Powell and crew raised the charges by .75 BPS in an try to proceed the combat in opposition to inflation. He even mentioned, “One other unusually massive improve in charges may very well be acceptable, it will depend on knowledge.” Nevertheless, the market heard one thing totally different.
Positive, we rallied pre-FOMC and continued to rally thereafter. The market at this level hears that Powell did not go 1.00 BPS and, ergo, is extra involved in regards to the economic system quite than inflation. In different phrases, no worries on recession, however, then once more, no worries on inflation both.
So what do our very sane and really outdated Granddad and Grandma must dish about?
The Russell 2000 (IWM) closed up 2.25%. Retail (XRT) closed up 2.52%. On the chart, IWM bumped into resistance whereas remaining above the 200-week transferring common. May IWM go up extra?
Sure if, first, junk bonds stay in threat on mode; second, if IWM can maintain above 180; third, if IWM can shut the week out over 183.30; and at last, if the massive drop within the 20+ yr lengthy bonds don’t finally make at the present time a one-day surprise.
Granny Retail has greater points. Firstly, on the chart, XRT is below the 50-DMA and in a bearish section. Secondly, XRT is simply barely above the 200-WMA at 60.90. Additionally, if the Fed is perceived as not capable of do the arduous price increase and management inflation, the patron will proceed to really feel the pinch of upper costs on actual items.
Positive, progress shares are having fun with a transfer up. What number of occasions have we seen progress shares outperform, solely to look again and understand that Granny and Gramps will not be following the bliss? We want actual progress, not progress primarily based on a $52 billion increase to the US semiconductor trade. So, we have to see XRT and IWM keep within the sport.
Maybe the rise in sturdy items orders and wholesale inventories defies recession fears. It is attainable, however, if IWM and XRT can not transfer up from right here, it is going to be as a result of:
- A) Inflation is simply getting began and the Fed is method too late
- B) We actually are in a stagflation atmosphere, which means stagnating economic system and no actual progress in sight. Particularly with out the Fed juice.
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- S&P 500 (SPY): 403 huge resistance
- Russell 2000 (IWM): 182.50-183.50 level must clear 180 to carry
- Dow (DIA): 322-323 resistance, 316 assist
- Nasdaq (QQQ): 308 huge resistance, 293 assist key
- KRE (Regional Banks): 60 key assist; meh efficiency
- SMH (Semiconductors): 230 now pivotal
- IYT (Transportation): Again over the 50-DMA, now has to carry
- IBB (Biotechnology): Help 120, resistance 129
- XRT (Retail): Has work to do; begins with getting again over the 50-DMA
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