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Unlike the masses buying shares on today’s economy news, the big institutions looking to the future started to sell. The Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC, QQQ) went from a positive +O.6% all-time high to finish down -0.6%. As expected with such volatility, the volume on both the Nasdaq and the NYSE were above average, with losers outpacing winners by a two-to-one margin on the Nasdaq and an almost identical margin on the Big Board.
Precious Metals Snapshot
- Gold Spot Price: $1,266.40 per ounce
- Silver Spot Price: $18.46 per ounce
- Platinum Spot Price: $969.30 per ounce
- Palladium Spot Price: $808.00 per ounce
Gold & Silver Spotlight
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) share price is $119.18, which is 1.6% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $117.26
The RSI is 58.62 which suggests that SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is technicallyneither overbought nor oversold.
The current trend is moderately bullish and GLD is experiencing slight selling pressure.
According to the MACD, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Over the next 4 weeks, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has on average historically risen by 1.7% based on the past 12 years of stock performance.
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has risen higherby an average 1.7%in 8 of those 12 years over the subsequent 4 week period,corresponding to a historical probability of 66%
SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) share price is $17.26, which is 3% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $16.75
The RSI is 62.54 which suggests that SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) is technicallyneither overbought nor oversold.
Based on the share price being above its 5, 20 & 50 day exponential moving averages, the current trend is considered strongly bullish and SLV is experiencing slight buying pressure.
According to the MACD, SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Over the next 4 weeks, SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) has on average historically risen by 1.6% based on the past 10 years of stock performance.
SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) has risen higherby an average 1.6%in 4 of those 10 years over the subsequent 4 week period,corresponding to a historical probability of 40%
Trending Stocks On The Move
Hooker Furniture Corp. (HOFT) share price is $39.3, which is 19.6% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $32.87
Hooker Furniture Corp. (HOFT) share price is $39.3, which is 22.1% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $32.18
According to the MACD, Hooker Furniture Corp. (HOFT) is currently on a Sell Signal.
L Brands Inc. (LB) share price is $47.85, which is 3.3% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $46.33
L Brands Inc. (LB) share price is $47.85, which is 8.6% below its 50-day exponential moving average of $52.36
According to the MACD, L Brands Inc. (LB) is currently on a Sell Signal.
Kohl’s Corp (KSS) share price is $39.59, which is 2% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $38.80
Kohl’s Corp (KSS) share price is $39.59, which is 2.7% below its 50-day exponential moving average of $40.67
According to the MACD, Kohl’s Corp (KSS) is currently on a Sell Signal.
The VIX figure is 12.39. This is 29.3% below the historic median figure of 17.53.
The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. Historically, VIX levels above 50 correlate closely with periods of stock market panic while VIX levels below 20 are more typical during relatively calm periods in the market.
The 10,000 Foot Economic View
Total Market Cap / GDP
Chart for Total Market Cap / GDP
The ratio of the Total Market Capitalization (Wilshire 5000) to United States GDP is 1.2967. This is 47.2% above the historic median figure of 0.88.
The higher the Market Cap/GDP figure is relative to its median level, the higher the perceived risk in the market. Markets can remain overvalued for extended time periods.
The S&P Earnings is 94.59. This is 69.3% above the historic median figure of 55.86.
The higher the S&P Earnings are above their median level, the higher the perceived risk in the market.
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