Your Jump on the Week – Potential Market Selloff

by | Mar 10, 2019 | Bishop's Corner


Stocks are facing their first signs of adversity of the year, as all major indices declined during the week. In fact, they struggled to catch a bid, as they ended the week on a 5-day losing skid.

Furthermore, the Dow Transport index has now dropped for 11-straight trading sessions… making it the longest streak since 1972.

Now, remember, we had two straight months of buying pressure to start 2019, which turned out to be the best start for the S&P 500 since 1991. It shouldn’t come as a shock to see stocks sell-off.

That said, how many people actually put their money where their mouth is and made money on this year’s first sell-off?

I know I did…

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In fact, on Friday, I was in rare form… hitting 100% winner after another.

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Now, I’m studying market volatility, reading through economic reports, and following what the Fed is saying about interest rates and the overall health of the economy. I do it… because it gives me a big-picture view on market sentiment.

That said, recent market weakness can be attributed to one or the following factors:

  • S&P 500 hit key resistance and failed around the 2800 level
  • ECB lowered its economic growth outlook
  • Brexit fears
  • Weak export numbers out of China
  • Weak job numbers out of the U.S.
  • Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China remain unresolved

That said, you could even see some stocks breaking down, which added fuel to the fire.  And something I alerted Weekly Money Multiplier subscribers during the week.

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Now, if you’d like to hear more about my current trades, how I am positioned, my current thoughts on the market, as well as, the weekly earnings and economic calendar… read on.

Jump on the Week


There’s a lot to focus on macro wise.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell noted that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is in no hurry to hike interest rates due to slow economic growth and muted inflation.

However, the Fed has stated it would announce new details for its balance sheet plans soon.

This has been one of the main focuses because the Fed has been letting a considerable amount of securities roll off its balance sheet.

That said, we’re going to wait and see what the Fed will do with its $4T balance sheet.

The Fed has a lot on its plate…

My thinking is the Fed would pause its “selling” of securities on the balance sheet… because if they don’t, it would spook the markets.

Here’s a look at how much the Fed has on its balance sheet currently.

The Fed may be looking to stop its normalization program due to a number of reasons.

Reasons for the Fed to take a step back

  • Slow growth rates in China

     

  • Depressing February U.S. employment report – even though the Fed has been saying the labor market looks favorable.

     

  • U.S. stocks falling more than 2% last week – the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) fell 2.13%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) fell 2.19%, and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) fell 4.17%. While, the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) fell 1.85%.

     

    Despite the QQQ falling just 1.85%, I was still able to double my money using options.

     

  • Inflation has been low – but the FOMC isn’t changing their 2% inflation target rate.

     

  • Fears of a no-deal policy between the European Union and the U.K.

Over the long term, low inflation coupled with low-interest rates would make it difficult for the FOMC to prevent recessions… so it’ll be interesting to see what solution the Fed comes up with. No matter their plan… I’ll be ready to strike whenever I see my money pattern come up, just as I did with the QQQ trade.

With stocks setting up for a potential crash, we may see the smart money take some risk off the table… but what will they do with that money?

They’ll probably look to get on the defensive and rotate into bonds and bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) like the iShares 20+ Year Treasury ETF (TLT).

That being said, I’m expecting volatility to pick up a bit after last week’s price action.

What I’m focused on for the coming week

Now, there is a slew of economic data being released this week… and companies are still reporting earnings – Adobe Systems (ADBE), Stitch Fix (SFIX), Broadcom Limited (AVGO), and Oracle (ORCL) are reporting this week.

Before we look at what’s on the docket for the week, there’s something more pressing…

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Moving on.

Let’s see what I’m watching this week.

Economic and Earnings Calendar


Monday, March 11, 2019

 

Economic Calendar

 

  • 8:30 AM EST                   Retail Sales
  • 10:00 AM EST                 Business Inventories

Earnings Calendar

 

Earnings Before the Open
  • No notable earnings
Earnings After the Close

  • ADT Inc. (ADT) implying 9.49% move, historical average move 9.97%.
  • Coupa Software (COUP) implying 12.64% move, historical average move 15.27%.
  • Stitch Fix (SFIX) implying 15.36% move.
Other Catalyst Events

 

  • Cowen Annual Healthcare Conference, March 11-13
  • Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference, March 11-13


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 

Economic Calendar

 

  • 6:00 AM EST                   NFIB Small Business Optimism
  • 7:45 AM EST                   ICSC Weekly Retail Sales
  • 8:30 AM EST                   Consumer Price Index
  • 4:30 PM EST                   API Weekly Inventory Data

Earnings Calendar

 

Earnings Before the Open

 

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) implying 10.78% move, historical average move 13.36%.
  • Momo Inc. (MOMO) implying 12.57% move, historical average move 14.86%.
Earnings After the Close

 

  • Cohu Inc. (COHU) implying 9.36% move, historical average move 14.19%.
Other Catalyst Events

 

  • Barclay’s Global Healthcare Conference, March 12 – 14
  • Cowen Annual Healthcare Conference, March 11-13
  • Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference, March 11-13
  • Susquehanna Annual Technology Conference


Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Economic Calendar

  • 7:00 AM EST                   MBA Mortgage Applications Data
  • 8:30 AM EST                   Producer Price Index
  • 8:30 AM EST                   Durable Goods Orders
  • 10:00 AM EST                 Construction Spending
  • 10:30 AM EST                 Weekly DOE Inventory Data

Earnings Calendar

 

Earnings Before the Open

 

  • Express Inc. (EXPR) implying 13.91% move, historical average move 15.61%.
  • DAQO New Energy (DQ) implying 12.44% move, historical average move 13.48%.
Earnings After the Close

 

  • Tailored Brands (TLRD) implying 17.60% move, historical average move 19.17%.
Other Catalyst Events

  • Barclay’s Global Healthcare Conference, March 12 – 14
  • Cowen Annual Healthcare Conference, March 11-13
  • Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference, March 11-13
  • William Blair Annual Technology Conference

Thursday, March 14, 2019

 

Economic Calendar

  • 8:30 AM EST                   Weekly Jobless Claims
  • 8:30 AM EST                   Continuing Claims
  • 8:30 AM EST                   Import Prices
  • 10:00 AM EST                 New Home Sales
  • 10:30 AM EST                 Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data

Earnings Calendar

 

Earnings Before the Open

 

  • Dollar General (DG) implied move 6.07%, historical average move 6.76%.
  • Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (ERJ) implied move 4.67%, historical average move 4.17%.
  • Revlon Inc. (REV) implied move 16.62%, historical average move 15.2%.

Earnings After the Close

  • Adobe Systems (ADBE) implying 5.52% move, historical average move 4.77%.
  • Broadcom (AVGO) implying 5.34% move, historical average move 5.68%.
  • Oracle Corp. (ORCL) implying 5.14% move, historical average move 7.95%.
  • Jabil Inc. (JBL) implying 6.96% move, historical average move 7.94%.
  • Ulta Beauty (ULTA) implying 7.80% move, historical average move 8.53%.

Friday, March 15, 2019

 

Economic Calendar

 

  • 8:30 AM EST                   Empire Manufacturing
  • 9:15 AM EST                   Industrial Production
  • 10:00 AM EST                 JOLTs Job openings
  • 4:00 PM EST                   Net Long-term TIC Flows

Earnings Calendar

  • No notable earnings.

As usual, I’ll be updating you throughout the week, so stay tuned for more of my emails. However, if you want to reach out to me, you can, just email me at questions@weeklymoneymultiplier.com 

I look forward to hearing from you.

To YOUR success!

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Jeff Bishop

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