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October 12, 2022 Mid-week Market Update
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So far this week stocks have continued the decline that started last Friday.
Yesterday SPY and QQQ each made a new 2022 low while IWM holds up a little stronger but still has the potential bear flag in play. The trends are the same;
continuation down and below all the key moving averages.
The Bank of England has been cited as a primary market mover again. Last week their announcement of emergency bond purchases led to Tuesday's large gap and move higher. Yesterday comments that they would halt those purchases by the end of this week sent some stock owners looking for the exits.
Now all eyes will be on the Fed and its continuing battle against inflation.
The Consumer Price Index - CPI report comes out at 8:30 AM tomorrow morning. The expected numbers are 8.1% YoY vs. 8.3% in August, with core inflation 6.5% YoY vs. 6.3% in August.
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The mid-30s has mostly been a lid on volatility $VIX
A look at some relative strength
It gets old looking at falling charts all the time. Believe it or not, there are some bull markets out there besides $VIX and $DXY
This chart shows YTD performance for some major asset classes. Commodities $GSG, specifically oil $USO, are leading the way.
Performance figures are on the right. Click the charts to enlarge them for more visibility.
SP500 and each of its 11 sectors’ YTD performance
Once again, energy has been the only SP sector in a bull market. What you may not know is that there has been an even bigger bull market in the somewhat energy-related metals and mining sector; specifically in Coal stocks.
Take a look at the YTD performance for Consol $CEIX, Alpha $AMR, and Peabody $BTU, relative to some of the major oil companies.
Perhaps governments and utility companies around the world are remembering that they can still burn coal for electricity.
I'll share a closer look at the charts of those companies in the coming days. But for now, remember that there is almost always a bull market somewhere.
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