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THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK

TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP - August 29, 2011

Last week we took our cash position from 70% to 61%, buying Silver, Corporate Bonds, and some US Equity Exposure (XLU).  As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 37 points or -1.94% downside to 1154 and 1.21% upside to 1191.

SECTOR AND GLOBAL PERFORMANCE

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EQUITY SENTIMENT:

  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: +2029 (+3616)  
  • VOLUME: NYSE 1119.40 (-7.43%)
  • VIX:  35.59 -10.49% YTD PERFORMANCE: +100.51%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: 1.65 from 1.72 -4.37%

CREDIT/ECONOMIC MARKET LOOK:

FIXED INCOME: US Treasury yields on 3mth paper are negative this morning! -0.01% - retirees, now you pay the

government to hold your cash

  • TED SPREAD: 32.79
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: 0.01%
  • 10-Year: 2.19 from 2.23    
  • YIELD CURVE: 1.99 from 2.01

MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):

  • 8:30 a.m.: Personal income, est. 0.3%, prior 0.1%
  • 8:30 a.m.: Personal spending, est. 0.5%, prior (-0.2%)
  • 10 a.m.: Pending home sales, est. (M/m) (-0.9%), prior 2.4%
  • 10:30 a.m.: Dallas Fed, est. (-8.5%), prior (-2.0%)
  • 11 a.m.: Export inspections: corn, soybeans, wheat
  • 11:30 a.m.: U.S. to sell $29b 3-mo., $27b 6-mo. bills
  • 4 p.m.: Crop conditions

 

WHAT TO WATCH:

  • Monsanto's bug-resistant corn isn't anymore - WSJ
  • Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda elected new Prime Minister of Japan - Nikkei
  • Some German banks, agencies have yet to decide if they will join bond swap to help Greece - FT

COMMODITY/GROWTH EXPECTATION

  • COMMODITIES: Gold is a raging bull off last week's freakout lows, busting through Hedgeye's TRADE line of resist ($1809) this morning.
  • Our TRADE and TREND lines in Gold and Silver have held and both look like raging bulls here this morning. With Bernanke not defending the US Dollar, to a degree this is a repudiation of Keynesian economics but more so a function of real-interest rates being negative. US 3 month treasury yields are literally NEGATIVE this morn at -0.01%!

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MOST POPULAR COMMODITY HEADLINES FROM BLOOMBERG:

  • Sino-Forest CEO Resigns Amid Investigation, Share Suspension
  • Gold Drops as Bernanke Says Growth Intact, Offers No Stimulus
  • Cleanup Under Way to Restore Power to 6 Million Cut by Irene
  • Texas Dust Bowl Drives Cotton Rally as Rick Perry Prays for Rain
  • Hedge Funds Turn Gas Bears After Five Months: Energy Markets
  • Funds Boost Bullish Agriculture Bets as Yields May Slump
  • India’s Grain Glut Shows Need to Allow Exports: Chart of the Day
  • Oil Trades Near Three-Day High; Gasoline Drops as Irene Passes
  • Rice May Rally 22% as Thai Buying Raises Cost, Cuts Exports
  • High Rare-Earth Prices Force Hitachi, Toyota to Find Alternative
  • Rusal Seeks to Complete Debt Refinancing Talks in Four Weeks
  • World Growth to Be Sluggish to 2015, CEBR Says, Cutting Forecast
  • Copper Gains in China as Bernanke Says Economic Recovery Intact
  • Corn, Soybeans May Rise as Dry U.S. Weather Eroding Crop Outlook
  • Rubber Demand Seen ‘Sluggish’ as Economic Recovery Stalls
  • Soybeans Advance to Six-Month High on Declining U.S. Yields
  • U.S. Fuel Pipeline, Terminal Operators Report Outages, Flooding

CURRENCIES

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EUROPEAN MARKETS

  • EUROSQUEEZE – Greece up +9.2% this morning and Cyprus +18.1%; perfectly normal price action – and I guess Bernank and Trichet call this le “price stability”; Greece and Cyprus were the 2 worst performing stock markets in the world prior to this move at -37.8% and -59.1% YTD, respectively.
  • We covered our only European short we had left last week (Italy); we have no European longs (stocks, bonds, or FX)

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ASIAN MARKETS

  • ASIA: very mixed overnight with China/Indonesia/Philippines down and Korea/India/Singapore up.

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MIDDLE EAST

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Howard Penney

Managing Director