TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP - October 31, 2011


As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 27 points or -1.41% downside to 1267 and 0.69% upside to 1294. 






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  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: -57 (-2378) 
  • VOLUME: NYSE 1009.62 (-29.46%)
  • VIX:  25.43 -3.65% YTD PERFORMANCE: +38.20%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: 1.54 from 1.60 (-16.23%)




10-yr TREASURY – bond yields have had the same call we’ve had for most of 2011; intermediate to long-term US economic growth is structurally impaired (slower) than what garden variety recovery models expect. The 10-yr failed at my intermediate-term TREND level of 2.41% last week and is down 6bps this morn vs Friday.


  • TED SPREAD: 42.94
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: 0.01%
  • 10-Year: 2.34 from 2.42    
  • YIELD CURVE: 2.06 from 2.11


MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):

  • 9:45am: Chicago Purchasing Manager, est. 59.0, prior 60.4
  • 10:30am: Dallas Fed Manufacturing, est. (-5.0), prior (-14.4)
  • 11:30am: U.S. to sell $29b 3-mo., $27b 6-mo. bills


  • MF Global said to hire Weil, Gotshal & Manges; nearing deal for bankruptcy filing and asset sale to Interactive Brokers, WSJ says
  • Yahoo said to be leaning toward selling its Asian assets and redistributing the proceeds to shareholders, rather than selling itself to a group of buyers
  • U.S. may postpone second share sale of AIG: WSJ
  • World population to surpass 7b today, U.N. projects
  • Daylight savings time in most of Europe ended over weekend; difference between London, New York is now only 4 hours. U.S. clocks roll back next weekend.
  • ACI Worldwide (ACIW) received a request for more info from DOJ regarding proposed takeover of S1 Corp.
  • (AMZN) may gain 20%, citing Citigroup, Barron’s said



COPPER – agrees with the move in China  – Dr Copper down -2.9% this morning after failing at TREND line resistance ($3.91/lb) last week; Oil fails at its long-term TAIL of resistance ($93.86 WTIC) but holds its TREND line of $88.89 support. Plenty of volatility to trade around whatever the US Dollar does.


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  • Colonel Sanders Devouring Little Sheep Means 69% Gain: Real M&A
  • Hedge Funds Bet on Collapse of WTI-Brent Spread: Energy Markets
  • Funds Lift Bullish Bets Amid Best Rally Since 2009: Commodities
  • Green Mountain Puts Highest Since ’09 as Einhorn Shorts: Options
  • Thai Floods May Spare Inner Bangkok as Drainage Efforts Succeed
  • China Seeks New Iron Ore Price Model, Holds Talks With Miners
  • Gold Drops, Paring Monthly Gain, as Yen Slump Hurts Commodities
  • Thai ‘Credibility’ at Stake as Factories Soak in Flood Plain
  • Thai Floods May Ease as Bangkok Defenses Hold, Yingluck Says
  • Anglo to Extend Rally From Cheapest Since 2009: Chart of the Day
  • Iron Ore May Extend Falls to $95 a Ton, Morgan Stanley Says
  • Oil Declines, Paring Biggest Monthly Increase Since May 2009
  • Copper Pares Biggest Monthly Gain Since December as Metals Drop
  • COMMODITIES DAYBOOK: Funds Bet on Collapse of WTI-Brent Spread
  • Indonesian Tin Producers Extend Export Halt to Boost Prices
  • Corn Drops as Improved Ukrainian Yields Boost Global Supplies
  • Palm Oil Declines on Speculation U.S. Soybean Crop to Increase
  • Copper Falls in London as China’s Demand May Slow: LME Preview
  • Freeport Indonesia Workers Call for One-Week Suspension of Talks
  • Oil Declines, Paring Biggest Monthly Increase Since May 2009



EURO  - watch that long-term TAIL line of $1.40 for your front-running signal on beta. It’s driving everything else.


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CHINA – Chinese stocks hit a new low 2-weeks ago (down -4.7% wk) then rallied the same % move as US stocks did last wk (+6.7%) and stopped going up this morning; overall TREND in both the Shanghai Comp and Hang Seng remains bearish. Asian growth (q/q) continues to slow and should through Q1 of 2012.



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The Hedgeye Macro Team

Howard Penney

Managing Director

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