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HomeTrading StrategiesMarket Blast - March 1, 2024

Market Blast – March 1, 2024

The Fuse

Fairness futures are struggling to get into constructive floor on this primary day of buying and selling within the new month. The SPX 500 and the Nasdaq each completed sturdy for the month of February whereas the Russell 2K actually exploded larger for some good positive factors and is constructive for the yr.

Curiosity Charges are rising up this morning as bond merchants proceed to promote fastened earnings. This has been the sample of late, however yesterday’s sturdy transfer down in bonds was purchased up shortly as yields went proper again down (because of the PCE being in line).

Sentiment in markets is popping a bit extra cautious after some constructive date launched Thursday. Fed audio system got here out warning the markets they might be overstepping their bounds a bit in fee minimize expectations, however Cleveland Fed President Mester nonetheless sees three fee cuts in 2024, however avoided saying when these will happen.

Earnings from Dell have been spectacular, that inventory is up sharply this morning (we’ve got this title within the EO portfolio). VEEV posted strong earnings as did AutoDesk however Zscaler missed on their steering.

Bitcoin is all the craze, rising above 62K as demand from funds continues to movement. Asian shares rose early because the Nikkei climbed practically 2%, the yen weakened vs the buck. China shares have been combined after a report that noticed huge outflows, the most important since October 2023. Euro zone inflation eased lower than anticipated supporting those that wish to take a slower and extra gradual strategy to a pivot in financial coverage.

Lastly a powerful day of breadth and a few good motion within the Nasdaq for a change. Given the facility of the small caps although we may see a followthrough day right here on the primary buying and selling day of the month. Breadth was ok to raise the oscillators into constructive territory. New highs proceed to beat new lows.

An accumulation day for the indices as consumers lastly confirmed up this week to assist push the markets up. The previous few weeks have seen weak spot to begin the week adopted by some good strong shopping for to finish the week on a excessive notice.

This could possibly be the second, maybe a detailed above 5,100 on the week could possibly be achieved right now. Now we have been dissatisfied not too long ago, however the knowledge and earnings appear to mirror bullish optimism in regards to the economic system and the inventory market. The Nasdaq is firmly above 18K, subsequent degree is 19K after which the magic 20K awaits. Help on the SPX 500 stays at 5K.



What’s it imply?

The internals have been strong all day lengthy, the VOLD and ADD ending up whereas the TICKS have been a strong inexperienced. Put/calls raced decrease as did the VIX, which responded to the inflation information. A followthrough day would go a great distance into seeing how the brand new month goes to go, and admittedly with out an overbought situation that might actually be larger. Momentum stays sturdy.

The Dynamite

Financial Information:

  • Friday:ISM Manufacturing SPX world PMI, Building Spending, Michigan Sentiment


Earnings this week:


Fed Watch:

Fed audio system have been out in drive this previous week emphasizing their view that fee cuts will not be coming in a rush. That will have dissatisfied the market considerably, however it’s the actuality. Little question the market’s chagrin goes to be felt for weeks as they arrive extra in alignment with the Fed’s forecast. Extra audio system out this week might give us extra details about coverage, however for now we’ve got to consider two cuts are about so far as the committee goes in 2024 (down from 2 1/2 cuts). An enormous slate of Fed audio system this week.

Shares to Watch

Rates of interest – They’ve slowly been climbing upward as issues over larger inflation linger. We’ll have some knowledge this week that may dispute the very fact.

February Month Finish – It’s been a reasonably constructive month for the inventory market, getting the yr off sturdy. However maybe with the subsequent section of earnings season to come back (in March) we may even see a little bit of a slowdown.

NVIDIA – This was the title final week that everybody moved on, the markets have been queued up and able to hearth – the did that. Will there be followthrough? Let’s concentrate right here and watch different names within the AI and semiconductor area for solutions.


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