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TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP – May 15, 2012


As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 37 points or -0.70% downside to 1329 and 2.07% upside to 1366. 

                                            

SECTOR AND GLOBAL PERFORMANCE

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EQUITY SENTIMENT:

  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: on 5/14 NYSE -2114
    • Down from the prior day’s trading of -637
  • VOLUME: on 5/14 NYSE 802.79
    • Increase versus prior day’s trading of 2.17%
  • VIX:  as of 5/14 was at 21.87
    • Increase versus most recent day’s trading of 9.95%
    • Year-to-date decrease of -6.54%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: as of 05/14 closed at 2.50
    • Down from the day prior at 2.72 

CREDIT/ECONOMIC MARKET LOOK:


TREASURIES – We shorted the long-bond (TLT) yesterday as our model signaled immediate-term TRADE overbought with the 10yr capitulating intraday at 1.77%. This morning’s bounce is to 1.79% and there’s no mean reversion resistance to 1.89%. Growth Slowing, globally, obviously gets priced in at the most painful pt of the pain trade (which was down). 

  • TED SPREAD: as of this morning 37
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: as of this morning 0.09%
  • 10-Year: as of this morning 1.80
    • Increase from prior day’s trading at 1.76
  • YIELD CURVE: as of this morning 1.54
    • Up from prior day’s trading of 1.50

MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):

  • 7:30am/8:55am: ICSC/Redbook weekly sales
  • 8:30am: CPI (M/m), Apr., est. 0.0% (prior 0.3%)
  • 8:30am: Empire Manuf., May, est. 9 (prior 6.56)
  • 8:30am: Advance Retail Sales, Apr., est. 0.1% (prior 0.8%)
  • 9am: TIC Flows, Mar. (prior $107.7b)
  • 9am: Long-term TIC Flows, Mar., est. $32.5b (prior $10.1b)
  • 9:30am: Fed’s Duke speaks on housing in Washington
  • 10am: Business Inventories, Mar., est. 0.4% (prior 0.6%)
  • 10am: NAHB Housing Market Index, May, est. 26 (prior 25)
  • 11am: Fed to sell $8b-$8.75b notes in 2/15/2014 to 5/31/2014 range
  • 11:30am: U.S. to sell $30b 4-week bills
  • 4:30pm: API inventories 

 GOVERNMENT:

  • GOP presidential primary elections in Nebraska, Oregon
  • President Obama delivers remarks at National Peace Officers Memorial Service, U.S. Capitol, 11am
  • House, Senate in session:
    • Senate Finance holds hearing on effects of tax reform on tribes and territories, 10am
    • Trial of EPA lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum seeking $25b to clean up as many as 2,772 polluted sites, begins in N.Y., 9am
    • NRC meets on developing guidance for U.S. nuclear power plants in wake of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear accident, 9am
    • IRS holds hearing on how and when some aspects of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will be implemented
    • Comment period ends on proposed USDA rules to boost beef exports, 5pm 

WHAT TO WATCH:

  • Euro-area GDP unchanged in 1Q from prior qtr; est. drop 0.2%
  • German first-quarter GDP grew five times more than forecast
  • Moody’s cut ratings on 26 Italian banks, kept outlook neg.
  • Facebook said to plan to raise IPO price range to $34- $38/shr
  • JPMorgan said to weigh bonus clawbacks after $2b loss
  • Coty withdraws $10.7b offer for Avon on “lack of engagement”
  • China foreign investment falls in sixth monthly drop
  • Groupon 1Q profit beat ests. as intl sales expanded
  • Hertz’s bid for Dollar Thrifty seen doubling in price
  • Eastman Kodak seeks interest in patents by today
  • U.S. retail sales probably slowed in April on weather, jobs
  • Amylin said to attract interest from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sanofi
  • Euro chiefs may offer leniency to ‘functioning’ Greek govt.
  • MSCI announces index changes, 5pm or later
  • Deadline for funds to disclose quarterly holdings in 13-F filings
  • Credit-card monthly charge-off data released by banks
  • JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley among cos. holding annual meetings 

EARNINGS:

    • Home Depot (HD) 6am, $0.65 -- Preview
    • Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) 7:30am, $0.38
    • Saks (SKS) 8am, $0.18
    • TJX (TJX) 8:34am, $0.54
    • Valspar (VAL) 8:40am, $0.82
    • Alacer Gold (ASR CN) 9:28am, $0.14
    • Carlyle Group (CG) Pre-mkt
    • Acxiom (ACXM), $0.20 Pre-mkt
    • Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) Pre-mkt
    • JC Penney Co (JCP) 4pm, ($0.08)
    • Sina (SINA) 4:30pm, ($0.22)
    • SEMAFO (SMF CN) 4:50pm, $0.10
    • Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) 5:44pm, $0.85
    • Boardwalk REIT (BEI-U CN) 5:46pm, C$0.61
    • Centerra Gold (CG CN) Post-mkt, $0.04
    • Tumi Holdings (TUMI) Post-mkt
    • Pan American Silver (PAA CN), $0.51 

COMMODITY/GROWTH EXPECTATION (HEADLINES FROM BLOOMBERG) 

  • Lead Shortages Loom on Record Demand for Batteries: Commodities
  • Naimi’s $100 Oil Target Challenged by Saudi Heat: Energy Markets
  • Oil Trades Near Five-Month Low on Forecast of U.S. Supply Gain
  • Copper Seen Gaining on Stronger-Than-Estimated German Expansion
  • Gold Seen Gaining as Plunge to Lowest This Year Spurs Investment
  • Coffee Nears a Three-Month High as Prices in Vietnam Advance
  • Soybeans Rebound From Six-Week Low as U.S., Brazil Exports Rise
  • Rubber Declines to Four-Month Low as Greek Impasse Saps Demand
  • Japan to Ration Power Coping With Reactor Shutdowns: Energy
  • Obama Asked by Environmentalists to Halt Shell’s Arctic Drilling
  • Cocoa Grindings in Brazil Advance to Record, Hartmann Says
  • Japan Seeks to Buy Most Milling Wheat in 4 Months in Tender
  • Biggest Ship Hedge Fund Turns Bullish on Supertankers: Freight
  • Palm Oil Gains on Speculation Demand to Climb Ahead of Ramadan
  • Sugar-Cane Area in India’s Biggest Producer to Drop This Year
  • Chesapeake’s Loan Exceeds Highest Bond Yield: Corporate Finance 

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CURRENCIES


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EUROPEAN MARKETS


EUROPE – covered my Italy short yesterday and have covered both France and Spain shorts as well as we are getting immediate-term TRADE oversold signals in MIB, CAC, and IBEX of 13,629, 3049, and 6726, respectively. Levels and timing matter – Italy’s Stagflation this morning notwithstanding (GDP down -1.3% y/y w/ inflation +3.7%), manage the risk of the bearish range, proactively.

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ASIAN MARKETS


JAPAN – capitulation? Nikkei225 down another -0.8% overnight, leading losers in Asia (which stabilized overall on FDI in China slowing at a slower rate in April). The Nikkei is down 20 of the last 27 trading days (down -13.2%) and few in the manic media have even mentioned it. Keep your eyes on the island importer of oil and Keynesian economics.

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MIDDLE EAST


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The Hedgeye Macro Team