World Stock Markets Up in Quieter Trading to Start the Week

World Stock Markets Up in Quieter Trading to Start the Week

Monday, August 27–Jim Wyckoff’s Morning Markets Report

OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS

World stock markets were mostly higher overnight. U.S.
stock indexes are pointed toward firmer openings when the
New York day session begins.

Asian markets were supported by moves by China’s central
bank to stabilize its currency, the yuan. The yuan in
recent weeks had depreciated against the U.S. dollar.

Reports over the weekend said the U.S. and Mexico could
reach a deal on trade (NAFTA 2.0)as soon as today.

In overnight news, the closely watched German Ifo business
sentiment survey rose more than expected in August, at
103.8 versus 101.7 in July.

The key outside markets today find the U.S. dollar index
slightly higher. Meantime, Nymex crude oil prices are
weaker and trading around $68.50 a barrel.

U.S. economic data due for release Monday includes the
Chicago Fed national activity index and the Texas
manufacturing outlook survey.

–Jim

U.S. STOCK INDEXES

September S&P 500 e-mini futures: Prices are firmer and hit
a seven-month high in early U.S. trading. The bulls have the
solid overall near-term technical advantage amid an uptrend
in place on the daily bar chart. The shorter-term moving
averages (4-, 9- and 18-day) are bullish early today. The 4-
day moving average is above the 9-day. The 9-day is above
the 18-day moving average. Short-term oscillators (RSI, slow
stochastics) are bullish early today. Today, shorter-term
technical resistance comes in at the January high of
2,889.00 and then at 2,900.00. Buy stops likely reside just
above those levels. Downside support for active traders
today is located at 2,865.00 and then at last week’s low of
2,846.25. Sell stops are likely located just below those
levels. Wyckoff’s Intra-day Market Rating: 6.0

September Nasdaq index December futures: Prices are higher
and hit a contract high in early U.S. trading. Bulls have
the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Shorter-
term moving averages (4- 9-and 18-day) are neutral early
today. The 4-day moving average is above the 9-day and 18-
day. The 9-day average is below the 18-day. Short-term
oscillators (RSI, slow stochastics) are bullish early today.
Shorter-term technical resistance is seen at 7,755.00 and
then at 7,575.00. Buy stops likely reside just above those
levels. On the downside, short-term support is seen at the
overnight low of 7,498.75 and then at 7,475.00. Sell stops
are likely located just below those levels. Wyckoff’s Intra-
Day Market Rating: 6.5.

U.S. TREASURY BONDS AND NOTES

September U.S. T-Bonds: Prices are slightly up in early U.S.
trading. Bulls have the overall near-term technical
advantage amid an uptrend in place on the daily bar chart.
Shorter-term moving averages (4- 9- 18-day) are bullish
early today. The 4-day moving average is above the 9-day and
18-day. The 9-day is above the 18-day moving average.
Oscillators (RSI, slow stochastics) are neutral to bearish
early today. Shorter-term technical resistance is seen at
last week’s high of 145 29/32 and then at 146 even. Buy
stops likely reside just above those levels. Shorter-term
support lies at Friday’s low of 145 3/32 and then at last
week’s low of 144 19/32. Sell stops likely reside just below
those levels. Wyckoff’s Intra-Day Market Rating: 5.5

September U.S. T-Notes: Prices are firmer in early U.S.
trading. Bulls have the overall near-term technical
advantage. Shorter-term moving averages (4- 9- 18-day) are
bullish early today. The 4-day moving average is above the
9-day and 18-day. The 9-day is above the 18-day moving
average. Oscillators (RSI, slow stochastics) are neutral to
bearish early today. Shorter-term resistance lies at the
overnight high of 120.21.0 and then at last week’s high of
120.24.0. Buy stops likely reside just above those levels.
Shorter-term technical support lies at the overnight low of
120.17.0 and then at last week’s low of 120.09.0. Sell
stops likely reside just below those levels. Wyckoff’s
Intra-Day Market Rating: 5.5

U.S. DOLLAR INDEX

The September U.S. dollar index is slightly up in early U.S.
trading today. The bulls still have the overall near-term
technical advantage. The shorter-term moving averages for
the dollar index are neutral early today, as the 4-day is
below the 9-day and 18-day. The 9-day is above the 18-day
moving average. Short-term oscillators for the dollar index
are neutral early today. The dollar index finds shorter-term
technical resistance at 95.625 and then at 96.000. Shorter-
term support is seen at last week’s low of 94.830 and then
at 94.500. Wyckoff’s Intra Day Market Rating: 5.5

NYMEX CRUDE OIL

October Nymex crude oil prices are weaker on mild profit
taking after hitting a six-week high on Friday. Bulls still
have upside momentum. The shorter-term moving averages are
neutral early today as the 4-day is above the 9-day and 18-
day. The 9-day is below the 18-day moving average. Short-
term oscillators (RSI and slow stochastics) are neutral
early today. Look for buy stops to reside just above
technical resistance at the overnight high of $68.79 and
then at last week’s high of $69.31. Look for sell stops just
below technical support at Friday’s low of $67.78 and then
at $67.50. Wyckoff’s Intra-Day Market Rating: 4.5

GRAINS

Grain futures prices were lower overnight. Bears are in
control amid big U.S. soybean and corn crop potential. Also,
beneficial rains have fallen in the U.S. Corn Belt recently
as the crops near maturity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I am not a futures broker and do not manage
any trading accounts other than my own personal account. It
is my goal to point out to you potential trading
opportunities. However, it is up to you to: (1) decide when
and if you want to initiate any traders and (2) determine
the size of any trades you may initiate. Any trades I
discuss are hypothetical in nature.

Here is what the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
(CFTC) has said about futures trading (and I agree 100%):
1. Trading commodity futures and options is not for
everyone. IT IS A VOLATILE, COMPLEX AND RISKY BUSINESS.
Before you invest any money in futures or options contracts,
you should consider your financial experience, goals and
financial resources, and know how much you can afford to
lose above and beyond your initial payment to a broker. You
should understand commodity futures and options contracts
and your obligations in entering into those contracts. You
should understand your exposure to risk and other aspects of
trading by thoroughly reviewing the risk disclosure
documents your broker is required to give you.

Jim Wyckoff