Stocks are poised to rise on January 2, 2020, picking up exactly where they left off to finish 2019.

Stocks Are Ready To Race Higher on January 2, 2020

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January 2, 2020


Macro: SPY, 10-Year


  • S&P 500 Futures – +18.50 points
  • US 10-Year 1.92%
  • Dollar Index 96.6
  • Oil $61.10
  • VIX 13.41


  • Japan – Closed
  • China +1.15%
  • HSI +1.25%
  • South Korea -1.02%
  • Germany +0.86% 
  • UK +1.01%


S&P 500 (SPY) 

Welcome everyone to 2020! Based on the futures, the markets are set to start the way they finished. S&P 500 futures are pointing to higher opening and set to rise by 60 basis points to 3250. 

Perhaps some of the optimism is stemming from the better than expected China Caixin Manufacturing PMI, which came in at 51.5 versus estimates for 51.4. Through in a German Manufacturing PMI of 43.7 versus forecasts for 43.4, and a Eurozone PMI of 46.3 versus estimates 45.9. Add in a reserve ratio cut in China, and the ingredients are there for the markets to push higher. 

But unfortunately, we are in the same spot we have been in around 3,250, which acted as resistance for the market in recent days. If the S&P 500 can get over 3,250, then it probably sets up a push much higher towards 3,392. 

S&p 500, SPX

10-Year Yields

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Keep an eye on the 10-year yield as well; it approaches resistance at 2.95%. A break out could send yields sharply higher towards 2.15%.

Apple (AAPL)

Apple is rising sharply once again this morning; on reports from Digitimes that the comes plans to 6 iPhones in 2020. Based on the rising trading channel, the stock could rise to around $305.

aapl, apple

Taiwan Semi (TSM)

Taiwan Semi is rising this morning on headlines the company landed orders for 5G iPhone antenna modules. Not much has changed on the chart for Taiwan semi, with resistance still around $60.70. 

taiwan semi

Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla is also rising this morning after on headlines it plans to start deliveries of the Model 3 to the public in China on January 7. Also, Canaccord raised its price target to $515 from $375. If the stock clears $423 it has room to rise to $437.

tesla, tsla

Micron (MU) 

Micron is rising this morning on reports that NAND prices could increase by as much as 40% in 2020. The stock is still facing resistance around $56. 

micron, mu

Snap (SNAP)

SNAP is rising today, and it appears to be on a course to $17.20.

Have a great first trading day of 2020. 


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