Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Dec 14 2021

A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, WTI Oil and Natural gas. Markets continued softer after yesterdays reversal from all time highs. Moves from Asian markets lower after China’s manufacturing province of Zhejiang suspended many business operations due to rising COVID-19 cases. The markets primed for PPI and a deluge of Central Bankers.

  • Enjoy live commentary from Our Trading Room at youtube as the day wraps up – feel free to like and share

One key thing to watch after the PPI release and the Fed meeting is how interest rate hike expectations change. At present Fed futures are pricing in 2 hikes next year.

Weekly Overview: Market Wrap – Stocks and Oil Take a Breather Ahead of US Inflation Report

The markets:

  • WTI futures off overnight highs up .24 at $71.22
  • Natural gas -.08 after yesterday’s weaker weather runs crumbled prices
  • Apple hanging around $176.90, up 1.20 from yesterday’s reversal close after upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Securities.
  • The obsession remains the price of Apple for 3 trillion market is $182.86
  • Adobe (ADBE 646.70, -11.60): -1.8% after downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan. 
  • Neogen (NEOG 44.99, +4.87): +12.1% after announcing it will combine 3M’s (MMM 176.40, +1.82, +1.0%) Food Safety business with its existing operations through a “Reverse Morris Trust” structure. The transaction implies an enterprise value for 3M’s Food Safety business of approximately $5.3 billion, including new debt. 
  • US yields higher ahead of the producer price index data to be released at 8:30 AM ET. The 2-yr yield is up one basis point to 0.65%, and the 10-yr yield is up two basis points to 1.44%. 
  • Spot gold down -$1.70 or -0.09% at $1783.90
  • Spot silver is down $0.18 -0.82% at $22.13
  • Bitcoin at $47,616. Near the 5 PM close yesterday the price is trading at $46,507.
  • In forex the EUR the strongest, JPY weakest
  • Japan’s Nikkei: -0.7%
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng: -1.3%
  • China’s Shanghai Composite: -0.5%
  • India’s Sensex: -0.3%
  • South Korea’s Kospi: -0.5%
  • Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries: UNCH.
  • STOXX Europe 600: +0.1%
  • Germany’s DAX: +0.1%
  • U.K.’s FTSE 100: +0.5%
  • France’s CAC 40: +0.1%
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB: +0.5%
  • Spain’s IBEX 35: +0.9%.

Overnight Stories in Depth

China CPI increased at its fastest pace since mid-2020 in the November

Banco Central do Brasil​ again aggressively hiked its benchmark interest rate by 1.5% to 9.25%.

Reserve Bank Of New Zealand TWI Re-Weighting Sees Chinese Yuan Higher and Australian Dollar Lower

U.S. And Israel To Discuss Military Drills For Different Iran Scenarios

The DIX Dark Index As a Proxy For Buying Activity Opportunities.

Visit Traders Market Weekly: Central Banker Deluge December 10 – 16 2021

for the daily calendar

Earnings Calendar For Today

Earnings BMO

  • $PRM Perimeter Solutions $HEXO Hexo Corp $MLVF Malvern $OCCI Ofs Credit $BLBX Blackboxstocks

Earnings AMC

  • $SKIL Skillsoft $CLSK Cleanspark $LVLU Lulus Fashion Lounge $OPTT Ocean Power Technologies $SEAC Seachange $MMMB Mamamancini’s $ASPU Aspen Group

Any questions please feel free to ask them below. Trade Smart!

Have a great trading day!


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