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Market Recap – November 25, 2014
U.S. stock indexes were mixed on Tuesday in thin pre-holiday trading. The S&P 500 fell 0.12%, NASDAQ rose 0.07%, the Dow lost 0.02% and the Russell 2000 shed 0.05%. Consumer confidence declined but GDP increased from initial estimates.
Bond prices rallied with the 10-Year Note yield falling 5 basis points to 2.26% due to high auction demand. Crude oil prices plunged due to OPEC’s reluctance to cut back on production with the spot price dropping -2.09%. The US dollar fell versus the Euro to $1.2474. Precious metals rose due to US dollar weakness. In the spot market gold gained 0.24% and silver rose 1.25%.
Comment: The US stock market will close on Thursday for the holiday and on Friday will open for a half-day session. High strength persists but at much lower returns than those realized right after the V-bottom in mid October. A protracted period of high strength with the S&P 500 above its 5-day moving average for 28 days has not occurred before in the last 64 years and it will end either with a consolidation or with a short-term correction towards the September highs. The drop in consumer confidence in November was not good news but it was balanced by an upward revision in third quarter GDP. There are also a number of geopolitical issues at play that the market has ignored for some time. Have a nice and safe holiday!
Short-term Technical and Quantitative Analysis
There are no open positions and no new setups. The table below shows eight pending setups in seven ETFs: