com consensus 0.2%; prior -0.1%) and ISM Manufacturing Index (Briefing.com consensus 52.5%; prior 53.0%) at 10:00 ET
  • Tuesday: Nothing of note
  • Wednesday: Weekly MBA Mortgage Index (prior -1.8%) at 7:00 ET; final July IHS Markit Services PMI (prior 47.0%) at 9:45 ET; June Factory Orders (Briefing.com consensus 0.9%; prior 1.6%) and July ISM Non-Manufacturing Index (Briefing.com consensus 53.8%; prior 55.3%) at 10:00 ET; and weekly crude oil inventories (prior -4.52 mln) at 10:30 ET
  • Thursday: Weekly Initial Claims (Briefing.com consensus 260,000; prior 256,000), Continuing Claims (prior 1.359 mln), and June Trade Balance (Briefing.com consensus -$81.70 bln; prior -$85.50 bln) at 8:30 ET; and weekly natural gas inventories (prior +15 bcf) at 10:30 ET
  • Friday: July Nonfarm Payrolls (Briefing.com consensus 250,000; prior 372,000), Nonfarm Private Payrolls (Briefing.com consensus 200,000; prior 381,000), Average Hourly Earnings (Briefing.com consensus 0.3%; prior 0.3%), Unemployment Rate (Briefing.com consensus 3.6%; prior 3.6%), and Average Workweek (Briefing.com consensus 34.5; prior 34.5) at 8:30 ET; and June Consumer Credit (Briefing.com consensus -$24.70 bln; prior $22.30 bln) at 15:00 ET

Global Central Bank Events


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