Dow Jones and NASDAQ Futures at Record Highs

by Archer Financial Services | Oct 09, 2017
By Alan Bush | Senior Financial Economist at ADMIS       



Dow Jones and NASDAQ futures advanced to new record highs today, as stock index futures continue to be supported by optimism about global economic growth.

In addition, global equity markets advanced as investors brushed off geopolitical tensions over the weekend. Gains in stock index futures came in spite of reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had defended his nuclear weapons program in a weekend speech.   

There are no major economic reports scheduled for today.

Bullish signals continue to be generated from the computer models that I use that have been back tested to the early 1920s.

The main trend for stock index futures is higher.



The U.S. dollar is a little lower and the euro currency is higher on news that industrial output in Germany grew more than expected.  Industrial output increased by 2.6% in August from July, when economists predicted growth of .9%.

Industrial output has been on a strong upward trend since the beginning of 2017.

Markets in Japan are closed for a holiday.

The Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar are lower in spite of firming crude oil prices.



Over the weekend Rosengren of the Federal Reserve said U.S. wages are rising gradually, but are below expectations. In addition, Rosengren said he expects the jobless rate to continue to move lower.  

The Federal Reserve appears to be on track to raise its fed funds rate for a third time this year, and the fifth since late 2015, to a range of between 1.25% and 1.50%.

According to financial futures markets, the probability that the Federal Open Market Committee will increase its fed funds rate at the December 13 meeting is 93%, which is unchanged from Friday.

The long term fundamentals for futures are mixed.




December 17   S&P 500

Support    2541.00       Resistance    2553.00


December 17   U.S. Dollar Index

Support    93.330         Resistance    93.770


December 17    Euro Currency

Support    1.17540       Resistance    1.18110


December 17    Japanese Yen

Support    .88850         Resistance    .89400


December 17    Canadian Dollar

Support    .79570         Resistance    .80030


December 17   Australian Dollar

Support    .7731           Resistance    .7783


December 17   Thirty Year Treasury Bonds

Support    151^20        Resistance    152^12


December 17   Gold

Support    1274.0         Resistance    1291.0


December 17   Copper

Support    3.0100         Resistance    3.0400


November 17   Crude Oil

Support    49.07           Resistance    50.03



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