THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK
TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP - October 14, 2011
Provided that the SP500 doesn’t get above 1229 (TREND) on the Google news, we’re crossing the Rubicon of bank earnings Monday (Citi reports today), Tuesday (Goldman and BAC), and Thursday (Morgan Stanley). JPM’s reaction will leave a psychological mark, as bank earnings and counterparty risk are not going to be resolved for anytime soon.
G20 – the setup here is a little unnerving as Geithner is going to do what he’s been groomed to do for 47% of his born life (bailout banks) appearing again this morning on TV at 910AM (CNBC) as central planning Europeans huddle in Paris.
As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 55 points or -2.80% downside to 1170 and 1.77% upside to 1225.
SECTOR AND GLOBAL PERFORMANCE
- ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: -666 (-2457)
- VOLUME: NYSE 898.46 (-15.72%)
- VIX: 30.70 -1.79% YTD PERFORMANCE: +72.96%
- SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: 1.40 from 1.70 (-17.69%)
CREDIT/ECONOMIC MARKET LOOK:
- TED SPREAD: 38.79
- 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: 0.02%
- 10-Year: 2.19 from 2.24
- YIELD CURVE: 1.90 from 1.95
MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):
- G-20 finance ministers meet in Paris
- 8:30 a.m.: Import Price Index, est. (-0.4% M/m)
- 8:30 a.m.: Retail sales, est. 0.7%
- 9:10 a.m.: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner speaks on CNBC
- 9:55 a.m.: UMich Confidence, est. 60.2
- 10:00 a.m: Business inventories, est. 0.4%
- 1:00 p.m.: Baker Hughes rig count
- 2:00 p.m.: Monthly budget: est. (-$64.0b)
WHAT TO WATCH:
- UBS, Lloyds and RBC had long-term issuer default grades cut by Fitch Ratings, which put more than a dozen other lenders on watch negative as part of a global reviewSlovakia may approve Europe’s enhanced bailout fund today or tomorrow, finishing ratification process
- Google is seeking agreements with record companies by the end of the month to start a music store that will compete with Apple’s iTunes.
- Apple is poised to sell as many as 4m units of its new iPhone 4S this weekend
- Presidents Obama visit a GM plant in Michigan.
MOST POPULAR COMMODITY HEADLINES FROM BLOOMBERG:
- Bangkok Will Escape Flooding as Barriers Hold, Yingluck Says
- Copper Heads for Second Weekly Gain as LME Inventories Decline
- Oil Heads for Second Weekly Gain on U.S., Europe Demand Outlook
- Walter Jumps on Report of Takeover by Anglo American, BHP
- Naphtha’s Top 2011 Premiums Seen on Supply Cuts: Energy Markets
- Gold Gains in London on European Debt Woes, Physical Purchases
- Weakest Rupee Sends Refiners to Dollar Borrowings: India Credit
- Oil Heads for Second Weekly Gain Before U.S. Retail Sales Data
- Copper Rises, Heads for Second Weekly Gain on Demand Signals
- Deere Plans to Supply Fewer Combines in U.S., Dealers Say
- Sugar Futures Rally as Floods Delay Asia Harvests; Cocoa Falls
- Rubber Drops on Concern Spreading Debt Crisis May Reduce Demand
EURO – the hope trade continues to look more like short covering than anything else as the long-term TAIL of Euro resistance at 1.39 wasn’t even tested this week. As hope turns into a timing problem (no way this bazooka comes anytime soon), there’s a heightening chance of a Euro currency crash down to 1.22 vs USD. Buy the US Dollar (our Macro call today on this at 11AM EST)
Spain has its long-term sovereign credit rating cut to AA- from AA by S&P, which cited likely deterioration of nation’s bank assets and weaker economic growth prospects that will keep unemployment elevated.
ASIA – significant signals continue to remind us that Asia’s Growth Slowdown is accelerating (European demand down hard); both the Shanghai Comp and the Hang Seng failed at TRADE lines of resistance again last night (2489 and 18,842) with HK dropping another -1.4% and Singapore (China’s key regional advisor) cutting GDP growth estimates again to 5%.
India inflation exceeds 9% 10th month amid rate pressure