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TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP - November 28, 2011

Don’t forget that last week was the worst Thanksgiving week for US stocks since 1932. The S&P500 would have to close > 1203 for us to not be selling on green today.  As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 52 points or -1.35% downside to 1143 and 3.14% upside to 1195. 


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THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - daily sector view

THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - global performance



  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: -385 (+1947) 
  • VOLUME: NYSE 441.77 (-49.57%)
  • VIX:  +34.47 +1.44% YTD PERFORMANCE: +94.20%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: 1.88 from 2.16 (-13.09%)



  • TED SPREAD: 50.78
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: 0.02%
  • 10-Year: 1.97 from 1.89   
  • YIELD CURVE: 1.69 from 1.63


MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):

  • 10am: Oct. new home sales, est. 313k, prior 313k
  • 10:30am: Nov. Dallas Fed Manufacturing activity, est. 5.0, prior 2.3
  • 11am: New York Fed releases 3Q report on household debt
  • 11am: Fed to purchase $4.25b-$5b in notes/bonds
  • 11:30am: U.S. to sell 3-mo., 6-mo. bills



  • U.S. retail sales up 16% to record $52.4b over Thanksgiving weekend; National Retail Federation. Cyber Monday takes place
  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble urged fast-track treaty changes to tighten budget discipline to calm markets
  • Biggest bond dealers in U.S. say Fed is poised to start a new round of stimulus, injecting more money into the economy by purchasing mortgage securities instead of Treasuries



COMMODITIES – same Global Macro trade (Correlation Risk) that’s associated with the USD; what went down last week goes up this morning (with the USD down) – important immediate-term TRADE lines of resistance we are watching are Gold $1726 and Copper $3.45. If both fail there, both are shorts.

  • Raw Materials Topping Equities With Growth Intact: Commodities
  • Seaway Pipeline Creates Contango With Oil Glut: Energy Markets
  • Ternium, Tenaris Buy $2.7 Billion Stake in Usiminas
  • Oil Climbs to Highest in a Week on U.S. Sales, Syrian Sanctions
  • Gold Gains as IMF Loan Report Helps Euro, ETP Holding at Record
  • Oil Advances a Second Day on Economic Outlook, Syrian Sanctions
  • Copper Advances Most in Two Weeks on Record U.S. Holiday Sales
  • U.K. Power Use Drop ‘Symptomatic’ of Economy: Chart of the Day
  • Baosteel Cuts Costs With Biggest Corporate Dim Sum: China Credit
  • BHP Billiton Names Kerr to Succeed Vanselow as CFO
  • Ruble Bears Lifting Swap Rates Lure Uranium One: Russia Credit
  • Commodities Advance on Signs Europe Seeking to Contain Crisis
  • Codelco Cuts 2012 Copper Fees to S. Korea After China, Japan
  • Posco to Post Record Stainless Steel Production This Year
  • U.K.’s Osborne Said to Aid Steel, Aluminum Producer Energy Costs
  • Iraq Signs $17 Billion Gas Agreement With Shell, Mitsubishi
  • China Sharpens Food-Safety Fight, Condemns Man for Contamination
  • Wheat, Corn Gain on Optimism European Leaders May Stem Crisis
  • Gold Gains as Dollar’s Decline May Spur More Investment Demand

THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - daily commodity view


EURO – immediate-term TRADE oversold at 1.32 is as oversold does (we covered our Euro short there) – now you get the bounce back up toward a lower-high of immediate-term resistance (1.34). Take your time with this and use the USD as your front-runner to fade the Global Macro market’s beta

THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - daily currency view


THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - euro performance



ASIA – mini-meltup in the markets that have been going down the most (HK, India, Korea – all up +2-3% overnight) as China and Indonesia didn’t care much to rally at all (closing up 0.12% and 0.27%, respectively). Asian Growth is still slowing and all Asian markets remain in Bearish Formations (bearish on all 3 of my risk management durations)

THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK - asia performance



The Hedgeye Macro Team

Howard Penney

Managing Director