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7 Bull Chart Story
Markets were thin last week on light volume and this week should be the same.
SPY Holiday Calendar Spread
Equity market bulls are believers as the S&P 500 Index made new closing and intraday highs four of five days last week.
SPY Put Spread Hedge
Those bulls still roaming global equity markets on Friday were delighted by a better than expected U.S. employment report that sent the bears and hedgers scrambling to cover and unwind short positions after the S&P 500 Index gapped up at the opening.
VXST Better Correlation Indicator Update
Although the VIX futures and options indicators remain bullish, the short-term VXST correlation indicator turned positive on Friday suggesting more downside risk this week ahead of Friday's employment report.
VIX Correlation Indicator Update
The VIX Correlation saga continues again for the third week as the S&P 500 Index made two more new intraday highs along with a new closing high last Monday.
AMD Volatility Trade Report
S&P 500 Index (SPX) 3066.91 advanced another 44.36 points or +1.47% last week closing at a new high just below a new intraday high of 3066.95.
VIX Correlation Indicator
Although futures and options indicators remain bullish, the VIX correlation increased enough last week to suggest increasing option activity in anticipation of an overdue pullback.
AMD Volatility Trade Report - Monday, November 4
S&P 500 Index (SPX) 3066.91 advanced another 44.36 points or +1.47% last week closing at a new high just below a new intraday high of 3066.95.
Semiconductor Sector Brightens Outlook
S&P 500 Index 3022.55 edged up another 36.35 points or +1.22% last week closing above the September 19 high at 3021.99.
Hedging High Yield Bond ETF
The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF with a higher yield makes an attractive alternative to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF.
China Trade & The Fed Adds Liquidity
Last week the two defining events were a China trade agreement, yet to be documented, and the Federal Reserve's announcement to start buying Treasury bills and injecting cash into the overnight bank lending market.
S&P 500 Index Price-To-Earnings Ratio - Monday, Sept. 30
The S&P 500 Index rolled over to test the 50-day Moving Average last week and depending on China trade news could go either way as it tests the support zone between the 50-day Moving Average and 2940.
Crude Oil Rocket
WTI Crude Oil (CL) 58.09 basis November futures opened 5.36 points or 9.78% higher Monday closing the day 7.87 points or 14.36% higher.
Crude Oil Jolt
Crude oil returns to the spotlight after a Saturday attack on Saudi crude oil processing facilities.
Gold/Silver Ratio
Gold began trending higher at the start of June then silver soon followed in early July advancing even faster.
Tariff Shocker
Last Friday when China tariff news upstaged both Jay Powell's comments and the spread between the 10-Year and 2-Year Treasury Note the S&P 500 Index immediately headed south closing the week down 1.44%, after closing lower the previous week by 1.03%.
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