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Policy Worries Percolate: Bank Stocks, Small-Caps Tumble
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All’s Well? Dow Dips as Fed Freezes Market
It’s been three trading days since the U.S. Federal reserve hiked interest rates–and the stock market has been moribund ever since. The S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,373.47 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 8.76 points to 20,905.86. The Nasdaq Composite finished little changed at 5,901.53.
Precious Metals Snapshot
- Gold Spot Price: $1,251.50 per ounce
- Silver Spot Price: $17.64 per ounce
- Platinum Spot Price: $971.30 per ounce
- Palladium Spot Price: $793.80 per ounce
Gold & Silver Spotlight
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) share price is $118.54, which is 2.1% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $116.08
The RSI is 61.74 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 $16.61, which is 0.6% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $16.51
The RSI is 51.04 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 selling 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
Silicom Ltd (SILC) share price is $46.74, which is 15.7% above its 8-day exponential moving average of $40.40
Silicom Ltd (SILC) share price is $46.74, which is 21.4% above its 50-day exponential moving average of $38.51
According to the MACD, Silicom Ltd (SILC) is currently on a Buy Signal.
The VIX figure is 12.47. This is 28.9% 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 1.3100. This is 48.9% 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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