Trade Strategy 2.8.23

Markets Fedspeak   Breaking a two-session losing streak, roller-coaster trading on Tuesday ended with stocks firmly in positive territory, as traders parsed the latest remarks from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. He repeated sentiments that were delivered as part of the FOMC’s … Continue reading

Trade Strategy 2.7.23

Markets Landing strip The jobs report threw a wrench into the accepted Fed path, reviving the debate over recession prospects and inflation stickiness. Opinion across Wall Street is divided. J.P. Morgan’s Marko Kolanovic argues that Goldilocks is all wet and an … Continue reading

Trade Strategy 2.6.23

Markets Source: Economic Calendar 12:30 PM Investor Movement Index S&P 500 Prior Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Normal for CD1 as price declined and established a new cycle low at 4132.50. Prior range was 61 handles on 2.259M contracts exchanged.  … Continue reading

Trade Strategy 2.3.23

Markets Wage watch The labor market is still “out of balance,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said at a press conference earlier this week, putting today’s non-farm payrolls report high up on the watchlist. Economists expect the U.S. economy to have added 185K … Continue reading

Trade Strategy 2.2.23

Markets As expected, the Federal Reserve hiked its policy rate by 25 basis points to 4.50%-4.75% on Wednesday, slowing the rapid tightening campaign that had dented stocks and other assets in 2022. While the central bank reiterated that it would be data-dependent, … Continue reading

Trade Strategy 2.1.23

Markets Fed Day Traders widely expect the Federal Reserve to slow its pace of rate hikes to 25 basis points today, down from a 50 bps increase in December, which followed four back-to-back 75 bps hikes. It follows recent economic … Continue reading

Trade Strategy 1.30.23

Markets The major U.S. stock averages are pointing to a lower open this morning, kicking off a week packed with macro events and major tech earnings. At the time of writing, Nasdaq 100 (NDX:IND) and S&P 500 futures (SPX) are off 1.4% and 1%, respectively, … Continue reading

Trade Strategy 1.27.23

Markets Source: Economic Calendar 8:30 Personal Income and Outlays 10:00 Consumer Sentiment 10:00 Pending Home Sales 1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count S&P 500 Prior Session was Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Price produced only a shallow decline, as continuation rally unfolded, pushing higher to fulfill … Continue reading