Tom Essaye Quoted in on June 26th, 2023

Tech Stocks Slide as Traders Rein in Rate Cut Bets: Markets Wrap

Tom Essaye, a former Merrill Lynch trader who founded “The Sevens Report” newsletter, wrote that the political strife in Russia is likely to have little market impact. Looking forward, obviously this injects more geopolitical uncertainty into the world, but as long as commodity prices don’t spike higher, the markets will largely ignore Russian political volatility, he wrote. Click here to read the full article.

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Sevens Report Co-Editor, Tyler Richey, Quoted in Morningstar on May 23rd, 2023

Natural-gas prices have dropped by nearly half this year, despite output risks and higher demand prospects

The natural-gas market is reaching a historically pivotal phase of the year, with the price swings typically occurring in the summer and winter months, said Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research. Natural gas is the largest source of electricity in the U.S., at roughly 40%, so when temperatures heat up in the summertime, demand for power to run air conditioning units rises in lockstep. Click here to read the full article.

Sevens Report Analyst Quoted By FXDailyReport on July 27th, 2022

Crude Oil Rallies After Larger-Than-Expected US Supply Withdrawal

Our technical view of oil has now shifted from cautiously bullish to neutral with rising risks to the downside, especially after WTI closed below that aforementioned support at the March and April double bottom lows ($95.18) for a second time in a week yesterday. Wrote analysts at Sevens Report Research, in a note. Click here to read the full article.

Time to Reduce Commodity Allocations?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Is it Time to Reduce Commodity Allocations?
  • Why Q2 GDP Wasn’t as Bad As It Seemed

Futures are moderately higher following a solid night of earnings.

AAPL (up 2%) and AMZN (up 12%) both beat estimates and that’s helping to extend this week’s rally.

Eurozone inflation came in slightly hotter than expected, as EU HICP rose 8.9% yoy vs. (E ) 8.8% yoy, but stronger than expected earnings are helping the market look past the slightly hot number.

Today the focus will be on inflation as we get three notable inflation readings:  Core PCE Price Index (E: 0.5% m/m, 4.7% y/y), Employment Cost Index (E: 1.1%), and the University of Michigan Five Year Inflation Expectations (E: 2.8%).  Markets have aggressively priced in a near term peak in inflation, and the data needs to start to confirm that, starting today.  If these inflation stats run hot, don’t be surprised to see stocks decline.

On the earnings front, the season is starting to wind down but there are still a few more days of notable results.  Some reports we’re watching today include: XOM ($3.80), CVX ($5.02), PG ($1.23) and CL ($0.71).

How to Allocate to Commodities

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • How to Allocate to Commodities

Stock futures are under pressure for the third day in a row this morning as inflation fears continue to grip global markets ahead of today’s key April CPI report in the U.S.

Economically, Eurozone Industrial Production missed expectations while both the U.K. Monthly GDP and Industrial Production reports handily topped estimates which is helping the FTSE buck the trend and rally today.

Looking into today’s session, all eyes will be on the April CPI report due out at 8:30 a.m. ET (E: 0.2% m/m, 3.6% y/y). A hot print could spook investors and cause a continuation of the early week’s risk-off money flows.

Later in the session, there are multiple Fed speakers including: Clarida (9:00 a.m. ET), Bostic (1:00 p.m. ET), and Harker (1:30 p.m. ET) however Fed speak has remained decidedly dovish and none of today’s speakers should move markets.

Finally, there is a 10-Yr Treasury Note Auction at 1:00 p.m. ET and the outcome could give investors an idea of how bond traders view inflation in the wake of the CPI report.

Ultimately a soft bond auction and a subsequent rise in yields would likely compound this week’s already elevated inflation concerns and cause more volatility in equity markets while a strong auction could ease those concerns and see a relief rally develop.

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