The S&P momentum remains to the upside, although it is struggling a bit to sustain it. Working against it is the overhead resistance presented by its 100 and 200 DMA as well as the downward pull of its 5/18 big gap up open.
The long bond’s technical position is somewhat similar to the S&P (and GLD). While visually it doesn’t look the same, still, its bias is to the upside but is being restrained by other technical factors---in this case, the upper boundaries of its very short term and intermediate term uptrends.
Gold’s chart not only looks like TLT’s chart but its technical picture is the same---it continues to push upward albeit at a slow pace which is being inhibited by the magnetic pull of the upper boundaries of its very short term and short term uptrends.
The dollar’s chart is a weak version of TLT and GLD---momentum remains to the upside but it is anemic. Indeed, it is being supported by its 100 and 200 DMA’s.
The VIX has not made exactly mirrored the S&P, i.e. it couldn’t sustain its very short term downtrend nor has made a new low. That supports the notion of a labored advance in stock prices.
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CDC confirms low death rate.
Fed now the proud owner of bankrupt Hertz bonds.
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This Week’s Data
The April Chicago Fed national activity index came in at -16.7 versus estimates of -3.0
The March Japanese leading economic indicators were reported at 84.7 versus consensus of 83.8; the March All Industry index was -3.8 versus -4.8.
Final Q1 German GDP fell 2.2%, in line; June consumer confidence was -16.7 versus -18.3.
What I am reading today
Earth’s magnetic field weakening in certain areas.
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