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This week, investors received a closer look at inflation levels via the latest consumer price and producer price indices. Also, key Q2 data and the tail end of the current earnings season were released. This comes after last week's monthly employment and GDP reports and another week after the most recent Federal Open Market Committee. While previous to that, we were in a bit of news-lull, things seem to have really picked up these last few weeks. And that's just how it goes sometimes- drought then flood.
Just as market activity picked up, my personal life did too. As it does every year, the beginning of August marks a busy, event-filled week for me. Everything kicks off with my wedding anniversary on the 4th, followed by my son's birthday, and then, one day after that, my wife's birthday. The conglomerate of events usually results in us seeing family and celebrating throughout the week. At times, this can make our week feel over-occupied and stuffed. Especially, as I am always in tune with the market and my AI stock picking program is always running 24/7, alerting me to some great opportunities.
My wife, on the other hand, while enjoying the love and warmth that comes from our milestones, does at times feel shorted as the celebration is never just hers but usually shared. What once was solely her birthday week, now becomes a family-wide event she shares. To make up for this, I usually try to get her at least one remarkably big gift to celebrate all three events. While the gift does alleviate some of the "shared-week" issues, I am certain she would enjoy the week without it and more importantly, she would pick to share her birthday week with these events for the sake of having them. Our wedding and our son provide some of our proudest memories and spark continued joy.
The overwhelmed feeling of multiple events and sharing your birthday is just one side of the coin. Everything good that comes with it is the other. And just as I navigated the busy week and continued to find and cherish the good with my family, I navigated through the busy week the market and found the good there as well.
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CURRENT TRADING LANDSCAPE
U.S. Markets turned higher to end the week, capping a back and forth week heavily influenced by the CPI and PPI data. Stocks in the United States ended mostly lower on Thursday, suggesting that skyrocketing increases may be slowing down, after reaching a three-month high this week following yet another set of inflation figures. At the midweek point, all three major U.S. indices booked impressive gains, with the Nasdaq touching bull territory. As back-and-forth continues, our view on the market remains firm - this latest boom was simply a rally in a bear market.
Despite the impressive advance to their highest levels since early May, equities slumped into the close bell on Thursday, after the July producer-price index fell 0.5% versus expectations for a 0.2% increase; core PPI data showed a 5.8% increase from the previous year.
This PPI report comes a day after the consumer price index showed that prices were flat in July but increased 8.5% from a year ago. The Federal Reserve is going to take in the inflation figures, as they provide hints about where the economy is at after more than a year of battling with high prices when considering the upcoming policy update. The next Federal Open Market Committee meeting is scheduled for September 20-21. Next week, look out for key retail and housing data to be released.
With the bulk of earnings behind us, we anticipate the dust to settle and the bull rally to come to an end this month. The latest rise in the market is not an indication that the bull market has begun, as I’ve previously stated.
Rather, encouraging earnings and better-than-expected economic reports appear to be propelling the advance, suggesting we’re still in a bear market.
As of Friday, the 5-day chart shows the $SPY was trading 2.27% higher, just over $424. The S&P 500 advanced Friday following this week's inflation reports. Oil sold off while gold traded higher to end the week.
The $DXY marginally rose on Friday, near the $105 level, whereas the $TLT sold off throughout the week and continued but advanced on Friday, finishing near the $115 mark.
The dollar has started its rebound from the recent pullback and supports the notion that the recent rally is only short-term and likely coming to an end.
CPI and PPI data this week was better than expected, causing inflation concerns to slightly cool although still relevant. Even though product CPI was better than expected, services CPI and wage inflation continue to persist.
In my opinion, the market is still overbought. The short-term rally should come to an end this month and the market could resume downward momentum into the September-October time frame.
With revived volatility in the market, I encourage users not to chase the market and sell into the rallies. At this time I have a net bearish portfolio.
I am keeping an eye on QQQ and SPY levels, currently facing long-term resistance at the 200-day moving average and below their 50% retracement level, from the 52-week high to the low and below the previous January downtrend.
The "BUY" signal based on the Aggressive Power Trader Portfolio is at the $406 and then $401 level using SPY and the "SELL" signal is at $420 and then $430.
Consider selling premium if you're trading options. November and December expiration dates are ideal for selling premium.
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