May 19th Market Update – Stocks, bonds, gold, silver, oil, bitcoin, ethereum
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-All three domestic averages viewed with moving averages and what the next moves may be over the next few days into the next few weeks and months.
-As long as bonds perform well, we need to look at the markets from the long side going out to the intermediate term. Daily movement is dependent on the next trade story.
-German, Japanese, and Swiss bond yields go further negative. Swiss 10-year is yielding -0.48%. We firmly stated that the central banks controlled the yield curves and they clearly want sovereign yields to move lower.
-The domestic stock averages continue to outperform the rest of the developed world over the past year, but the European bourses have done better in the short term. If we account for dollar strength, the U.S. is still the winner.
-The next potential market mover, data wise, comes at 2pm, Wednesday, with the FOMC minutes.
–As long as the UST 10-year continues to fall, I cannot recommend going short anything (except commods).
-It’s difficult to be bearish on real estate with fading UST yields, though the market looks heavy in aggregate.
-I would normally be neutral on gold here, but silver and platinum are poorly performing. As long as yields fade and the markets remain firm I am not bullish on gold.
–Gold COT is severely stretched with spec longs accumulating a large net long. This is bearish for gold. When the impending catastrophe is averted, the funds will need to sell once again.
-Gold should test the 1259 50-week moving average soon. It can’t stay above the 100-week and 50-day. Poor silver raises that probability. Platinum just got beat up and looks to be testing 800. Poor gold may not hold.
-Bitcoin shows great resilience. I am more bullish short-term on ETH here (somewhat still LTC, XMR, ZEC, BCH, XLM, XRP) as the ETH/BTC ratio is still near multi-year lows.
-Oil looks very top-heavy. A test of 100-day mva soon? That is just below 60.