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Risk on Stock Market French Election Euphoria

Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017 Apr 24, 2017 - 04:08 PM GMT

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

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SPX futures went euphorically higher as the DAX made an all-time high this morning.

Currently the level of the SPX futs are near 2375.00. SPX is in the 84th hour of its Cycle which began at 2378.36. If the current EW reading is correct, it should reverse in the next three hours without overcoming its April 5 high.

Last Thursday, Bloomberg noted, “European Central Bank officials signaled that their liquidity facilities remain available to counter any market tension that may arise in the aftermath of France’s presidential election, the first round of which takes place Sunday.”


This apparently happened.

ZeroHedge reports, “Risk is definitely on this morning as European shares soar, led by French stocks and a new record high in Germany's Dax, after a "French relief rally" in which the first round of the country’s presidential elections prompted investors to bet that establishment candidate Emmanuel Macron will win a runoff vote next month, and who is seen as a 61% to 39% favorite to defeat Le Pen according to the latest just released Opinionway poll.”

Wall Street is delighted. That does not lessen the fact that Washington faces a likely shutdown at the end of the week. In addition, there are numerous key events that may dampen investors’ spirits.

VIX futures got clobbered this morning, dropping well into the 11.00 handle.

TNX shot up to its short-term resistance at 23.09. It may not last in that position, as the correction appears to be complete, or nearly so.

USD futures plunged to 98.81 this morning, tripping the Head & Shoulders neckline and mid-Cycle support…

…However, the USD/JPY (Yen carry) rose as the Yen corrected even more than the USD this morning.

The Shanghai Index declined more than 1% today as it broke through mid-Cycle support at 3141.06.

ZeroHedge reports, “Despite another liquidity injection and the rest of the world in 'euphoric risk-on' mode over the French election results, Chinese stock, bond, and commodity markets tumbled overnight...

On Friday, we asked "Is China Trying To (Slowly) Burst Another Stock Market Bubble?" as Chinese monetary conditions were tightening dramatically...

China’s banking regulator, which said late Friday it will focus on guarding against financial risks, has ordered local units to assess cross-guaranteed loans, according to a Caixin report.

Having gone 86 trading days without a loss of more than 1% on a closing basis, the longest stretch since the market’s infancy in 1992... Breaking below its 200-day moving-average.”

Gold did not react well at all this morning as the futures declined to a low of 1266.00. It is currently bouncing off the lower trendline of a small Broadening Wedge. It is on an aggressive sell signal, but short positions may be better taken at the Wave 2 bounce.

Regards,

Tony

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