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A better than expected Italian bond auction is a dollar negative this morning. Even though the yield on Italian three-year bonds as the highest since 1997, the bid to cover ratio was good and the spread between Italian and German debt has narrowed for the moment.
The British seem to be having trouble with Iran this morning. Their embassy is currently under siege. Mortgage applications higher than expected in the UK overnight and this has boosted the currency into resistance.
US consumer confidence out at 10 AM.
Chinese Purchasing Managers Index out during the Wednesday overnight will be a key to the fate of this week. Preliminary Chinese PMI was horrible. Meanwhile, we get the European Purchasing Managers’ Index during the Thursday overnight. European finance ministers are ready to sit down to yet another summit meeting.
$17 billion came out of equities last week which means was still stuck in a trading range despite the early December equity allocations seen yesterday.
Week of November 28 - December 02
|Nov||10:00||New Home Sales||Oct||310K||312K||313K|
|Nov||10:00||FHFA Housing Price||Sep||NA||NA||-0.1%|
|Nov||07:00||MBA Mortgage Index||11/26||NA||NA||-1.2%|
|Nov||07:30||Challenger Job Cuts||Nov||NA||NA||12.6%|
|Nov||08:30||Unit Labor Costs||Q3||-1.9%||-2.1%||-2.4%|
|Nov||10:00||Pending Home Sales||Sep||-2.0%||0.1%||-4.60%|
|Nov||14:00||Fed's Beige Book||Nov|
Numbers are good up until the close of business today. These are strictly technical in nature, not fundamentally based or biased.
U is Up
D is Down
PRD is Potential Reversal Day
S2 is Weekly strong support
S1 is Weekly good support
DS is Daily Support
DR is Daily Resistance
R1 is Weekly Good Resistance
R2 is Weekly Strong Resistance
Levels are for the most active futures contract
|Daily Support and Resistance|
N.B.: if you initiate a trade using ANY of these numbers use a STOP at least equivalent to 2 ½%.
Repeat: use Stops. Don’t think about using Stops.
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