Wake Up Call – The Day Ahead Dec 29, 2021

Just two days to 2022 and markets take a breather. 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, Copper, WTI Oil and Natural gas. Markets have eyes on US economic releases particularly the Housing numbers and EIA Crude oil storage. Natural gas futures took back $4.00 with weather models. Thin markets with a lot of fear bombs out there with multiple calls for a Santa rally blended in, before New Year’s so be flat or nimble.

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The markets:

  • WTI futures consolidation continued – .32 at $75.72
  • Natural gas +.144 at 4.03 weather models & wholesale natural gas prices in Europe.
  • Apple testing near support at $179.00
  • The obsession remains the price of Apple for 3 trillion market is $182.86
  • U.S. Treasuries yields near their flat lines. The 2-yr yield is down one basis point to 0.74%, and the 10-yr yield is up one basis point to 1.49%.
  • The U.S. Dollar Index is up 0.1% to 96.26. 
  • Spot gold down 1801.60 -9.30
  • Spot silver flat 23.12 0.0
  • Bitcoin is trading down $46,810.
  • Japan’s Nikkei: -0.6%
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng: -0.8%
  • China’s Shanghai Composite: -0.9%
  • India’s Sensex: -0.2%
  • South Korea’s Kospi: -0.9%
  • Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries: +1.2%.
  • STOXX Europe 600: UNCH
  • Germany’s DAX: -0.4%
  • U.K.’s FTSE 100: +0.8%
  • France’s CAC 40: -0.1%
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB: -0.6%
  • Spain’s IBEX 35: -0.2%.

Visit Traders Market Weekly: Traders Market Weekly: Goodbye 2021 – TRADERS COMMUNITY for the daily calendar

Today’s economic data will be limited to Advance November readings for International Trade in Goods, Retail Inventories, and Wholesale Inventories at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by Pending Home Sales for November (consensus 0.6%) at 10:00 a.m. ET. and EIA Crude Oil Storage will be released at 10:30 am.

Overnight Stories in Depth

Japanese Industrial Production Surges to Record High 7.2% m/m In November – TRADERS COMMUNITY

Japan’s preliminary industrial production for November came in at 7.2% m/m much higher than the expected 4.8% m/m and the October reading of 1.8%. Two years ago, deep in the pandemic industrial production was -4.2% m/m. Production in the auto sector benefited from a global parts supply recovery, output of cars and other motor vehicles surged 43.1% for the month

Around The Barrel – Crude Oil and Gasoline Outlook – TRADERS COMMUNITY

WTI Oil futures have rallied back from the recent dump. Last week EIA reporting US Crude stocks in SPR fell to lowest since Nov 2002. Last Week crude drew -4715Kbbl (incl +1463kbbl build at Cushing). Gasoline stocks grew +5533kbbl. Utilization fell -.2% to 89.6%. Production 100k to 11,600 kbpd.

Into The Vortex – Natural Gas Storage Outlook – TRADERS COMMUNITY

Heading into Christmas and cold temperatures around us gas withdrawal season is in swing. While in Europe natural gas futures are back to near all-time highs again US natural gas futures are softer reacting to domestic weather models. Last week EIA reported a draw of -55 Bcf of working gas in storage lower than expected. With the global energy crisis LNG exports continue to grow but we balance supply shortages with deliverability.

Earnings Calendar for Today

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