Here's the summary from our internal report:
11/30/2022 PWA EQUITY MARKET CONDITIONS INDEX: -16.7 (+8.3 from 10/31/2022)
SP500 past 30 days +5.38%:
Interest rates backing down a bit, strong equity market breadth, softer Fed-speak and, at the margin, improving geopolitics (US/China, China/Covid, China less-supportive of Russia) were factors leading to this month’s improved score.
However, deterioration in sector leadership, investor sentiment, and our technical analysis of the dollar (probabilities point to a bounce) – along with those inputs that remained negative in November – keep present equity market conditions net-negative.
It is worth noting that while our financial stress index (credit market conditions) still scores bearish, it has come notably off the boil, which, in a sense, cuts both ways… I.e., it’s positive, as it denotes less-precarious financial conditions, but, then again, in a myopic-market sense, it’s negative, in that it potentially puts less pressure on the Fed to lean softer.
Inputs that showed improvement:
Interest Rates (from negative to neutral)
Breadth (from neutral to positive)
Fed Policy (from negative to neutral)
Geopolitics (from negative to neutral)
Inputs that deteriorated:
US Dollar (from neutral to negative)
Sector Leadership (from neutral to negative)
Sentiment (from positive to neutral)
Inputs that remained bullish:
Inputs that remained bearish:
Credit Market Conditions
Areas that remained neutral:
EMCI since inception:
SP500 since EMCI inception:
Asian equities leaned green, with 9 of the 16 markets we track closing higher.
Europe's mostly red so far this morning, with 12 of the 19 bourses we follow trading down as I type.
US stocks are slipping to start the week: Dow down 260 points (0.75%), SP500 down 0.79%, SP500 Equal Weight down 1.14%, Nasdaq 100 down 0.53%, Nasdaq Comp down 0.68%, Russell 2000 down 1.57%.
The VIX sits at 20.24, up 6.19%.
Oil futures are up 1.66%, gold's down 0.69%, silver's down 2.45%, copper futures are down 0.04% and the ag complex (DBA) is down 0.10%.
The 10-year treasury is down (yield up) and the dollar is up 0.11%.
Among our 36 core positions (excluding options hedges, cash and short-term bond ETF), only -- Sweden equities, energy stocks, base metals miners and communication stocks -- are in the green so far this morning. The losers are being led lower by Dutch Bros, AMD, cyber security stocks, tech stocks and Mexico equities.
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