J-Yel Says Sooner Or Later
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August 22, 2014

8-22-2014 5-24-48 PM Yellen

Sure I ripped-off that moniker from others but I liked it.

Basically she walked the line giving hawks and doves something to chew on.

Frankly, in other words Jackson Hole was a non-event.

Mario Draghi chimed in to say he had many unconventional tools he was ready (again) to deploy but admitted they could not cure unemployment.

(Hmm, so what are they good for then? Oh, right the bankers! How could I forget…)

Stock markets overall were unimpressed by much Friday. After all it is Friday with only two weeks left before Labor Day. What bulls are around have done their work and now they can retire to the Hamptons for some fun and games.

Leading market sectors higher included: Tech (QQQ), Biotech (IBB), Retail (XRT), Taiwan (EWT), China (FXI) and Bonds (TLT).

Leading market sectors lower included: Energy (XLE), REITs (IYR), Materials (XLB), Silver Miners (SLV), Japan (EWJ), Australia (EWA), Brazil (EWZ), Russia (RSX), Germany (EWG), Eurozone (EZU), Coal (KOL), Agriculture Producers (MOO), Crude Oil (USO), Natural Gas (UNG) and Sugar (SGG).

The top 20 market movers by percentage change in volume whether rising or falling is available daily.

Volume was decent but the action overall was mixed per the WSJ.

8-22-2014 5-38-51 PM Dairy

Charts of the Day
  • SPY 5 MINUTE

    SPY 5 MINUTE

  • SPX WEEKLY

    SPX WEEKLY

  • INDU WEEKLY

    INDU WEEKLY

  • RUT WEEKLY

    RUT WEEKLY

  • NDX WEEKLY

    NDX WEEKLY

  • NYMO DAILY

    NYMO DAILY

    The NYMO is a market breadth indicator that is based on the difference between the number of advancing and declining issues on the NYSE. When readings are +60/-60 markets are extended short-term.

  • NYSI DAILY

    NYSI DAILY

    The McClellan Summation Index is a long-term version of the McClellan Oscillator. It is a market breadth indicator, and interpretation is similar to that of the McClellan Oscillator, except that it is more suited to major trends. I believe readings of +1000/-1000 reveal markets as much extended.

  • VIX MONTHLY

    VIX MONTHLY

     


    The VIX is a widely used measure of market risk and is often referred to as the "investor fear gauge". Our own interpretation is highlighted in the chart above. The VIX measures the level of put option activity over a 30-day period. Greater buying of put options (protection) causes the index to rise.

 

 

Closing Summary

An end of summer market may just churn around for the next couple of weeks. But, of course there are always geopolitical events that can get in the way of a lazy summer day. Its obvious Putin is getting ready to not let his proxy army in Ukraine fail. The U.S. and its allies won’t do anything about it. Then there’s ISIS and that should send a chill down everyone’s spine.

This is a short post because there isn’t that much to discuss. Perhaps next week will give us more to discuss.

Let’s see what happens.

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Market Summary
NYSE Composite Index S&P 500 Index Nasdaq Composite Index Russell 2000 Small Cap Index NYSE Composite Index S&P 500 Index Nasdaq Composite Index Russell 2000 Small Cap Index 10 Year Treasury Note Yield Gold Bugs Index Morgan Stanley High Tech 35 Index Market Chart
Commodity Quote Change Change % NY
Gold1,281.804.500.35 % 08/22
WTI Crude Futr93.37-0.59-0.63 %17:15
Index Quotes Change Change % Local
CRB288.67-0.38-0.13 %08/22
US Dollar82.380.170.20 % 08/22
Index Quotes Change Change % Local
VIX11.47-0.29-2.47 %08/22
MSCI Value Daily MTD YTD
Brazil2518.025-2.10 %3.60 % 13.52 %
Russia684.358-0.74 %3.87 % -13.03 %
India507.5640.42 %2.31 % 24.61 %
China66.9800.58 %1.47 % 6.14 %