Market Action Summary: 2/25/19

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S&P 500 Overview: Will 2800 Prove Resistance?

  • Key level from last October, November, December.
  • Index is furthest from 50-day MA greatest since 1/26/18.
  • Good news of China calm priced in — for now.
  • Need signal before looking to get short.
  • Likely better to focus on individual sectors/stocks over broad index.

Don’t Forget About IPOs

  • Lyft coming to market by early April, Pinterest possible in early June
  • Peleton just hired JPM, GS.
  • Do you have ClickIPO?

Powell in the Senate Tomorrow

  • Focus on balance-sheet reduction (hawkish) / maintenance (dovish).
  • Gold (@GC), Silver (@SI) in focus.
  • GDX, SLV, NEM, WPM potential equities to watch.
  • Check out the gold / silver ratio chart of the week.

New Leaders and Narratives Emerging

  • Hotels & leisure outperform on signs of pricing power:
  • MAR, HLT, RCL, NCLH
  • Chinese Internet stocks still far from old levels
  • Also, new China techs like TME, IQ, HUYA, CLPS, BILI have emerged.
  • Cybersecurity quietly running: FTNT, ANET, PANW
  • ZNGA, HUYA strong as ATVI, EA, TTWO struggle.
  • Turnarounds galore: GRMN, SNAP, GE, SYF, COTY, HBI, ALB, XRX

Don’s Watch List

  • Kohl’s (KSS) potential value play
  • Celanese (CE)
  • Best Buy (BBY) potential turnaround story
  • Comerica (CMA)
  • Smuckers (SJM) potentially bottoming

Russell’s Watch List

  • TEVA struggling with debt, drug-price negativity.
  • Japanese yen @JY bearish triangle.
  • @DX two bearish outside days this month as Powell spikes the punch bowl.
  • General Motors (GM) drifting higher. Is June high over $44 in play as Barra cleans house?
  • Salesforce (CRM) potential meltup into March 4 earnings.
  • Will Facebook (FB) run toward July gap down?
  • Keep watching Brazil for pension news.
  • Criteo (CRTO) potential growth-stock turnaround.

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