Global Equities Are Rising and Now The Bears May Be Toast

Global Equities Are Rising and Now The Bears May Be Toast

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Tuesday, February 12

Michael Kramer and the clients of Mott Capital own Tesla

Michael Kramer owns SMH March $101 Calls

US Markets

  • S&P 500 Futures +21
  • US 10-Year – 2.69%
  • Dollar – 97
  • Oil – $53.44
  • VIX – 15.07

International Markets

  • Nikkei +2.61%
  • Shanghai +0.68%
  • Hang Seng +0.10%
  • KOSPI +0.45%
  • DAX +1.28%
  • FTSE +0.23%
  • German 10-Year Bund  0.14%
  • Japan 10-Year JGB -0.008% –

Global Growth Proxies

  • Copper -0.48%
  • Silver +0.57%
  • Platinum +0.34%

Top News

It’s the global rally everyone loves to hate. Stop watching what only the US equity market does. Economies in Asia and Europe are supposed to be slowing, then why are equities around the world rallying? Because markets are looking to the future by 6 to 9 months and they are telling us the slowdown is passing.

If you want to be a complete trader or investors then you must, must, must pay attention to all financial markets, bonds, currencies, commodities, international, and domestic. Only then do you get the complete picture.

We live in an interconnected world. The U.S. is not an island entire to itself.


Equities around the globe are in rally mode, with the biggest surprise coming out of Asia. China’s Shanghai composite broke out overnight with the index rising above a critical level of resistance at 2,655.


Hong Kong

Hong Kong didn’t break out –yet. It closed right on technical resistance at 28,160. Look for the break out in Hong Kong tonight, especially if the US remains strong.

hong kong


The Nikkei also closed right below crucial resistance at 20,951.


S&P 500 (SPY)

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The S&P 500 is pointing to a higher opening and appears to be ready to challenge resistance at 2,730 to 2,735. A jump above 2,735 sets up the rally to 2,800.

S&P 500, spx

Semis (SMH)

The Semiconductor ETF, the SMH, is pointing to an opening above resistance at $100.80. The trend is clear, and $106 is on the horizon.

smh, semiconductor

Amazon (AMZN)

Last night we spoke about that falling wedge, a bullish reversal pattern, in Amazon and today the stock appears to be on its way to $1620.

amazon, amzn

Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla is rising this morning too, and it continues to look to me like it is heading to $333.

tesla, tsla

Micron (MU)

Micron continues to hold the uptrend, and the stock is heading back into the resistance zone of $40 to $42.

micron, mu

Square (SQ)

Square appears to now be gearing up for that move up to $83.

square, sq

Blackberry (BB)

Blackberry continues to go, and $8.75 is getting closer.

blackberry, bb


On Semiconductor looks to be on its way to $24.15.


That it’s it for now.


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