The S&P Levels You Need To Know

The S&P Levels You Need To Know Via Global Macro Monitor, from ZeroHedge

Interesting double-top, double bottom W forming in the S&P500.   In honor of George H.W. and George W.?  Hmmm……

The futures were rejected right at key resistance in overnight trading, making a high at 2814.0 during in early morning pre-trading and it now down 31 handles in Asia trading.   The cash market was repelled today right at 2800 (2800.18 if you’re counting)

Doji City

The cash S&P made another well-formed Doji candlestick today.  Notice during this Q4 correction, the Doji stick has signaled major reversals.   It is important the cash S&P closes above 2817 in the next few days in order to set the stage for the Christmas rally.

The S&P had rallied 6.43 percent from the Black Friday/Thanksgiving low below succumbing to profit taking today.  Calling short-term market moves is a mug’s game but we suspect they are gonna pull out all the stops to rally ‘em.  Follow the indicators on your panel as it’s foggy and there is some significant event risk.

Stocks For The Medium-Term

You know our medium-term view on the U.S. stock market, which is reflected in the following chart.

The chart is Warren Buffet’s favorite stock market valuation metric.  Just stare at it a few moments and try and internalize it, folks.  Then make your own inferences of what it means for future stock market returns.

Cow Dung

If you read our Month In Review post last night, you would have noticed we are very skeptical of the fundamental factors which have driven the recent rocket ride in stocks.  The Powell cave was a disgrace, in our opinion.

Take a look at the following chart, which graphs the 64 months where the civilian unemployment rate has been under 4 percent over the past 70 years with the real effective Fed Funds rate (using monthly yoy CPI inflation) in that particular month.

Now. try and convince us, or anyone, for that matter,  the Fed Funds rate, which is currently negative in real terms,  is “just below the broad range of estimates of the level that would be neutral”  with an unemployment rate at less than 4 percent.   He blinked to the president’s bullying.

Cow dung.

Incredible China Trade Deal

Then there is the China Trade Deal, supposedly cut in Buenos Aires.  “It’s an incredible deal. It goes down, certainly, if it happens, it goes down as one of the largest deals ever made.”  Note the “if” and a big if, to say the least.

Then this last night that got the S&P traders really, really lathered up.

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