Fed Day Doldrums?
Midweek Market Update - June 14, 2023
For the last year or more ‘Fed Day’ has been a momentous event. The market moved (or didn’t move) completely based on the anticipation of the rate decision announcement and subsequent press conference. Today’s result won’t likely be any different. So far things are fairly quiet as we await 2:00 PM.
But this Fed Day does feel a little different. The anxiety isn’t as high. The futures market is signaling that there will be a pause. Everybody seems to agree. And the price action for several weeks has supported that view.
As we see the $SPX give successive breakouts, the VIX sink to its lowest levels in years, and many stocks make some monster moves, there is a faint cry of ‘all clear’ echoing down Wall St.
Now as sentiment shifts more positive right when many technical indicators are signaling a potential pullback we have to ask if this will be a ‘sell the news’ event.
By the time you read this, the answer will be known. For now, here’s a chart from Bespoke Invest showing the average SP 500 movements over the past six Fed meetings.
Was it different this time?
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Late update: It was a little different.
SPY puts in a doji candle for the day. Indecision. It’s not uncommon for these to show up at turning points.
QQQ keeps its strength and closes near the highs of the day. Extension is still a factor.
IWM was a bit ‘all over the place’ but ultimately held the retest of the downtrend line and bounced at the 8-day MA.
DIA touched the 8-day MA before bouncing. Still working its way toward the top of the box.
BTC Bitcoin continues to go nowhere fast. But not exactly acting bullish either.
The Closing Bell
Reminder; this is the only note this week. It’s time to unplug for some rest and relaxation with the family.
There will likely be occasional updates on Twitter if you’d like to follow there. Otherwise, I’ll be back in your inboxes on June 28.
And don’t forget, I will be on Conversations with a Pro with Greta Wall that evening at 5:00 PM. The link for registration and viewing will be available very soon.
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June 14, 2023, 4:00 PM
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