November 10, 2023 7:29am
The Nasdaq is just below their October highs, a natural place to hit resistance
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Remember that overnight and pre-open actions in futures don't necessarily translate into actual trading in the coming day’s session. My interpretation of the morning’s numbers is written to be informative; it’s built on what could happen or materialize
The pre-open Dow futures are UP +0.14% or (+47 points), the S&P is DOWN -0.01% or (-1 points) as the Nasdaq is DOWN -0.16% or (-25 points)
Futures were mixed on Friday as week comes to an end,
European markets pulled back,
Asia-Pacific markets fell which would make it the worst performer this week among Asia’s major benchmarks.
We need to more than consider the economic environment - rising rates and inflation to comprehend the micro re “our” universe of cell and gene therapy companies …
During Thursday’s trading, the Dow dropped -220.33 or- 0.65%, the S&P 500 slipped -35.43 or -0.81%, and snapped its longest winning streak since 2021 while the Nasdaq declined by -128.97 or -0.94%, ending a nine-day string of wins — also its lengthiest run of gains in two years.
As the week winds down, the S&P 500 and the Dow are poised for modest losses of 0.3% and 0.5%, respectively. The Nasdaq has a modest gain of 0.3% week to date.
Economic Data Docket: University of Michigan consumer sentiment, November preliminary (64.0 expected, 63.8 previously)
Thursday’s - RegMed Investors (RMi) Closing Bell: sector fizzles following a Wednesday sputter … https://www.regmedinvestors.com/articles/13201
Ebb and flow:
Q4: November – 4 positive and 3 negative closes
· October – 1 sick day, 9 positive and 12 negative closes
Companies in my headlights – It’s your decision; I provide ideas and context:
I post about “indication intelligence” devoting my time to collection and analysis of information to assist investors with insight into sector vulnerabilities and strengths. A dictionary definition of “indicate” refers to something less than a certainty; an indication could be a signal of being oversold or overbought, a recommendation, or grounds for inferring or a basis for believing.
I am passing on forecasting the daily indications; it’s just too mixed of very few ups, followed by a weak aftermarket and few flats i.e., as markets fluctuate going nowhere but down … as hope is not a good strategy…
The BOTTOM LINE: I am in search of targets; bottoms and temporary highs?
- I follow the dictum, quoting Churchill that “short words are best, and the old words when short are best of all.”
- Reiterating, the rally that start in November — historically the strongest month for stocks of the year — resembles a bear market rally rather than a sign of market strength.
Today’s relevancy from Thursday’s session:
- Treasury yields spiked on a poor 30-year Treasury bond auction. Fed chief Jerome Powell followed up, saying the central bank is "not confident" that it's done enough to rein in inflation. <IBD>
- Investors should be very cautious, holding to some positions and building cash if possible!
- Market breadth was once again weaker
What the sector patterns and markets are telling me: buckle up
- Sliding Treasury yields
- Technical and fundamental support is missing,
- A sentiment factor driven by algorithms and electronic trading,
- The ongoing Israel-Hamas war has raised questions of a potential oil supply crunch and a resulting rise in fuel prices if the geopolitical instability spreads to neighboring oil producers in the region.
I hate to be so negative or contrarian but, this is a NO spin zone and facts are its product; I am more frequently right than consequentially wrong but, I am mostly EARLY!
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