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Stocks Will Attempt To Race To New Highs on Friday, December 13

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December 13, 2019


Macro: Dollar, SPY

US Markets

  • S&P 500 +10.00 points
  • US 10-Year 1.89% 
  • Dollar Index 96.83
  • Oil $59.94
  • VIX 12.69

International Markets 

  • Japan +2.55%
  • KOSPI 1.54%
  • China +1.78%
  • HK +2.57%
  • UK +1.73%
  • Germany +1%



Lots of news overnight with Boris Johnson winning in a big way in the UK, clearing for a path for Brexit to finally be complete. The Pound is surging to roughly 1.34 to the dollar, which is helping to push the dollar index lower.


I have often talked about the trends for a weak dollar taking place, and that trend is now in full force. The dollar index has now broken its uptrend and sitting close to support at 96.50. A decline below this region could result in a sharper drop in the dollar index towards 94.

It would be a huge positive for multi-national company earnings power and also should help to lift commodity prices.

dollar index, dxy

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S&P 500 (SPY)

S&P 500 futures are pointing higher, and are suggesting an open around 3180 on the S&P 500, as we continue to march towards 3,200. I don’t know what you do if you are perma bear that has been routing for a recession?  We have only been talking about this level since March.  Morning Commentary- Tailwinds Picking Up Heading Into 2020

S&P 500, spy

Amazon (AMZN)

Amazon is starting to lift, and I noted earlier this week that the stock was getting ready for a push higher, based on bullish option betting and improving technical chart. Amazon Is Seeing Bullish Betting, Suggesting 7% Increase

amazo, amzn

Netflix (NFLX)

I also noted that Netflix was seeing bullish options betting too, and I also think the stock will continue head higher. Netflix Traders Betting On A Rebound

netflxi, nflx

Freeport (FCX) 

Freeport may also have further to climb as copper prices jump, and the dollar slumps. Bets Suggest Freeport Continues To Surge As The Dollar Weakens. These options guys have been nailing Freeport since the beginning of September. freeport, fcx

Acadia (ACAD)

Well, whatever was pushing Acadia down in a nearly perfect trend line may be finished. Either a trader set things on a set it and forget it, or the trader was super lazy and flat out bad. You don’t see things this perfect very often. Whatever it is, let’s hope they are cleaned up. Talked about yesterday in the midday update –  Stocks Are Breaking Out 

acadia, acad

Taiwan Semi (TSM)

Taiwan Semi is rising again, and based on options trades and the chart; the stock may be headed to $61. You can read more in this free article – Taiwan Semiconductor: Hot Stock May Have Further to Rise

taiwan semi, tsm

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