S&P 500

Padding a stellar session yesterday, U.S benchmarks surged into the close and extended gains overnight to a high of 3020. In the Midday Market Minute, we pointed to the likeliness of our upside target at 3004 being achieved into the settlement and at the least ahead of today’s ECB policy announcement.
U.S benchmarks are on the positive side of flat this morning with Thursday’s ECB interest rate decision and U.S CPI data looming. First, price action spiked late last night after China published a list of products that won’t be subject to the 25% tariff.
U.S benchmarks have edged ever so slightly lower since yesterday’s peak. Major three-star support has buoyed the tape and although we’ve seen worsening economic data from China and Japan overnight, both the poor PPI and Machinery Orders respectively were anticipated.
U.S benchmarks are holding at the highest levels in more than a month. Friday’s Nonfarm Payroll report was mixed and despite heightened anticipation as usual, stronger than expected wage growth did not sour the week’s strength. Traders and investors alike continue to hold high hopes for U.S and China trade talks.
U.S benchmarks are looking to secure a weekly breakout from a month-long range. Risk-sentiment was boosted yesterday as the U.S and China jawboned an October meeting.
U.S benchmarks are roaring higher on news the U.S and China will meet in early October. With a firm tape in the front half of the week, we don’t believe this sole piece of news is the ultimate catalyst for the rip.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Finished Up 3.9% and U.S Indices Follow.
Slight weakness ensued ahead of the long Labor Day weekend and for good reason; outside of upbeat jawboning from both the U.S and China, there was absolutely no evidence the two sides had taken any real steps forward since announcing new tariffs on Friday, August 23rd.
Well, that was a crazy trading month. We take a look at what was working and not working in the month of August.
What a week, the S&P is 4.5% off the Sunday night low and the FOMO melt-up is engaged.