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TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP - November 21, 2011

The bull markets we see are in the US Dollar (UUP), Long-term Treasuries (TLT), and Growth Slowing (FLAT).  As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 40 points or -1.29% downside to 1200 and 2.00% upside to 1240. 




THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - daily sector view


THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - global performance



  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: +411 (+2289) 
  • VOLUME: NYSE 955.68 (-6.73%)
  • VIX:  +32.00 -7.27% YTD PERFORMANCE: +80.28%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: 1.05 from 2.14 (-50.93%)



  • TED SPREAD: 48.78
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: 0.00%
  • 10-Year: 2.01 from 1.96    
  • YIELD CURVE: 1.72 from 1.69


MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):

  • 8:30am: Chicago Fed, est. 0.19, (prior -0.22)
  • 0am: Existing home sales, est. 4.8m, prior 4.91m
  • 11:30am: U.S. to sell $29b 3-mo., $27b 6-mo. bills
  • 1pm: U.S. to sell $35b 2-yr notes
  • 2:30pm: Fed’s Lockhart to speak on economy in Brazil
  • 8 pm: Fed’s Bullard gives welcoming remarks in St. Louis



  • Bipartisan supercommittee said to be on brink of failure, setting stage for $1.2t in automatic spending cuts
  • Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann said yesterday Europe needs a “firewall” to prevent its debt crisis from spreading and should increase the size of its rescue fund
  • Deadline today for the Congressional Budget Office to receive information for scoring a proposal in advance of supercommittee target date of Nov. 23; Democratic aide says supercommittee likely will announce today that it can’t reach agreement on deficit savings



  • Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Bets by Most in Seven Weeks: Commodities
  • Gold May Drop as Spanish Opposition Victory Curbs Haven Demand
  • Oil Falls to Lowest in a Week on Asian Demand, European Crisis
  • New Cameco Bid Topping Rio Seen in Record Hathor Value: Real M&A
  • Oil Bets Jump to Six-Month High Before Seaway: Energy Markets
  • Dana Gas Yields Jump Most in Month on Debt Risk: Islamic Finance
  • Copper Set for ‘Strong Rally’ in 2Q on Deficit, Goldman Says
  • Mechel ‘Lucky’ Paying Less Than Norilsk on Loans: Russia Credit
  • Graff Diamonds to Use Planned IPO Proceeds on Asia Stores
  • Gold Falls to 3-Week Low as Stronger Dollar Cuts Investor Demand
  • Tin Exports From Indonesia May Drop 26% This Month on Curbs
  • Copper Imports by China Gain for a Fifth Month on Arbitrage
  • Rubber Blacklist Proposal May Cut Defaults, Thai Group Says
  • Copper Falls for Third Day as Growth Concerns Threaten Demand
  • Temasek, ADM, Mitsui to Invest in New Hope Agriculture Fund
  • Newfoundland’s Oil Royalties Fund Debt Reduction: Canada Credit
  • ABB, Siemens to Benefit From Commodity Mkt Strength: Citigroup
  • OPEC’s Meeting in December Will Be ‘Comfortable,’ Badri Says
  • UniCredit Names Fischer Co-Head of Project & Commodity Finance

THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - daily commodity view


THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - daily currency view


SPAIN  - center right government = austerity = European Stagflation; if Singapore thinks they only to +1-3% GDP growth in 2012, the Europeans could be down -2-4% GDP in no time. European stocks getting rocked and now all major European tapes back in Bearish Formations (bearish across all 3 of my risk management durations); Greece -60% since FEB

THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - euro performance



SINGAPORE – these guys are now being as explicit as we have seen them since 2008 about Global Growth Slowing (the Monetary Authority of Singapore: “The world economy and financial system are at their most fragile state since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis”); both HK and India continued to crash overnight (down -25.3% and -22.2% respectively from YTD tops)

THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - asia performance


  • New York Man Charged With Plotting Pipe-Bomb Attacks in City
  • Fatal Egypt Clashes Fuel Investor Concern Before First Vote
  • Dana Gas Yields Jump Most in Month on Debt Risk: Islamic Finance
  • Assad Defiance in Syria Spurs U.S., Allies to Mull New Steps
  • Egyptian Protesters, Forces Clash for Third Day Before Election
  • Saudi Aramco CEO Sees Risk of World Double-Dip Recession
  • OPEC’s Meeting in December Will Be ‘Comfortable,’ Badri Says
  • Iranian Airline Buys Mothballed Merkel VIP Jet, Spiegel Says
  • Kuwait Opposition Groups Plan Protest Tonight to Oust Premier
  • Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Says ‘Very Happy’ With Crude Prices
  • Majid Al Futtaim Seeks to Raise About $500 Million From Sukuk
  • Fawaz Al Hokair May Tap Debt Markets in 2012, CFO Says
  • Dubai’s Shares Retreat to Month Low on U.S. Impasse, Europe Risk
  • Iran Says Oil Market Will Suffer If Its Exports Disrupted
  • Al Futtaim Group Says in Final Stage to Raise $1 Billion Loan
  • Yara, Hydro Raise Salaries for Qataris Amid New Rules: DN Link
  • Shuaa Sinks to Eight-Year Low on Firing Plan, Quarterly Loss
  • Majid Al Futtaim Seeks to Raise About $500 Million From Sukuk


The Hedgeye Macro Team

Howard Penney

Managing Director