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TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP – October 2, 2012


As we look at today’s set up for the S&P 500, the range is 21 points or -1.00% downside to 1430 and 0.45% upside to 1451. 

                                            

SECTOR AND GLOBAL PERFORMANCE


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EQUITY SENTIMENT:

  • ADVANCE/DECLINE LINE: on 10/01 NYSE 718
    • Increase versus the prior day’s trading of -658
  • VOLUME: on 10/01 NYSE 672.31
    • Decrease versus prior day’s trading of -19.22%
  • VIX:  as of 10/01 was at 16.32
    • Increase versus most recent day’s trading of 3.75%
    • Year-to-date decrease of -30.26%
  • SPX PUT/CALL RATIO: as of 10/01 closed at 1.68
    • Down from the day prior at 2.01 

CREDIT/ECONOMIC MARKET LOOK:


TREASURIES – bonds still don’t seem to care about the daily flicker of S&P futures; the 10yr yield hasn’t moved more than a beep in the last 48hrs; long-bond remains in a Bullish Formation as 10yr yields look like they could easily test YTD lows.

  • TED SPREAD: as of this morning 27.42
  • 3-MONTH T-BILL YIELD: as of this morning 0.08%
  • 10-Year: as of this morning 1.63%
    • Increase from prior day’s trading of 1.62%
  • YIELD CURVE: as of this morning 1.40
    • Up from prior day’s trading at 1.39

MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates)

  • 9:45am: ISM New York, Sept. (prior 51.4)
  • 11am: Fed to buy $1.75b-$2.25b Treasury debt due 2/15/2036-8/15/2042
  • 11:30am: U.S. Treasury to sell 4-week bills

GOVERNMENT/POLITICS:

    • House, Senate not in session
    • Obama, Romney make preparations for first presidential debate tomorrow
    • News conference on latest Quinnipiac poll. NPC. 10am
    • SEC hosts discussion on automated-trading technologies. 10am
    • FAA advisory panel holds second day of meetings to review air-traffic control procedures. National Harbor. 8:30am
    • Early voting begins in Ohio

WHAT TO WATCH:

  • U.S. auto sales seen advancing 9.5% in September
  • SEC to investigate high-frequency trading
  • Samsung says Apple iPhone 5 infringes eight patents in lawsuit
  • Former SAC Capital manager tells FBI fund used insider information
  • SAIC loses protest of $4.6b contract awarded to Lockheed
  • Juniper said to cut 500 jobs to reduce costs amid competition
  • U.S. retail sales growth may slow to 4.1% during holiday season
  • Manhattan home inventory falls to 7-yr low
  • Value Investing Congress includes presentations from David Einhorn

EARNINGS:

    • Mosaic (MOS) 7am, $1.16
    • Acuity Brands (AYI) 8:19am, $0.93

COMMODITY/GROWTH EXPECTATION (HEADLINES FROM BLOOMBERG)

  • Palm Oil Slumps Most Since October 2008 to Lowest in Three Years
  • Rubber Bulls Back as Exporters Cut Most Since 2009: Commodities
  • Soybeans Reach Lowest Price Since July on U.S. Harvest Progress
  • Oil Trades Near One-Week High as U.S. Manufacturing Expands
  • Gold Set to Gain for Second Day After Fed Renews Stimulus Pledge
  • Cocoa Falls as Concerns Ease Over Ivory Coast Industry Changes
  • Iron-Ore Swaps Little Changed as China Holidays Slow Trading
  • Countries Must Refrain From Banning Food Exports, FAO Says
  • Zinc Price Softens in 3Q on Surplus, 9.3% Rise Expected in 4Q
  • Cargill to Stop Using Fuel-Inefficient Ships to Curb Emissions
  • Nuclear Output Seen Falling to 3-Year Low on Refueling Shutdowns
  • Rothschild’s Bashed Bumi Offers ‘Great Trade’: Chart of the Day
  • Rubber May Advance 28% on Ichimoku Chart: Technical Analysis
  • Copper May Gain for Fourth Day on Global Central-Bank Stimulus

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CURRENCIES

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EUROPEAN MARKETS


EUROPE – after European Equities got slammed last wk (Spain and Italy -6% each), seeing day2 of the bounce; plenty of rumoring going around about when Spain asks for bailouts and reminds the world they’ve been lying about pretty much every number that matters #classy; should end well.

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ASIAN MARKETS


JAPAN – top 3 economy in the world is now seeing both its stock market and economic data collide; after a bearish Tankan yesterday, Nikkei closed down again overnight, taking the draw-down since the global #GrowthSlowing top (March) to -14.3%; #KeyenesianEconomics.

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MIDDLE EAST


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The Hedgeye Macro Team