MidWeek Commentary

HI Financial Services Mid-Week Commentary 05-19-2015

HI Financial Services Mid-Week Commentary 05-19-2015

 

“It (a default event) is on the cards, it’s been on the cards for ages but the key is this: Greece is like a horse with three broken legs.  The only discussion is about who is going to shoot it, “Philippa Malmgren, founder of consultancy DRPM Group, told CNBC Europe’s “Squawk Box” Monday.”

                 

 

 

What’s happening this week and why?

NAHB Housing Market Index 54 vs est 57

Housing Starts 1135 vs est 1019 and revisions to 944 from 926 last month

Building Permits 1143 vs est 1065

Consumer Spending

Company expansion – New Employees, Building new sites, Spending money on infrastructure

Records highs don’t mean a lot !!!! The new record highs on the S&P 500 is 10 points or less than 0.5%

 

Where will our market end this week?

Slow grind higher but last day of volume will be Thursday with it being the Memorial Day weekend. 

 

DJIA – Technically speaking we are bullish

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SPX – Technically speaking we are bullish

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COMP – Technically speaking we are bullish

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Where Will the SPX end May 2015?

05-19-2015          UP 2% for the month

 

05-12-2015          Sell in May and go away down 3 to 6% 2050 level

 

05-05-2015          Sell in May and go away down 3 to 6% 2050 level

 

04-28-2015          Sell in May and go away down 3 to 6% 2050 level

 

 

What is on tap for the rest of the week?=

Earnings:

Tues:          DKS, HD, QIHU, WMT

Wed:          AEO, HRL, LOW, NTAP, SHLD, SPLS, TGT

Thur:         ARO, CRMT, BBY, BKE, DLTR, GPS, HPQ, LGT, ROST,

Fri:             ANN, CPB, DE, FL

 

 

Econ Reports:

Tues:           Housing Starts, Building Permits     

Wed:          MBA, Crude, FMOC Minutes

Thur:         Initial Claims, Continuing Claims, Existing Home Sales, Phil Fed, Leading Indicators

Fri:              CPI, Core CPI

 

Int’l:

Tues –        

Wed –         GB: BOE Minutes, JP: All Industry Index

Thursday – JP: BOJ Announcement, PMI Manufacturing, CN: PMI Flash Mfg Index

Friday –     DE:FR:EMU: PMI Composite

Sunday –   JP: Tertiary Index

 

 

How I am looking to trade?

Positions expired to change the Collars and Protective puts that I was in.  Right now I am in mostly stock ownership with leap short calls as a little downside protection. 

 

Questions???

 

 

 

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