Weekend Stock Market Outlook – June 13 2021

Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of June 13th = Uptrend

    • ADX Directional Indicators: Uptrend
    • Price & Volume Action: Mixed
    • Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend

ANALYSIS
The stock market outlook uptrend remains in place to start the week of June 13th.

The S&P500 ($SPX) starts this week in roughly the same position as laset week, and the week before, and the week before that…~2% above the 50-day and ~11% above the 200 day.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of June 13 2021

The ADX still shows a weak bullish trend in play, but the index didn’t see any distribution last week. The price/volume signal remains mixed though, as the total count still has a couple more days to work off.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices


SPX Price Chart for the Week of June 13 2021

Elliott Wave continues to show an uptrend.

COMMENTARY
Inflation was on everyone’s mind last week, with the consumer price index (CPI) up 5.0% from a year ago. Core CPI, or the one without food and energy costs, rose 3.8%. Those are pretty steep numbers, even if they really are “transitory” like the Fed suggests. So far, the bond market appears to agree, as yields continue to drop.

The year over year comparison was always going to be dramatic, since economic activity was so depressed last year at this time. But reopening demand, combined with supply chains issues and shortages, is a recipe for higher prices regardless of economic starting points.

I’m assuming we’ll see a spike in inflation and then it will ease off a bit as supply chains get sorted. However, I think inflation levels remain elevated, and just “seem” lower when compared to the spike for year over year comparisons.

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Weekend Stock Market Outlook – June 06 2021

Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of June 6th = Uptrend

    • ADX Directional Indicators: Uptrend
    • Price & Volume Action: Mixed
    • Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend

ANALYSIS
The stock market outlook shows an uptrend in place to start the week.

The S&P500 ($SPX) hasn’t made much progress since mid-April. Instead, the market has essentially consolidated the gains from the early March low. And as it has for the past 3 or 4 weeks, price sits ~2% above the 50-day and ~11% above the 200 day.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of June 06 2020

The ADX remains below 20, but the directional indicators remain bullish. And we picked up another 2 distribution days.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of June 06 2020

Elliott Wave continues to show an uptrend

COMMENTARY
The May jobs report was a bit below expectations, but that’s probably for the best. Any higher and we would have seen more hand-wringing about the Fed. Much lower and we would have had more hand-wringing about runaway valuations. Instead, we got something in the middle, and that means stay the current course.

So-called value and cyclical stocks have typically outperformed high-growth names when earnings accelerate out of a recession. And we’re seeing this play out in the relative performance of the DJIA and NASD.

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Weekend Reading – Money and More – June 5 2021

Money

“The best technologies do not automate complex problems, as many assume; they equip people to solve them faster and more effectively.”

“To guesstimate what the return would be to an investor who decides to play roulette”

And More

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Weekend Stock Market Outlook – May 30 2021

Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of May 30th = Uptrend

    • ADX Directional Indicators: uptrend
    • Price & Volume Action: Mixed
    • Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend

ANALYSIS
The stock market outlook shows an uptrend in place to start this week.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of May 30 2020

Fairly flat price action for the S&P500 ($SPX) S&P heading into the Memorial Day holiday.  Currently, it’s trading ~2% above the 50-day and ~11% above the 200 day. Pretty much the same place it was last week.

The ADX remains below 20, indicating the lack of a trend, but price action over the pasts week has been bullish, flipping this signal.

The index picked another distribution day, but two fell off the count. The overall number is still high, so it’s likely this signal will remain mixed for a few of weeks.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of May 30 2020

For Elliott Wave, it looks like the 5th minute wave has finally arrived.

COMMENTARY
First quarter earnings are largely in the books, with a majority of companies exceeding their own revenue projections, as well as analyst expectations. And let’s not forget operating margins; those have also been at record levels.

Since the U.S. is also leading the vaccine rollout, it stands to reason that international equities could see similar out-performance soon.

Short trading week in the U.S., with markets closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday.

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Weekend Stock Market Outlook – May 23 2021

Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of May 23rd = Uptrend

    • ADX Directional Indicators: Downtrend
    • Price & Volume Action: Mixed
    • Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend

ANALYSIS
The stock market outlook shows an uptrend in place to start this week; basically starting in the same place it did last Sunday.

The S&P500 ($SPX) sold off to start last week, found support near the 50-day moving average and the support trendline, then rebounded to end the week where it started.  Currently, it’s trading ~2% above the 50-day and ~10% above the 200 day.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of May 23 2020

The ADX remains bearish, but the trend continues to weaken.  The absolute level is below 20, which indicates the lack of a trend and corresponds to the price action in the S&P for the past 2 weeks.

The index picked 3 distribution days last week, but a few fell off the count because the losses for that day were less than 0.2%.  Since the S&P bounced found support at the 50-day, this signal remains mixed.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of May 23 2020

For Elliott Wave, the 4th wave appears to be a running flat pattern.  If so, that would mean the 5th minute wave has finally started.

COMMENTARY
The U.S. economy continues to reopen as spring rolls on and more of the population is fully vaccinated.  The markets have largely overlooked issues in other parts of the world (the conflict in Gaza, India’s COVID-19 troubles, etc.).

Cryptocurrency was the headliner last week, with the big news coming out of China.  The financial committee decided to more closely monitor Bitcoin mining activities in the country, and three financial associations reiterated the 2017 ban on using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency.

The old saw “don’t try to catch a falling knife” applies to new asset classes like crypto just as much as stocks! No corner of that market was safe, as all the different coins have sold off tremendously.

While crypto trading doesn’t directly impact the stock market, high volatility in an entire asset class does alter capital flows, and capital flows DO impact the stock market directly.  This type of sell off, where the entire asset class moves, is the rationale behind asset allocation and diversification.

On the income investing front, AT&T (T) decided to “resize” it’s payout ratio, which basically means it will cut its dividend at some point in the near future.  The cut is disappointing to some income investors who enjoyed the above average yield the stock provided.

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Weekend Reading – Money and More – May 22 2021

Money

“The account is for 13- to 17-year-olds, and it will allow them to deposit cash, have a debit card and trade stocks and funds.”

“…bubbles and crashes have been rolling through different parts of the market and this week it was crypto…”

And More

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Weekend Stock Market Outlook – May 16 2021

Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of May 16th = Uptrend

    • ADX Directional Indicators: Downtrend
    • Price & Volume Action: Mixed
    • Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend

ANALYSIS
Last week’s price action made a mess of the stock market outlook signals, but an uptrend remains in place until there’s a confirmation.

A mixed bag last week, with the S&P500 ($SPX) selling-off on inflation concerns, and then attempting a recovery rally to close out the week.

The index is a few points away from closing the price gap created by Tuesday’s opening. We’ll have to see if that event leads to another leg down in price (one possible outcome based on Elliott Wave).

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of May 16 2020

The ADX flipped to a bearish trend early last week, but could recover shortly if Thursday/Friday trading continues.

The S&P500 picked up another distribution day, putting the count at 7 and shifting the price/volume signal to mixed (since price is still above the 50-day moving average).

The lack of trading volume on upside days continues to indicate a buy-the-dip mentality. It’s a good sign that people are still willing to buy, even at these elevated valuations. But that also means they need dips to buy, and may leave investors out in the cold when that strategy no longer works.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

SPX Price Chart for the Week of May 16 2020

For Elliott Wave, calls for the completion of a 4th wave may have been a bit pre-mature. That, or we completed a 5th wave and it’s all downhill from here (!). The daily chart looks like it’s in the b-wave of a corrective zigzag. Until we reach a new high or close below 3981, the 4th wave remains in play .

COMMENTARY
The SPAC space has been decimated over the past few weeks, and most technology-related companies aren’t far behind. It’s so bad that the talking heads are starting to hedge their messaging, telling investors to lower their return expectations, look for “value” , and consider cyclical industries and international exposure.

On the heel’s of the disappointing jobs report, CPI data came in hot. And that’s even after sandbagging by removing food and energy, which everyone knows are getting more expensive and are a pretty big deal when it comes to the personal finances of individual investors.

As expected, the Fed continues to say that the increase was expected based on all things related to the pandemic, and is likely to be transitory in nature.  Human beings are transitory too, if you make the time frame long enough…

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