TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP - November 2, 2011


72 handles and -5.6% lower in the SP500 from where we shorted them at 326PM EST on Thursday – now what?  As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 35 points or -0.43% downside to 1213 and 2.44% upside to 1248. 






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Bullish sentiment increases to 43.2% from 40.0% in the latest US Investor's Intelligence poll; Bearish sentiment down to 36.8% from 37.9%

  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: -2153 (-245) 
  • VOLUME: NYSE 1329.21 (+16.29%)
  • VIX:  32.92 +16.05% YTD PERFORMANCE: +95.89%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: 2.29 from 3.02 (-23.99%)




TREASURIES: just ran the "but growth is good" camp right over as 10yr yields snap my TRADE line of 2.11% support

  • TED SPREAD: 43.68
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: 0.01%
  • 10-Year: 2.01 from 2.17    
  • YIELD CURVE: 1.78 from 1.92


MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):

  • 7am: MBA Mortgage, prior 4.9%
  • 7:30pm: Challenger Job Cuts
  • 8:15am: ADP Employment, est. 100k, prior 91k
  • 10:30am: DoE inventories
  • 12:30pm: FOMC Rate Decision
  • 2:15pm: Bernanke speaks at Fed press conference


  • European leaders convene emergency talks today to tell Greece there is no alternative to budget cuts imposed in bailout plan
  • Greek PM Papandreou said referendum on Europe’s rescue package will confirm the nation’s membership of the euro
  • Bill Ackman said he isn’t pushing for sale of Canadian Pacific Railway



Gold continues to hold TREND line support - new range = 1; back to bullish bias in our model


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  • MF Global Funds Are All Accounted For, Lawyer Tells Judge
  • Top Gold Forecasters See Rally to Record by March: Commodities
  • Paulson Clients to Pull Less Than 8% in Year-End Redemptions
  • MF Global Didn’t Segregate Client Collateral, CME Group Says
  • Greenlight’s Einhorn Bets Mining Companies Will Beat Gold
  • Oil Gains on European Debt Talks as U.S. Fuel Stockpiles Decline
  • U.K. Oil Service Stocks Cheap Vs Brent Price: Chart of the Day
  • Copper Gains for First Day in Three as LME Stockpiles Decrease
  • Gold Gains for Second Day as Debt Crisis Increases Haven Demand
  • Oil Falls a Fourth Day on Concern Greek Vote Raises Default Risk
  • Saudi Top-Oil Premiums Set to Drop With Naphtha: Energy Markets
  • China Copper Demand Growth to Slow Further, Antaike Says
  • Bell Financial Seeks to Transfer Positions With MF Global
  • Sumitomo Forecasts Copper Price Drop, Seeks Iron and Coal Assets
  • Soybeans Climb on Speculation 17% Slump May Attract Importers
  • Kinross Misses Gold Rally With October Plunge: Canada Credit
  • Copper Climbs in London Before U.S. ADP Jobs Report: LME Preview
  • Freeport Says Milling at Indonesia Mine Suspended Since Oct. 22
  • Oil Falls a Fourth Day on Concern Greek Vote Raises Default Risk




EURO – get the EUR/USD pair right and you’ll get mostly everything else right – that’s glaringly obvious right now in our correlation risk model. I covered the short EUR position at TRADE line support of 1.36 yest and will look to re-short 1.39-1.40 TAIL resistance after the ECB doesn’t cut as much as hoped tomorrow. Bernanke debauchery day for the USD side of the trade will be in full effect for today too.


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Inclusive of a generational squeeze, remember Germany's DAX and France's CAC are down -22% and -26%, respectively from their YTD highs


EUROPE: major breakdowns in the DAX and CAC not recovered this morn; after this last lift in the Euro; European stocks to resume crash


FRANCE – not only did the CAC40 fail at my TREND line of 3401 resistance in the last week, but now it has moved right back into a Bearish Formation (bearish TRADE, TREND, and TAIL) – given that French banks and their super sovereign rating all need to be downgraded further, this makes sense; don’t forget the CAC is still crashing (down -26% from its YTD high inclusive of the squeeze)


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ASIA: stealth move continues in China with stocks up +1.4% on the A-shares and up 7 of the last 8 days; Japan not good.

Australia September building approvals (13.6%) m/m vs cons (4.5%).



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The Hedgeye Macro Team

Howard Penney

Managing Director



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