Another Squeeze

S&P 500 refused the plunge right after open, and broad-based upswing developed. Looked like a genuine upswing that could last for a while, but today‘s premarket weakness raises the question whether that wasn‘t another short squeeze only. The jury is still out, but I‘m leaning towards the short longevity of yesterday‘s move. Inflation is biting, PPIs abroad raging, and the slowdown in growth not raising enough alarm bells yet. The tightening path is on, Treasury yields aren‘t hesitating much, USD keeps rising – and markets are still pricing in very significant rate hikes, more so than is being talked by the Fed at the moment. The headwinds for stocks, and tech in particular, are far from over.

Precious metals are ready to turn up, miners say – a fairly typical constellation at a local bottom yesterday. Yes, a modest upswing against the backdrop of yields not pushing USD up, is ahead. Crude oil is ready to rise even if Europe hasn‘t made the long-awaited and announced move – it would though surely come, lifting the cost base beyond industrial production on the Old Continent. Will be a sight to behold. Copper has caught a bid, and is ready to consolidate – the superstar of the moment is energy. Waiting for the markets to start to sense the Fed would get out of the way – it‘s too early for that, so brace yourselves, patience for strong gains in real assets required.

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 nice weekend.

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