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July 23, 2021

Most Critical Week of the Year Yet, Next Week

U.S. benchmarks are pointing higher, finding added tailwinds from social media earnings after yesterday’s closing bell. No major sector gained more than 1% yesterday, but Energy and Financials each lost about 1%.

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July 21, 2021

Why Rates are Leading

E-mini S&P (September) / NQ (Sept) S&P, yesterday’s close: Settled at 4315.50, up 64.25 NQ, yesterday’s close: Settled at 14,722.75, up 182 Fundamentals: Yesterday, U.S. benchmarks snapped back from a healthy three-day slide. Can the rebound continue? Massive buying at the opening bell yesterday set the tone for a tape that had held well in … Continue reading Why Rates are Leading

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July 12, 2021

Covid Variants and Inflation

U.S. benchmarks roared directionally higher on Friday with zero volatility. A wave lower Thursday was quickly erased, and the S&P set a fresh record high on Sunday’s open.

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July 8, 2021

Trading A Risk-Off Tone

U.S. benchmarks are down sharply on the heels of yesterday’s FOMC Minutes and ahead of a pivotal read on Jobless Claims.

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July 1, 2021

The Dow and OPEC, Driving into Nonfarm

Last night, the S&P achieved our next major three-star resistance upside target with a high of 4305.75. In Wednesday’s Midday Market Minute, we explained how the continued construction above our roadmap of levels detailed below will lay groundwork for 4307.

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June 30, 2021

Data Heavy Back Half of the Week

The S&P and NQ are holding at record highs as we head into the data heavy latter half of the week. At the onset, we noted that a quiet news flow will allow the Delta Variant to dominate headlines.

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June 21, 2021

A Flattening, the Aftermath of a Hawkish Fed

Broadly speaking, markets are still digesting last week’s activity; the Federal Reserve’s slight hawkish turn at their policy meeting and the impact of quadruple witching. U.S. benchmarks are rebounding from Friday’s late selling and divergence where Growth vastly outperformed Value.

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June 16, 2021

The Fed in Focus

It is Fed Day, the committee concludes their two-day policy meeting at 1:00 pm CT. They are expected to keep rates unchanged and maintain the pace of their monthly asset purchases.

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June 10, 2021

All Eyes on USDA

Today’s USDA report will be out at 11:00 AM CT. Once we get passed the WASDE report, attention will quickly turn back to weather. There are some outlooks calling for good precipitation across the Northern Plains over the next 36 hours.

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June 8, 2021

Is a Deflationary Environment Building?

Yes, job growth for May was only 559,000 and expectations were only 650,000, so why did we just point to 1 million as being the benchmark? Not so much because of ADP, but instead of the feared hot read.

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