Powell and crew raised the charges by .75 BPS in an try to proceed the struggle in opposition to inflation. He even stated, “One other unusually massive enhance in charges may very well be applicable, it is determined by information.” Nonetheless, the market heard one thing totally different.
Certain, 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 financial system fairly 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So what do our very sane and really outdated Granddad and Grandma should dish about?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 shifting 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 eventually, if the large drop within the 20+ yr lengthy bonds don’t in the end make at the present time a one-day surprise.
Granny Retail has greater points. Firstly, on the chart, XRT is underneath 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 in a position to do the laborious charge elevate and management inflation, the buyer will proceed to really feel the pinch of upper costs on actual items.
Certain, progress shares are having fun with a transfer up. What number of instances have we seen progress shares outperform, solely to look again and understand that Granny and Gramps should not following the bliss? We’d like actual progress, not progress primarily based on a $52 billion enhance 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 potential, however, if IWM and XRT can’t 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 setting, which means stagnating financial system and no actual progress in sight. Particularly with out the Fed juice.
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- S&P 500 (SPY): 403 large resistance
- Russell 2000 (IWM): 182.50-183.50 level must clear 180 to carry
- Dow (DIA): 322-323 resistance, 316 assist
- Nasdaq (QQQ): 308 large 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): Assist 120, resistance 129
- XRT (Retail): Has work to do; begins with getting again over the 50-DMA
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