Macro Extremes (week ending June 25, 2021)

The following assets (on a weekly timeframe) registered an Overbought reading or traded more than 2.5 standard deviations above its rolling mean.

Extremes “above” the Mean (at least 2.5 standard deviations)

Live Cattle

Natural Gas

Overbought (RSI > 70)

Tin (for the 9th week)


Heating Oil

WTI Crude Oil

Brent Crude Oil

Iron Ore

Hot Rolled Coil Steel

the CRB (commodities) index

France’s CAC-40 equity index (for the 11th consecutive week)

Korea’s KOSPI equity index

Switzerland’s SMI equity index (for the 2nd week)

and the Oslo and Helsinki equity indices.

The Overbought Quinella – Both Overbought and Traded at > 2.5 standard deviations above the weekly mean)

U.S. 2 Year Treasury Note yield

Assets (securities) within my immediate universe which touched the other side of the extreme, being Oversold (where the RSI is < 30) or were at least 2.5 standard deviations below its mean are;

Extremes “below” the Mean (at least 2.5 standard deviations)

Chinese 10 Year Government Bond Yields


AUD/USD (for the 2nd consecutive week)


Nikkei 225 equity index

Oversold (RSI < 30)


The Oversold Quinella – Both Oversold and Traded at < 2.5 standard deviations above the weekly mean)


Notes & Ideas:

The list of extreme readings continues to diminish as trend change direction and mean reversions take place.

It’s time time prepare for the extremes seen, most likely at the other end of the recent ranges.

Again….the larger price moves in global markets were seen in the commodity markets.

For the week…..

Lumber (8%)

Wheat (4%)

Leans Hogs fell 6%, following on from last week’s 11% decline.

Corn (8%)

Coffee + 4%

Platinum + 6%

Oil +4%

Russell 2000 and Midcap 400 (U.S.) equity indices rose 4%

and the ASX 200’s 1% decline for the week sees it move below (and out of) overbought territory.

The U.S. 10 year bond yield it yet to break above 1.75%, although Yields rose to 1.53%, up from last week’s 1.44%. This is the thing to watch. Hell may break loose if the 10’s break above 1.65%.

The Baltic Dry (shipping) index consolidated the 29% rise seen over the past weeks with a meandering 1% effort this week. 

Cryptocurrencies has a negative week across the board.

During the week, Bitcoin fell 6%, Ethereum tanked 17% (compounding the previous week’s11% swoon), Litecoin slumped 17% (adding to last week’s 9% drop) and Ripple declined 20%, amplifying last week’s 12% slump.

Incidentally, no cryptocurrencies are Oversold yet.

And lastly, Bitcoin is trading 149% above its 200 Week Moving Average, which is lower from last week’s 158% reading and certainly lower when compared to its 466% peak in mid-April 2021.

June 27, 2021

by Rob Zdravevski

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