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Is Stagflation Creeping up?

By Michele SchneiderStock MarketsJun 20, 2021 04:22AM ET
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Is Stagflation Creeping up?
By Michele Schneider   |  Jun 20, 2021 04:22AM ET
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After Wednesday’s Fed announcement, the stock market has been sitting in an uneasy state.

4-Indices Charts
4-Indices Charts

The U.S dollar—Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSE:UUP) not only firmed, but pushed over resistance from its 200-Day moving average at 24.69, confirming an accumulation phase.

Additionally, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) ran up along with the dollar, creating worry among investors that the market is slowing in pace.

However, the NASDAQ 100 Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) made an inside day chart pattern which was a consolidative/pivotal chart pattern.

Meanwhile, the other major indices including the Dow Jones SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSE:DIA), Russell 2000 iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE:IWM), and the S&P 500 SPDR® S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) sold off through the day on Friday.

Of the 4 indices, only the QQQ was holding a bullish phase over its 50-Day moving average.

Come Monday, if SPY and IWM have a second close under their 50-DMA they will confirm a cautionary phase change.

This shows a potential weakness if only the tech-heavy index QQQ holds when the rest of the indices are break lower. Furthermore, the economy could also be shifting into something Mish has been talking about for a long time now. Stagflation.

Stagflation refers to an economy that is experiencing a simultaneous increase in inflation and stagnation of economic output.

For now, we will plan to continue watching the QQQs for a further divergence from the other indices, as well as the commodities, such as, precious metals and Food, which are potential hedges against an inflationary period.

ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY) Will confirm caution phase with second close under the 50-DMA at 417.33.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM) Broke the 50-DMA at 224.23.
  • Dow (DIA) Without near support DIA needs to hold and get back over 335.20.
  • NASDAQ (QQQ) 342.80 pivotal area.
  • KRE (Regional Banks) 63.38 next support area.
  • SMH (Semiconductors) 244.94 the 50-DMA.
  • IYT (Transportation) Needs to find support.
  • IBB (Biotechnology) 154 support.
  • XRT (Retail) Watching for second close under the 50-DMA at 91.80.
  • Volatility Index (VXXHeld over the 10-DMA. 36.18 next resistance level.
  • Junk Bonds (JNK108.94 support.
  • XLU (Utilities) 63.15 support.
  • SLV (Silver) 23.93 pivotal.
  • VBK (Small Cap Growth ETF) 278.27 needs to hold.
  • UGA (US Gas Fund) Sitting in pivotal support area.
  • TLT (iShares 20+ Year Treasuries) 34.68 pivotal.
  • USD (Dollar) Confirmed accumulation phase with second close over 91.51 the 200-DMA.
  • LIT (Lithium) 66.17 support.
  • XOP (Oil and Gas Exploration) Needs to hold 90.51 area.
  • DBA (Agriculture) Inside day.
  • GLD (Gold Trust) Watching for bottoming patterns.
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