THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK

TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP – July 20, 2012


As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 27 points or -1.64% downside to 1354 and 0.33% upside to 1381. 

                                            

SECTOR AND GLOBAL PERFORMANCE


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EQUITY SENTIMENT:

  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: on 07/19 NYSE 109
    • Down versus the prior day’s trading of 742
  • VOLUME: on 07/19 NYSE 756.55
    • Increase versus prior day’s trading of 4.00%
  • VIX:  as of 07/19 was at 15.45
    • Decrease versus most recent day’s trading of -4.39%
    • Year-to-date decrease of -33.97%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: as of 07/19 closed at 1.24
    • Down from the day prior at 1.32 

CREDIT/ECONOMIC MARKET LOOK:

  • TED SPREAD: as of this morning 38
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: as of this morning 0.08%
  • 10-Year: as of this morning 1.48%
    • Decrease from prior day’s trading at 1.51%
  • YIELD CURVE: as of this morning 1.27
    • Down from prior day’s trading at 1.29 

MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates): 

  • 11am: Fed to sell $7b to $8b notes maturing Sept. 15, 2014- April 30, 2015
  • 1pm: Baker Hughes rig count

GOVERNMENT:

    • House, Senate in session
    • House Financial Services panel holds hearing on impact of Dodd-Frank Act on municipal finance, 9:30am
    • House Armed Services panel meets on shipbuilding, defense industrial base amid fiscal uncertainty, 11am
    • House Natural Resources panel holds hearing on helium shortages, impact on defense, economy, 9:30am
    • House Energy and Commerce panel holds hearing Energy Dept.’s “Nuclear Weapons Complex,” 9:30am
    • House Armed Services panel meets on shipbuilding, defense industrial base amid fiscal uncertainty, 11am
    • Super-PACs, presidential campaigns required to report monthly fundraising, spending to Federal Election Commission by midnight
    • Effective date for final Fed rule on implementing section 618 of Dodd-Frank, Treasury’s assessment of fees on bank holding companies and non-bank financial firms supervised by Fed to cover costs of Financial Research Fund
    • Commerce Dept.’s Bureau of Industry and Security meets on export controls
    • FCC Open Internet Advisory Committee holds first meeting

WHAT TO WATCH: 

  • Google revenue surges on Motorola deal, growth in ad clicks
  • Microsoft unearned revenue tops estimates on upgrades
  • Yahoo discloses compensation for new CEO Mayer in filings
  • Heineken bids as much as $6b for Asia Pacific Breweries
  • Palo Alto, Kayak raise more than planned in IPOs
  • Citigroup sees significant charge after Smith Barney valuation
  • Vodafone sales trail ests as Spain, Italy spending sinks
  • Euro-area finance ministers hold conference call on Spain’s bailout; Spain insists $15b aid for regions won’t swell debt
  • Japan seeks to criminalize underwriters on insider breaches
  • U.S. GDP, Facebook Earnings, Olympics: Week Ahead July 21-28

EARNINGS:

    • SunTrust Banks (STI) 6am, $0.44
    • Baker Hughes (BHI) 6am, $0.77; Preview
    • Schlumberger (SLB) 6am, $1.00; Preview
    • General Electric (GE) 6:30am, $0.37; Preview
    • American Electric Power (AEP) 6:57am, $0.72
    • Ingersoll Rand (IR) 7am, $0.91
    • First Horizon National (FHN) 7am, $(0.49)
    • IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX) 7am, $0.90
    • Xerox (XRX) 7:15am, $0.26
    • Manpower (MAN) 7:30am, $0.71
    • Sensient Technologies (SXT) 7:57am, $0.71 

COMMODITY/GROWTH EXPECTATION (HEADLINES FROM BLOOMBERG)

 

OIL – we shorted Oil yesterday because it ran right back up to my intermediate-term TREND line ($108.79 Brent) and failed. We’re getting longer of USD and Treasury Flattener here. We know it’s the hardest thing to do at 15 VIX, and we like it.

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CURRENCIES


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EUROPEAN MARKETS


ITALY – after all the rumoring, the MIB Index is leading losers in Europe this morning and back in crash mode (-21% from March); a General Strike is finally pending and there is no functional bailout mechanism for the Italians until the Germans ratify whatever the bailout is supposed to look like on September 12th.

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ASIAN MARKETS


JAPAN – the Nikkei (and Shanghai Comp) have been flashing the most glaring bearish divergences vs this no-volume squeeze in US equities all week. Post the US green close, Japanese stocks opened up, then closed down hard -1.4% as this Global Industrial slowdown accelerates on the downside (Nikkei draw-down = -15.4% since March, 5x that of the SPY here).

 

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MIDDLE EAST

 

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The Hedgeye Macro Team