Equities remain underwater

USA500, H4 and Daily

Treasuries remain heavy as they continue to digest the FOMC. EGB yields are choppy after falling from earlier highs in the wake of the BoE. The markets initially perceived the BoE comments as less hawkish than expected, though the Bank not only left policy unchanged, but also said “ongoing tightening of monetary policy over the forecast period” would be appropriate.

Meanwhile in US, following the much higher productivity print, at 3.6% in Q1 after 1.3% gain in Q4 and the firmer than expected jobless claims, US Equities continue being underwater.

The USA 500, after posting a 15% gain, turned southwards again around 2,920.75. After the solid negative daily candle yesterday well below the upchannel, another negative session today could confirm the turn of the medium term outlook into a negative one.

Already in the 4-hour chart, the RSI has dropped to 41, while MACD has begun to track lower into the negative area, presenting that bulls are facing a real leadership challenge. Initial support of the 20-day MA and overnight low at 2,913-2,915 needs caution now.

The key area at the break of this barrier is between the round 2,900 and the 61.8% Fibonacci extension of today’s correction, at 2,903.35. Next Support is at 2-week low, at 2,889.20. Resistance is set at the 50-period SMA, at 2,931.00 and 2,938 (50% Fibonacci retracement level.)

The overall outlook however remains strongly positive, as the asset has been moving above all 3 daily MAs since December 2018, with momentum indicators suggesting neutral-positive bias.

Andria Pichidi

Market Analyst

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