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Market Recap: August 19 2015

August 19, 2015

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Stocks were down amid weakness in Materials, Energy and Crude Oil.  July CPI below expectations.  FOMC comes off as dovish, and the Dollar slides in response.

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Google up 0.7% on relative strength. Utilities lead the sectors for the Bulls. Energy lead for the bears.

S&P 500 stuck in a long-term range. Stocks have been flat for most of 2015.

Fedwatch link
 for rate hike predictions= Sept. 55%
Option volatility VIX spikes to 15.66.

This week to watch on economic calendar:

Thursday = Jobless claims and the Philly Fed Business Outlook.
Friday – PMI Manufacturing


(click on symbol for chart)
SPX –  Bear
DOW–  Bear
Nasd –  Bear
Russ –  Bear

VIX –  15.66


SECTORS – trend on daily chart (click symbol for chart)

Materials (XLB) Bear
Energy (XLE)    Bear
Financials (XLF)Bear
Industrials (XLI)Bear
Technology (XLK) Bear
Staples (XLP) –   Bull
Utilities (XLU) –  Bull
Healthcare (XLV)  Bear
Discretionary (XLY) –  Bear
Mining (XME) –    Bear
Real Estate (IYR) –  Bull 
Retail (RTH) –    Neutral
Transports (IYT) – Neutral

Oil (USO)Bear
Ag (DBA)Bear
GLD –   Bull
SLV –    Bull

VEU – world markets – USA companies – BEAR
EEM – global emerging markets- BEAR big time

UUP – USD weighted ETF – Bearish



Bearish action in Stocks, Commodities, and Currency today. Not a lot of carry through after the initial selling. Watch for the range to hold and support to play a role on the neutral sectors and Indices soon. A break on the S&P500 would be a strong sell signal on stock prices in general. Oil was a major player today, selling sharply. Gold continues to be a short term safety net and rallied on the news.

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One Reply to “Market Recap: August 19 2015”

  1. Avatar DELBERTSTAVINOHA says:

    Nice report

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