Yes, Bearish

S&P 500 didn‘t like even the 50bp hike idea for May, or the increased bets on 75bp one in June. No reason to be stunned, such moves were long in the making, but won‘t be enough to derail inflation beyond a temporary softer patch coinciding with real economy deceleration. Well, what deceleration – we can get even a negative quarterly GDP print on Thursday. Yields clearly haven‘t yet peaked, and the S&P 500 didn‘t yet slide enough. Value, defensives and non-cyclicals won‘t save the day – I continue being bearish foremost on tech. New Nasdaq downleg appears underway, and I hope you‘ve taken advantage since I started beating the bearish drum around a month ago.

Post Powell, real assets would regain footing earliest as I expect the stock market declines to turn into a solid bid for bonds at some point in the (not too immediate) future. That would work to take down the dollar a notch or two – just check its daily decline on Wednesday that coincided with a TLT upswing. The upcoming necessity to turn dovish (early autumn?) would be first sensed by precious metals – and as the Fed can‘t print commodities, copper, crude oil and natgas would continue doing fine, especially in the current confrontational climate. Next week‘s decisions from Europe won‘t alleviate that, unfortunately. Energy can keep consolidating before launching higher again, with little to no prior notice. The crypto fate perfectly highlights the issues – the rush into necessities of life goes on as agrifoods and fertilizer show, among much else. Let the sound trading decisions keep bearing fruits!

There won’t be a regular analysis featuring charts or Twitter activities today, but I’m keeping a close eye on the markets and will issue a sound commentary whenever required by the markets on my watch.

Thank you for your patience, and have a great weekend.

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