COP Buys MRO and AAL Lowers Guidance

Markets started the short week off in a mixed and modest way.  SPY opened 0.14% higher, DIA opened down 0.19%, and QQQ gapped up 0.22%.  After that open, SPY and QQQ immediately faded that gap, recrossing below Friday’s close.  However, by 9:50 a.m. they were in a modest rally that eventually recrossed the open gap and then bobbed along the open level until 12:50 p.m. in the SPY and 1:40 p.m. in the QQQ.  At that point, both sold off sharply until 2:40 p.m.  Meanwhile, after the open, DIA sold off all day until that 2:40 p.m. point.  However, all three major index ETFs rallied that last 80 minutes of the day.  This action gave us Hammer type candles in all three. The SPY gave us a gap-up black-body Hammer that successfully retested the T-line (8ema).  At the same time, DIA printed a gap-down black-bodied large Hammer.  Finally, QQQ gave us a gap up white-bodied candle.  Once again, this all happened on well-below-average volume in all three major index ETFs.

On the day, eight of the 10 sectors were in the red with Industrials (-1.16%) was out in front leading the rest of the market lower.  At the same time, Energy (+1.27%) held up far better than the other sectors.  Meanwhile, SPY gained 0.07%, DIA fell -0.51%, and QQQ gained 0.37%.  VXX popped 2.13% to close at a still very low 11.49 and T2122 dropped but remains in (the lower part of) its midrange to close at 26.43.  Elsewhere, 10-year bond yields spiked to 4.542% and Oil (WTI) spiked 3.14% to close at $80.16 per barrel.  So, Tuesday was a divergent day for the market.  QQQ printed another all-time high close while DIA continued its pullback and SPY was in between those two.  However, there was clear indecision in all three major index ETFs, because all three gave us more wick than body.

The major economic news scheduled for Tuesday is limited to Conf. Board Consumer Confidence, which came in stronger than expected at 102.0 (compared to a forecast of 96.0 and the April reading of 97.5).

In Fed news, on Tuesday, Fed Governor Bowman told a Bank of Japan Conference that said she would have supported a later start or a more moderate pace of Fed Balance Sheet reduction.  Bowman said, “While it is important to slow the pace of balance sheet runoff as reserves approach ample levels, in my view we are not yet at that point.”  However, she continued, “In my view, it is important to continue to reduce the size of the balance sheet to reach ample reserves as soon as possible and while the economy is still strong … Doing so will allow the Federal Reserve to more effectively and credibly use its balance sheet to respond to future economic and financial shocks.”  At the same even, Cleveland Fed President Mester indicated more lengthy Fed statements about the economy would be useful.  She said, “While simpler is often seen as a virtue, it can also be a detriment,” … “With short statements, each word takes on added significance.”  Mester continued, “In my view, it would be preferable for policymakers to take control of the narrative by using more words to describe the current assessment of economic developments, how they have influenced the outlook, and the risks to that outlook.”  Later, back in the US, Minneapolis Fed President Kashkari told CNBC that the FOMC should wait before cutting rates.  He said, “Many more months of positive inflation data, I think, to give me confidence that it’s appropriate to dial back,” (It is worth noting that Kashkari had forecast only two cuts in his “dot” back in April.  However, the average of the dot plots was calling for three quarter-point cuts in 2024.)

After the close, HEI reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  (Both were gains quarter-on-quarter with a revenue gain of 39% versus the same quarter in 2023.)

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In stock news, on Tuesday, activist investor Elliott Management disclosed that it has amassed a $2.5 billion stake in TXN.  Elliott urged the chipmaker to improve its free cash flow by implementing a “dynamic capacity management strategy.”  (Elliott was telling TXN to outsource manufacturing, where contracts can be canceled without leaving idle assets on the books, rather than building plants.)  At the same time, Chinese EV-maker Byd launched a new hybrid vehicle, moving into markets previously dominated by TM (Toyota) and VLKAF (Volkswagen).  This new vehicle will have a 1,250-mile range between refueling or recharging.  In related news, VLKAF also announced a low-cost all electric vehicle to be developed in partnership with Renault to compete with China’s Byd and TSLA in Chinese markets.  At the same time, SMNEY (Siemens Energy) announced 4,100 job cuts globally from its wind turbine division, which is around 15% of its workforce.  Reportedly, either all or the vast majority of these will be in Europe and in particular Spain.  Later, CNBC confirmed previous rumors that GOOGL is well into talks to buy HUBS.  At the same time, CPB announced it is cutting 415 jobs (from a workforce of 14,500).  TMUS announced it had agreed to acquire USM for $4.4 billion.  The deal includes TMUS obtaining customers, stores, but only 30% of USM’s wireless spectrum.  (It is worth noting that VZ was also in the bidding to make this acquisition.) 

Elsewhere, healthcare industry analysts dramatically increased market size predictions for the GLP-1 weight-loss drugs (currently from NVO and LLY).  Up until Tuesday, most said the market would reach $100 billion annually by the early 2030s.  Now, in most part based on increased production by NVO and LLY, analysts expect the sales of GLP-1 type drugs to reach $150 billion by then with some saying $131 billion per year by 2028.  Later, VZ announced it added CMCSA’s Peacock streaming service, as well as YouTube Premium on various plans.  After the close, AAL cut its Q2 profit forecast. (AAL shares fell 4% in after-hours trading.)  At the same time, UAL reaffirmed its Q2 forecast.  After the close, HES shareholders approved the $53 billion merger (sale) to CVX.  Later, Bloomberg reports that despite dour predictions and TSLA slashing workers, six of the 10 largest electric vehicle makers reported blockbuster sales growth, ranging from 56% HYMLF (Hyundai-Kia) to 86% (F) in Q1 2024 versus Q1 2023.  The report says April sales (yet to be released) came in hot as well. 

In stock legal and governmental news, on Tuesday, NKE partially won its second appeal on a lawsuit against smaller competitor ADDYY (Adidas).  The German court ruled that NKE can include three stripes on some of its trouser design.  (A lower court ruled that having two or three stripes would violate Adidas trademark back in 2022.)  Later, a US appeals court announced it will hear legal challenges to the new law that requires China-based TikTok to sell to a US-based firm by January 19 or face a ban, in September.  At the same time, the US Dept. of State “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism” has ramped up pressure on META, GOOGL, MSFT, TikTok, and the former Twitter according to Bloomberg.  The Envoy (Lipstadt) requested that the companies to each designate an employee to address antisemitism issues and conduct training.  Lipstadt also pressed the platforms to crack down on anti-Semitic posts.  After the close, the Treasury Dept. set a minimum bid of $492 million for next week’s auction of the stock warrants it received from US airlines in exchange for COVID-19 assistance in 2020 and 2021.  ($54 billion in aid was issued to AAL, DAL, UAL, LUV, and smaller airlines.  $14 billion has already been repaid.)  Meanwhile, Poland signed a $735 million contract to buy JASSM-ER missiles from LMT.

Overnight, Asian markets leaned heavily to the down side with only two of the 12 exchanges hanging onto green territory.  Meanwhile, Hong Kong (-1.83%), South Korea (-1.67%), and Australia (-1.30%) led the region lower.  In Europe, we see red across the board at midday.  The CAC (-1.05%), DAX (-0.66%), and FTSE (-0.27%) lead the region lower in early afternoon trade.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a red start to the morning.  The DIA implies a -0.65% open, SPY is implying a -0.68% open, and QQQ implies a -0.73% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are up to 4.568% and Oil (WTI) is up three-quarters of a percent to $80.42 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Wednesday are limited to Fed Beige Book (2 p.m.) and API Weekly Crude Oil Stocks (4:30 p.m.).  However, we also hear from Fed members Williams (1:45 p.m.) and Bostic (7 p.m.).  The major earnings reports scheduled for before the open are limited to ANF, AAP, BMO, CHWY, and DKS.  Then, after the close, A, AEO, CPRI, HPQ, NOAH, NTNX, OKTA, PSTG, CRM, and UHAL report. 

In economic news later this week, on Thursday, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims, April Goods Trade Balance, April Retail Inventories, Preliminary Q1 GDP, Preliminary Q1 GDP Price Index, and Preliminary Q1 PCE Prices, April Pending Home Sales, EIA Crude Oil Inventories, and Fed Balance Sheet are reported.  We also hear from Fed member Williams.  Finally, on Friday, we get April Core PCE Price Index, April PCE Price Index, April Personal Spending, and May Chicago PMI.  We also head from Fed member Bostic.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Thursday, BBY, BIRK, BURL, CAL, CM, CBRL, DG, FL, HRL, KSS, RY, SPTN, COO, COST, DELL, GPS, GES, MRVL, NTAP, JWN, ULTA, VEEV, and ZS report.  Finally, on Friday, DOOO reports.

So far this morning, ANF, CHWY, and DKS reported beats on both the revenue and the earnings line.  Meanwhile, BMO beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  At the same time, AAP missed on both the top and bottom lines.

In miscellaneous news, the CTA (Commodity Trading Advisors, who are the client advisors for major banks, funds, and financial advisors) increased their equity exposure to an all-time high.  The bias toward stocks is now in the 96th percentile, which may be a contrary indicator for markets.  (In essence, there is nothing they can do other than stand pat or recommend other assets in the future…like after May.  That could lead to selling pressure as money is moved into things other than stocks.)  In an unrelated story (because the CTA report is backward looking), interest rates spiked on Tuesday as the Treasury auction for 5-year notes saw lower-than-expected demand, which led to higher-than-expected yield for $70 billion in bonds.  Elsewhere, nearly a million customers are without power in TX, KY, and AR after storms.  This was up from 750k early in the day Tuesday.

In late-breaking news, COP announced it has agreed to buy MRO in an all-stock deal worth $17.1 billion.  The combination will strengthen COP’s shale oil business.  The announcement said the deal is expected to close in Q4.  Elsewhere in the Oil industry, the Wall Street Journal reports that Saudi Aramco is seeking to sell between $10 billion and $20 billion in additional stock.  (Aramco raised $29.4 billion in its IPO in the Saudi Arabian stock market back in 2019, which despite being in a small exchange was the largest IPO in history.)

With that background, it looks as if markets are decidedly bearish this morning in the premarket. All three major index ETFs gapped lower in the early session and have printed black-bodied candles since then. QQQ and DIA are decisive with large black bodies and little wick, but SPY remains less decisive with plenty of wick in its premarket candle. (It is worth noting that SPY has crossed below its T-line this morning and DIA is very stretched below its own 8ema.) Bear in mind that we still have a heavy data week ahead, but not so much today. GDP comes in Thursday and PCE on Friday with a sprinkling of Fed talkers on every day.) The bulls remain in control in the QQQ, with the Bears in control in DIA and SPY somewhere in the middle in the short-term. At the same time, the mid-term remains very bullish and the longer-term market also remains Bullish. In terms of extension, DIA is over-cooked to the downside. The other two major index ETFs are not over extended from their T-lines. The T2122 indicator is back in the lower end of its mid-range. So, the bottom line is that the market has room to run either way if the Bulls or Bears can gather the momentum. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, nine of the 10 are in the red this morning. Only NVDA (+0.72%), the biggest dog, is holding onto green with AMD (-1.24%) and TSLA (-1.08%) leading the rest lower. (Bear in mind that NVDA is by far the largest daily mover, trading almost $44 billion in stock each day on average while TSLA is a distant second at $11 billion per day in stock traded.)

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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1-Day Settlement Starts And Big Data Week

Marketed opened higher on Friday as SPY gapped up 0.35%, DIA opened 0.13% higher, and QQQ gapped up 0.36%.  From there, SPY and QQQ rallied higher until 11:15 a.m.  At that point, both grounds sideways in a tight range the rest of the day.  Meanwhile, after the open, DIA just meandered sideways until 2:15 p.m. when it very modestly sold off the for 45 minutes and the ground sideways in a very tight range the last hour of the day.  QQQ remained well above its T-line while SPY crossed back above its own.  DIA stayed well below its T-line without even an attempt to retest.  This action gave us white-bodied, Bullish Harami / Spinning Top candles in the QQQ and SPY with a black-bodied, Harami Doji in the DIA. (All of these indicate indecision.) This all happened on far-below-average volume in all three major index ETFs.

On the day, nine of the 10 sectors were in the green with Utilities (+1.11%), Consumer Cyclical (1.08%), and Basic Materials (+1.06%) in front leading the rest of the market higher.  At the same time, Healthcare (-0.08%) was the only red sector (barely) lagging well behind the other nine. Meanwhile, SPY gained 0.67%, DIA was flat at -0.01%, and QQQ gained 0.95%.  VXX fell just under 3% to close at a very low 11.25 and T2122 popped up into the center of its midrange to close at 53.42.  Elsewhere, 10-year bond yields fell slightly to 4.467% and Oil (WTI) gained 1.20% to close at $77.79 per barrel. So, Friday was a modestly divergent rest day.  The SPY and QQQ saw Bulls bounce back a good part of Thursday’s losses, but still printed inside day candles. In fact, QQQ closed at a new all-time high close and 0.27% from its all-time high.  At the same time, DIA was clearly the weakest and both indecisive and flat after a very modest intraday run up. 

For the week, QQQ was again the leader, up for a 5th straight week (+1.37%) on the week) and well above its T-line (8ema).  Meanwhile, SPY printed a flat (-0.00%) long-legged Doji after four straight up weeks…again, well above its T-line.  However, DIA (-2.33%) gave us a huge down black candle on the week, closing at its weekly T-line after four up weeks..

The major economic news scheduled for Friday included April Core Durable Goods, which came in appreciably stronger than expected at +0.4% (compared to a forecast of +0.1% and March’s reading of +0.2%).  At the same time, the headline April Durable Goods came in down a tick but far above expectations at +0.7% (versus a forecast of -0.9% and March’s +0.8% value).  Later, Michigan Consumer Sentiment was a bit stronger than anticipated at 69.1 (compared to a 67.4 forecast and previous reading).  At the same time, Michigan Consumer Expectations were also better and expected at 68.8 (versus a forecast and previous reading of 66.5).  In terms of inflation, Michigan 1-Year Inflation Expectations were up a tick to +3.3% (compared to a forecast of +3.5% but above the previous +3.2%).  Finally, Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations was flat at +3.0% (versus a forecast of +3.1% and in line with the prior +3.0% value).

In Fed news, Fed Governor Waller spoke Friday.  He talked about the R-star interest rate (which is the theoretical short-term interest rate that would exist if the economy is at full employment and inflation is stable).  Waller said this rate may have increased from the past and may increase in the future.  The reason that change is important, is that if that interest rate did rise, then the Fed’s 2% inflation target would be too low.  (In other words, Waller was saying that it may be that if the Fed does drive inflation to 2%, that would cause economic contraction on its own, because inflation would be below the stable economy rate.  With that background, we can go to Waller’s comments.

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Waller said, “There has been a lot of debate during the past year as to whether or not ‘R-star’ has increased.”  He went on to explain, that in the historically, R-star declined over the longer-term.  However, in recent years, demographic shifts, accelerated US Treasury borrowing (government spending and Fed pandemic policies), and changes to technology have reversed that trend.  If that trend did reverse, this would mean that the stable economy inflation rate has gone up.  Government spending could be a key trigger.  Waller said, “If the growth in the supply of U.S. Treasuries begins to outstrip demand, this will mean lower prices and higher yields, which will put upward pressure on R-star.” (Meaning the Fed would need to adjust its inflation target upward.)  On a related topic, Waller said, “Notwithstanding the drumbeat of warnings from some that the U.S. dollar is in danger of losing its primacy in global trade and finance, it remains by a very large margin the world’s reserve currency.” He concluded, “U.S. government debt, likewise, remains the primary form of low-risk asset, which is reflected in the huge stock of Treasury securities held as foreign exchange reserves around the world.”

In stock news, on Friday, FDX announced it had resumed service to Ukraine after a two-year hiatus of service.  (Services to Russia and Belarus remain suspended.)  At the same time, LLY announced it is investing $5.3 billion to expand manufacturing for its high-demand anti-obesity drugs Zepbound and Mounjaro at its Lebanon, IN plant.  Later, BA announced it had updated its employee initial training to include 1-2 weeks of additional quality skills.  In a related story, BA said it has seen a six-fold increase in product and service safety submissions from employees in the first two months of 2024.  (After the January 5 incident with the ALK flight 737 MAX 9 having a door plug blow out during flight.)  At the same time, Indian e-commerce company Flipkart told Reuters that as part of its latest funding round, both WMT and GOOGL will be joining as a minority investors.  (GOOGL will take a $350 million position while WMT will invest $600 million.)  Later, WMT and COF announced they are ending their consumer credit card agreement (COF was the exclusive issuer of WMT-branded credit cards).  This comes after WMT had sued and won a ruling it could end the relationship after WMT accused COF of being slow to process transactions and replace lost cards.  At the same time, C asked 600 employees to return to the office rather than continue to work remotely.  Later, (in perhaps the most BA headline ever) BA said it has convinced NASA to allow BA proceeding with the launch of its first crewed Starliner.  This comes despite BA not having solved the helium leak that caused a scratch of the launch three times. The new launch date is June 1.

In stock legal and governmental news, on Friday, the NHTSA said it had learned of nine more incidents that raise concerns about GOOGL’s Waymo self-driving vehicles.  This followed the agency’s opening of an investigation after 22 reports of robotaxies violating traffic laws and 17 “unexpected behaviors” that resulting in collisions.  Later, NVAX told Reuters that it has advanced a new version of its COVID-19 vaccine that is targeted on the new JN.1 (aka KP.2) variant that has become dominant in the US over the last month.  NVAX said it expects the FDA advisers to discuss their vaccine as well as those from PFE and BTNX as well as MRNA at a June 5 meeting.  (NVAX said it will take the companies 100 days or more to manufacture an adequate supply for the market.)  At the same time, the UAW filed a complaint with the NRLB against MBGAF.  The complaint alleges the employee vote (which the union lost 44% to 56%) was unfair due to relentless anti-union campaign by management and seeks a second vote.

After the close, META submitted proposed changed to its UK privacy compliance proposals.  Also after hours, the US FDA advisory panel voted 7-4 against the use of NVO’ weekly insulin drug in patients with Type 1 diabetes. (The FDA itself could still approve, but very seldom goes against the advisory panel recommendation.)  Later, families of the 2022 elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX filed suit against META, ATVI (which is now MSFT) and a gunmaker.  The suit alleges the companies cooperated to market dangerous weapons to impressionable teens, including the Uvalde shooter.  Still later, two chemical companies and a plastics industry group filed suit against the CA Attorney General seeking to block the AG from subpoenaing documents related to plastic waste and its disposal.  At the same time, the US Trade Representative said it has extended Section 301 tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese imports from 77 categories through May 31, 2025.  However, the agency also said that the tariff exclusions for 102 other categories will fall away as they expire next month.

 Overnight, Asian markets were slanted toward the red side.  Only two of the 12 exchanges held onto green.  Meanwhile, Shenzhen (-1.23%) paced the losses (out in front of the next biggest loser by more than six-tenths of a percent).  In Europe, a similar picture is taking shape at midday with just two of 15 bourses in the green.  The CAC (-0.56%), DAX (-0.01%), and FTSE (-0.26%) lead the region lower in early afternoon trade.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a mixed start.  The DIA implies a -0.11% open, the SPY is implying a +0.11% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.24% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are just below flat at 4.463% and Oil (WTI) is up by 1.70% to $79.04 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Tuesday is limited to Conference Board Consumer Confidence (10 a.m.).  We also hear from Fed Governor Bowman and Fed member Mester (both at 12:55 a.m.) and Kashkari (9:55 a.m.).  The major earnings reports scheduled for before the open are limited to BNS, DAC, ESLT, and MOMO.  Then, after the close, HEI reports. 

In economic news later this week, on Wednesday we get the Fed Beige Book, API Weekly Crude Oil Stocks, as well as hearing from Fed members Williams and Bostic.  Then Thursday, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims, April Goods Trade Balance, April Retail Inventories, Preliminary Q1 GDP, Preliminary Q1 GDP Price Index, and Preliminary Q1 PCE Prices, April Pending Home Sales, EIA Crude Oil Inventories, and Fed Balance Sheet are reported.  We also hear from Fed member Williams.  Finally, on Friday, we get April Core PCE Price Index, April PCE Price Index, April Personal Spending, and May Chicago PMI.  We also head from Fed member Bostic.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Wednesday we hear from ANF, AAP, BMO, CHWY, DKS, A, AEO, CPRI, HPQ, NOAH, NTNX, OKTA, PSTG, CRM, and UHAL.  Then Thursday, BBY, BIRK, BURL, CAL, CM, CBRL, DG, FL, HRL, KSS, RY, SPTN, COO, COST, DELL, GPS, GES, MRVL, NTAP, JWN, ULTA, VEEV, and ZS report.  Finally, on Friday, DOOO reports.

So far this morning, BNS and ESLT reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  However, MOMO missed (big time) on both the top and bottom lines.  DAC reported closer to the opening bell.

In miscellaneous news, TX electricity use broke the May record for the second time in just the week on Friday.  Friday’s 72,550 megawatts topped Monday’s 72,261mw.  The forecast is for the record to be broken again Monday.  (The all-time peak usage in TX is 85,508mw in August 2023.)  Elsewhere, another human case of bird flu was found in MI (the second found in the state).  Meanwhile, reports from China indicate that AAPL is staging a bit of a comeback in that country.  Official data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology say that iPhone sales popped up 52% in April after heavy retailer discounts and AAPL slashing prices.  (AAPL is up more than 2% in premarket on the news.)

In other news, on Sunday, TSN was hit with a damning report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.  The report, entitled “Waste Deep” said that between 2018 and 2022, TSN dumped 371.72 million pounds of pollutants into US waterways, most concerningly ammonia and phosphorous.  (More than half of that was in just the states of NE, MO, and IL.)  The largest portion of this coming from industrial cleaners used on machines and carcasses.  Interestingly, this is a dramatic undercount, since the data came from only 41 or TSN’s 123 US plants.  However, TSN responded by saying its waste disposal complies with EPA and state regulations (other than a few instances).  This is probably true since those rules have not been updated since the turn of the century and even more worryingly, only about 10% of all meat processing plants in the US are required to comply with the usually-stricter EPA rules.  (This in a nod to cutting the regulatory bourdon on businesses.) 

With that background, it looks as if markets are indecisive as traders come back from the long weekend. The SPY and QQQ gapped higher to start the premarket, but have printed indecisive, wicky candles since then. At the same time DIA started the early session flat and had put in a small black-bodied candle from that point. Bear in mind that coming into a heavy data short week and ending May, the SPY and QQQ are at or very near all-time highs and DIA is about 2.5% away. The point is that the Bulls could look to end May on an up note. At any rate, SPY and QQQ are well above their T-line and DIA is below its own 8ema. The bulls remain in control in the short-term and even the DIA can be seen as nothing but a pullback in an uptrend. At the same time, the mid-term is also very bullish and the longer-term market remains very Bullish. In terms of extension, none of the three major index ETFs are too far extended from the T-line. The T2122 indicator is also back in the center of its mid-range. So, the bottom line is that the market has room to run if either the Bulls or Bears can gather the momentum. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, they are evenly split between green and red. However, the biggest movers are all on the green side with NVDA (+3.03%), AAPL (+1.86%), and AMD (+1.28%) out front dragging the QQQ higher again today. (The biggest loser among the 10 is TSLA at -0.87% at this point.)

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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TC2000 Discount

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🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Thursday Belonged to Bears After Gap Up

Stocks gapped higher on the AI coming from NVDA’s blowout earnings report and forecast.  SPY gapped up 0.59%, DIA opened just 0.07% higher, and QQQ gapped up 1.07%.  However, this was a Bull trap as all three major index ETFs sold off sharply until 10 a.m.  From there, all three chopped sideways until 12:30 p.m. when the next leg of sharp selloff began.  That selloff lasted until 3 p.m. when DIA began a sideways grind for the last hour while SPY and DIA bounced modestly the last hour.  This action gave up large black-body candles with lower wicks in the case of SPY and QQQ (less so in the DIA).  DIA recrossed and fell significantly below its T-line (8ema). At the same time, SPY crossed just below its T-line.  However, QQQ retested and bounced up off its T-line.  Once again, this all happened on less-than-average volume in all three major index ETFs.  (Although, it should be noted that DIA was closer to average than the other two.)

On the day, all 10 sectors were in the red with Utilities (-2.11%) far out in front leading the rest of the market lower.  At the same time, Technology (-0.55%), buoyed by NVDA’s huge +9.32% showing, held up better than all other sectors.  Meanwhile, SPY lost 0.73%, DIA lost a huge 1.50%, and QQQ lost 0.44%.  VXX gained 1.40% to close at still very low 11.59 and T2122 dropped out of the midrange and into its oversold territory at 14.40.  Elsewhere, 10-year bond yields climbed to 4.477% and Oil (WTI) fell 0.90% to close at $76.87 per barrel.  So, overall, Thursday was a Bull Trap Day where the Bears were in charge all day after a gap higher.  It might be worth noting that all 30 of the DIA were negative, 449 of the SPY’s 503 stocks were in the red, and 83 of the 101 stocks in the QQQ were down. With that said, DIA was clearly the weakest, giving up potential support levels and printing by far the largest black candle.

The major economic news scheduled for Thursday included Building Permits, which came in down but exactly as expected at 1.440 million (compared to a 1.440 million forecast and the previous 1.467 million reading).  At the same time, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims came in lower than predicted at 215k (versus a 220k forecast and a 223k prior week value).  On the ongoing front, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims were up but exactly as anticipated at 1,794k (compared to the 1,794k forecast and up from the previous week’s 1,786k).  Later, S&P Global Mfg. PMI was a bit stronger than expected at 50.9 (versus a 50.0 forecast and previous reading). At the same time, S&P Global Services PMI were reported as stronger than predicted at 54.8 (compared to a forecast of 51.2 and the April 51.3 value).  Together, these last two gave us an S&P Global Composite PMI that was better than anticipated at 54.4 (versus the 51.1 forecast and the 51.3 April reading).  Later, April New Home Sales were weaker than expected at 634k (compared to the 677k forecast and 665k March number).  Then, after the close, the Fed Balance Sheet showed another decrease, now at $7.300 trillion (versus the prior week’s $7.304 trillion).

In Fed news, Atlanta Fed President Bostic told a Stanford University audience that the Us is not out of the woods on inflation yet.  Bostic said, “We’re not past the worry point in terms of inflation getting back to our target.”  However, he did suggest that inflation is still on a slow pace toward the FOMC goal, saying, “The couple of inflation numbers suggest it’s going back to 2%, but going slow.”  He continued, “Job growth has been robust … which tells me there’s still a lot of energy in the economy.  We’re not at risk today, I don’t think, of falling into a contractionary environment.”  Bostic concluded, “It might be that we have to be a little more patient and be more certain that inflation is on its way (to the Fed’s 2% goal).”

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In stock news, on Thursday, WMT countered TGT’s announcement of price cuts on 5,000 items (from earlier this week) by saying that WMT has already cut prices on 7,000 products.  The “Bentonville behemoth” noted deflationary trends in general merchandise in doing so.  At the same time, Reuters reported that talks related to a potential GOOGL acquisition of HUBS are continuing.  (The potential for such a deal was reported in April, with the aim of allowing GOOGL to be better positioned against MSFT’s cloud-based applications offerings.)  Later, the Chairman of MS announced he will step down at the end of the year.  At the same time, Bloomberg reported that CVS is seeking a private equity partner to fund the growth if its Oak Street Health (a primary care provider CVS bough in 2023).  After the close, PARA and CHTR announced a multi-year content distribution deal.  Also after the close, TSLA omitted its previous goal of delivering 20 million vehicles a year by the end of the decade.  The omission came in its latest impact report, published late Thursday.  (Analysts suggested this reflects on the company’s failure to deliver a more affordable $25k electric vehicle, but may also hint at the company’s shift toward a focus on robotaxis.)

In stock legal and governmental news, MDLZ was fined $365.72 million by EU antitrust regulators for impeding cross-border trade.  (MDLZ was found to have prevented retailers from freely sourcing products and forbidding its distributors from competing in areas beyond their assigned portion of the EU.)   At the same time, it was reported that MRNA, PFE, and BNTX are in talks with the multiple governments related to vaccines after more human cases of H5N1 Bird Flu have been found in the US and Australia.  Later, as predicted, the US Dept. of Justice filed suit (along with 30 states, including polar opposites CA and TX, and the District of Columbia) seeking to force a breakup of LYV from Ticketmaster, which LYV bought in 2010.  The suit alleges LYV monopolizes the ticket market, driving up prices and also hurting artists.  At the same time, a jury in Chicago ruled in favor of GSK and said that the plaintiffs had failed to prove the company’s Zantac drug was the cause of her cancer.  Later, NSC agreed to pay a $15 million civil penalty for future cleanup costs and $57.1 million in past cleanup costs related to the railroad’s 2023 train derailment and chemical spill in East Palestine, OH.

Elsewhere, the FAA said Thursday that BA faces a “long road” to address safety and quality issues.  The company must deliver its plan to address “systemic quality-control issues” on May 30.  Those problems caused the FAA to prohibit expansion of 737 MAX production and implemented additional on-site inspectors and audits of BA production after a myriad of problems.  At the same time, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (McCaul) warned that the MSFT deal with UAE-backed AI firm G42 could involved the transfer of sophisticated ships and tools abroad.  The TX GOP Rep. said the deal may pose a national security risk given Chinese interests in UAE. McCaul said he will demand a comprehensive briefing from the Dept. of Commerce, which must approve licenses for the deal.  Later, the FDA advisory committee recommended the approval of GH’s blood test for colon or rectal cancer.  After the close, the SEC approved applications from Nasdaq, CBOE and NYSE to list ETFs tied to the spot price of cryptocurrency Ether.  Later, JPM confirmed reported from earlier in the week that it will pay a $100 million fine to the CFTC related to trade reporting lapses.

After the close, DECK, INTU, ROST, and WDAY reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  However, CVCO missed on both the top and bottom line.  It is worth noting that WDAY lowered its forward guidance.

Overnight, Asian markets were red across the board.  Hong Kong (-1.38%), South Korea (-1.26%), Shenzhen (-1.23%), and Japan (-1.17%) led the region lower.  In Europe, we see the same picture taking shape at midday, but on much more modest moves so far.  The CAC (-0.17%), DAX (-0.37%), and FTSE (-0.41%) lead the region lower in early afternoon trade.  Meanwhile, in the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a green start to the morning.  The DIA implies a modest +0.10% open, the SPY is implying a +0.27% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.29% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are up a bit to 4.479% and Oil (WTI) is off by half a percent to $76.55 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Friday, April Core Durable Goods and April Durable Goods (both at 8:30 a.m.), Michigan Consumer Sentiment, Michigan Consumer Expectations, Michigan 1-Year Inflation Expectations, and Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (all at 10 a.m.).  We also hear from Fed Governor Waller at 9:35 a.m.  The major earnings reports scheduled for before the open are limited to BAH.  There are no reported scheduled for after the close. 

So far this morning, BAH has reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.

In miscellaneous news, mortgage rates fell for the third consecutive week.  The US national average 30-year fixed-rate conforming mortgage fell below 7% to 6.94% (down from last week’s 7.02%).  Meanwhile, NVDA added more than $200 billion in market cap Thursday on its huge post-earnings stock price gains.  At the same time, Elon Musk announced that he no longer supports US tariffs on Chinese EVs.  Musk’s about face is speculated to be related to China’s treatment of TSLA.  Elsewhere, two US Senate Committees (Democrat majority) launched investigations into ex-President Trumps “quid pro quo” offer to rollback a series of environmental protections…in return for $1 billion in campaign donations from the oil industry.  (Leaders of OXY, CTLR, and ET held a Trump fundraiser in Houston after the offer.)  Finally, Fidelity said Thursday that the number of 401(k) accounts with a balance of more than $1 million that they house jumped 15% in Q1, reaching a record level.  Better yet, they say that number has increased another 43% since March.

In late-breaking news, the CEO of BA told investors to be prepared for plane deliveries not to improve in Q2 versus the dismal Q1 numbers.  He also said the company has already burned through $4 billion in cash in Q1 and expects the number for Q2 to be “a little worse.”  In fact, the new CEO (West) says BA will burn cash throughout 2024 as it tries to recover from massive safety and quality problems.  Elsewhere, CNBC reports the Commerce Dept. has $6 billion left of the $52 billion allocated by the CHIPS Act (meant to spur growth of US semiconductor design and manufacture (to reduce the US current dependence on foreign chip makers).  CNBC reports the remaining money will be allocated in smaller award directed toward smaller companies.  600 have submitted grant requests with only nine awarded so far. Commerce Sec. Raimondo said that 85% of the remaining money will be awarded by year end.  (Contrast the US’s $52 billion program with a new program approved this week in South Korea and aiming at doing the same for that country.  South Korea’s program is $19 billion in size. For reference, South Korea’s GDP is under $1.7 trillion while the US GDP is nearly $29 trillion.)

As a reminder, remember that Monday is a holiday and markets will be closed.  Also keep in mind that this is Friday…payday…and time to prepare your account for the long weekend news cycle. Finally, also make note the US securities market will begin its 1-day trade settlement (called “T+1”) down from the current 3-day settlement next week.  This change begins Tuesday, May 28.  (Also note that some analysts are nervous over the stress on the system of clearinghouses and brokerages.)

With that background, it looks like the Bulls are trying to claw back some ground after Thursday’s post-open bearish run. All three major index ETFs are printing white body, inside day type candles in the premarket with QQQ the strongest (no wick) and DIA the weakest (a Doji). Yesterday’s candles were definitely ugly. However, we need to bear in mind that SPY is only three-quarters of a percent from its all-time high close, QQQ is less than 0.20% below its all-time high close, but DIA is a bit more than 2.26% from its all-time high close. The point is that one or even a few bad candles hardly change the character of this market. The bulls remain in control beyond the very, very short term. In fact, the early session action has SPY joining QQQ back above their T-lines (8ema) with DIA still well below its own. So, the short-term trend remains bullish (except on the DIA). At the same time, the mid-term is also very bullish and the longer-term market remains very Bullish. In terms of extension, after Thursday, SPY and QQQ are not extended at all from the T-line. However, DIA is over-extended to the downside and needs a pause or bounce. The T2122 indicator returned to the upper half of its oversold area. So, the bottom line is that the market has more room to run for the Bulls than Bears but both camps could still move at least some if they find momentum. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, again all 10 are well into the green at this point this morning with that biggest dog NVDA (+1.06%) and AI competitor AMD (+0.91%) out front dragging the QQQ higher again today.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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Huge Beat By NVDA Has Bulls Running

Markets opened just a little bit lower on Wednesday with SPY opening down 0.15%, DIA gapping down 0.23%, but QQQ opening 0.04% higher.  From there, all three major index ETFs meandered sideways in a tight range until 1:30 p.m.  Then a stiff selloff took all three to their lows of the day at 2:45 p.m.  From there the SPY, DIA, and QQQ rallied modestly, in waves, into the close.  This action gave us black-bodied indecisive candles in all three major index ETFs.  The QQQ printed a long-legged Doji, the SPY printed a Bear Doji Harami, and the DIA printed a black Spinning Top.  The DIA also retested and closed pennies below its T-line (8ema).  Again, this all happened on very low volume in all three major index ETFs.

On the day, eight of the 10 sectors were in the red with Basic Materials (-1.71%) and Energy (-1.69%) well out front leading the way lower.  Meanwhile, Healthcare (+0.22%) held up better than the other sectors.  At the same time, SPY lost 0.29%, DIA lost 0.53%, and QQQ lost just 0.02%.  VXX gained 2.14% to close at still very low 11.43 and T2122 dropped further into the lower half of its mid-range at 41.67.  In other markets, 10-year bond yield was up very slightly to 4.424% and Oil (WTI) fell 1.74% to close at $77.29 per barrel.  So, overall, Wednesday was another day of consolidation, or in the case of DIA, a mild pullback.  However, it is worth noting that all three of them are still less than one percent from their all-time high closes. 

The major economic news scheduled for Wednesday included April Existing Home Sales, which came in a bit lower than expected at 4.14 million (compared to a forecast of 4.21 million and March’s 4.19 million reading).  Later, EIA Weekly Crude Oil Inventories showed an unexpected increase of 1.825 million barrels (versus a forecast of a 2.400-million-barrel drawdown and the prior week’s 2.508-million-barrel draw). 

In Fed news, the May 1 Fed Meeting Minutes indicated the FOMC had worries about the progress on inflation.  The report said, “Participants observed that while inflation had eased over the past year, in recent months there had been a lack of further progress toward the Committee’s 2 percent objective.”  They clarified that, “The recent monthly data had showed significant increases in components of both goods and services price inflation.”  The minutes also showed that “various participants mentioned a willingness to tighten policy further should risks to inflation materialize in a way that such an action became appropriate.”  Interestingly, immigration was mentioned on multiple occasions as a good thing for the economy, saying it had helped sustain consumption and was helping ease the labor market.  In regards to the Fed Balance Sheet, the minutes said, “Almost all participants expressed support for the decision to begin to slow the pace of decline of the Federal Reserve’s securities holdings in June.”  It went on, “A few participants indicated that they could have supported a continuation of the current pace of balance sheet runoff at this time or a slightly higher redemption cap on Treasury securities than was decided upon.” 

After the close, the huge news was NVDA’s huge beats on both lines.  NVDA showed a 10.3% upside surprise on revenue but a MASSIVE 262.1% increase in earnings, up to $6.12/share.  At the same time, ENS and UVV also beat on both the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, BBAR, PLUS, and SNOW beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  Unfortunately, SNPS and VFC missed on both the top and bottom lines.

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In stock news, on Wednesday, BIIB announced it had agreed to acquire Human Immunology Biosciences for up to $1.8 billion.  At the same time, CSX railroad said it will resume normal coal export operations at the Port of Baltimore this week and is loading trains now, after crews cleared part of the “deep channel.”  (Baltimore is the US’s second largest coal export hub, accounting for 28% of US exports.)  It is worth noting that CSX and rival NSC feed CEIX’s coal terminal in the Baltimore Port.  Later, SBGSY (Schneider Electric) and BSY announced they have terminated discussions about a strategic transaction.  At the same time, Bloomberg reported that DIS has struck a deal to sell its stake in India’s “Tata Play” satellite provider.  (Terms of the deal were not announced.)  Later, AAUKF (Anglo American) agreed to a 1-week extension for BHP to make another acceptable takeover bid after its board rejected BHP’s third offer of $49.18 billion.

After the close, DD shares soared as the company announced it will split into three independent, publicly traded companies.  The split is planned to be tax-free for shareholders.  The current CEO will be replaced in the DD business by the current CFO, but will remain as executive chairman.  Also after the close, WBA announced it has sold $400 million worth of shares of COR, lowering its stake to 12% (down from 13%).  WBA said the funds will primarily be used to pay down debt.  At the same time, WBD announced its TNT network has signed a 5-year deal with DIS’s ESPN unit to broadcast college football games beginning in the fall of this year.

In stock legal and governmental (and potentially political) news , two top Democrats (Senate Budget Committee Chair Whitehouse and House Ranking Democrat Raskin of the House Oversight Committee) jointly sent a letter to the Dept. of Justice.  The letter seeks a sweeping investigation and action like was taken against big tobacco in the past…this time against big oil.  The letter was sent on behalf of a Joint Staff Report released in April that documented decades (50-60 years) of Big Oil deceiving the public and Congress, as well as suppressing actual evidence of the dangers of climate change and the impact of fossil fuels on that problem.  (It alleges that like big tobacco lied about the cancer risks of its product, Big Oil has known about, lied to cover up, and had a program of disinformation about the dangers of fossil fuel on the climate.)  The letter was accompanied by a raft of evidence such as internal reports, communication, etc. from oil companies and also whistleblower testimony that the Joint Staff report collected and summarized.  Note: you can’t ignore the political background here given that within the last week Trump offered big oil execs specific government policy and law changes…if they gave him $1 billion in campaign donations.  Those oil execs have subsequently scheduled a major Trump fundraiser event in Houston.  So, Democrats may have political motives, although it’s also true that the report was done before Trump’s offer to the execs at a Mara Lago dinner.  On the other hand, the American Petroleum Institute response to the letter could easily be confused for Trump campaign rhetoric, claiming this was just a dishonest way to deflect attention away from inflation and America’s need for more oil and gas.  Of course, both could be true. (The Dems could be politically motivated AND Big Oil could have known of and lied about the harmful effects of their products.) Regardless, in practical terms, a criminal or civil (like was brought against the tobacco companies) case on this matter would take years at a minimum to come about.  So, it is a quite long-term risk for oil companies, not short-term. However, it was news Wednesday and is worth noting.

Elsewhere, the SEC announced that ICE has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty for failure to immediately alert the SEC about a cyber intrusion event dating back to early 2021.  At the same time, UK regulators fined C $78.5 million for “controls failures” over a “fat finger” trade mistake that caused several “mini flash crashes” of European stocks between 2018 and 2022. (The last of these was a mistaken $444 billion order that was meant to be a $58 million order in May 2022.)   Later, Russian President Putin approved the liquidation of AXP’s Russian business.  At the same time, JNJ was sued in what the plaintiff’s hope will become a class action suit.  The suit alleges that JNJ engaged in fraudulent bankruptcy claims to avoid paying and pressure cancer victims of its talc business into settling.  (So, this case is not over the cancer, it is over the JNJ blatant attempt to avoid liability by transferring all liability to a subsidiary and then filing for bankruptcy of that subsidiary.  This move is called the “Texas Two-Step.”)  Later, Reuters reported the JPM is poised to announced a $100 million settlement payment to the CFTC over trade reporting lapses.  At the same time, a judge ordered BMY and SNY to pay more than $916 million to the state of HI for failing to warn non-white patients of health risks of their Plavix blood thinner.  (This was an increase from the original trial’s $834 million jury award, which was thrown out over a legal error.)  After the close, Reuters reported that C is being sued by a former Managing Director who claims she was fired for refusing to give false information to regulators in 2023.  At the same time, the US Dept. of Justice announced it will seek the breakup of LYV over antitrust violations from its acquisition of Ticketmaster.

Overnight, Asian markets were truly mixed with Hong Kong (-1.70%) and Shenzhen (-1.56%) leading half the region’s exchanges lower.  Meanwhile, India (+1.64%) and Japan (+1.26%) led the other half higher.  In Europe, the picture is much greener at midday with 12 of 15 bourses above flat. Russia (-0.67%) is the only appreciable loser at this point in the session.  The CAC (+0.28%), DAX (+0.23%), and FTSE (-0.01%) lead the region higher in early afternoon trade.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a significant gap higher on the NVDA blowout earnings.  DIA implies a +0.09% open, the SPY is implying a +0.59% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.99% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are down to 4.418% and Oil (WTI) is up seven-tenths of a percent to $78.11 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Thursday includes Building Permits, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, and Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims (all at 8:30 a.m.), S&P Global Mfg. PMI, S&P Global Services PMI, and S&P Global Composite PMI (all at 9:45 a.m.), April New Home Sales (10 a.m.), and the Fed Balance Sheet (4:30 p.m.).  Fed member Bostic also speaks again at 3 p.m.  The major earnings reports scheduled for before the open include ATAT, BILI, BJ, BEKE, MDT, NTES, PSNY, RL, TD, and TITN.  Then, after the close, CVCO, DECK, INTU, ROST, and WDAY report. 

In economic news later this week, on Friday, April Core Durable Goods, April Durable Goods, Michigan Consumer Sentiment, Michigan Consumer Expectations, Michigan 1-Year Inflation Expectations, Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations are reported and Fed member Waller speaks.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Friday, BAH reports.

So far this morning, YI, BILI, BJ, BEKE, MDT, and TD all reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, ATAT missed significantly on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, NTES beat on revenue while missing on the earnings line.  Unfortunately, TITN missed on both the top and bottom lines.

In miscellaneous news, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Wednesday that “buy now, pay later” lenders (such as AFRM, AFTPY, and Klarna) must apply credit card rules.  This will force the companies to investigate customer disputes, refund on returned products, and provide periodic billing statements (among other rules).  Most of those companies already voluntarily comply with many (but not all) of the rules set out in the “Truth in Lending” Act.  Elsewhere, a second farm worker (this time in MI) has been determined to have been infected with the Bird Flu (H5N1) in late March.  As with the earlier-reported TX case, the worker suffered eye and flu-like symptoms and has recovered.

As a reminder, remember that Monday is a holiday and markets will be closed.  Finally, also make note the US securities market will begin its 1-day trade settlement (called “T+1”) down from the current 3-day settlement next week.  This change begins Tuesday, May 28.  (Also note that some analysts are nervous over the stress on the system of clearinghouses and brokerages.)

With that background, the Bulls have been flying since NVDA’s blowout report and forecast last night. Both the SPY and especially the QQQ gapped up significantly in the premarket and have printed a larger white-body candle since that point. The less tech-driven DIA lags far behind, but is being pulled higher in the early session as well. All three remain above their T-line (8ema) although the DIA is just so, recrossing above in premarket trading. The moves take QQQ and SPY to new all-time highs again. So, the short-term trend remains very bullish (except only slightly so in DIA). Meanwhile, the mid-term is also very bullish and the longer-term market remains very Bullish as the major index ETFs have returned to “fresh air” with no overhead resistance. In terms of extension, QQQ is now clearly extended far above its T-line and SPY is starting to push that level. The T2122 indicator does not show premarket activity so it remains in the lower half of its mid-range. The bottom line is that the market will need rest soon but it is very unlikely to come today as the Bulls celebrate the NVDA news. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, all 10 are well into the green at this point this morning with that biggest dog NVDA (+7.09%) and AI competitor AMD (+2.94%) way out front dragging the QQQ higher today.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Waiting on NVDA

On Tuesday, markets started off flat and mixed. SPY opened down 0.13%, DIA started up 0.03%, while QQQ gapped down 0.44%.  At that point, all three major index ETFs drifted higher, slowly until 11:25 a.m.  From there, all three meandered sideways in a tight range until 1:25 p.m. when all three started a very slight uptrend that lasted the rest of the day.  This gave us white body candles in all three major index ETFs.  The QQQ was a Marubozu (Shaved Head) while SPY nearly did the same but ended up wit small wicks at both ends.  However, DIA ended up a white-bodied Spinning Top Bull Harami candle.  Both SPY and QQQ gave us new all-time high closes, but only QQQ printed an actual new all-time high.  Of course, that means all three major index ETFs also remain well above their T-line (8ema).

On the day, seven of the 10 sectors were in the red with Communications Services (-0.52%) leading the majority lower.  At the same time, Utilities (+0.75%) was out in front leading the green sectors higher.  Meanwhile, SPY gained 0.25%, DIA gained 0.17%, and QQQ gained 0.20%.  VXX fell 1.67% to close at very low 11.19 and T2122 fell back further into its mid-range at 68.42.  In other markets, 10-year bond yields fell to 4.414% and Oil (WTI) fell 0.93% to close at $79.06 per barrel.  So, overall, Tuesday was another day of consolidation.  While SPY and QQQ did print new all-time high closes, most of the day was spent inside the prior candle body.  All of the gains were also a quarter percent or less.  This consolidation can also be seen in the pullback of T2122.  The bottom line is that despite the green on the board, markets were basically resting.  Once again, this all happened on well below-average volume across all three major index ETFs.

The major economic news scheduled for Tuesday was limited to API Weekly Crude Oil Stocks, which showed an unexpected increase of 2.480 million barrels.  This should be compared to a forecast calling for a 3.100-million-barrel drawdown, which was also the prior week’s reading.)

In Fed news, on Fed Governor Waller indicated he didn’t see a rate hike in the cards and believes inflation has begun slowing again.  However, he also said the economy is far from ready to support a rate cut.  Waller said, “Central bankers should never say never, but the data suggests that inflation isn’t accelerating, and I believe that further increases in the policy rate are probably unnecessary.”  He continued, “The economy now seems to be evolving closer to what the Committee expected. Nevertheless, in the absence of a significant weakening in the labor market, I need to see several more months of good inflation data before I would be comfortable supporting an easing.” At the same time, Atlanta Fed President Bostic made a similar point, saying it’s better to wait than bounce around with rate hikes and cuts.  Bostic said, “It is in our interest to not start bouncing around … For me, I’d rather wait longer to make sure that doesn’t happen.”  He continued, “We need to make sure that when we start on that path (rate cuts), it’s unambiguous that inflation is going to get to 2% … and it may mean that it has to happen later.”  Later, Fed Vice Chair Barr reiterated Bostic’s point, saying “For me at least, that means we need to sit tight where we are for longer than we had previously thought … we need to see more evidence of continued progress on inflation for us to be in a position where we could think about adjusting the policy rate.”   After the close, Cleveland Fed President Mester said she is expecting to see “above trend” economic growth in 2024.  That being the case, she said, “Keeping rates restrictive is not a big risk, especially given the strength of the jobs market.”  She also said that the current Fed rate “policy is well positioned, we’ll need to monitor data.”

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After the close, URBN reported a beat on both revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, MOD, TOL, VSAT, and XP all beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  However, SKY missed on both the top and bottom lines.

In stock news, on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that both TSM and ASML have tools built into the chip-making technology they have sold China over the years that would allow the companies to remotely disable that equipment if China ever invaded Taiwan.  At the same time, despite Reuters reports, SPT announced it has no plans to sell or take the company private.  (SPT was down almost 9% on the news, but rebounded to close the day down 2.39%.)  Later, HOOD announced it is lowering the interest rate it charges on margin loans.  The new rates will be from 5.70% to 6.75% (depending on the amount borrowed) which is down sharply from the previous 8% (for its premium subscribers) to 12% HOOD had been charging.  At the same time, AMZN announced it had NOT halted any orders of NVDA’s AI chips.  However, it has decided to convert some of the unfilled orders to NVDA’s newer units announced in March. This statement was released in response to a Financial Times report claiming that AMZN had halted orders for NVDA gpus.  Later, NSANY announced that is has paused development of two EV sedans, while expanding its EV lineup to five vehicles by adding a crossover SUV.  At the same time, DIS announced it will lay off 175 people from its Pixar Studios subsidiary (14% of that unit’s workforce) as it scales back development of original streaming series.

Elsewhere, PEP announced it will expand its CA fleet of electric vehicles by deploying 50 new with TSLA semi-trucks.  In addition, PEP will also deploy 75 F E-Transit electric vans at its CA plants over the next few months.  At the same time, CMCSA announced it will price a bundle including its Peacock service, NFLX, and AAPL’s TV+ services for $15 per month.  Later, GE announced it will hire 900 new engineers for its Aerospace unit to support current and new aircraft engine programs.  At the same time, GOOGL announced it will start testing the addition of ads to its AI answers.  This comes just days after GOOGL announced the AI Overview service.  Later, MSFT touted new tools aimed at helping programmers build AI-focused systems at its developer conference.  At the same time, SNY announced it has partnered with OpenAI to boost development of drugs using AI technologies.

In stock legal and governmental news, Tuesday the SEC began an “informal inquiry” into GL after recent allegations by short sellers.  (GL fell 3.12% on the day on that news.)  Later, TM asked TX for tax relief prior to deciding whether to invest $531.7 million in expansion of its San Antonio plant.  At the same time, CA’s top state court announced Tuesday that it will hear a case brought by a labor union challenging a CA ballot measure allowing all “App-based services” to treat their drivers as contractors.  Later, HES said on Tuesday that it is facing three shareholder lawsuits alleging it made inadequate disclosures related to its proposed sale to CVX. At the same time, a federal appeals court unanimously ruled AAL must face a lawsuit brought by its pilots over the airline’s failure to pay them for short-term military leave.  Later, AAPL filed a motion asking a US judge to dismiss the antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Dept. of Justice and 15 states. 

Elsewhere, the US Labor Dept. announced that CAT agreed to pay $800k to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against black applicants at an IL plant.  In addition, CAT will offer jobs to 34 applicants previously not hired due to the discriminatory system the company had in place.  At the same time, a whistleblower (former Vice President) has sued BLK over his firing after he objected to a colleagues self-dealing.  The suit also alleges the whistleblower was forced to shut down a system he had developed for monitoring discussions with clients about illegal investments in China.  At the same time, BASFY (BASF Chemicals) announced it has agreed to pay $316.5 million in a settlement with some US public water systems over PFAS (forever chemicals) contained in the company’s firefighting foam that polluted water supplies.

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed but leaned toward the red side.  Japan (-0.85%) was by far the biggest loser (of the seven red exchanges) while Taiwan (+1.48%) was by far the biggest gainer of the five green exchanges.  In Europe, the picture is even more red at midday with only two green bourses (out of 15).  The CAC (-0.62%), DAX (-0.29%), and FTSE (-0.38%) lead the region lower in early afternoon trade.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a mixed and modest start to the day.  The DIA implies a -0.17% open, the SPY is implying a -0.11% open, but the QQQ implies a +0.05% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are up to 4.457% and Oil (WTI) is off three-fourths of a percent to $78.06 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Wednesday includes April Existing Home Sales (10 a.m.), EIA Weekly Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 a.m.), and FOMC Meeting Minutes (2 p.m.).  The major earnings reports scheduled for before the open is limited to ADI, DY, GOGL, HOV, WOOF, PDD, TGT, VIPS, and WSM.  Then, after the close, BBAR, SQM, ENS, PLUS, SUPV, NVDA, SNOW, SNPS, TBBB, and VFC report. 

In economic news later this week, on Thursday, we get Building Permits, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims, S&P Global Mfg. PMI, S&P Global Services PMI, S&P Global Composite PMI, April New Home Sales, Fed Balance Sheet.  Fed member Bostic also speaks again.  Finally, on Friday, April Core Durable Goods, April Durable Goods, Michigan Consumer Sentiment, Michigan Consumer Expectations, Michigan 1-Year Inflation Expectations, Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations are reported and Fed member Waller speaks.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Thursday, we hear from ATAT, BILI, BJ, BEKE, MDT, NTES, PSNY, RL, TD, TITN, CVCO, DECK, INTU, ROST, and WDAY.  Finally, on Friday, BAH reports.

So far this morning, ADI, DY, WOOF, PDD, and TJX reported beats on both revenue and earnings.  Meanwhile, GOGL and VIPS missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, TGT beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  It is worth noting that ADI, DY, and WOOF raised forward guidance.  However, VIPS cut its guidance.

In miscellaneous news, the Dept. of Energy announced it will sell 1 million barrels of gasoline (not oil) from strategic reserves in the Northeast.  The sale will happen between Memorial Day and July 4.  Energy Sec. Granholm said the move was times to maximize the impact on gasoline prices.  However, the underlying reason or excuse is the closing of a Portland ME storage facility.  Elsewhere, the Fed released a report Tuesday summarizing its October 2023 annual survey results.  The survey found that inflation was pinching Americans in 2023.  72% of respondents said they were doing “okay or good” financially in October 2023.  This was down from 78% in October 2021.  Meanwhile, Germany reversed course and said that it now agrees with the US plan to use frozen Russian assets to fund an additional $50 billion aid package for Ukraine.  (A considerable chunk of that money will likely go to US defense manufacturers such as LMT, RTX, LHX, GD, NOC, and HII.

As a reminder, remember that Monday is a holiday and markets will be closed.  Finally, also make note the US securities market will begin its 1-day trade settlement (called “T+1”) down from the current 3-day settlement next week.  This change begins Tuesday, May 28.  (Also note that some analysts are nervous over the stress on the system of clearinghouses and brokerages.)

With that background, it looks as if markets are giving us a mixed but mostly indecisive start to the day. The DIA is the most decisive (and most bearish) of the three major index ETFs in premarket. However, it remains above its T-line (8ema). Meanwhile, QQQ is giving us a Harami Doji candle at the top of yesterday’s candle body while SPY prints a small bearish Harami in the early session. Again, both of the latter two are also well above their T-line. All three also remain at new or very near the all-time highs. So, the short-term trend remains very bullish. Meanwhile, the mid-term is also bullish and the longer-term market remains very Bullish as all three major index ETFs have returned to “fresh air” with no overhead resistance. In terms of extension, only QQQ is clos eto what can be called over-extended above the T-line. However, more rest is probably needed in all three. The T2122 indicator pulled further into its mid-range. So, both sides have at least a little room to run if they can find the momentum. With that said, very low volumes recently tend to indicate that traders are waiting on the NVDA report before pressing any bets. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, six of the 10 are in the red at this point this morning with that biggest dog NVDA (-0.04%) just on the red side of flat and not really giving a clue. TSLA (-1.98%), the second biggest dog, is leading the losses this morning.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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More Fed Speakers On Tap as LOW and M Beat

Markets opened mixed and flat on Monday.  SPY and QQQ both opened 0.02% higher while DIA opened down 0.08%.  At that point, SPY and QQQ followed through rallying for 30 minutes.  From there QQQ traded sideways the rest of the day.  SPY traded the same way until 11:45 a.m., sold off slowly until 2 p.m. and then traded sideways just above the open the rest of the day.  Meanwhile, DIA did not begin its rally until 10 a.m. reaching the highs of the day about 11:40 a.m. and the it too sold off until 2 p.m. more than recrossing the open gap and then trading sideways at the lows from 2 p.m. into the close.  This action gave us a large, white-bodied candle in the QQQ that gave us both a new all-time high and a new all-time high close.  At the same time, SPY printed a white-body Inverted Hammer candle that could easily be seen as a Tweezer Double Top along with Thursday’s candle.  However, DIA gave us a black-bodied, high wick candle that did not quite make it to the all-time high (Thursday) and closed below Friday’s low.  All three major index ETFs also remain well above their T-line (8ema).

On the day, five of the 10 sectors were in the green with Technology (+0.89%) leading the green half higher.  At the same time, Financial Services (-0.70%) and Consumer Defensive (-0.69%) were way out front leading the red sectors lower. Meanwhile, SPY gained 0.12%, DIA lost 0.46%, and QQQ gained 0.70%.  VXX gained very slightly to close at 11.38 and T2122 dropped a bit, falling just outside of its overbought territory to close at 79.01.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields rose to 4.445% and Oil (WTI) fell half of a percent to close at $79.67 per barrel. So, Monday was a day of divergence with the Dow 30 moving lower, QQQ driving higher, and SPY in the middle just on the green side of flat.  This all happened on well below-average volume across all three major index ETFs.

There was no major economic news scheduled for Monday.

In Fed news, on Monday, Atlanta Fed President Bostic told Bloomberg that interest rates are likely to stay above the levels of the past decade.  Bostic said he expects inflation to fall throughout the rest of 2024 and 2025.  However, the labor market (while weaker than it was a year ago) “is not soft” and will force the Fed to keep rates higher for longer.  Later, Vice Chair Barr said, “Inflation readings in the first quarter of this year were disappointing.  These results did not provide me with the increased confidence that I was hoping to find to support easing monetary policy.”  He continued, “We will need to allow our restrictive policy some further time to continue its work.”  At the same time, Fed Vice Chair Jefferson told a NY audience that it is too early to tell if the slowdown in the disinflationary process will be long lasting.  He went on to say the Fed viewed determining whether it will be long lasting or if inflation will resume its decline as a necessary precondition for the Fed to start cutting rates.  Meanwhile, Cleveland Fed President Mester told Bloomberg that she also believes inflation will continue to fall the rest of this year, although more slowly than she had been expecting.  In an article published Monday afternoon, San Francisco Fed President Daly reiterated that she sees no evidence of the need for rate hikes.  However, Daly was also quoted as saying that at the same time she is “not confident” is falling to 2%.  So, she also sees no need to cut rates yet.

On another topic, Vice Chair Barr said the Fed was reconsidering how much liquidity banks should be made to keep on hand.  He was quick to point out that these “adjustments” were targeted at larger banks and that by increasing he amount they must hold at the Fed Discount Window it would increase the capital available for the Fed to act as “the buyer of last resort” for smaller banks that may fail.  (No timetable or specifics on the “adjustments” was mentioned.) 

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After the close, KEYS, PANW, TCOM, and ZM all reported beats on both the revenue and the earnings line.  Meanwhile, NDSN and JHX missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  It is also worth noting that KEYS and NDSN lowered forward guidance while ZM raised its guidance.

In stock news, on Monday, GOOGL announced it has invested $1.1 billion into the expansion of its Finnish data center, aimed at driving growth of its AI business unit in Europe.  At the same time, AAPL slashed its iPhone prices in China (offering up to $318 in discounts on some models) amidst fierce competition from Huawei.  Later, MSFT introduced a new category of personal computer with AI features.  It calls this new line of PCs “CoPilot+” and the initial launch came from OEM computer makers Acer and Asustek.  At the same time, Reuters reported that Soroban Capital Partner has taken a $500 million position in JCI.  This news came after Sunday’s revelation that Elliott Investment Mgmt. had taken more than a $1 billion position in JCI.  (The motives and timing behind the moves are not known.)  Later, SSB announced it will buy smaller rival bank IBTX for roughly $2 billion, creating a combined bank with $65 billion in total assets.  At the same time, TGT announced it has cut prices on 5,000 items in an attempt to lure back inflation-drained shoppers.  The reductions will take place over the course of the summer.  Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that HIMS is taking on the Big Pharma giants by offering a generic version of the same active ingredient in the how weight loss drugs from LLY and NVO.  This $199/month product undercuts the pharma giants by as much as 85%.

In stock legal and governmental news, on Monday the NHTSA announced it opened an investigation into 51,500 electric vehicles from VLKAF (Volkswagen) over concerns of the door opening while the cars were driving.  At the same time, NHTSA also closed its probe into more than 100k TSLA Model X after the company issued a recall to fix a front seat belt problem (failure due to faulty bolt installation).   Later, the US Senate Finance Committee issued a report alleging that BMWYY (BMW) imported at least 8,000 Mini Cooper cars which contained parts from a banned Chinese supplier.  BMWYY said it had halted import and will conduct service action to remove and replace the electronic components in question.  At the same time, an independent lab from CT sued GSK, alleging the drugmaker had defrauded the US government and taxpayers by concealing the cancer risks of Zantac for nearly four decades.  (The lab found during testing in 2019 the Zantac forms a cancer-causing compound and is unfit for human consumption.  The lawsuit alleges GSK found the same thing in 1983 and has suppressed that finding from the FDA, Medicare, Medicaid, and other agencies. 

Elsewhere, the NHTSA announced Monday it is investigate a VFS electric vehicle crash in late April which killed a family of four.  Meanwhile, DJT disclosed that it had been cooperating with a FINRA investigation related to the company’s “blank check merger.”  After the close, a trade group representing nearly all automakers filed its support of two key parts of the recent EPA emissions rules.  The group said automakers support the EPA plan to include electric vehicles in fleetwide average emissions calculations and also in excluding upstream emissions, such as emissions from manufacturing plants, from those calculations.  (The new rules have been challenged by a lawsuit from 25 GOP-led states while 22 states and five major cities support the new rules.  The rules call for a 49% cut in fleetwide average emissions between 2026 and 2032.  This was watered down from the originally proposed 56% cut over that period after carmaker pushback.)  Also after the close, the same conservative legal activist group behind myriad DEI lawsuits, filed another suit, this time suing LUV over a two-decade old program that awarded free round-trip flights to certain Hispanic college students.

Overnight, Asian markets were nearly red across the board.  Only India (+0.12%) was able to hang onto green territory.  Meanwhile, Hong Kong (-2.12%) was BY FAR (by 1.5%) the biggest loser as Chinese Real Estate support measures disappointed.  In Europe, we see a similar picture taking shape with only one of 15 bourses in the green while the CAC (-0.99%), DAX (-0.40%), and FTSE (-0.37%) lead the region lower in early afternoon trade.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a mixed and flat start to the day.  The DIA implies a +0.02% open, the SPY is implying a +0.03% open, and the QQQ implies a -0.06% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are down to 4.428% and Oil (WTI) is off 1.57% to $78.55 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Tuesday is limited to API Weekly Crude Oil Stocks (4:30 p.m.).  However, we also get another raft of speakers including Treasury Sec. Yellen (4 a.m.), Fed Governor Kroszner (4:20 a.m.), Fed member Waller (9 a.m.), Williams (9:05 a.m.), Bostic (9:10 a.m.), Vice Chair Barr (11:45 a.m.), Bostic again (7 p.m.), and Mester (7 p.m.).  The major earnings reports scheduled for before the open is limited to AS, AZO, EXP, LOW, M, OCFT, XPEV, and ZIM.  Then, after the close, MOD, SKY, TOL, URBN, VSAT, and XP report.

In economic news later this week, on Wednesday, April Existing Home Sales, EIA Weekly Crude Oil Inventories, and FOMC Meeting Minutes are reported.  On Thursday, we get Building Permits, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims, S&P Global Mfg. PMI, S&P Global Services PMI, S&P Global Composite PMI, April New Home Sales, Fed Balance Sheet.  Fed member Bostic also speaks again.  Finally, on Friday, April Core Durable Goods, April Durable Goods, Michigan Consumer Sentiment, Michigan Consumer Expectations, Michigan 1-Year Inflation Expectations, Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations are reported and Fed member Waller speaks.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Wednesday, ADI, DY, GOGL, HOV, WOOF, PDD, TGT, VIPS, WSM, BBAR, SQM, ENS, PLUS, SUPV, NVDA, SNOW, SNPS, TBBB, and VFC report.  On Thursday, we hear from ATAT, BILI, BJ, BEKE, MDT, NTES, PSNY, RL, TD, TITN, CVCO, DECK, INTU, ROST, and WDAY.  Finally, on Friday, BAH reports.

So far this morning, AS, LOW, and M have reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, AZO and XPEV missed on the revenue line while beating on earnings.  On the other side, ZIM beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  However, EXP missed on both the top and bottom lines.  It is worth noting that XPEV lowered guidance while ZIM raised its forward guidance.

In miscellaneous news, the embattled Chair of the FDIC, Gruenberg, said he will step down as soon as a successor is confirmed.  Gruenberg and the FDIC have been under a months-long scandal over allowing an environment of sexual misconduct and other misogyny at the agency.  (Gruenberg has been on the FDIC board since 2005 and is in his second term as board Chair.)  Elsewhere, BA shareholders voted to keep departing CEO Calhoun on its board, even after stepping down.  Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that JPM is putting every new employee through AI training.  This is being done to better prepare for what CEO Dimon says will be a revolution similar to the printing press of steam engine.  On a separate note, Dimon told the JPM annual meeting that his retirement is “less than five years away.”  (This is of note because Dimon has given the same “retirement is always five years away” answer for several years before this change.) 

Finally, as a reminder, make note the US securities market will soon begin its new 1-day settlement of trades, called “T+1”, which is down from the current 3-day settlement.  This change begins Tuesday, May 28.  (Also note that some analysts are nervous over the stress on the systems of clearinghouses and brokerages. They fear the “all or nothing” rollout is a high-risk event. However, officials at the exchanges, clearing houses, and brokers say they expect the transition to be smooth.)

With that background, it looks as if markets are flat and indecisive so far in the premarket. All three major index ETFs opened flat and have printed small, indecisive (more with than body) candles so far in the early session. All three remain at new or very near the all-time highs from last week and are obviously well above their T-lines (8emas). So, the short-term trend remains very bullish. Meanwhile, the mid-term is also bullish and the longer-term market remains very Bullish as all three major index ETFs have returned to “fresh air” with no overhead resistance. In terms of extension, yesterday’s candle allowed the T-line to “catch up” some in the large-cap index ETFs (especially DIA on its black candle). So, only the QQQ could be considered stretched too far above its T-line. However, more rest is probably needed in all three. The T2122 indicator pulled to the very top end of its mid-range, just outside the overbought area. So, while the market has room to run (if either side can find momentum), more pause or pullback are probably needed for a healthy rally to continue or for a trend break to happen. With that said, we have to remember that markets can, and sometimes do, remain overextended longer than we can stay solvent betting on a turn. In short, don’t predict, follow. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, six of the 10 are in the green at this point this morning with NVDA (+0.65%), the biggest dog of all, leading the gains while TSLA (-0.62%) is the biggest drag on the market.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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At-Near All-Time Highs, Fed Speakers On Tap

On Friday, markets opened flat.  SPY opened up 0.02%, DIA opened down 0.01%, and QQQ opened up 0.04%.  From that point, the SPY and DIA meandered sideways until about 1:50 p.m.  At that point, both sold off for half an hour before rallying the rest of the day, closing on their highest 5-minute candle of the day. Meanwhile, after the open, QQQ ground sideways until noon.  Then the high-tech index ETF sold off, reaching the lows of the day at 2:25 p.m.  From that point, QQQ also rallied into the close, but from a much lower starting point and not quite reaching the opening level again.  This gave us a white-bodied Hammer Harami in the SPY, a white-bodied Bullish Engulfing candle in the DIA, and a black-bodied long-legged Doji type candle in the QQQ.  This led DIA to close and another all-time high close.  All three major index ETFs also remain well above their T-line (8ema).

On the day, six of the 10 sectors were in the green with Basic Materials (+1.32%) well out front leading the majority of sectors higher.  Meanwhile, the Consumer Defensive (-0.23%) and Healthcare (-0.22%) sectors led the laggards lower. At the same time, SPY gained 0.14%, DIA gained 0.18%, and QQQ lost just 0.05%.  VXX fell 1.30% to close at 11.36 and T2122 dropped but again remains in its overbought territory to close at 84.86.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields rose to 4.42% and Oil (WTI) gained just under one percent to close at $79.97 per barrel.  So, Friday did not see any significant moves but the larger-cap index ETFs (especially the DIA) continued its march North while QQQ did really just pause indecisively.  This all happened on below-average volume across all three major index ETFs.

The major economic news scheduled for Friday was limited to the April US Leading Economic Indicators Index, which fell more than expected at -0.6% (compared to a forecast and March reading of -0.3%).

In Fed news, on Friday, Fed Chair Powell tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday and said he will be working from home and isolating for the next week or so. (He delivered his Sunday Georgetown Law School commencement address via prerecorded video.)

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In stock news, on Friday, MSFT asked hundreds of employees in China (working on both machine learning and cloud computing) to relocate outside China amid increases in China-US trade tensions.  Later, BA delayed the launch of its first-crewed Starliner rocket.  This is the third delay of the launch due to a helium leak and will now take place no sooner than May 25.

In stock legal and governmental news, on Friday, the NLRB announced that the AL plant of MBGAF (Mercedes Benz) voted against unionizing by 56%-44%.  At the same time, C was sued for racial discrimination over its policy of waiving its ATM fees for the customers of minority-owned banks at C ATMs in the state of FL.  (This suit was filed by the same right-wing group which has legally challenged DEI programs at companies across the country.)

Overnight, Asian markets were nearly green across the board.  Only Thailand (-0.29%) was in the red.  Meanwhile, Japan (+0.73%), Malaysia (+0.67%), and South Korea (+0.64%) led the region higher on broad, but modest gains. In Europe, we see a similar picture taking shape at midday with only three of the 15 exchanges in the red.  The CAC (+0.54%), DAX (+0.45%), and FTSE (+0.27%) lead the region higher in early afternoon trade.   In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a very modest green start to the day.  The DIA implies a +0.07% open, the SPY is implying a +0.17% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.27% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are down to 4.416% and Oil (WTI) is off a third of a percent to $79.77 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Monday is limited to a number of fed speakers.  First, Fed Chair Powell speaks Sunday afternoon.  Then Monday, Fed members Bostic (8:45 a.m.), Vice Chair Barr and member Waller (both at 9 a.m.), and Bostic again (7 p.m.) speak.  The major earnings reports scheduled for before the open is limited to QFIN, LI, and RYAAY.  Then, after the close, JHX, KEYS, NDSN, PANW, TCOM, and ZM report.

In economic news later this week, on Tuesday, we get API Weekly Crude Oil Stocks and many Fed speakers (Kroszner, Williams, Bostic, Vice Chair Barr, Bostic, and Mester).  Treasury Sec. Yellen also speaks.  Then Wednesday, April Existing Home Sales, EIA Weekly Crude Oil Inventories, and FOMC Meeting Minutes are reported.  On Thursday, we get Building Permits, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims, S&P Global Mfg. PMI, S&P Global Services PMI, S&P Global Composite PMI, April New Home Sales, Fed Balance Sheet.  Fed member Bostic also speaks again.  Finally, on Friday, April Core Durable Goods, April Durable Goods, Michigan Consumer Sentiment, Michigan Consumer Expectations, Michigan 1-Year Inflation Expectations, Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations are reported and Fed member Waller speaks.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Tuesday, we hear from AS, AZO, EXP, LOW, M, OCFT, XPEV, ZIM, MOD, SKY, TOL, URBN, VSAT, and XP.  Then, Wednesday, ADI, DY, GOGL, HOV, WOOF, PDD, TGT, VIPS, WSM, BBAR, SQM, ENS, PLUS, SUPV, NVDA, SNOW, SNPS, TBBB, and VFC report.  On Thursday, we hear from ATAT, BILI, BJ, BEKE, MDT, NTES, PSNY, RL, TD, TITN, CVCO, DECK, INTU, ROST, and WDAY.  Finally, on Friday, BAH reports.

So far this morning, ULS beat on both the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, RERE beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  On the other side, LI missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  However, QFIN missed on both the top and bottom lines.

In miscellaneous news, the US military pier in Gaza is completed and began operation on Friday.  Humanitarian aid will travel through Cypress, then a mid-Mediterranean trans-shipment point and the smaller ships will deliver to the pier.  The pier will deliver 90 truckloads of aid per day initially with plans to reach a maximum of 150 trucks per day within months.  (At maximum, this would be nearly as much as a open border crossing.)  Meanwhile, AI industry leader OpenAI, eliminated its “AI Safety” (officially called the Superalignment Team) less than a year after creating the team to study and ensure AI risks/threats are controlled.  In addition, OpenAI’s cofounder and chief research scientist, who said “safety culture and processes have taken a backseat to profits” on his way out.  Elsewhere, Bloomberg reported Friday that childcare for two children now exceeds the average rent by 25% IN EVERY STATE.

On Saturday, Bloomberg reported that the US beef cattle supply is at its lowest level since 1961.  The report said Dairy farmers are not just breeding for herd replacement, but are now cross-breeding Dairy cows with beef cattle (artificially).  This allows Dairy farmers to ship calves off to feed-out and slaughter. (A big windfall for an industry that just last summer had to dump milk due to a surplus of supply.) Elsewhere on Saturday, China announced $42 billion to help fix its property crisis.  In addition, it will prop up its Real Estate Sector by relaxing mortgage rules and providing guidance to local and provincial governments to buy up unsold homes to be turned into affordable housing.  In geopolitical news, the US military announced that Yemeni Houthi rebels hit a Greek-owned oil tanker with a missile early Saturday.  (Interestingly, the ship was recently docked in Russia and was headed to China with its cargo.)  The ship lost propulsion and has some flooding, but no casualties were suffered and the ship was later able to get back underway under its own power.  The attack came hours after the Houthi claimed to have shot down a US MQ-9 Reaper drone.  Elsewhere, a helicopter that was carrying the hard-liner Iranian President Raisi as well as Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahain made what was called a “unexpected and hard landing” (crashed) near the mountainous border of Iran, Armenia and Azerbaijan.  Heavy fog and cold slowed the search effort.  However, two people from the helicopter have been in contact with rescuers.  On Monday, Iran announced that both men died in the crash.  This will unsettle oil markets and put many eyes on the Middle East, the succession election in 50 days (a caretaker government is already in place), and the impact on Israeli and Saudi relations.

With that background, it looks as if the Bulls are trying to cautiously edge higher in the premarket. All three major index ETFs opened up slightly and have printed small, white-bodied candles so far in the early session. All three remain at or very near the all-time highs from last week and are obviously well above their T-lines (8emas). So, the short-term trend remains very bullish. Meanwhile, the mid-term is also bullish. And the longer-term market remains very Bullish as all three major index ETFs have returned to “fresh air” with no overhead resistance. In terms of extension, as mentioned, the SPY, DIA, and QQQ are all well above their T-lines and probably need more rest. The T2122 indicator pulled back a bit Friday but still remains in the overbought area. So, again, more pause or pullback are probably needed for a healthy rally if for nothing else. With that said, we have to remember that markets can, and sometimes do, remain overextended longer than we can stay solvent betting on a turn. In short, don’t predict, follow. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, nine of the 10 are in the green at this point this morning with only APPL (-0.45%) dragging on the QQQ. Meanwhile, the biggest dog of them all, NVDA (+1.41%) is out front pulling the market higher during the early session.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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Markets Pulled Back After Printing New Highs

Markets opened flat on Thursday.  SPY opened 0.02% higher, DIA opened up 0.11%, and QQQ opened down 0.02%. From there, all three major index ETFs rallied steadily, reaching the highs of the day at 11:10 a.m.  At that point, all three sold off more slowly, recrossing the open and reaching a low at 2:20 p.m.  Then SPY and QQQ bounced modestly for 30 minutes before selling off again.  Meanwhile, DIA bounced with more strength but then also sold off harder. In all three major index ETFs, the biggest candle of the day was a sharp drop the last 5 minutes.  This action gave us black, inverted Hammer type candles (not Shooting Stars because there was no gap higher) in all three of those ETFs.  This gave us new all-time highs, but not new all-time high closes in the SPY, DIA, and QQQ.  This happened on less than average volume in all three.

On the day, eight of the 10 sectors were in the red with Basic Materials (-0.59%) and Industrials (-0.57%) out front leading the majority of sectors lower.  Meanwhile, the Consumer Defensive (+1.12%) sector was the biggest mover and held up far better than any other sector.  At the same time, SPY lost 0.21%, DIA lost 0.02%, and QQQ lost 0.20%.  VXX was flat to close at 11.51 and T2122 dropped but remains well into its overbought territory to close at 88.64.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields rose to 4.379% and Oil (WTI) gained 0.84% to close at $79.29 per barrel.  So, Thursday was a mostly “dead money” day with a modest morning move higher followed the a slightly stronger selloff in the afternoon. 

The major economic news scheduled for Thursday included April Building Permits, which came in lower than expected at 1.440 million (compared to a forecast of 1.480 million and the March 1.485 million reading).  On the start side, April Housing Starts were up but lower than predicted at 1.360 million (versus the forecast of 1.420 million but up from March’s 1.287 million value).  At the same time, the April Import Price Index was up sharply to +0.9% (compared to a +0.2% forecast but up less from the March +0.6% reading).  The other side of trade, the April Export Price Index, was also higher than anticipated at +0.5% (versus a +0.4% forecast and well up from March’s +0.1% value).  On the Unemployment front, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims were a bit higher than predicted at 222k (compared to a 219k forecast but also down from last week’s 232k reading).  As far as ongoing claims are concerned, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims were higher than expected at 1,794k (versus a 1,780k forecast and 1,781k number the prior week).  Meanwhile, the Philly Fed Mfg. Index came in lower than anticipated at 4.5 (compared to a +7.7 forecast and down significantly from April’s +15.5 number).  Later, April Industrial Production (month-on-month) was lower than predicted at 0.0% (versus a +0.1% forecast and March reading).  After the close, the Fed Balance Sheet was down $49 billion from $7.353 trillion to $7.304 trillion.

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In Fed speak news, on Thursday, NY Fed President Williams acknowledged and said that he welcomes the CPI data. He also discounted the idea of any rate hike. However, he also said wants to see more before any cut in rates.  Williams said, “I don’t see any need to tighten monetary policy today … Monetary policy is restrictive and is in a good place.”  Later, Cleveland Fed President Mester echoed other FOMC comments saying, “I now believe that it will take longer to reach our 2% goal than I previously thought.”  She added, “We will need to accumulate further data over the coming months to have a clearer picture of the inflation outlook (before cutting rates).”  Later, Atlanta Fed President Bostic said he sees the ongoing disinflation leading to a potential rate cut.  However, he said nothing was locked in, there was no timetable, and many things could happen. Bostic said, “one data point is not a trend, and said there are a number of different scenarios that could yet play out on the inflation front.” 

After the close, AMAT, CPRT, DXC, GLOB and TTWO all reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, FLO missed on both the top and bottom lines.

In stock news, on Thursday, SPR (a primary supplier to BA) announced it is laying off 450 employees in the next few weeks.  (This is about 3.6% of the company’s workforce as of year-end 2023.)  Later, after the close, RDDT announced a partnership deal with OpenAI.  The deal will allow OpenAI to train its AI models (like ChatGPT) on content from the Reddit platform.

In stock legal and governmental news, on Thursday, the US Dept. of Justice took the next step in easing restrictions on marijuana by proposing the rule that would reclassify that drug as a “class III” (as opposed to its current “class I” category).  The statement said that the FDA had found credible evidence marijuana can be beneficially medically uses and had no safety concerns that should prohibit medical use.  However, class I drugs (like heroin and LSD), pose major safety risks and have no proven medical uses.  Marijuana stocks soared on the news, even though it has been expected since April.  The announcement (rule proposal) begins 60 days of public comment.  Later, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the CFPB is not funded unconstitutionally.  This kills one attack on federal agencies by an extreme conservative group, famous for challenging agencies, federal regulations, and private diversity programs.  (This is a very significant ruling because the Fed, FDIC, Social Security, and Medicare/Medicaid could have all potentially been unfunded had the decision gone the other way.)  At the close, the FDA approved AMGN’s treatment for the most-deadly form of lung cancer.

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed but leaned toward the green side again as eight of the 12 exchanges in the region were positive.  Shenzhen (+1.10%) and Shanghai (+1.01%) were by far the biggest gainers while South Korea (-1.03%) was by far the biggest loser on the day.  Meanwhile, in Europe, markets were mostly in the red.  The CAC (-0.34%), DAX (-0.38%), and FTSE (-0.37%) lead the region lower in early afternoon trade.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are pointing toward a second-straight flat open.  The DIA implies a dead flat unchanged open, the SPY is implying a +0.01% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.08% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are up a bit to 4.398% and Oil (WTI) is on the red side of flat at $79.09 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Friday is limited to the April US Leading Economic Indicators Index (10 a.m.).  We also hear from Fed member Waller (10:15 a.m.) and Daly (12:15 p.m.).  Major earnings reports scheduled for before the open is limited to HTHT.  There are no reports scheduled after the close. 

So far this morning, HTHT beat on revenue while missing on earnings.

In miscellaneous news, the SEC (in a hat-tip to the efficiency of government) voted unanimously to update data breach rules for brokers, investment advisors, and other investment companies.  In vote, approved rule changes first proposed under the Clinton administration in 2000.  The new rules will require the regulated firms to have and maintain data breach programs to detect, respond to, and recover from cybercrime that accesses their customer’s personal information.  The rule also creates mechanism for companies to share attack data.  However, rather than be hasty, regulated firms now have between 18 and 24 months to come into compliance.  (So, it only took 27 years to get this done…unless the 2025 administration reverses the decision.)

In late-breaking news, the UK Competition and Markets Authority announced the MSFT and Mistral AI partnership “does not qualify” for investigation under British antitrust law.  This avoids a widely-speculated hurdle for the deal.  Elsewhere, after antitrust regulators nixed the acquisition of Figma (cloud-based design software) by ADBE, Figma has told employees they can sell their Figma shares at a company valuation of $12.5 billion. (That is up 25% from the valuation Figma used in fundraising in 2021.)  Finally, online retailer W announced it will open a 150k-square-foot brick-and-mortar store in the Chicago area.

With that background, it looks as if the market is continuing Thursday’s indecisive action, at least early. All three major index ETFs opened the premarket near flat and have strayed little since then in the early session. It is worth noting that all three are printing a white-body candle in the early session, but none of those bodies are significant enough to show any real strength. With that said, all three remains very near the all-time highs from early Thursday and are obviously well above their T-line (8ema). So, the short-term trend remains very bullish. Meanwhile, the mid-term is also bullish. And the longer-term market remains very Bullish as all three major index ETFs have returned to “fresh air” with no overhead resistance. In terms of extension, as mentioned, the SPY, DIA, and QQQ are all well above their T-lines, but only QQQ might be considered too extended. The T2122 indicator pulled back a bit Thursday but remains well into the overbought area. So, more pause or pullback are probably needed, if for nothing else than just to take profits and gather a new group of Bulls (FOMO money?) for a next wave higher (if that is the direction). With that said, we have to remember that markets can, and sometimes do, remain overextended longer than we can stay solvent betting on a turn. In short, don’t predict, follow. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, seven of the 10 are in the green at this point this morning with only META (-0.41%) and NVDA (-0.30%), which is the biggest dog of all, really dragging on the QQQ. Keep in mind that its Friday, pay day, and time to prepare your account for the weekend news cycle.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Rally to All-Time Highs On CPI Relief

Wednesday was the Bulls’ Day from open with markets popping and following through on slightly better than expected CPI data.  (It was actually much better than was expected after Tuesday’s worse than expected PPI data.)  SPY gapped up 0.49%, DIA gapped up 0.42%, and QQQ gapped up 0.57%.  From there, all three major index ETFs followed through with a steady rally that lasted all day.  (DIA was a shallower rally than the other two, but steadily gained all the same.)  This action gave us gap-up, large, white-bodied candles in all three.  It is worth noting that all three printed new all-time highs and also closed at new all-time high closes.  Obviously, this means all three remain well above their T-lines (8emas).  This happened on less-than-average volume in the SPY, DIA, and QQQ.

On the day, eight of the 10 sectors were in the green with Technology (+1.99%) way out in front leading the gainers higher.  Meanwhile Energy (-0.26%) was the laggard and only appreciable losing sector.  At the same time, SPY gained 1.23%, DIA gained 0.94%, and QQQ gained 1.56%.  VXX dropped 3.92% to close at 11.52 and T2122 spiked up into the top end of its overbought territory to close at 95.44.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields fell sharply to 4.342% and Oil (WTI) gained another 1.1% to close at $78.88 per barrel.  So, Wednesday was a big win for the Bulls surging higher from the premarket release of CPI data and continuing strong all day.  (There were no even appreciable breaks in the all-day rally).  With that said, having achieved the new all-time highs, markets are extended now.

The major economic news scheduled for Wednesday included April Core CPI (month-on-month), which came in exactly as expected at +0.3% (compared to a +0.3% forecast and down from March’s +0.4% reading).  On an annual basis, April Core CPI was also down exactly as expected at +3.6% (versus a +3.6% forecast and March’s +3.8% value).  On the headline side, April CPI (month-on-month) was better than was expected at +0.3% (compared to a +0.4% forecast and +0.4% March reading).  On the annualized basis, April CPI was in line with predictions at +3.4% (versus the +3.4% forecast and down from March’s +3.5% value).  At the same time, April Core Retail Sales were just as anticipated, down at +0.2% (compared to a +0.2% forecast and far down from March’s +0.9% reading).  On the headline side, April Retail Sales were flat at +0.0% (well down from the +0.4% forecast and March’s +0.6% value).  Meanwhile, the NY Empire State Mfg. came in lower than expected at -15.60 (versus the -9.90 forecast and even from the April -14.30 reading).  Later, March Business Inventories were better (lower) than predicted at -0.1% (compared to a 0.0% forecast and well below the February +0.3% value).  At the same time, March Retail Inventories were also better (lower) than expected at -0.2% (versus the -0.1% forecast and February reading).  On the oil front, EIA Weekly Crude Oil Inventories showed a much larger than expected drawdown of 2.508 million barrels (compared to a 0.400-million-barrel drawdown forecast and even from the previous week’s 1.362-million-barrel drawdown).

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In Fed speak news, on Wednesday, Minneapolis Fed President Kashkari added his voice to the “higher for longer” FOMC chorus.  Kashkari said, “The biggest uncertainty in my mind is how much downward pressure is monetary policy putting on the economy…that’s an unknown.”  “That (uncertainty) tells me we probably need to sit here for a while longer, until we figure out where underlying inflation is headed.”  He continued, “It seems like there is more resilience in the economy than I had expected.” 

After the close Wednesday, BKKT, CSCO, and CPA all reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines. 

In stock news, on Wednesday, NFLX announced that its ad-supported subscription tier had reached 40 million users.  (That is up from 5 million one year ago.)  NFLX also said that ad-tier subscribers account for more than 40% of all new sign-ups.  (NFLX has 270 million overall subscribers.) Elsewhere, it was made public that BRKB has been buying CB stock “secretly” over the last two quarters and now holds a $6.7 billion stake with apparent intentions of buying more of the insurer.

Overnight, Asian markets were green across the board.  New Zealand (+1.75%), Australia (+1.65%), Hong Kong (+1.59%), and Japan (+1.39%) led the region higher.  However, in Europe, markets are much more mixed with only six of 15 bourses in the green at midday.  The CAC (-0.39%), DAX (-0.17%), and FTSE (-0.23%) are leading the region lower in early afternoon trade.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are now pointing toward an open just on the green side of flat.  The DIA implies a +0.05% open, the SPY is implying a +0.07% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.15% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are down to 4.34% and Oil (WTI) is just on the red side of flat $78.58 per barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for Thursday includes April Building Permits, April Housing Starts, April Import Price Index, April Export Price Index, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims, and Philly Fed Mfg. Index (all at 8:30 a.m.), April Industrial Production, (9:15 a.m.), and Fed Balance Sheet (4:30 p.m.). We also hear from Fed members Vice Chair Barr (10 a.m.), Harker (10:30 a.m.), Mester (11:30 a.m.), and Bostic (3:50 a.m.).  Major earnings reports scheduled for before the open include BIDU, DE, IQ, JD, NICE, UA, UAA, and WMT.  Then, after the close, AMAT, CPRT, DXC, FLO, GLOB, and TTWO report. 

In economic news later this week, on Friday, April US Leading Economic Indicators Index is reported and we hear from Fed member Waller.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Friday, HTHT reports.

So far this morning, WMS, BIDU, DE, DDS, JD, NICE, and WMT all reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  (WMT is of note, specifically reporting gains in online sales and noting an increase of higher-income shoppers.)

In late-breaking news, the European Commission announced META is now under investigation over whether or not the Facebook and Instagram platforms are built to cause addiction related to child safety risks.  (This action specifically noted the “rabbit-hole effect” built into content feeds and algorithms.  This being the case, it is hard to believe that GOOGL is not next in line related to YouTube with TikTok and the former Twitter to follow.)  

With that background, it looks as if the market wants to follow-through on Wednesday’s blowout rally, but is just too uncertain. All three major index ETFs opened the premarket higher. However, all three have also put in flat, indecisive candles since the start of the early session. (Perhaps traders are waiting on Jobless Claims?) As mentioned above, all three are at new all-time highs and well above their T-line (8ema). So, the short-term trend remains very bullish. Meanwhile, the mid-term is also bullish. And the longer-term market remains very Bullish as all three major index ETFs have returned to “fresh air” with no overhead resistance. In terms of extension, the SPY, DIA, and QQQ are all now extended above their T-lines. The T2122 indicator has also pulled back up well into the overbought area. So, a pause or pullback (at the least) are due, just to take profits and gather a new group of Bulls (FOMO money?) for a next wave higher. With that said, we have to remember that markets can, and sometimes do, remain overextended longer than we can stay solvent betting on a turn. In short, don’t predict, follow. With regard to those 10 big dog tickers, nine of the 10 are in the green at this point this morning with only META (-0.51%) falling on its EU investigation news. Remember, there will be 4-5 Fed members speaking today. So, while they tend to follow the party line, any of them could cause a knee-jerk in the market.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

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🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

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🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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PPI and Powell Speech Ahead

Markets gapped up modestly on Monday.  The SPY opened 0.33% higher, DIA gapped up 0.33%, and QQQ gapped up 0.44%.  From that point, the two large-cap index ETFs slowly faded the gap recrossing it by about 11:30 a.m.  Meanwhile, QQQ immediately recrossed the gap (by 9:50 a.m.). After the recross, all three ground sideways in a tight range until 1 pm.  At that point, we got a 15-minute selloff before the sideways grind in a tight range resumed.  This action gave us black body candles in all three major index ETFs.  The QQQ could be called a Black Hanging Man while the DIA printed a Bearish Engulfing candle.  All three remained well above their T-line (8ema).  This all happened on below-average volume in all three (far-below-average in the SPY and QQQ). 

On the day, five of the 10 sectors were in the green with Consumer Cyclical (+0.65%) leading the gainers higher while Industrials (-0.39%) was the laggard sector.  At the same time, SPY gained 0.01%, DIA fell 0.18%, and QQQ gained 0.23%.  VXX gained 1.08% to close at 12.19 and T2122 fell to just outside the lower edge of its overbought territory to close at 75.00.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields fell slightly to 4.487% and Oil (WTI) gained another 1.19% to close at $79.19 per barrel.  So, Monday was a gap-up, trade down, and then just grind sideways ahead of Tuesday’s PPI data.  One notable thing that happened is that “Meme stocks” trading came back in vogue.  GME gapped up 52%, was up as much as 120% at one point, traded in a 55% range, and it closed up 74 percent.  Following suit, AMC gapped up 20%, traded in an 86% range, and ended the day up 78.35%.

The major economic news scheduled for Monday was limited to the NY Fed’s 1-Year Consumer Inflation Expectations, which came in at 3.30% (compared to a April’s 3.00% reading).  

After the close, NATL reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  At the same time, TLNE missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, AHR beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  However, STNE missed on both the top and bottom lines.

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In stock news, on Monday, as expected OpenAI released a new AI model called GPT-4o.  The new model reportedly is capable of realistic voice conversation and able to interact across text and vision.  (This comes a day ahead of GOOGL’s developer Conf. where that company is expected to announce its own new AI tools.)  Giving GPT-4o a search engine-like capability to compete directly with Google Search is the next step according to Reuters reports.  Later, GM announced its Cruise autonomous vehicles have resumed testing on public roads with its robotaxis in AZ.  (GM had suspended all operations in October after one of its robotaxis dragged a pedestrian, who was already knocked down by a human-driven car, in San Francisco.)

In stock legal and governmental news, on Monday, AAL, DAL, UAL, JBLU, HA, ALK and an airline industry group files suit against the US Dept. of Transportation alleging the agency’s new rule requiring airlines to disclose their fees in addition to just airfares is beyond the department’s authority. At the same time, the 5th-Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a Republican-led State lawsuit that had sought to block the SEC’s requiring investment funds to categorize and disclose their proxy votes on issues, including ESG matters.  (The three-judge panel concluded that none of the states had any standing to challenge the agency’s rules over listed company reporting.)  Later, META was sued by RFK Jr. and his superPAC, claiming Facebook was guilty of election interference for blocking a political ad.  (META claims the blocking, which lasted less than two days was a result of a mistake and was quickly restored as soon as the issue was found.)

Overnight, Asian markets leaned toward the green side with only five of the region’s 12 exchanges in the red.  Taiwan (+0.61%), India (+0.51%), and Japan (+0.46%) led the region higher on the day.  Meanwhile, in Europe, the bourses are more evenly split with seven green and eight in the red at midday on very modest moves.  The CAC (-0.06%), DAX (-0.18%), and FTSE (+0.06%) are typical of a region likely waiting on US data to drop.  In the US, as of 7:30 a.m., Futures are just on the green side of flat.  The DIA implies a +0.09% open, the SPY is implying a +0.05% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.02% open at this hour.  At the same time, 10-year bond yields are just on the red side of flat at 4.479% and Oil (WTI) is likewise down slightly at $78.99 per barrel in early trading. 

The major economic news scheduled for Tuesday includes April Core PPI and April PPI (both at 8:30 a.m.), and API Weekly Crude Stocks (4:30 p.m.).  We hear from Fed Governor Cook (9:10 a.m.) and Fed Chair Powell (10 a.m.).  Major earnings reports scheduled for before the open include BABA, BKKT, CGAU, HD, IGT, MNSO, ONON, SE, SONY, and TCEHY.  Then, after the close, NXT and NU report. 

In economic news later this week, on Wednesday, April Core CPI, April CPI, April Core Retail Sales, April Retail Sales, NY Empire State Mfg., March Business Inventories, March Retail Inventories, and EIA Weekly Crude Oil Inventory are reported.  We also hear from Fed member Bowman speaks.  On Thursday, we get April Building Permits, April Housing Starts, April Import Price Index, April Export Price Index, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, Weekly Continuing Jobless Claims, Philly Fed Mfg. Index, April Industrial Production, Fed Balance Sheet and we hear from Fed members Vice Chair Barr, Mester, and Bostic.  Finally, on Friday, April US Leading Economic Indicators Index is reported and we hear from Fed member Waller.

In terms of earnings reports later this week, on Wednesday, ARCO, DOLE, CSCO, CPA, GRAB, and ZTO repot.  On Thursday, we hear from BIDU, DE, IQ, JD, NICE, UA, UAA, WMT, AMAT, CPRT, DXC, FLO, GLOB, and TTWO.  Finally, on Friday, HTHT reports.

So far this morning, HBM, IGT, and ONON reported beats on both the revenue and earnings lines.  Meanwhile, HD and MNSO missed on revenue while beating on earnings.  On the other side, BABA beat on revenue while missing on earnings.  However, CGAU and SE missed on both the top and bottom lines.

In miscellaneous news, on Sunday, Chinese April Inflation numbers (CPI up 0.1% while PPI fell 2.5%) were released which, in turn, boosted Oil on Monday.  Markets interpreted the Chinese data as a recovery in progress…albeit a slight recovery so far.  Elsewhere, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to overhaul the national electrical grid system.  The new rules are expected to expand transmission (by defining how to cover the cost of transmission), encourage more renewable energy, and require regional planning and cost allocations which have been woefully absent for decades.  The changes are expected to improve the resilience of the grid by allowing more transmission between regions, as needed (reducing brow and blackouts). 

With that background, it looks as if the market is waiting on PPI data (or maybe even waiting on Wednesday’s CPI data) before committing one way or the other. All three major index ETFs are within spitting distance of flat and on either side at this moment. In addition, all three have printed very indecisive candles so far in the early session. However, all three major index ETFs do remain above their T-line (8ema). So, the short-term trend remains bullish. Meanwhile, the mid-term is modestly bullish again now. The longer-term market remains very Bullish as all three major index ETFs have returned within a percent (give or take) of all-time highs. In terms of extension, the SPY, DIA, and QQQ are all back near above their T-lines. The T2122 indicator has also pulled back to just outside the overbought area. So, both sides have room to run, if they can gain the momentum to do it. However, the Bears have more slack to play with in that regard. In terms of those 10 big dog tickers, eight of the 10 are in the red this morning with only INTC (+0.69%) appreciably in the green. Remember, regardless of what knee-jerk we may get from PPI data, Fed Chair Powell speaks at 10 a.m. and he always has the ability to reverse markets or cause volatility. Also bear in mind, CPI data comes tomorrow and traders may be waiting on that number more than PPI.

As always, be deliberate and disciplined…but don’t be stubborn. If you have a loss, admit you were wrong and take that loss before it gets out of hand. And when the price does move in your direction, always move your stops in your favor and take a little profit off the table. You have to keep the “Legend of the Man in the Green Bathrobe” in mind. In a winning situation, it is NOT HOUSE MONEY you’re betting, it’s YOUR MONEY! There is no reason to keep raising your bet (risk) size just because you’ve had a win. Finally, remember that trading is not a hobby, it’s a job. The gains are real and so is the risk. So, treat it that way. Do the work and follow the process. Stick to your trading rules, trade with the trend, and take those profits when you have them. Do the work!

See you in the trading room.

Ed

LTA Scanning Software
TC2000 Discount

🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick… I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%…. this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

Hit and Run Candlesticks / Road To Wealth Youtube videos

Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service