A Historical Reason to be Optimistic for the Second Half

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • A Historical Reason to Be Optimistic for the Second Half

Futures are slightly lower following another high-profile guidance cut and more mixed economic and inflation data.

Micron (MU) materially cut forward guidance, sighting a steep drop in demand at the end of the second quarter and becoming the latest company to warn of deteriorating business conditions.

Economic and inflation data was mixed as EU headline HICP (their CPI) was hotter than expected but Core HICP underwhelmed, while the EU and UK final manufacturing PMIs reflected the slowing growth sweeping the globe.

Today’s focus will be on the ISM Manufacturing Index (E: 55.0) and the key here is moderation – markets need to see a slowing of growth but not a dramatic collapse.  If we see moderation, stocks can rally to start the second half.

Tom Essaye Quoted in Barron’s on June 29th, 2022

Dow Steadies, NIO Slumps — and What Else Is Happened in the Stock Market Today

Not only did the headline badly miss expectations, falling to a 16-month low, but consumer inflation expectations for the year ahead within the report jumped from an upwardly revised 7.5% to 8.0%, which notably contradicts the…wrote The Sevens Report’s Tom Essaye. Click here to read the full article.

Sevens Report Co-Editor Tyler Richey Quoted in Market Watch on June 27th, 2022

Oil prices end higher for a second session as better-than-expected U.S. economic data ease demand worries

Economic data last week was pretty dismal and weighed on energy products and commodities broadly, but Monday’s numbers came in better than expected — providing support for oil…said Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research. Click here to read the full article.

Technical Update: Potential Bottom Forming?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Technical Update: Still Trending Lower But Potential Prospects of a Bottom Forming
  • Charts: S&P 500 Downside Target Reached, VIX in Compressing Range

Stock futures are modestly higher with global shares amid positive news out of China regarding covid policies.

China announced shortened quarantine times for incoming visitors in the latest move to ease covid-restrictions and potentially move away from their zero-Covid policy stance.

Economically, the German GfK Consumer Climate Index for July was no worse than feared at -27.4 vs. (E) -27.9 which is easing concerns about a swift drop-off in global economic growth.

Today, there are several economic reports to watch for: International Trade in Goods (E: -$102.0B), Case-Shiller Home Price Index (E: 1.8%), and most importantly Consumer Confidence (E: 101.0). Investors will want to see a continued slowdown in the data, but not to the degree that would raise concerns about a “hard landing.”

Two Fed officials are also scheduled to speak today: Barkin (8:00 a.m. ET) and Daly (12:30 p.m. ET) and there is a 7-Yr Treasury Note auction at 1:00 p.m. ET that could move yields and influence stock trading.


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Tom Essaye Quoted in Morningstar on June 23rd 2022

Don’t trust the stock-market bounce until S&P 500 is back above 3,800: analysts

Now, whether the market is poised to fall another 10% from this new resistance level (which would be down towards the 3,400 area) remains to be seen and a squeezy leg higher is still a very good possibility… Tom Essaye said. Click here to read the full article.

Tom Essaye Quoted in Market Watch on June 23rd 2022

Don’t trust the stock-market bounce until S&P 500 is back above 3,800: analysts

Since the beginning of last week, 3,800 has become a new ceiling for the S&P 500 as sellers have repeatedly stepped in and overwhelmed the tentative, weakhanded bids…said Tom Essaye, founder of Sevens Report Research, in a Thursday note. Click here to read the full article.

When Could the Selling Stop?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • When Could the Selling Stop?
  • Weekly Economic Cheat Sheet

Stock futures are solidly higher this morning, rebounding from last week’s more than 5% selloff while global markets stabilized following a mostly quiet weekend.

President Biden and St. Louis Fed President, Jim Bullard, both downplayed the threat of a severe recession on Monday which is helping drive risk-on money flows this morning while there were no market-moving economic reports overnight.

From a catalyst standpoint, there is just one economic report today: Existing Home Sales (E: 5.40M) and two Fed officials are scheduled to speak: Mester (12:00 p.m. ET) and Barkin (3:30 p.m. ET).

Bottom line, for this morning’s relief rally to continue today the market will need to see stable price action in bond markets, economic data meet or beat expectations and Fed officials to maintain an optimistic tone as that could see the S&P 500 test near term resistance between 3,780 and 3,840.

Tom Essaye Quoted in S&P Global on June 9, 2022

Manufacturing momentum drags as interest rates rise, supply chains snag

This is exactly what the Fed wants, The question is how quickly do we lose momentum and a slowing of growth becomes an outright contraction…said Tom Essaye, president of Sevens Report Research, of the slower momentum in manufacturing. Click here to read the full article.

Tom Essaye Quoted in Barron’s on June 6, 2022

The Dow Ends Higher — and What Else Is Happening in the Stock Market Today

We need to see more proof those Keys to the Bottom are becoming more likely for stocks to move materially higher from here…wrote Tom Essaye, founder of Sevens Report Research. Click here to read the full article.

Tom Essaye Quoted in CNBC on June 6, 2022

Nasdaq rises slightly to start week, shaking off jump in bond yields

Since those lows near 3,800 in the S&P 500 there has been real progress: China is reopening and hopefully the economy will be close to operating at near-full capacity within a month. That will add a large tail-wind to the global economy, and perhaps most importantly, ease supply chain stress…Tom Essaye of the Sevens Report said in a note. Click here to read the full article.