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“Risk” Is Back On For U.S. Stocks

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

Early trade on Wall Street has been chaotic, following a surprise drop in the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (April). A strong early bullish rally is being momentarily held in check, with the DJIA (+235), S&P 500 (+17), and NASDAQ (+30) trading just off of session highs during the first hour of trade.

Aside from the UM Consumer Sentiment Index (April), it is slated to be a relatively quiet day on the U.S. economic calendar. However, participation has spiked following the lagging UM figure (96.9) which came in beneath both projections and the previous release. This is likely only a speed bump in today’s rally, but may prove to be a turning point in sentiment. Stay tuned.

Risk Is Back On For U.S. Stocks

Following two sessions of modest action, June E-mini DOW Futures have mounted a furious early-session rally. Nonetheless, the dynamic is rapidly changing following the sluggish UM sentiment figures.

June E-mini DOW Futures (YM), Daily Chart
June E-mini DOW Futures (YM), Daily Chart

Here are two levels to watch for the remainder of today’s session:

  • Resistance(1): Psyche Level, 26500
  • Support(1): 38% Current Wave Retracement, 26077

Overview: In a Live Market Update from yesterday, I outlined a long trading plan for the June E-mini DOW. If you missed it, check it out here. Prices put in a hard test and rejection of a key 38% Current Wave Retracement level (26077). Since then, the bulls have stepped up and dominated the trade.

Today’s close is going to be a pivotal one for U.S. stocks. If we see the strong action continue following the negative UM Sentiment Index, then the indices will be in a position to challenge all-time highs early next week.

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About the author

Shain Vernier // US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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