STATE OF THE MARKETS
Yields dipped amid flight to safety . US stocks pulled back on Monday after a short rally last week as investors flock to bonds’ safety for capital protection. The small cap Russell (-1.14%) dipped the most, followed by Nasdaq (-1.12%), S&P (-0.89%) and Dow (-0.63%) as the shorter term 2Y notes fell to 4.36% and the 10Y benchmark fell to 3.81%. The Dollar index continued its free fall to the 106 handle as at writing amid a less aggressive Federal Reserve.
In the commodity markets, demand concerns continue to plague crude oil that fell below $85/oz while risk aversion continues to support gold that continues to climb higher breaking $1780/oz in early Tuesday trading. Dollar weakness continues to support iron ore that climbed past $92/tn.
In the FX space, sentiments are bearish as demand for safe haven Swiss remained elevated in the medium and long term accounts. Dollar and Loonie continue to be sold off across the board, though short term traders were seen quick to sell the overbought Yen.
On Tuesday, markets expect to be cautious as the producer price index will spell the direction of inflation. Earnings releases to watch include Walmart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), Tencent Music (TME), Sea Ltd (SE), Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Aramak (ARMK) and Target (TGT) as well as the much awaited PPI-Final Demand and Empire State Manufacturing Index.
OUR PICK – No New Pick
We stay on the sideline for now. With VIX approaching key support at 22 and many setups having already made major moves, we decided to stay on the sideline for now.
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