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S&P 500 and Dow Jones Futures at Record Highs

by Archer Financial Services | Dec 04, 2017

By Alan Bush | Senior Financial Economist at ADMIS     

STOCK INDEX FUTURES

S&P 500 and Dow Jones futures advanced to record highs today after early Saturday morning the Senate passed its version of a $1.4 trillion package of tax cuts in a narrow 51-49 vote. This vote moves the legislation closer to approval by the end of the year.

The Senate and House of Representatives will reconcile their respective versions before it becomes law, which would be the largest change to U.S. tax laws since the 1980s.

There was also support for futures when Fitch Ratings said world economic growth momentum continues to be strong and is likely to be sustained by an increasingly improving outlook for investment. World growth is now estimated to be 3.2% this year and 3.3% next year.  

The 9:00 central time October factory orders report is expected to show a decline of .4%.    

The computer models that I use continue to generate bullish signals for stock index futures.

The main trend for stock index futures is higher.

 

CURRENCY FUTURES

The U.S. dollar gained after the U.S. Senate passed a tax bill this weekend, boosting expectations for a faster pace of rate increases from the Federal Reserve.

The euro currency is lower in spite of higher than anticipated inflation numbers in the euro zone. Euro zone October producer prices rose .4% on the month when a .3% increase was estimated.

The British pound advanced due to reports that the U.K. and the European Union are close to an agreement that would allow Brexit negotiations to move forward. 

The Japanese yen is lower after Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda attempted to play down speculation about an early tightening.

 

INTEREST RATE MARKET FUTURES

Futures are lower, especially at the long end of the curve after the Senate passed its version of a tax cut package.

There are no Federal Reserve speakers scheduled for today.

According to financial futures markets, the probability that the Federal Open Market Committee will increase its fed funds rate at the December 12-13 meeting is over than 99%.

 

SUPPORT AND RESISTANCE

 

December 17   S&P 500

Support    2652.00       Resistance    2667.00

 

December 17   U.S. Dollar Index

Support    92.960         Resistance    93.450

 

December 17    Euro Currency

Support    1.18320       Resistance    1.19030

 

December 17    Japanese Yen

Support    .88350         Resistance    .88950

 

December 17    Canadian Dollar

Support    .78510         Resistance    .79110

 

December 17   Australian Dollar

Support    .7568           Resistance    .7627

 

March 18   Thirty Year Treasury Bonds

Support    151^24        Resistance    153^0

 

February 18   Gold

Support    1272.0         Resistance    1284.0

 

March 18   Copper

Support    3.0850         Resistance    3.1200

 

January 18   Crude Oil

Support    57.31           Resistance    58.55

 

 

For more information about these markets, please contact Alan at 312.242.7911  or via email at alan.bush@admis.com. Thank you.

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