The Morning Call
The Averages (27584, 3351) continued their rally, with the S&P closing well above the trend of lower highs while the Dow finished right on that trend line. After bouncing off their 100 DMA last Thursday, the pin action suggests more upside and reinforces my long term view that the Market bias is to the upside. That is the good news. The bad news is that both had gap up opens, which, as you know, I believe will have to be filled.
Update on margin debt.
Gold had another good day, maintaining its rebound off its 100 DMA. Still, short term, it remains in a trend of lower highs and lower lows. TLT declined, ending below its 100 DMA (again) and continuing its struggle to keep its trend of higher lows intact. The dollar slumped but remained in a developing trend of higher lows. In short, the individual indices continue to send indecisive messages---not really supporting the strong move up in equities.
Monday in the charts.
The emerging markets chart that you need to watch.
The July Case Shiller home price index rose 0.6% versus expectations of +0.2%.
The August trade balance was -$82.9 billion versus consensus of -$81.0 billion.
August wholesale inventories were up 0.5% versus forecasts of down 0.2%.
Month to date retail chain store sales were down less than anticipated from the prior week.
The September Dallas Fed manufacturing index was reported at 13.6 versus estimates of 5.0.
August UK consumer credit rose L.3 billion versus projections of +L1.45 billion.
September EU economic sentiment came in at 91.1 versus predictions of 89.0; industrial sentiment was -11.1 versus -10.0; services sentiment was -11.1 versus -15.7; consumer confidence was -13.9, in line.
September German CPI came in down 0.4% versus expectations of -0.1%.
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Or is inflation about to ratchet up?
Will QEInfinity/Forever ever really end?
$50 trillion in national debt is coming.
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Bottom line. Too much debt, too much money, too much lockdown.
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