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Disappointing earnings from NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA) and Nordstrom, Inc. ( JWN) reinforced concerns over slowing growth in 2019 – particularly in the technology sector. Looking at technical indicators, the RSI appears slightly oversold at 44.45, and the MACD uptrend remains in place.
On November 8–15, US equity indexes had the following correlations with US crude oil January futures: the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA): -5.2% the S&P 500 (SPY): -9.6% the S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IVOO): -10.3%
On November 8–15, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil January futures: the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 71.2% the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE): 65.5% the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP): 56.6% the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP): 37.8%
Meeks indicates that the current correction weighing on tech names will likely accelerate, driven largely by continued losses for chip makers. "Right now, we're in the midst of what we call an inventory correction.
During the third quarter, gold’s price (GLD) fell ~5%, dipping below the psychologically important level of $1,200 per ounce it touched in August.
Could Gold Be the Best Bet amid Increased Economic Uncertainty? According to the World Gold Council (or WGC), central banks’ gold (SGOL) buying has hit the highest level in almost three years for the quarter ended September 2018. Central banks have been net buyers of gold since the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008.
Tanking oil prices and a recent selloff in the stock market may be sounding the alarm of a growth reversal around the world, analysts warn.
Gold ETFs have seen renewed buying interest from investors in October on increased market volatility and the equity market sell-off. According to a report by the World Gold Council (or WGC), the holdings in gold-backed ETFs saw inflows of 16.5 tons in October to total 2,346 tons. This marked the first inflow in four months for gold ETFs.
Undaunted by two major market reversals in 2018, a broad spectrum of investors and investment funds collectively have their biggest allocation to stocks since the peak of the dotcom bubble in the year 2000, per a report by Goldman Sachs as cited by Business Insider Prime. As the bull market has charged ahead over the past 9 years and 8 months, investors have increased their aggregate position in stocks from less than 30% of their portfolios in 2009 to 44% as of this month. The table below encapsulates highlights of Goldman's findings.
Could Gold Be the Best Bet amid Increased Economic Uncertainty? Bank of America (or BofA) analysts contend that gold prices (GLD) should surge over the next year. The firm stated that higher real US interest rates, a strong US dollar (UUP), and equity market volatility have kept a lid on gold prices year-to-date.
At the beginning of 2018, the Trump Administration raised the pitch on trade issues and imposed tariffs on washing machines and solar panels. The rhetoric was raised to the next level with the Section 232 tariffs came into effect in March. The tariffs were meant t0 boost US steel and aluminum production.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open Friday a decline in semiconductor stocks pressured the overall technology sector.
Institutions like global banks, pension funds, endowments and hedge funds actually move the markets. Individual investors like you and me try to draft behind the whales and feed off of their leftovers. If institutions are favoring large cap tech stocks, they will rise.
Could Gold Be the Best Bet amid Increased Economic Uncertainty? The Fed’s interest rate hikes and outlook, trade war concerns, and the better US market (SPY) (QQQ) performance have been the key factors behind the dollar’s strength. The Federal Reserve has already raised the rates three times this year and is expected to raise them for the fourth time in December.
The Section 232 tariffs were President Trump’s first move in the trade war. Since then, President Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. The US-China trade war and the general slowdown in China’s aluminum demand have taken a toll on aluminum prices, which hurt aluminum producers’ earnings.
Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) stock has been gaining solid momentum lately. One of the main reasons could be the company’s strong third-quarter 2018 results. Its revenues and earnings beat Wall Street estimates and improved year-over-year. Also, an encouraging fourth quarter and 2018 outlook drove the stock higher.
Gold prices (GLD) saw their first monthly gain in the last seven months in October when prices rose by 2.1%. Gold prices are down by 7.4% YTD, and they are down 10.6% from their April peak. While gold prices seemed to have lost their safe-haven status as they kept on falling even amid all the geopolitical, trade, and emerging market tensions, October has reinstated that appeal to some extent.
On November 14, US crude oil December futures rose 1% and closed at $56.25 per barrel. News of OPEC’s rescue plan might have helped US crude oil prices end the three-day losing streak.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch seems unusually bullish these days despite a series of major market sell-offs and mounting uncertainty about economic growth and corporate earnings. The firm's forecast calls for stocks to rally through the end of the year, although the gains may be accompanied by increased volatility.
In the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) November 2018 survey, trade war concerns were again named as the top concern among global fund managers. About 35% of fund managers surveyed cited it as their top tail risk, which is the same as last month and lower than 43% in September. The trade risk is still fresh, and the recent trade escalations between the United States and China (FXI) have kept fund managers concerned about ongoing trade tensions.
The stunning sell-off among tech stocks has rattled many investors, causing them to rethink their attitudes about both this market sector and risk. After anemic efforts to stage a rebound, tech stocks are still well below their highs. On Nov. 14, the Nasdaq 100 Index (NDX), widely used as a proxy for the tech sector, closed 12.1% below its all-time high set in intraday trading on Oct. 1.
November marked the second straight month of investors’ bearishness with 44% of them believing that global economic growth will decelerate in the next 12 months. It believes that investor sentiment could take a sudden turn for the worse. While 16% of investors surveyed in October thought that the stock market has peaked, the number increased to 30% in November.
Another day in the red for U.S. equity markets as Apple led a tech stock slide that bled across the major indexes. The S&P 500 has fallen for 5 straight sessions and is now negative for the month after falling 7 percent in October. Shares of Apple, that recovered a little, are now teetering on the edge of a Bear Market, down nearly 20 percent or more from their recent highs. A third of the stocks in the S&P 500 are also in Bear Market territory, even though the entire index is not.
BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) conducted a survey that polled 225 global investors with $641 billion in total assets under management between November 2 and November 8.