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6 Monster Stock Market Predictions: FOMC Minutes Pose An Unknown

By Michael KramerStock MarketsApr 03, 2022 12:44AM ET
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6 Monster Stock Market Predictions: FOMC Minutes Pose An Unknown
By Michael Kramer   |  Apr 03, 2022 12:44AM ET
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1. S&P 500

The S&P 500 finished the week unchanged and has not indicated what it wants to do next. The index attempted to break higher during the week, clearing resistance at 4,580, but that looks like a failed breakout attempt after closing well below it by Friday. There is a chance the index completes the gap fill at 4,660, but if that doesn’t happen earlier in the week, I don’t like the odds of it happening.

S&P 500 1-Hr Chart
S&P 500 1-Hr Chart

2. VIX

There is a good chance the S&P 500 will struggle to start the week. The FOMC minutes pose an unknown to the market and likely contain plenty of hawkish language around the potential balance sheet run-off.

With the VIX under 20, it seems that traders do not have enough hedges in place and will likely be buying puts heading into that event, which should put downward pressure on stock markets. The VIX has been trending higher for months and is now sitting at the bottom of that trading channel.

VIX 4-Hr Chart
VIX 4-Hr Chart

3. NASDAQ

The substantial wage gains in the job report and hotter than expected prices paid index in the ISM sent real yields soaring on Friday and caused the Treasury curve to invert.

The higher yields rise, the harder it will become for the market to stay at current levels. The relationship between the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) and iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSE:TIP) is powerful, and a wide gap has opened between the two recently. In this case, I think the QQQ needs to trade down to the TIP.

QQQ 4-Hr Chart
QQQ 4-Hr Chart

4. NVIDIA

Sure enough, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) fell back below support around $268, and that price now becomes resistance. The significant uptrend in the stock is broken, and the gamma squeeze is over. I think $231 is in the stock’s near future.

NVIDIA Daily Chart
NVIDIA Daily Chart

5. Intuit

Keep an eye on Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU); it looks like there is a bear flag that has formed, and a break below $419 sets up a significant drop to $325.

Intuit Daily Chart
Intuit Daily Chart

6. Block

Block (NYSE:SQ) may have stalled out at $133, with the RSI clearly in a downtrend. It seems like the perfect place for the stock to stall out, resume the downtrend, and for the RSI to head to 30 while the shares fall back to $105.

Block Daily Chart
Block Daily Chart

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