Stocks Waiting On Economic Data and The Fed on December 11
December 11 will be a busy day with some critical economic data and of course, the Fed rate decision and press conference.

Stocks Waiting On Economic Data and The Fed on December 11

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DECEMBER 11, 2019




US Markets

  • S&P 500 Futures  -1.5 
  • US 10-Year 1.82%
  • VIX 15.87
  • Oil $58.98
  • Dollar Index 97.51

International Markets

  • Japan -0.08%
  • HK +0.79%
  • China +0.24%
  • KOSPI +0.36%
  • UK -0.14%
  • DAX +0.15%

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It will be a somewhat busy day with US CPI this morning, and the FOMC rate decision this afternoon followed the press conference at 2:30. The Fed meeting should be uneventful, with interest rates expected to remain unchanged.

There may be some questions regarding the repo market and liquidity, the state of the balance sheet, and its expansion. One final thing that may come in to focus is the Fed’s forecast for GDP, Inflation outlook, and future longer-term rate outlook as part of its dot plot.

S&P 500 Futures 

S&P 500 futures are pointing to a minor decline, and 3,140 continues to be near-term resistance, with stronger support around 3,110. It seems as if investors are just in the mood to wait out the Fed, and perhaps the decision on tariffs with China.

I’m not sure that new tariffs will hurt the market all that much, they haven’t too this point, and there is no evidence to suggest that are causing higher prices or even slowing the economy all that much.

S&P 500, spy


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Netflix (NFLX)

Piper Jaffray is out with some positive commentary on Netflix today, following yesterday’s negative analysis from Needham. Piper notes the potential upside for the US and international subscriber growth in the fourth quarter. The analysts maintained its $400 price target and Overweight rating.

Netflix, nflx


GE shares have pulled back in recent weeks, and the stock will need to hold support at $10.75 to avoid further declines.


Tesla (TSLA) 

According to reports, Tesla plans to build 500,000 cars per year out of its gigafactory 4 in Germany. The stock continues to work its way higher towards $360. 

tesla, tsla

Home Depot (HD) 

Home Depot is falling today, after the company forecast 2020 sales growth beloe expectations. The stock is nearing support at $210. 

Home depot, hd

Have a good one!


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