Nov 12 -18, 2023
FEAR NOT Brave Investors
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The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead?
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- Part A: Stock markets
- Part B: Bonds
- Fed and Banks
- Part C: Commodities
- Energy – Oil and Gas
- Gold and Silver
- Part D: Foreign Exchange
- Geopolitics and Economics
- Economy Week ahead
In another week of violent retribution by the market bulls and bears, bullish one day, bearish the next with reactive patterns. The angst from financial pundits and loss-making trade noise confirms the latter. Through it all we look at what fueled Friday’s Nasdaq thrust. We are getting fully sated trades confusing past conventional wisdom such as the shift back in the curve Friday after the disastrous long bond auction on Thursday. What stands out is the power of the carry trade as we have established many times works as a buttress to these speculative markets.
Simply, the thought process goes along the lines of borrow for free in a devaluing Japanese yen, using proceeds to leverage in higher-yielding instruments in the U.S. and elsewhere. The Japanese yen fell 1.4% this past week. This is another reason why the dividend paying components of the ‘magnificent seven’ attract and accumulate length. to that end Microsoft hit an all-time high Friday. One more, tidbit the bailout of the California and New York banks told us the Fed is certain to respond quickly to system liquidity issues.
The Nasdaq100 jumped 2.8% this week and is now up 42.0% year to date. On Friday Apple (AAPL 186.40, +4.23, +2.3%), Microsoft (MSFT 369.67, +8.98, +2.5%), Amazon.com (AMZN 143.56, +2.96, +2.1%), and NVIDIA (NVDA 483.35, +13.85, +3.0%) all jumped more than 2.0%. The Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK) rose 2.0%, which brought its gain this week to 3.4%, and the PHLX Semiconductor Index jumped 4.0%.
The broader market showed resilience to selling efforts despite many punters thinking stocks are due for a severe pullback. The S&P 500 is now up 7.2% from its low close on October 27.
Rates and bonds matter. The 2-yr note yield climbed 19 basis points this week to 5.05%. The 10-yr note yield rose seven basis points this week to 4.63%. Higher rates affect smaller cap companies more as a result small and mid-cap stocks faced selling pressure this week. The Russell 2000 fell 3.2% and the S&P Mid Cap 400 declined 1.6%.
High yield CDS prices dropped a further 28 bps this week, with the two-week 91 bps collapse the largest in over a year. The 13-bps two-week decline in investment-grade CDS was also the biggest in a year. While this was going on the bond market saw two-year Treasury yields up 22 bps and MBS yields 19 bps higher. This underscores the risk of a loosening of financial conditions. Oh and the Vix….
Another thing we measure the extreme bearish scenarios and how intense they are. One is the end of the US dollar, usually espoused by pro Russia and China types. The facts tell us something different. Its more than rates, the dollar finds support from the serious fragilities in China, Japan, and the emerging markets, in particular the BRIC nations. We now also have euro frailty again and the noise of a European winter and Russian threats.
An easing of conditions will only allow inflation to take even deeper root. Inflation is demonstrating unmistakable persistence, with Middle East instability posing a clear and present danger of higher crude prices being allayed for now. Though this appears to be at the mercy of Mid-East war escalation. Moreover, an increasingly fragmented global economy elevates the risk of supply chain issues and resource scarcities.
Clearly however all is not well. Moody’s after the market Friday followed Fitch and S&P and downgraded the US. The credit ratings agency maintained the USA’s top Aaa rating but changed its outlook to ‘negative’. It came just after the past week’s Treasury announcements on marketable debt issuance and the Quarterly Refunding statement. Last week we were of the belief ‘the real test comes in this coming week’s US Treasury auctions for 3s (Tuesday), 10s (Wednesday) and 30s (Thursday).’ Thursday sale was a shocker.
Recall at the prior refunding the size of its quarterly bond sales increased for the first time since early 2021 and then Fitch downgraded the US government’s credit rating from AAA to AA+. More supply, negative ratings action, and voila yields took off. We will see what Monday brings, the fact they maintained the ratings will quell some fears. We believe the move was also a nod towards the current US funding package lasts just to November 17 i.e. next Friday.
Moody’s Conclusion on U.S. Debt
- Downside risks to the US’ fiscal strengths have increased and may no longer be fully offset by the sovereign unique credit strengths.
- Expects that the US’ fiscal deficits will remain very larger, significantly weakening debt affordability.
- Sees US debt affordability to decline further, steadily and significantly, to very weak levels vs other highly rated sovereigns.
- Political polarization in Congress raises risk successive govt not able to reach consensus on plan to slow decline in debt affordability.
- US can carry a higher debt burden than other countries.
Recall in the past weeks we delved deeper into consumer finances. This bears repeating given recent data and market action. “What we see is they indicate an ability to pay. We are at a 22-year low in the debt-to-income ratio, record low debt payments as a share of incomes, locked-in low 30-year mortgage rates (something we harp on about, why would you move or refinance if you don’t have to?) and still high cash balances even if saving rates have normalized. Many habits changed after the pandemic and the uncertainty perpetuated by politics of hate has people more reliant on their own development.”
What Chair Powell and others have noticed is higher prices are not holding back consumption given that consumer spending was a sizeable driver of the 5% Q3 GDP growth rate. Consumers are paying higher prices, just being more selective. This was borne out in this muttering post FOMC. What many pundits have failed to grasp is massive U.S. government debt growth underpins incomes and corporate earnings, bolstering system-wide Credit. Further to those years of government sector liability expansion through the Treasury and Federal Reserve have created unprecedented gains in household and corporate sectors cash and bond holdings (along with inflated equities and real estate. The pandemic also changed the habits of many, locked in lower mortgage rates for example, lowered surplus spending and invested in dividend paying assets.
When we discuss yields and Treasuries Keep in Mind US Banks Holdings:
A reminder that US banks are showing a preference toward maintaining reserves over US$3T and in order to achieve this the banks are being forced to liquidate their Treasury holdings and hence drive yields higher.
Still treasury yields continued to move higher despite a growing sense that the bond and stock market are oversold in the short-term and due for a bounce. The 10-yr note yield jumped another 20 basis points this week to 4.78% and the 2-yr note yield rose two basis points to 5.06%. The 10-year term premium has climbed by around130bps since summer and back to highs last seen in 2021 in the early days of the pandemic recovery.
We still have the deepening of the autoworkers’ strike after contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the three largest U.S. automakers fell through is a huge headwind rattling investor and the economy. This a significant risk but one that has seemingly missed by most. The U.S. lost 4.1 million days in August, before the UAW strike. The highest in over twenty years.
Global central banks are facing pressure after a protracted period of policy tightening and amid uncertainty over their next steps. Oil continued its rise further hampers their future path. More geopolitical influences, Saudi Arabia and Russia are planning to extend their voluntary oil production cuts of 1 million barrels per day and 300,000 barrels per day, respectively, through the end of 2023.
Global bond market liquidity appears increasingly under the grips of deleveraging.
Some of This Week’s Main Stories We Covered
- Three Week Rally in Iron Ore Helped Baltic Freight Index Reverse its Slide – TC Shipping Monitor
- Woeful 30-year Treasury Bond Auction with Record 5.3 bps Tail Completes Week’s Offerings
- Solid International Demand in Latest U.S. 10-year Bond Auction
- Into the Vortex – With the Season’s First Cold Blast – Natural Gas Traders Outlook for the Week Ahead
- Devon Energy Earnings Higher Than Expected, Increases Dividend with Record Free Cash Flow
- International Buyers Return in Solid 3-year Treasury Note Auction
- Around The Barrel – Crude Oil and Gasoline Traders Outlook for the Week Ahead
- Reserve Bank of Australia Raises Rates to Ten Year High 4.35%, Inflation Pressures Cited
- Diamondback Energy Beats Earnings Expectations, Raises Production Guidance
Risks Being Ignored or Opportunity Being Repriced?
With the swings of psychology and dominance of unemotional algorithm models dominating markets more than ever it is critical to stay unemotional and devoid of bias where best you can. For the next six months, we stick to our technical outlook via KnovaWave, watch the curve and EURUSD and USDJPY.
A reminder in these markets don’t get married to a view, leave biased partisan opinions at the door and find a leader. Right now, NVDA and TSLA continue to give us give good insights into crowd behavior. Note the divergence and convergence with it and other instruments. Be proactive.
These markets are constantly evolving, the important things is why we are here and it isn’t a surprise.
Where is the fear?
We got some movement these past weeks out of the tight range in markets but as we can see from the VIX chart it quickly reverted back after the initial breaks. We are aware of built-up energy ahead of key central bank decisions and potential fundamentals to set-up rate hikes or not. There is discontent globally with central banks and politician.
With optionality dominating markets along with quant funds, algorithms, systematic trading and automated trading volatility has collapsed as has been focused on at KnovaWave. Driving quant funds is a self-reinforcing dynamic, when market volatility drops, they add which causes those funds that have paid higher volatility to cover and hence we get the churn. At the end of March, quant-focused hedge funds held about $1.13 trillion in assets, according to research firm HFR, hovering just below last year’s record high. That represents about 29% of all hedge-fund assets.
To break out of this requires a continuing break in a major down, or up move to ignite delta chasing or covering.
So-called vol-control and risk-parity funds, which tend to automatically load up on riskier assets during calmer periods, ramped up equity exposure, according to the Deutsche Bank data, available through May 18. Other quants, such as trend-following CTAs, or commodity trading advisers, have similarly piled in.
The dominance of quants has helped explain previous periods of calm trading, including long stretches in 2017 and 2018. Those periods were punctured by rapid selloffs, including the 2018 selloff dubbed “Volmageddon” when the dynamics exerting calm on the market suddenly went away. Some warn a repeat could be ahead.Caitlin McCabe WSJ
Cboe Daily Market Statistics
Talking about manic behavior it is not hard to argue the punter is overwhelming and influencing markets like no other time, well until the next time. Swirling greed and know it all came home to roost. FOMO (fear of missing out) and TINA (there is no alternative) ended how they always do.
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.
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.
Worth repeating again in the low VIX environment.
Well, 2008 redux didn’t happen in the last few months, so the Fed moves have worked for now, much to Xi and Putin’s chagrin.
The doomsayers may be right, but we are seeing constant surprises to that theory. For example, early signs that the US housing market slump is finding a base are emerging, pending home sales having risen for a third month and to a 6-month high. we will keep an eye on consumer sentiment and business activity. We are far from being out of the woods, remember the market is not the economy. Saying that we got quite the distorted job picture per our main job stories which we reprise below. Are we simply taking some air out or is the beginning of the great meltdown?
What we continue to notice is how this market is still being treated by ‘experts’ as those in the past, hence the volatility and extreme in bulls/bears. Understanding crowd behavior is essential in these markets. The moves have caught analysts and strategists by surprise with the uber bear running amok in the past few weeks. Typical thinking is this from Morgan Stanley strategists a month ago; “Given the events of the past few weeks, we think … equity markets are at greater risk of pricing in much lower estimates”, noting that earnings estimates were 15-20% too high even “before the recent banking events.”
What non-traders are failing to grasp is this market with so many variables is not trading as they expect and they are constantly wrong. S&P 500 earnings for the first quarter are estimated to have fallen 5% from 2022, followed by an expected 3.9% drop in the second quarter, Refinitiv data shows. During recessions, however, earnings tumble at a 24% annual rate on average, according to Ned Davis Research. However how important is that in such a chaotic market? There is the answer structure your thinking around game theory or even chaos theory.
Week Ahead: CPI, Retail Sales and Earnings
Eyes will be on top macroeconomic reports that will emphasize the health of the US and global economies. Eyes and ears will be on central bankers given the market turmoil and the hiking of rates.
Inflation updates will be a significant focus across a number of markets with updates to the following readings.
More Macro and Micro data points, some highlights include.
US releases include the October CPI. Consumer prices are seen rising 0.1% from September, which would mark the lowest reading in four months, largely due to a fall in gasoline prices. Excluding fuel and energy however, core CPI likely rose 0.3%, the same as in September, leaving the annual rate steady at 4.1%. Retail sales are seen falling 0.1%, which would mark the first decrease in seven months. We also get producer prices, industrial production, the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index, the NAHB Housing Market Index, building permits and housing starts.
Earnings season is in full flight, The retailing sector reports includes financial figures from Walmart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), JD.com (JD), Target (TGT), TJX Companies (TJX), Ross Stores (ROST), BJ’s Wholesale Club (BJ), and Copart (CPRT). These reports are expected to provide insights into the state of the consumer. Tech giants Alibaba (BABA) and Cisco (CSCO) plus Fisker (FSR), Rumble (RUM), Applied Materials (AMAT), Canoo (GOEV), XPeng (XPEV), Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) and Li-Cycle Holdings (LICY).
How is the Consumer Hanging?
The US relies on services for up to 90% of GDP. it relies on the consumer who is being battered by the California and New York regional bank debacle. On top of that is cumbersome if not ignorant politicians, with no clear regard for main street the evidence suggests in their behavior. Key retailers all gave a cautionary note with tightened household budgets continue to hit demand for big-ticket items and curb discretionary spending.
We get more data to help us gage the consumer: Weekly MBA Mortgage, Weekly Initial and Continuing jobless claims and housing and retail sales and consumer sentiment reports.
Earnings season gives us an insight into how the consumer is coping.
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Some things never change, when you think Greed is Good
So how Screwed are We?
- Fed Z.1 for June with the release of Q2 Credit and flow data shows seasonally adjusted and annualized Credit growth of about $4.5 TN. One-year Treasury debt expansion of about $1.7 TN. Non-Financial Debt-to-GDP exceeding previous cycle peak levels. The ratio of Total Debt Securities-to-GDP is significantly higher than prior peaks.
- Household holdings of Financial Assets above previous peak levels. Household Net Worth inflating $5.5 TN in three months. Household Equities holdings as a percentage of GDP higher than previous cycle peaks.
- The value of Household Real Estate holdings jumped $2.480 TN to a record $48.870 TN, lagging only Q1 2022’s $3.561 TN increase. It’s worth noting that the largest quarterly Real Estate gain during the mortgage finance Bubble period was Q3 2005’s $864 billion. Over the past 15 quarters, Household Real Estate holdings inflated $15.809 TN, or 47.8%.
- The banking system is on much greater Credit risk than mortgage risks were offloaded during the 2008 mortgage finance Bubble. At $25.6 TN, Banking System Assets ended 2022 almost double the 2007 level.
- In nominal dollars, system Credit expanded $795 billion during Q2 to a record $96.327 TN, with NFD expanding $1.111 TN (to $71.248 TN), while financial borrowings contracted $329 billion (to $20.350 TN) (Foreign borrowings were little changed).
- System Credit posted one-year growth of $4.193 TN, or 4.6%. Over the 14 quarters since the onset of the pandemic, System Credit has surged $21.457 TN, or 28.7%. NFD has inflated $16.722 TN, or 30.7%, since the pandemic – and has doubled (plus $35.675 TN) since 2008.
- If it doesn’t burst well, we circle back to the popular view that Financial Sector debt included in analysis would be “double counting” borrowings already included elsewhere (i.e. mortgage and business). The swift end to backs, the shocking management out there and geopolitical cold war out there has us ready to expect the unexpected and aware of moves to mitigate by central banks as we saw a few weeks ago.
- GSE Assets declined $131 billion during Q2 to $9.409 TN. FHLB Loans fell $187 billion during Q2 to $855 billion. Still, FHLB Loans posted one-year growth of $335 billion, or 64.3%.
- Over six quarters, FHLB Loans expanded $520 billion, or 155%. GSE Assets expanded $1.117 TN, or 13.5%, over six quarters, and $2.279 TN, or 32.0%, over 14 quarters.
- FHLB plays a pivotal role, last year prolonging the lending boom and stabilizing bank liquidity.
The Credit cycle downturn is coming to the surface.
We have the reflective destabilizing Monetary Disorder. Take a peek at China and the markets collective cognitive dissonance to the property market there, the shadow banking as just one example. Have a look around the world. The hope is the collective mass continues to evolve and survive, while each time the destruction is evident in massive disproportion shifts of wealth and attempts of mind, if not physical control of the masses. Dial that back and try and get in the minds of those trying to right the ship and the market components that matter, not what the dribblers think matter.
Here’s a thought, knowing about the power of cognitive dissonance does not necessarily protect you from its effects. Traders are only too aware of this eureka moment when you grasp it. Why some of the best trades you ever do, are the ones you don’t. In option parlance, being delta neutral sometimes is the best trade.
Key this coming week will be the commencement of the next round of such indicators that will test whether these gains were one-offs or something that is sustainable. The key will be the extent to which downside risks to the US economy have been reduced enough to influence global central banks, and how markets react.
The Fed’s aggressive tightening cycle has had little effect on loose financial conditions.
Where to from here? It’s also okay to acknowledge and process any difficult emotions or experiences that you may have had during the past year. Looking back on the past year with perspective can help you to gain a greater understanding of what you have been through and how you have coped. I hope that you are able to find ways to manage any challenges that come your way and that you continue to feel fine moving forward. Embrace the chaos that is headed your way in 2023!
China; Behind the Iron Curtain
A big shift in 2022, China’s population is now falling and below that of India. China’s population fell for the first time since 1961 as births have steadily fallen in recent years despite the removal of the “one child policy”. The stalling working age population and its likely decline ahead means that potential growth in China is down from around 10% or so in the 2000s to around 4-5% now.
Growth in China’s metric of system Credit growth, Aggregate Financing, dropped to $175 billion, down significantly from March’s $773 billion and only 61% of estimates. It was also the weakest monthly growth since last October.
“China is warning domestic brokerages not to spread information that compromises national security, reinforcing a campaign that has roiled consulting firms and providers of financial data.”
- November 8 – Reuters (Liangping Gao and Ryan Woo): “China’s consumer prices swung lower in October, as key gauges of domestic demand pointed to weakness not seen since the pandemic, while factory-gate deflation deepened… The consumer price index (CPI) dropped 0.2% in October from a year earlier and slipped 0.1% from September… The headline figure was dragged by a further slump in pork prices, down 30.1%, speeding up from a 22% slide in September, amid an oversupply of pigs and weak demand.”
- November 7 – Wall Street Journal (Cao Li and Rebecca Feng): “China’s housing slump is shaking the foundation of another giant property developer—and the government is trying to prevent the problems from spiraling out of control. China Vanke, one of the oldest and largest real-estate companies in the country, is the latest Chinese developer to fall victim to a market selloff that has made investors worry about its liquidity… On Monday, Shenzhen Metro Group, a state-owned enterprise that owns about 30% of Vanke, said it intends to provide full support to the developer. Vanke said its controlling shareholder stands ready to buy its bonds in the open market and could spend the equivalent of $1.4 billion purchasing some of the developer’s Shenzhen projects to help its liquidity.”
- November 8 – Reuters: “Chinese authorities have asked Ping An Insurance Group to take a controlling stake in embattled Country Garden, the nation’s biggest private property developer, four people familiar with the plan said. China’s State Council, which is headed by Premier Li Qiang, has instructed the local government of Guangdong province, where both companies are based, to help arrange a rescue of Country Garden by Ping An… A spokesperson for Ping An said the company had not been approached by the government and denied the information reported by Reuters.”
The Market Tripod of Destruction.
- Firstly, financial asset overvaluation has swung way past any sound underlying economic wealth structure.
- Secondly over-leverage in crowded bets.
- Thirdly we have greed enthused, as always in these cycles, risk engineering, transfer and management that ignores or understands bifurcation and contagion outcomes.
Leverage has become toxic, a development that if not addressed will have deep and with far-reaching sequels. It’s not too farfetched to suggest that the markets are on the verge of a rupture that would be difficult to contain. Should the crisis of confidence dynamics that hit Britain feed into other markets a powerful global contagion could be unleashed. The markets are dislocated, and financial stability is at risk. A sobering thought is the UK is just the initial first world pension system in this cycle facing the harsh reality of a steep devaluation of assets and the prospect of widespread insolvencies and debilitating negative sentiment.
- Consumer Inflation Rises +0.4% in September with Hot Core Services Sector
- US Producer Prices Higher in September, Pass Through Effects to Consumer Worry
- Core PCE inflation Rises to +4.2% from 4.1% in July Keeping Fed Awake
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.’”
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.
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.
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 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
This move has crept up on many, to the extent the S&P 500’s is over the traditional measurement of a new bull market typically measured as a 20% gain from a significant low. The index above 4292.438 got that 20% move. That ended the longest bear market since 1948. The DAX and CAC40 have seen all-time highs recently also.
Our weekly reminder for risk. 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
- S&P500 gained 1.3% (up 15.0% y-t-d),
- Dow added 0.7% (up 3.4 %).
- S&P 400 Midcaps declined 1.6% (up 0.4%),
- Small cap Russell 2000 dropped 3.1% (down 3.2%).
- Nasdaq100 advanced 2.8% (up 42.0%).
YTD Report Card for the S&P Sectors
Six of the 11 S&P 500 sectors logged a gain this week. The heavily-weighed information technology (+4.8%) and communication services (+2.2%) sectors were the best performers followed by consumer discretionary (+0.9%). The energy (-3.8%), utilities (-2.6%), and real estate (-2.1%) sectors saw the biggest declines.
A breakdown of the performance of the S&P 500 sectors this week:
- Utilities dropped 2.9% (down 16.5%).
- Banks fell 2.1% (down 22.7%),
- Broker/Dealers slipped 0.7% (up 6.9%).
- Transports dipped 0.6% (up 7.7%).
- Semiconductors surged 4.0% (up 41.8%).
- Biotechs fell 3.3% (down 12.2%).
- With bullion down $52, the HUI gold equities index sank 7.8% (down 8.7%).
Biggest SPX Stock Winners and Losers Last Week
Global Stock Market Highlights
Highlights – Europe Stocks
- U.K.’s FTSE equities index increased 0.8% (down 1.2% y-t-d).
- France’s CAC40 was little changed (up 8.8%).
- German DAX equities index increased 0.3% (up 9.4%).
- Spain’s IBEX 35 equities index gained 0.8% (up 13.9%).
- Italy’s FTSE MIB index slipped 0.6% (up 20.2%).
Germany’s benchmark Blue Chip DAX 30 index (Deutscher Aktienindex) expanded to 40 companies on 20 September 2021 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 Equities Index rose 1.9% (up 24.8% y-t-d).
- South Korea’s Kospi index rose 1.7% (up 7.7%).
- India’s Sensex equities index added 0.8% (up 6.7%).
- China’s Shanghai Exchange Index increased 0.3% (down 1.6%).
Highlights – Australian Stocks
- Australia’s S&P/ASX 200: -0.6% on Friday to 6976.5 (0.01% for the week)
- Energy stocks worst performing, down about 4% for week tracking declines in the price of oil.
- Shale gas explorer Armour Energy fallen into receivership & interest is being sought for its assets.
- Gaming company Light & Wonder rose 5.6% on earnings
Highlights – Emerging Markets Stocks
- Brazil’s Bovespa index jumped 2.0% (up 9.9%),
- Mexico’s Bolsa index was unchanged (up 5.8%)
- Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul National 100 index gained 0.8% (up 41.1%).
- Russia’s MICEX equities index rose 1.0% (up 50.5%).
Daily: The daily SPX closed above the previous roof (Key Spits) which were also at 7/8 and clustered around the 50% & August breakdown. With energy and with a very low VIX it has mirrored the get cloud to get through overhead. The bullish take is that we completed the correction off last year’s high at the low and this is a larger 1-2 to go higher with support at the previous resistance and cloud. The bearish outlook is this move becomes a rising wedge and we are working out the uber bears before new lows.
When we talk about crowd psychology this is a great example. The market after spitting the 4100 and 38.2% retracement broke to capture the Tenkan. This underscores the power from the SPX spat of June & October lows with impulse through the tenkan and Kijun energized by the daily cloud twist that fueled this rally. The completive wave came off extreme fear and bear that ended with relief. Now we have sated much of the greed phase and short fear phase. We have completed that cycle and from here we measure the alternatives.
It is worth looking back at the completive highs (all-time highs) and how we played out so far. Tracing back from highs 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 is likely 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. From no fear to panic is the driving element.
On the downside the Kijun and those June lows now critical and is our trading Bear/Bull pivot in a high vol scenario. Watch each measured 3 wave move on the 240 & Murrey Math highlighted in the podcast. The prices pulled through the downward cloud pulled by the twist ‘helium contusion’ on the completive. For fractal purposes, SPX completed 5 waves up where it reversed with impulse. 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.
Weekly: The SPX has a clear channel off the lows on the weekly timeframe off the sphere of influence and has ground higher since it closed over the cloud above the Tenkan. Key support is the Tenkan, channel and +1/8. Power initially came from launching out of the sphere of influence as one would expect in a 3 or C. We had the Kijun spit also. Above is the channel and +3/8.
In the bigger picture we are playing out S&P 500 energy after it held the sphere of influence from Nov 2020 reversed higher after spitting the 38% and key lows. At the time we opined “We do have a weekly cloud twist; however, the energy is waning without sharp impulse.” We got the sharp impulse right to weekly Kijun. For major cycles we watch the S&P 500 over 4,231, the 50% retracement of losses from the Jan. 3 & June 16 close. Since 1950 there has never been a bear market rally that exceeded the 50% retracement then gone on to make new cycle lows. Is this time different, as we tested and spat those June lows?
On the way up 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.
THE KEY: 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
The down move saw Nasdaq spit the weekly Kijun and a 1-2 off tenkan we spat MM 5/8 after holding the key 61.8% Fib. We watch the Tenkan & Kijun confluence above, the breakup level and between the 38/50 Fibs. The Nasdaq is well behind the S&P pace with the weekly cloud and 50wma well above. Support the 61.8% retest.
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.
The small cap Russell RUT bounced in double bottom off 1600 5/8 confluence which was the Nov 2020 breakup. Russell 2000 Resistance Tenkan and Kijun, note previous rejections. This is the index showing more of the fast money crowd and is trading like it. Needs to get traction in here for bulls. 7/8 & 8/8 support collapsed on the way down and is now major resistance.
The Dow led the indices and closed above the weekly Tenkan after closing and testing last week. Prior test after the reaction off the June lows and sphere of influence. Support is the channel and Fibs. Tenkan and Kijun after the reaction empowered. Support is the channel and Fibs.
NVidia surged 179.3% in H1 2023. It has been relentless since earnings and is the focus of the AI craze. With all manic moves beware of the pullbacks and topping potential. That said the extensions have played out and so far to +2/8 on the weekly. This was a classic set up as we can see. It has a textbook of KnovaWave methodology and rules from the 61.8% break and reverse through the sphere. NVDA accelerated after it broke the double top spheres at 5/8 giving is a near 4/8 move. A reminder that the dominance was in.
NVDA took off after the breakup retest from May 2021. NVidia is a clear leader of SOX & SMH look for cues there and ABC failures for changes. NVDA never looked back after the Key Break (mauve) and Tenkan to a flat cloud and holding support the recent low at the 61.8% extension.
Apple has consistently driven upwards after it held the sphere of influence after retesting 6/8 & break up. Kijun and Tenkan crossing and then the 50wma with the cloud twist have been magnetic. Apple & other mega-cap names dominant the major indices, and a plethora of funds that hold it as a core position. The Vanguard Mega-Cap Growth ETF (MGK) delta is important to watch.
A firm rejection at $175 at +2/8 triggered a waterfall down for Apple last year. We regathered that and more and broke the weekly bull flag higher. 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. The old channel break and MM +2/8 is now key. Remember the impact $AAPL has, at least short term on all the major indices.
Microsoft hit a new all-time high testing the outer trend line from the previous spike. Key now is the weekly trend it has been in all year.
XOM has completed 5 waves from -3/8 to +3/8 on the weekly. with a double top. Alternatives 5 complete of degree. We are in a 1-2 (A-B depending on degree. Support is the cloud which has held 3 times since the high and the 50WMA resistance the tenkan and Kijun. Pattern wise we are in the bull flag until proven otherwise.
Part B: Bond Markets
U.S. Treasuries U.S. Treasuries finished the week mixed with the long bond rebounding from Thursday’s slide after its woeful auction Thursday. The offering tailed by a record 5.3 bps with the lowest bid-to-cover ratio in nearly two years and lowest indirect takedown in two years. The long bond yield settled within a basis point of its 50-day moving average (4.728%). Shorter tenors extended this week’s show of relative weakness. Reports about a ransomware attack that crippled the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s access to the U.S. Treasury market on Thursday was just another worry for investors. This week’s underperformance in shorter tenors compressed the 2s10s spread by 12 bps to -42 bps. Crude oil lost another $3.57, or 4.4% this week, while the U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.8% this week.
Treasury Yield Watch
- 2-yr: +4 bps to 5.05% (+19 bps for the week)
- 3-yr: +5 bps to 4.82% (+21 bps for the week)
- 5-yr: +3 bps to 4.67% (+18 bps for the week)
- 10-yr: UNCH at 4.63% (+7 bps for the week)
- 30-yr: -4 bps to 4.73% (+2 bps for the week)
Higher for longer is a serious threat. (Reprise)
Surging market yields are a serious issue for a banking system loaded with long duration securities portfolios. This may well be a push over the cliff for troubled commercial real estate (CRE). Leveraged lending and leveraged finance gets more costly. Simply there are trillions of floating rate loans among individuals, speculators, businesses, and nations.
Remember this? There is a reason why we focused on it recurring, you didn’t need Fitch to remind you:)
- The iShares Investment Grade Corporate ETF (LQD) declined 1.01% Thursday, the largest loss since May 1st. The 2.40% loss for the week was the largest since February.
- The iShares High Yield ETF (HYG) declined 0.73% Thursday, also the largest decline since May 1st. The 1.63% loss for the week, the worst weekly performance since early-March.
- Friday Bloomberg headlines: “HYG ETF Daily Outflows $1.13 Bln, Biggest Move Since March 28th.” and “Two Giant Credit ETFs Hit by $2 Billion Exit on Hawkish Fed Bets.”
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- Freddie Mac 30-year fixed mortgage rates sank 37 bps to 7.35% (up 27bps y-o-y).
- Fifteen-year rates dropped 28 bps to 6.79% (up 41bps).
- Five-year hybrid ARM rates fell 18 bps to 7.03% (up 97bps).
- Bankrate’s survey of jumbo mortgage borrowing costs had 30-year fixed rates down three bps to 7.89% (up 105bps).
Global Debt Monitor
Highlights Unprecedented and Ongoing Surge in Global Debt
Last week, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) released their Q1 2023 Global Debt Monitor (GDM), highlighting the unprecedented – and ongoing – surge in global debt.
- “The global debt stock grew by $8.3 trillion to a near-record $305 trillion in Q123; the combination of high debt levels and rising interest rates has pushed up debt service costs, prompting concerns about leverage in the financial system.”
- “Total debt of emerging markets hit a fresh record high of over $100 trillion (or 250% of GDP) – up from $75 trillion in 2019.”
- “At close to $305 trillion, global debt is now $45 trillion higher than its pre-pandemic level and is expected to continue increasing rapidly.”
- “Rise of private debt markets: Non-bank financial institutions (NBFLs) continue to gain prominence in global credit intermediation. The so-called ‘shadow banks’ now account for more than 14% of financial markets, with the majority of growth stemming from a rapid expansion of U.S. investment and private debt markets.”
- “The Size of Private Debt Markets Surpassed $2.1 Trillion in 2022, Up From Less Than $0.1 Trillion in 2007.”
From the end of Q3 2019 through Q1 2023, Total Global Debt jumped $52.3 TN, or 20.7%, to $305 TN.
Over this period, “Mature” economy debt expanded 13.4%, while “Emerging” economy debt surged 38.9%. It’s worth nothing that in the “Emerging” category, “Household” debt surged 41.7%, “Non-Financial Corporate” 35.1%, and “Government” 55.7%. Since 2016, total global debt-to-GDP has surged from 210% to 360%. Global financial conditions remain loose. When they inevitably tighten, be prepared for serious dislocation.
Part C: Commodities
Key Long Term Commodity Charts
China added to its gold reserves for an eighth consecutive month. People’s Bank of China holdings of bullion rose by 680,000 troy ounces last month, according to official data. That’s equivalent to 23 tons.
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BDI Freight Index
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Charts and commentary via KnovaWave on:
- Grains: Wheat, Corn, Soybeans
- Metals: Copper, Aluminum
- Precious Metals: Gold Silver
- Oil and Natural gas are covered separately (see below)
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.”
- For the week, the U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.8% to 105.86 (up 2.3% y-t-d). 2022 gains were 8.2%
- For the week on the upside, the South Korean won increased 0.4%.
- On the downside, the South African rand declined 2.5%, the Australian dollar 2.3%, the New Zealand dollar 1.8%, the Japanese yen 1.4%, the British pound 1.2%, the Canadian dollar 1.0%, the Mexican peso 1.0%, the Norwegian krone 0.6%, the Singapore dollar 0.5%, the Swiss franc 0.4%, the euro 0.4%, and the Brazilian real 0.1%. The Chinese (onshore) renminbi declined 0.14% versus the dollar (down 5.31%).
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Charts and commentary via KnovaWave on the US Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Euro Pound, Swiss Franc, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Turkish Lira, Mexican Peso. Currency dynamics are complex. There are myriad facets to analyze and contemplate that influence all markets.
Bitcoin continues to be plaything of levered speculators; this week we saw the markets turn against those short. Where did this come from? Forced coverage from yield curve punts blowing up. Yen shorts and levered “carry trades” at risk.
It had been a churn following the FTX collapse. BTC had been stuck in the sphere of influence in continuation awaiting a catalyst, and it came. 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 high over $68,000 came after the launch over the Bitcoin ETF. 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!
On the Risk Radar
Geopolitical Tinderbox Radar
Economic and Geopolitical Watch
Earnings season kicks off with the major Banks each quarter:
Major US Banks for Q3, 2023
America’s big money center banks kicked off third second quarter earnings with a solid start with solid beats by JP Morgan Chase, BlackRock, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup.
- Morgan Stanley Stock Falls 8% to 52 Week Low After Key Earnings Metrics Miss
- Goldman Sachs Profits Continue Slide, Drop 33% to $2.06 billion on Consumer, Real Estate Woes
- Bank of America Earnings Boosted by Trading as Debt Securities Portfolio Losses at $131.6 bln from $105.8 Billion
- Citigroup Earnings Boosted by Investment Banking and Transaction Services Fees
- Wells Fargo Earnings with Improving Wealth Management and Higher Net Interest Income
- JPMorgan Profit Soars with Net Interest Income, Low Loan Losses Ahead of Expectations
The Week Ahead – Have a Trading Plan
What Macro and Micro Risks and Opportunities Lie Ahead this week
Next Week’s Risk Dashboard via Scotiabank
- Global macro readings
Central Bank Watch
In the week ahead eyes will be on what looks like an overload of Fed. BoE and ECB Governor speeches again around key data releases. The only rate decision comes from the Philippines central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) who resumed monetary tightening following an emergency meeting three weeks ago lifting the key rate to 6.5%.
Eyes and ears will be on central bankers. We have the backdrop of a more hawkish Fed Chair in the face of escalating systemic risk. How will this affect Fed policy given the massive treasury positions out there and the risk of uninsured funds? In this environment we get pivots daily. How much damage is the Federal Reserve willing to do in the guise of controlling inflation?
This Week’s Interest Rate Announcements (Time E.T.)
In the week ahead we get one central bank delivering policy decision.
Thursday, November 16, 2023
- 02:00 Philippines Interest Rate Decision
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U.S. Economic Data Watch
US Data Focus
- Monday: OPEC Monthly Report at 7:00 ET
- Tuesday: October CPI (prior 0.4%) and Core CPI (prior 0.3%) at 8:30 ET
- Wednesday: Weekly MBA Mortgage Index (prior 2.5%) at 7:00 ET; October Retail Sales (prior 0.7%) and Retail Sales ex-auto (prior 0.6%), October PPI (prior 0.5%), October Core PPI (prior 0.3%), and November Empire State Manufacturing (prior -4.6) at 8:30 ET; September Business Inventories (prior 0.4%) at 10:00 ET; and EIA crude oil inventories for week ending November 11 at 10:30 ET
- Thursday: Weekly Initial Claims (prior 217,000), Continuing Claims (prior 1.834 mln), October Import Price Index (prior 0.1%), Import Prices ex-oil (prior -0.2%), Export Price Index (prior 0.7%), Export Prices ex-agriculture (prior 1.0%), and Philadelphia Fed Survey (prior -9.0) at 8:30 ET; October Industrial Production (prior 0.3%) and Capacity Utilization (prior 79.7%) at 9:15 ET; November NAHB Housing Market Index (prior 40) at 10:00 ET; EIA natural gas inventories for week ending November 11 at 10:30 ET; and September Net Long-Term TIC Flows (prior $63.5 bln) at 16:00 ET
- Friday: October Housing Starts (prior 1.358 mln) and Building Permits (prior 1.473 mln) at 8:30 ET
US Stocks Watch Earnings and Event Watch
Earnings Highlights This Week:
Evercore ISI shows 404 S&P 500 companies had reported earnings as of Friday morning. Using updated projections based on earnings reports so far this period, the firm expects S&P 500 companies to report sales growth of 2.2% and earnings growth of 3.6% for the third quarter. That would mark the first-time companies have reported earnings growth since the fourth quarter of 2022.
“This week reminds investors that you can make money in stocks with interest rates at these levels or higher; it happened for a decade+ prior to the GFC,” Emanuel wrote in a research note on Friday.
“While we continue to view the medium term as challenged in light of earnings uncertainty, troubling geopolitics and the potential for recession, the rationale for remaining hedged in the here and now no longer applies.”
The Q3 2023 reporting season companies reporting this week.
- Monday includes Monday.com (MNDY), Fisker (FSR), Tyson Foods (TSN) and Tower Semiconductor (TSEM).
- Tuesday includes Aramark (ARMK), Canoo (GOEV) Home Depot (HD), On Holding AG (ONON), Sea Limited (SE), and Vipshop (VIPS).
- Wednesday includes TJX Companies (TJX), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Target (TGT), JD.com (JD), Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Fiserv (FI), JD.com (JD), and XPeng (XPEV).
- Thursday includes Walmart (WMT), Alibaba (BABA), Applied Materials (AMAT), Dolby (DLB), Gap (GPS), Macy’s (M), Ross Stores (ROST), Warner Music Group (WMG) and Macy’s (M).
- Friday includes BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings (BJ) and Spectrum Brands (SPB).
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.
Notable conferences running during the week include:
- Guidewire Software’s (GWRE) Investor Day
- UAE: Opening day of the Dubai Airshow, which runs until Friday
- Web Summit, the annual technology conference that will this year bring together over 1,000 industry speakers, begins in Lisbon, Portugal
- Atlassian’s (TEAM) ESG Forum.
- OPEC will publish its Monthly Oil Market Report.
- Archer Aviation (ACHR) will debut its Midnight aircraft at the Dubai Air Show. CEO Adam Goldstein will also deliver a keynote address as part of the show’s opening ceremony unveiling Archer’s plans to bring electric air taxis to the United Arab Emirates in 2026.
- BJ’s Restaurants’ (BJRI) Investor Day event.
- International Energy Agency November oil market report
- UK Growth Commission, led by former prime minister Liz Truss, publishes tax reform proposals ahead of the current government’s Autumn Statement
- Stride (LRN) Investor Day
- DraftKings (DKNG) Investor Day
- The three-day Nareit REITworld Investor Conference will begin. The event has led to share price gains for REIT stocks in the past. Some of the notable companies due to participate include Uniti Group (UNIT), Sabra Health Care REIT (SBRA), National Storage Affiliates Trust (NSA), and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT).
- ESPN BET will go live in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. ESPN will also start using official odds provided by ESPN BET across editorial and other content. Penn Entertainment (PENN) has secured the exclusive right to the ESPN Bet trademark for online sports betting in the U.S. for an initial 10-year term, which may be extended for additional 10 years upon mutual agreement.
- The two-day Needham Virtual Infrastructure, Data Analytics Software, & Cloud Communications Conference will include participation from Clearfield (CLFD), JFrog (FROG), Fabrinet (FN), Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT), and a long list of other companies from the tech sector.
- 11:00 a.m. Philip Morris International (PM) Chief Executive Officer Jacek Olczak will hold a presentation and Q&A session at the CECP CEO Investor Forum.
- Roblox’s (RBLX) Investor Day.
- Palestinian Territories: Independence Day celebrated in West Bank and Gaza
- Rupert Murdoch steps down as News Corp chair following today’s annual shareholders meeting, becoming chairman emeritus
- The UK’s Supreme Court considers whether the sale or advertising of trademarked goods on a foreign website infringes the relevant British and EU trade marks, relating to items that appeared on the Amazon ecommerce platform
- Annual meetings are also scheduled for Oracle (ORCL), Western Digital (WDC), Clorox (CLX), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL), and News Corporation (NWSA).
- US: President Joe Biden to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in San Francisco. The meeting of regional heads continues until Friday
- ARK Invest and 21Shares will launch a new suite of digital asset exchange-traded funds aimed at delivering long-term capital appreciation through strategic investments in Bitcoin (BTC-USD) and Ethereum (ETH-USD) futures contracts, and the application of blockchain technologies. The ETFs will include ARK 21Shares Active Bitcoin Futures Strategy ETF (ARKA), ARK 21Shares Active Ethereum Futures Strategy ETF (ARKZ), ARK 21Shares Active On-Chain Bitcoin Strategy ETF (ARKC) and ARK 21Shares Active Bitcoin Ethereum Strategy ETF (ARKY). Another ETF product called ARK 21Shares Blockchain and Digital Economy Innovation ETF (ARKD) will invest in equities of public companies within the blockchain industry
- FMC Corporation’s (FMC) Investor Day
- NMI Holding’s (NMIH) Investor Day.
- The tender offer on Eli Lilly’s (LLY) deal to acquire Point Biopharma Global (PNT) will expire.
- The D.A. Davidson Technology Summit will include participation by Aurora Innovation (AUR), Cars.com (CARS), Etsy (ETSY), FormFactor (FORM), Tenable (TENB), and Vivid Seats (SEAT).
- 1:00 p.m. The FTC will hold a closed door meeting that could result in a regulatory action.
- 2:00 p.m. Gap’s (GPS) Athleta will introduce new immersive brand experiences across iconic New York City destinations, including the High Line, Wollman Rink and the Soho Shopping District. The new series continues with stops in cities across North America in 2024, including Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and San Francisco.
- US deadline for Congress to pass legislation to keep the government open or face a partial shutdown of federal agencies
US IPO Week Ahead:
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