Tuesday’s index prices went wild, generating multiple whipsaws as investors reacted to and tried to sort out the future ramifications of the CPI numbers. Unfrotunitally the big point swings may well continue into Wednesday as the market reacts to market-moving economic reports and a slew of earnings events to keep speculation volatility high. So plan carefully, as the significant point moves make it near impossible to hold onto a trading edge. Remember, cash is a position that protects your capital in these dangerous conditions.
While we slept, Asian markets reacted negatively to the hotter-than-expected CPI numbers seeing red across the board at the close. However, European markets trade mainly higher this morning seemly less concerned about possible inflationary economic impacts. Facing another big day of possible market-moving reports, the U.S. futures point to a lower open but rise from overnight lows waiting for retail sales figures.
Notable reports for Wednesday include ALB, ALKS, AIG, AWK, ADI, GOLD, BIIB, SAM, CF, CHH, CSCO, CYH, ET, EQIX, FSLY, FSR, GNRC, HL, IDCC, INFN, INVH, KHC, DNUT, LAD, MRO, MLM, NUS, NTR, PGRE, OC, RBLX, ROKU, RGLD, SGEN, SHOP, STAG, SUN, SPWR, SNPS, TTD, TWLO, UPWK, WH, & ZG.
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In reaction to yesterday’s CPI, the indexes went wild, producing multiple whipsaws as investors grappled with what it means for future rate increases and the possibility of an overall economic slowdown. However, despite the hefty price swings, current support and resistance levels held, leaving more questions than answers as we face another day of likely market-moving reports. Along with impactful economic reports such as retail sales and industrial production, we have a hectic day of earnings to keep prices volatility high and traders making speculative bets on the direction. So, once again, plan for the possibility of big index point moves and continue to watch for those quick, sharp whipsaws.