Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Dec 20 2021

Just five days to Christmas and markets are nervous. A live recap of what happened while we slept overnight and what lies ahead. We go through charts on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell, WTI Oil and Natural gas. Markets continued softer after yesterday’s reversal off all-time highs. Thin markets with a lot of fear bombs out there with multiple calls for a Santa rally blended in, before Christmas so be flat or nimble.

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The markets:

  • WTI futures selling continued – 2.47 at $67.90
  • Natural gas +.23 at 3.390 on weekend models
  • Apple sold off to around $168.40 – 2.74 reversal flowing on
  • The obsession remains the price of Apple for 3 trillion market is $182.86
  • U.S. Treasuries yields trade lower on safe haven flows. The 10-yr yield is unchanged at 1.40% while the 2-yr yield is down just two basis points to 0.62%. 
  • Moderna (MRNA 317.76, +22.96): +7.8% after announcing its booster candidates at 50 µg and 100 µg dose levels neutralized the Omicron variant in preliminary data.
  • Toyota will suspend operations at five factories in January due to the coronavirus and ongoing supply chain issues.
  • The People’s Bank of China lowered its one-year loan prime rate by five basis points to 3.80% and left its five-year rate unchanged.
  • Goldman Sachs cuts GDP view for Q1, Q2, and Q3 2022
  • EUR the strongest, NZD the weakest
  • USDJPY 113.57 -0.14
  • EURUSD 1.1264 +0.0025.
  • Spot gold down $-1.80 in my 0.10% $1796.10
  • Spot silver down $0.10 a month or 0.46% $22.24
  • Bitcoin is trading lower at $45,736. On Friday was trading around $47,100
  • In forex the CHF the strongest, AUD & NZD weakest
  • Japan’s Nikkei: -2.1%
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng: -1.9%
  • China’s Shanghai Composite: -1.1%
  • India’s Sensex: -2.1%
  • South Korea’s Kospi: -1.8%
  • Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries: -0.3%
  • STOXX Europe 600: -1.5%
  • Germany’s DAX: -1.9%
  • U.K.’s FTSE 100: -1.1%
  • France’s CAC 40: -1.1%
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB: -2.0%
  • Spain’s IBEX 35: -1.3%

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