S&P 500 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • S&P 500 Brief Time period Weak spot, Tech Shares Weighed by Rising Charges
  • All Eyes on Fed Chair Powell

S&P 500 Brief Time period Weak spot, Tech Shares Weighed by Rising Charges

US indices have prolonged on losses with the S&P 500 lastly posting a convincing break under the world of help I had talked about final week (3880-3900), whereas there was sufficient observe via to take the index under the 20DMA. Reminder, fairness markets are additionally going via a seasonally weak interval and thus a lot of this draw back seems to be a short-term tactical play. Remember, that one other US fiscal stimulus package deal is within the works with the Home Funds Committee yesterday advancing the $1.9trillion assist invoice as anticipated with a Home vote due later week. As such, the short-term weak spot at play is unlikely to change the longer-term trajectory in US equities.

S&P 500 Ranges to Watch

Help: 3840-45, 3805-10

Resistance: 3880-3900, 3920

S&P 500 Seasonal Patterns (20YR Lookback, excluding 2020)

S&P 500 Breaks Down Support, Will Fed's Powell Address Bond Sell Off?

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Change in Longs Shorts OI
Each day 5% -2% 0%
Weekly 29% -14% -1%

What Will Powell Say Concerning the Bond Market?

In gentle of the substantial rise in world yields, the bond market has turn into an rising focus for market contributors in current weeks. Feedback made by ECB President Lagarde yesterday that the central financial institution is intently monitoring the evolution of longer-term nominal bond yields has elevated concentrate on Powell’s testimony (due 1500GMT) as as to if the Fed Chair will echo Lagarde’s feedback. Ought to this be the case, this can be sufficient calm the bond market, permitting for threat sentiment to stabilise, inserting stress on the USD, significantly in opposition to the Japanese Yen, which has adopted US fastened revenue intently. One other situation can be that the Fed Chair alerts {that a} WAM extension is a risk to handle the bond market, and whereas it will probably end in a sizeable market response, that is most unlikely to be talked about by Powell, significantly as Fed Officers proceed to spotlight the transfer in fastened revenue has been as a result of anticipated fiscal impulse, alongside optimism over vaccine rollouts.

US Yield Curve As we speak vs Day of Jan FOMC Assembly

S&P 500 Breaks Down Support, Will Fed's Powell Address Bond Sell Off?

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