Fed Whispering

The FOMC’s meeting gets underway today. Like most, this one seems very consequential. The Street is divided on whether or not the Fed has done enough to combat inflation as well as the necessity of a recession. continued for members… … continue reading →

MSFT’s Warning

According to Reuters, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, and other Microsoft executives used the words “caution” and “cautious” at least six times during yesterday’s call. The stock, already locked into a falling channel from last November… …reversed its initial pop and is leading the broader indices lower this morning.  Remember, MSFT is the second … continue reading →

Taking a Knee

Futures are up moderately as we approach the open, gaining back much of the losses suffered yesterday in the wake of a dismal pending home sales print (-4.0% versus -0.8% expected, the worst since inception in 2001.) Prices fell MoM for the fourth month in a row. At this point, it appears the bulls are … continue reading →

BoJ Rolls the Dice

The Bank of Japan has kept interest rates at or below zero for years. Their bet was that the suppression of interest rates (by purchasing Japan’s net issuance, the BoJ now owns over 50%) would offer sufficient protection against both inflation and the 263% debt:GDP – exacerbated by the rapid depreciation of the yen. Investors, … continue reading →

Bulls: Throwing in the Towel?

As expected, Powell and Co. were not amused by the market’s recent exuberance and decided to take things down a notch. The algos haven’t yet given up, though, with VIX still under pressure and DXY remaining oversold.The reversal is working just fine so far. But, with OPEX tomorrow and two weeks left in the year, … continue reading →

The Next Tests

Futures are flat following yesterday’s sharp selloff credited to the economic slowdown in China and hawkish Fedspeak. SPX closed below its 10-day moving average for the first time in 3 weeks, but is clinging to an important Fib level. continued for members… … continue reading →