By Bryan Rich
June 21, 5:00 pm EST
We talked yesterday about the big influence of oil. And how the swings of the past few years have directly impacted the global economy.
Too low was threatening another global financial crisis. Now, too high is threatening to choke off the strength of the economic recovery.
Both high and low prices have been manipulated by OPEC. And we now await a decision from OPEC nations on whether or not a they will hike production to curb the level of oil prices. For a group that operates for their best interest, it doesn’t seem to be in their best interest. That decision will be announced tomorrow at a press conference.
Given the attention the Trump has given to OPEC and oil prices recently, a negative surprise (i.e. no production hike) may trigger the oil price/stock market inverse correlation trade (oil goes up, stocks go down).
On that note, we have some negative momentum going into tomorrow. Before today’s close, the Nasdaq was up 14% year-to-date. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is up just around 3%. That’s a lopsided market.
But today we get a big outside day (key reversal signal) in the Nasdaq futures.
We’ve talked about the building scrutiny from the Trump administration facing the tech giants. This is another “level the playing field” step. If Amazon is pricing in the prospects of taking over everything (i.e. monopoly), this is the shot across the bow.
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