U.S. Equity Markets closed mixed after a quiet session as traders are forced to wait for the debt ceiling show to sort itself out. Following a moment of positivity surrounding a debt deal last week, sentiment quickly returned to uncertainty as congressional leaders and President Biden struck hard-lined positions over the weekend. The supposed “deadline” of June 1 that was first reported by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is now only ten days away. With each day that passes, market volatility will increase, creating an undesirable scenario for many investors. President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy are scheduled to meet overnight. Investors will be watching for any clues this week as the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate decision comes into focus. In addition to several policy makers set to speak this week, traders will be closely watching Friday’s latest release of the PCE Price Index, a closely monitored inflation gauge by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. Another round of major retailers will report earnings this week. Results from major names like Dollar Tree (DLTR), Costco (COST), and BJ’s (BJ) will provide investors with a more thorough look at the state of the consumer. Walmart’s (WMT) recent results provided some hope to discount retailers looking to cash in on the trade-down effect of consumers facing tighter budgets. European Markets closed mixed on what turned out to be a quiet session. In Asia, Tensions between China and the U.S. took another turn as China announced that it is banning local companies from doing business with U.S. semiconductor firm, Micron Technology (MU). (The decision cited that Micron did not pass a cybersecurity review). This escalation brings new uncertainty to other U.S. chipmakers who could soon face a similar reality. Elsewhere, Oil closed 0.54% higher while Gold fell 0.20% after a quiet session.

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The S&P 500 closed 0.02% higher at a price of 4193.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 140 points lower for a 0.42% loss at a price of 33,286.

The NASDAQ 100 closed 0.34% higher at a price of 13,849.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed 0.011% higher.

Yesterday, the MSCI Asia Pacific closed 0.40% higher.

Yesterday, the Nikkei closed 0.90% higher at a price of 31,086.


The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index closed 0.29% higher.

The Euro closed 0.1% higher at $1.0816.

The British Pound closed 0.1% lower at 1.2435.

The Japanese Yen fell 0.4% closing at $138.51.


Germany’s 10-year yield closed 1 basis points lower at 2.45%.

Britain’s 10-year yield closed 8 basis points higher at 4.07%.

U.S.10 Year Treasury closed 3 basis points higher at 3.71%.


West Texas Intermediate crude closed 0.54% higher at $71.99 a barrel.

Gold closed 0.20% lower at $1972.10 an ounce.

This morning on the Economic Front we have a speech from the ECB’s De Guindos at 8.15 am. This is followed by German, Euro-Zone, U.K. and U.S. Manufacturing PMI at 8.30 am, 9.00 am, 9.30 am and 2.45 pm respectively. Finally, we have New Home Sales and the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index at 3.00 pm. The only Fed speaker this afternoon is Logan at 2.00 pm.

Cash S&P 500

A nothing session as the S&P had one of smallest ranges for the year. The scary thing from the bears point of view is how oversold the broad market is as shown by the $NYSI and $BPSPX which are  close to being maximum oversold. I have never known a market where just seven stocks are responsible for all of the 2023 gains in both the NASDAQ 100 and S&P. I still believe that if and when we do get a debt deal that the market is a sell given how overbought both the NDX and S&P are. Ahead of any overnight spikes in the S&P I have now raised my S&P sell level to 4222/4237 with a higher 4251 ‘’Closing Stop’’. I still do not want to be long the S&P at this time.


No Change. I am still a strong buyer on any dip lower to 1.0700/1.0770 with the same 1.0635 ‘’Closing Stop’’.

June Dollar Index

I am still flat as the Dollar again traded in a narrow range. I will continue to be a seller from 103.60/104.20 with the same 104.85 ‘’Closing Stop’’. I still do not want to be long the Dollar at this time.

Cash DAX

Apart from large Tech Stocks this is the one market that baffles me and my analysis. The DAX hit another new all-time high on Friday on negative divergence. The DAX is now higher for five consecutive months and 7 of the last 8 months despite awful economic data, with Germany close to a recession. European stocks are partying like 2021 while the Japanese Nikkei also hit a new 30-year high yesterday morning, continuing to fly above its Monthly Bollinger Band. I am still short the DAX from Friday at 16270. The only positive about this short position is the DAX did not make a new high yesterday. I will add to this position at 16400 with the same 16505 ‘’Closing Stop’’. I will have a 16140 T/P level on this position and if any of the above levels are hit, I will be back with a new update for my Platinum Members.


I am still flat the FTSE. With Gilt Yields back above 4% I have no interest in chasing the FTSE higher. Therefore, I will continue to be a buyer on any dip lower to 7640/7710 with the same 7585 ‘’Closing Stop. Despite rising rates and a slowing economy I still do not want to be short the FTSE at this time.

Dow Rolling Contract

My Dow plan worked well as the market traded lower to my initial 33200 buy level before rallying to my 33375 revised T/P level and I am now flat. The price action for the Dow all of May has been bearish. Any rally has been reversed in contrast to the S&P and NDX. Today, I will again be a strong buyer from 32850/33100 with a lower 32695 ‘’Closing Stop’’.

Cash NASDAQ 100

The NDX continues to probe new highs for 2023 against a background where the 14-Day RSI is at 72. History tells us that this overbought RSI reading is not sustainable. I am still short and wrong from last week at 13495 with the same 13850 ‘’Closing Stop’’. I expect to be stopped out of this position and if I am I will again look to sell for all of the reasons above. I will now raise my exit level on this trade to a small loss at 13625. If any of the above levels are hit, I will be back with a new update for my Platinum Members.


No Change. The Bund traded in a narrow range yesterday and I am still flat. I will continue to be a buyer on any dip lower to 132.80/133.50 with the same 132.35 ‘’Closing Stop’’.

Gold Rolling Contract

Gold hit an afternoon low at 1968 before having a small rally into the close. I am still flat as I continue to be a strong buyer on any further dip to 1945/1960 with the same 1933 ‘’Closing Stop’’.

Silver Rolling Contract

No Change. I am still long at 23.40 with the same no stop. I will continue to look to add to this position on any further dip lower to 22.70. I will leave my 24.20 T/P level unchanged. If any of the above levels are hit, I will be back with a new update for my Platinum Members.