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Energy Calendar for Oil and Gas Traders: March 20 24
The energy sector contributed to ~6.5% of the S&P 500 on March 17, 2017. Oil and gas producers’ earnings depend on crude oil and natural gas prices.
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No Fear? Dow Ticks Higher This Week as Fed Frightens No One
Stocks rose this week even as the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the third time in this cycle. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.7% this week after finishing little changed at 5,901.00 today. The Fed hiked rates a quarter of a point this week, but InvsesTech Research’s James Stack contends that Yellen and company are behind the curve.
Precious Metals Snapshot
- Gold Spot Price: $1,237.00 per ounce
- Silver Spot Price: $17.55 per ounce
- Platinum Spot Price: $972.20 per ounce
- Palladium Spot Price: $788.10 per ounce
Gold & Silver Spotlight
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) share price is $117.51, which is 1.3% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $115.97
The RSI is 56.84 which suggests that SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) 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 GLD is experiencing buying pressure, which is a positive indicator for future bullish movement.
According to the MACD, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is currently on a Sell Signal.
Over the next 4 weeks, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has on average historically fallen by 0.6% based on the past 12 years of stock performance.
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has fallen lowerby an average 0.6%in 7 of those 12 years over the subsequent 4 week period,corresponding to a historical probability of 58%
SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) share price is $16.5, which is 0% below its 50-day exponential moving average of $16.51
The RSI is 48.27 which suggests that SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) is technicallyneither overbought nor oversold.
The current trend is relatively stagnant and SLV is experiencing slight buying pressure.
According to the MACD, SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) is currently on a Sell Signal.
Over the next 4 weeks, SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) has on average historically fallen by 0% based on the past 10 years of stock performance.
SPDR Silver Shares (SLV) has fallen lowerby an average 0%in 4 of those 10 years over the subsequent 4 week period,corresponding to a historical probability of 40%
Trending Stocks On The Move
ESPERION THERAPEUTICS (ESPR) share price is $41.22, which is 29.7% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $31.79
ESPERION THERAPEUTICS (ESPR) share price is $41.22, which is 75.8% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $23.45
According to the MACD, ESPERION THERAPEUTICS (ESPR) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) share price is $59.71, which is 9.8% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $54.39
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) share price is $59.71, which is 25.4% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $47.61
According to the MACD, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) is currently on a Buy Signal.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (JAZZ) share price is $144.08, which is 4.8% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $137.54
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (JAZZ) share price is $144.08, which is 11.5% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $129.24
According to the MACD, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (JAZZ) is currently on a Buy Signal.
The VIX figure is 11.34. This is 35.3% below the historic median figure of 17.54.
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 1.3132. This is 49.3% 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 69.4% above the historic median figure of 55.84.
The higher the S&P Earnings are above their median level, the higher the perceived risk in the market.
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