Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:10 a.m. BEFORE the OPEN
The Street is impressed with the flow of reports on the economy as evidenced by the run yesterday to within $1.30 of the DJIA 17,000.
Yesterday’s buying can also be attributed to institutions investing for Q3. Selling when the DJIA neared 17,000 can be blamed to some degree on institutional computers programmed to sell into levels that will prompt the kind of frenzied buying that facilitates selling large blocks of stocks without impacting the price.
This bull market is up 196% since the bear market bottom in early March 2009. That should be enough to suck all doubters in off the sidelines. For one, they are finally becoming convinced this market is headed further north. For another, they can’t stand not to be in on it.
They will be buyers on dips, which is one of the contributors to the fact corrections have been mild in recent months.
At some point in here, the BIG money will not only feed stock out at peaks, it won’t be buying on pullbacks. Without that support, a small correction becomes a much bigger correction. How big depends on what new news hits the market when it is trying to rebound.
NOTE: I WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET BETWEEN JULY 6 AND JULY 20, ERGO WON’T POST A DAILY BLOG BEFORE THE OPEN.
I am still bullish, but the Street is becoming a little too indifferent to risk. The ADP payroll count for June came in at 281,000 today, another indication the economy is rebounding smartly from the impact of severe winter weather.
We have yet to see reckless, untethered speculation, but we will. The less one knows, the more they will be able to make - to a point when the executioner lowers the boom.
In the interim, there will be a correction of 4% to 6%, probably before fall. Odds favor it will start after the DJIA punches through 17,000 up to 17,110 or so.
Support today is DJIA: 16,918; S&P 500:1,968; Nasdaq Comp.: 4,437
Resistance today is DJIA: 16,981; S&P 500: 1,976; Nasdaq Comp.: 4,469
Investor’s first read – Daily edge before the open
S&P 500: 1,973
Russell 2000: 1,205
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS of 30 DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS
(UPDATED ANALYSIS: July 1)
At key junctures, I technically analyze each of the 30 Dow industrials seeking a reasonable near-term support and a more extreme support leyel, as well as a short-term resistance level. By technically studying the balances of buying and selling in each stock, then converting that data back to the DJIA using the “divisor” (0.1557159) I can get a better reading on the average itself. The DJIA is a price-weighted average and subject to distortion by higher priced issues.
Yesterday’s breakout prompted me to run the analysis again. While my near-term upside remains the same at 17,109, the reasonable near-term downside jumps to 16,875 as of the close July 1. I did not calculate an extreme downside this time.
Note: My daily support/resistance levels are more short-term oriented.
THIS WEEK’s ECONOMIC REPORTS:
Expect a full slate of reports in this shortened July 4 week with the key Employment Situation report coming at8:30 Thursday, preceded by the ADP Employment report as usual on Wednesday.
For detailed analysis of both the U.S. and Foreign economies along with charts, go towww.mam.econoday.com. Also included is an explanation of each indicator. If you want to know when the next Employment report or any other key report will be released that info is also there under “event release date.”
Chicago PMI (9:45): Declined to 62.6 in June from 65.5 in May
Pending Home Sales (10:00): Up 6.1 pct. in June from a gain of 0.4 pct. in May.
Dallas Fed Mfg.(10:30): Business Activity index was 11.4 in June vs. 8.0 in May; the Production index was 15.5 in June vs 11.6.
Motor Vehicle Sales: Light motor vehicles sales were up 4.6 pct. to an annual rate of 16.8 million vehicle.
ICSC Goldman Store Sales (7:45): Chain store sales for the Jun 28 week were up 1.0 pct. vs. up 0.8 pct .
PMI Mfg Ix.(9:45): Index hit 57.3 in June up from 56.4 in May.
ISM Mfg. Ix.(10:00): At 55.3 in June vs. 55.4 in May, but New Orders jumped to 58.9 from 56.9.
Construction Spend.(10:00):Up 0.1 pct. in May vs. 0.8 pct. in Apr., revised up from 0.2 pct.
Global Mfg. PMI (10:00): Rose in June to 52.7 from 52.1 in May.
MBA Purchase Apps.(7:00) Apps down 1.0 pct. refi’s up 1.0 pct. for week Jun 27
ADP Employment (8:15): June payrolls up 281,000 vs up 179,000 (revised)
Gallup US Job Creation Ix. (8:30) Index unchanged for June at 27.
Factory Orders (10:00):
Employment Situation (8:20):
International Trade (8:30):
Jobless Claims (9:30):
PMI Services Ix. (9:45):
ISM Non- Mfg. Ix. (10:00):
June 12 DJIA 16,843 Sideways, 3-Month Trading Range Beginning ?
June 13 DJIA 16,734 Iraq Crisis to Create Buying Opportunity
June 16 DJIA 16,775 Uncertainty – A Menace to Stock Prices Near-Term
June 17 DJIA 16,781 Decision Day for Stock Prices – Near-Term
June 18 DJIA 16,808 Market Awaits a Fed QE Exit Strategy
June 19 DJIA 16,906 Wall Street Needs a Dose of Reality
June 20 DJIA 16,921 Spike Up Likely, No Room for Rally Failure
June 23 DJIA 16,947 Spike, Correction – Opportunity
June 24 DJIA 16,937 Market to React to Week’s Economic Reports
June 25 DJIA 16,818 Major Challenge for Bulls
June 26 DJIA 16,867 Again – Bulls Challenged
June 27 DJIA 16,846 Near-Term Tipping Point for Stock Prices
June 30 DJIA 16,851 Stock Fever Festering
July 1 DJIA 16,826 Week’s Economic Reports – Dow 17,000 ?
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