Category Archives: U.S. Indexes

U.S. unemployment rate at 4.30%

The current unemployment rate of 4.30% is below the 2007 low of 4.40%. Theoretically, there should be wage inflation at this “low” unemployment rate. But the year over year wage increase is a relatively benign 2.5%. Why would the Fed be in a rush to raise rates?

Chart showing the U.S. unemployment rate.

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Volatility Index (VIX) at an extreme low of 9.36

Is this the calm before the storm?

VIX at extreme low.

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S&P 500 Index up 8.24 % for the first half of 2017

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

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Intermediate downtrend for West Texas Intermediate

West Texas Intermediate is testing major support in the $42 to $43 price zone. There is a high probability this support zone will not hold which would put a test of the $40 price zone in play. If you need another negative, the 50-day moving average has crossed below the 200-day moving average: the old death cross.

Intermediate downtrend for WTI.

Reference my last chart analysis for WTI posted on May 4, 2017.

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Volatility Index (VIX) at an extreme low of 9.77

Is this the calm before the storm?

VIX at an extreme low of 9.77

6-Year VIX Chart

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S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

The winner is the technology sector which is up +14.11% ytd

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

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West texas Intermediate plunges 4.81% through $47 support

There is some support around $45 but the near-term downtrend will test major support around $43

West Texas Intermediate 8-Month Daily Chart

West Texas Intermediate 8-Month Daily Chart

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