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Yesterday’s whipsaw held a strong level of technical support in the S&P at 3790.50. Frothy conditions can create air pockets driven by news, technical selling, or both, and yesterday was exactly that.
The U.S. jobs picture has certainly deteriorated in recent months and many questions overshadow both the U.S. and Eurozone recovery. This morning, German Ifo Business Climate and Expectations data all fell short of estimates
All 4 major U.S. benchmarks settled at fresh record highs yesterday and each extended its gains ahead of today’s opening bell. Biden’s Presidency is underway and there seems to be a relief rally of sorts.
Amid a stable picture across the Financial sector and leadership from, get this, Energy, a blowout earnings report from Netflix reminded everyone that Big Tech isn't passing the baton just yet. 
Sentiment has flipped as traders anticipate Janet Yellen’s Congressional confirmation hearing for U.S. Treasury Secretary before the Senate Finance Committee today. Here, she’s expected to sell Biden’s $1.9 trillion package in order to fast-track it with a 60-vote supermajority in the Senate.
As we’ve become accustomed to, the anticipation of fresh measures should keep powering the bull market, however, we welcome the move with caution as markets turn a blind eye to potential headwinds.
At this point in time, have markets priced in where they believe stocks and economic conditions should be in the second half of the year? Maybe so.
With unprecedented amounts of stimulus splashing around, it’s only a matter of time before inflation shows up.
Trump is already out, and the market has shifted focus to President-elect Biden. As a move for impeachment moves forward, the market will likely view it as stealing valuable time away from fiscal talks.
As we’ve discussed many times before, markets don’t like uncertainty, and this certainly adds a layer. Yes, there’s a cleaner path to added stimulus measures, which markets love, but it also introduces tremendous uncertainties for corporations, especially Big Tech, and this can be seen through the Nasdaq’s early reaction.