Technical Update: What Would Make This Bounce Sustainable?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Technical Update:  What Would Make This Bounce Sustainable?
  • EIA Analysis and Oil Update

Futures are slightly lower following a busy night of mixed earnings reports and ahead of today’s ECB decision.

Politically, Italian PM Draghi formally resigned and there will be elections in Italy this fall, which is adding to general macro-economic uncertainty.

Earnings overnight were mixed although TSLA posted solid results and the stock rallied 3% after hours.

Today will be a busy day for economic data and earnings and the key event is the ECB Decision.  A 25 bps hike is expected although a 50 bps hike is very possible.  From a stock standpoint, markets will be hoping for a 50 bps hike because that will boost the euro and weigh on the dollar (the dollar being this high is a problem for U.S. corporate earnings).  Outside of the ECB we also get Jobless Claims (E: 240K) and Philadelphia Fed (E: -3.3).

On the earnings front, results continue to roll in and so far this season they are decidedly mixed (not good, but not materially worse than feared, either).  Some results we’re watching today include:  T ($0.59), FCX ($0.80), UNP ($2.38), COF ($5.09).

Not As Bad As Feared, But How Much Better Are Fundamentals?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Fundamentals:  Not As Bad As Feared, But How Much Better Are They?
  • Weekly Market Preview:  Can the S&P 500 Hold This Recent Bounce?
  • Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet:  Friday’s CPI is the Key Report This Week

Futures are solidly higher thanks to positive news from China.

The economic reopening in China progressed over the weekend as COVID cases continued to decline, authorities relaxed more restrictions in Beijing, and none of the fifty largest cities in China have intense restrictions in place.

Also in China, the WSJ reported authorities may soon end their probe into Didi, and that might also signal an end to the government crackdown on Chinese tech stocks (if so that’d be a major positive for Chinese tech names and a peripheral positive for tech stocks more broadly).

Today there are no notable economic reports or Fed speakers, so it should be a generally quiet day of news.  Across the pond, UK Prime Minister Johnson faces a “no confidence” vote in Parliament, but he’s expected to survive it (if he doesn’t, that could be a surprise negative for stocks today but again that is unlikely).

Tom Essaye Quoted in Yahoo Finance on September 27, 2021

Market Recap: Monday, September 27

But it’s held some support now. And it’s starting to bounce back. I think that’s generally…Tom Essaye, founder and president of Sevens Report Research. Click here to read the full article.

Tom Essaye Quoted in Coinspeaker on July 22, 2021

Wall Street Keeps Up with Upward Momentum for Second Consecutive Day, Dow Jones Up 280 Points

In a report on Wednesday, Thomas Essaye of Sevens Report Research said “Tuesday was a textbook oversold bounce following Monday’s…” Click here to read the full article.

Bounce Coming?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Why We Could Be Close to a Bounce

Futures are modestly lower following the surprise resignation of Defense Secretary Mattis.

Mattis was seen as a stabilizing force in the administration, so his resignation is an incremental negative on general sentiment and that’s pressuring stocks this morning.

Economically, Q3 British GDP met expectations at 0.6%.

Today there is a lot of important economic data including (in order of importance):  Durable Goods (E: 1.4%), Core PCE Price Index (E: 0.2%), Final Q3 GDP (E: 3.5%) and Consumer Sentiment (E: 97.5).  The key numbers will be the Core PCE Price Index (it needs to stay around 2.00%) and Durable Goods (they need to be stable) as they can give us a stock positive “Goldilocks” outcome.

Additionally, Fed Governor Williams will by on CNBC at 10:00 a.m., and if he’s dovish that might help stocks rally.

Finally, today is quadruple witching options expiration.

Bounce or Bottom? Updated Market Technicals

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Bounce or Bottom?  Updated Market Technicals

Futures and global markets are sharply lower and have given back most of Thursday’s gains as it was another bad night of corporate earnings.

AMZN and GOOGL both posted disappointing earnings and that caused a resumption of the weakness in tech, which is dragging global markets lower.

The only notable economic data was German GkK Consumer Climate, which was unchanged at 10.6.

Today we get Initial Q3 GDP (E: 3.3%) but that won’t move markets unless it’s a major disappointment (remember GDP is very backward looking).

Bottom line, markets look like they are going to open sharply lower, so holding Thursday’s lows, especially in the Nasdaq (7099) is important, otherwise we could be looking at another Wednesday washout.