NASDAQ and Russell 2000 Futures at New Record Highs

by Archer Financial Services | Jun 07, 2018

By Alan Bush | Senior Financial Economist at ADMIS   


NASDAQ and Russell 2000 futures advanced to new historical highs.

The U.S. has reached an agreement with Chinese tech firm ZTE that will remove the ban on the company buying parts from U.S. suppliers, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. However, Mr. Ross emphasized that the deal was separate from the ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.

The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits fell to a four week low last week, indicating a strong U.S. labor market.

Initial jobless claims fell 1,000 to 222,000 in the week ended June 2.  Economists expected 220,000 new claims last week.

The 2:00 central time April consumer credit report is anticipated to show an increase of $14 billion.

Traders appear to be gradually shift their focus of attention more toward the still bullish overall accommodative global interest rate policies and away from the geopolitical worries.



The euro currency climbed to a three week high against the U.S. dollar due to hawkish comments from European Central Bank officials recently that suggest the ECB's June 14 policy meeting will debate the end of its quantitative easing program.

The euro is higher in spite of news that gross domestic product in the euro zone grew at an annualized rate of 1.5% in the first quarter, which is slightly down from its previous estimate of 1.6% growth.

The British pound is lower after news that U.K. house price growth in May continued to slow, providing additional evidence of a weakening property market.



The probability of a fed funds rate hike from the Federal Open Market Committee at the June 13 meeting is 94%, which is unchanged from yesterday.

Although geopolitical events will inevitably develop from time to time, which will produce short periods of flight to quality buying, the main trend for futures is lower.

I will be out of the office tomorrow, Friday, June 8.



June 18   S&P 500

Support    2766.00       Resistance    2784.00


June 18   U.S. Dollar Index

Support    93.110         Resistance    93.660


June 18   Euro Currency

Support    1.17760       Resistance    1.18580


June 18   Japanese Yen

Support    .90710         Resistance    .91180


June 18   Canadian Dollar

Support    .77050         Resistance    .77450


June 18   Australian Dollar

Support    .7635           Resistance    .7685


September 18   Thirty Year Treasury Bonds

Support    142^0          Resistance    142^24


August 18   Gold

Support    1295.0         Resistance    1312.0


July 18   Copper

Support    3.2500         Resistance    3.3250


July 18   Crude Oil

Support    64.71           Resistance    65.85

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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