Recession fears took hold yesterday as short-term Treasurys paid more than long-term notes, a warning sign that investors are rapidly shifting their money into bonds to shield against potential losses they could incur by holding equities. No trouble? A brief inversion could be just an anomaly (others have not preceded recessions), but it may depend on how long the condition lasts. Others say the inversion occurred because of the Federal Reserve, which has kept its base short-term rate “too high,” while some maintain the yield curve has been distorted by more than $15T worth of foreign bonds that pay negative interest rates.
The inversion sent all three major U.S. indexes down about 3% on Wednesday, with the Dow plunging 800 points and suffering its largest decline of the year. The yield on the 30-year Treasury also went into uncharted territory: below 2%. Despite the market meltdown, U.S. stock index futures posted solid gains overnight, before turning around on events in Asia. China’s finance ministry said it must take necessary measures to counter the latest U.S. tariffs on $300B of Chinese goods, while Hong Kong cut its GDP growth forecast to potentially flat for the rest of the year.
In Asia, Japan -1.2%. Hong Kong +0.8%. China +0.3%. India +1%.
In Europe, at midday, London -1.1%. Paris -0.9%. Frankfurt -1%.
Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.4%. S&P -0.3%. Nasdaq -0.5%. Crude -1.5% to $54.38. Gold +0.1% to $1528.70. Bitcoin -5.1% to $9931.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -3 bps to 1.55%
Source: Seeking Alpha https://seekingalpha.com/
Economic Calendar: https://www.investing.com/economic-calendar/
8:30Initial Jobless Claims
8:30Philly Fed Business Outlook
8:30Empire State Mfg Survey
8:30Productivity and Costs
10:00NAHB Housing Market Index
10:30EIA Natural Gas Inventory
4:00 PMTreasury International Capital
4:30 PMMoney Supply
4:30 PMFed Balance Sheet
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Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 2902 (FULFILLED). ***In-Fact CD1 Violation DPZ (2823.25 – 2816.75) has been FULFILLED with price reversing higher from this zone. Average Range for CD1 is 33.50 handles. Odds of decline > 10 handles = 73% Odds of decline > 20 = 43%
CD1 Range High = 2851.00 CD1 Range Low = 2832.00 CD1 Range Avg = 33.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 2848, THEN initial upside targets 2862 – 2870 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 2848, THEN initial downside targets 2823.25 – 2816.75 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) September 2019 (U) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 1 (CD1)…Normal is for a decline measuring 7646 (FULFILLED). ***In-Fact CD1 Violation DPZ (7447 – 7420) has been FULFILLED with price reversing higher from this zone. Average Range for CD1 is 117.00 handles. Odds of decline > 20 handles = 74% Odds of decline > 25 = 66%
CD1 Range High =7504.00 CD1 Range Low = 7456.00 CD1 Range Avg = 117.00
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 7525, THEN initial upside targets 7568 – 7575 zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 7525, THEN initial downside targets 7447 – 7420 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) September 2019 (U) Contract
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