Rising yields aren’t good for higher price/sales stocks

At the time of writing (an hour before Monday’s opening bell), the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials futures are unchanged, but the Nasdaq 100 futures were lower by 0.70%….

one reason is the 10 year bond yield is breaking above some resistance lines. A higher bond yield is negative for high flying growth stocks.

but we need to watch a few other indicators in the coming day or so before calling a 1.65% yield.

September 27, 2021

by Rob Zdravevski

rob@karriasset.com.au

LNG JKM prices peaking

The price of the LNG JKM price has risen 5 fold over the past 12 months.

The weekly chart below shows its latest move reaching a 3 standard deviations extreme.

A 45% rise over the past few weeks assists my view that this peak suggests an equal decline in the coming months.

it’s also prudent that any LNG suppliers who have bet on the ‘spot’ market lock in prices now.

In other words, it’s a sellers market.

September 27, 2021

by Rob Zdravevski

rob@karriasset.com.au

read between the lines

because these 2 banks have massive residential mortgage exposures,
so it’s all fine having such market share until they start realising that they don’t want to become landlords when defaults occur,

but the Reserve Bank of Australia can’t raise interest rates as it will affect the largest asset class in the country to adversely.

Is that something to think about?

https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/cba-and-anz-sound-house-price-alarm-20210923-p58u8e

Macro Extremes (week ending September 24, 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)

Gasoil



Overbought (RSI > 70)

Aluminium

Hot Rolled Coil Steel (for the 52nd consecutive week)

The Baltic Dry Index,

Amsterdam’s AEX,

Tin

Natural Gas

and India’s Sensex & NIFTY 50 equity indices



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

None



Assets (securities) 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)

Copper

Germany’s DAX

Brazil’s BOVESPA equity index

U.K.’s FTSE 100 equity index

The S&P MidCap 400 index

And as surprising as it seems, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (there is more work to be done on what it means in relation to recent and future action in the U.S. year government bond yields).

Oversold (RSI < 30)

Iron Ore



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

None



Notes & Ideas:

The big news the price action in the bond market and what may occur this coming week. Avid readers will know that I always advocate the importance of watching the credit markets in order to help you understand the equity markets.

Bond yields are rising. It’s a topic I have been presenting to various investment groups lately, albeit my view of notably higher interest rates is a multi-year view.

Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve seen the Aussie 10 (10’s) year government bond yield rise from 1.27% to 1.40%. The Canadian’s have followed rising 1.29% to 1.38%, Spain’s 10’s have risen by a third (0.35% to 0.43%) and the U.K’s 10’s have soared from 0.58% to 0.92% over the past 4 weeks.

These are notable moves not necessarily signalled in the financial media and they are more evident considering these yields bounced off their Oversold extremes several weeks ago.

I am also watching the Copper/Gold Ratio to also assist with a directional call on interest rates.

The larger advancers over the past week comprised of Brent crude 3.7%, WTI crude 3%, Aluminium 2%, Coffee 4.3%, Heating Oil 2.6%, Tin 5%, Baltic Dry Index (shipping) 8.6%, Platinum 5.3%, Wheat 2% & the U.S. KBW Banking Index 3%.

The group of decliners included Cocoa (2.8%), Bitcoin (11%), Ethereum (15%), the Hang Seng Index (2.9%) and  HSCEI (3.8%) (note: interested buyer at 7,800).

Chinese equity indices are nearing oversold with the CSI 300 still heading lower. France’s CAC-40 has entered a new weekly downtrend.

In FX, the AUD and EUR are trending lower against the USD. The Swedish Kroner also looks set to move lower.

A suggested rise in the U.S. Dollar portends weaker commodity prices including Gold whose downtrend is picking up steam. In fact, Gold in AUD needs to hold hold a A$2,312 support level.

But I think that higher interest rates, lower commodity prices and a weaker AUD is short lived, in the short-term the recent higher moves in rates could be a head-fake.

September 26, 2021

by Rob Zdravevski

rob@karriasset.com.au

Too early to pull the trigger

Not just yet on buying the Iron Ore and Steel names.

I need the AUD, Iron Ore and selected stocks to all sync up and trade down to prices which are little lower than today’s closing prices.

September 20, 2021

by Rob Zdravevski

rob@karriasset.com.au

Macro Extremes (week ending September 17, 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)

Shanghai Composite equity index

Russia’s MOEX equity index

Bloomberg Commodity Index

Overbought (RSI > 70)

Hot Rolled Coil Steel (for the 51st consecutive week)

The Baltic Dry Index,

Amsterdam’s AEX,

and India’s NIFTY 50 equity index

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

Aluminium

Natural Gas

Assets (securities) 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)

Brazil’s BOVESPA equity index

U.K.’s FTSE 100 equity index

Oversold (RSI < 30)

None

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

Iron Ore

Notes & Ideas:

And this week’s list is smaller again as many asset as finding their new trends on their way to an ‘extreme’.

The larger advancers over the past week comprised of Natural Gas +3.4%, Baltic Dry Index +11%, WTI Crude +3%, Brent Crude +3.3%, Tin +2%, Wheat +3%, Cocoa +2.3%, Rice +2%, Heating Oil +3%, Gasoil +3.5% and Lumber and lean Hogs both rose 4%.

The group of decliners included Iron Ore (13%), Copper (4.6%), Platinum (2.7%), Gold (2.2%), Nickel (4%), Shanghai Composite (2.4%), China’s CSI 300 (3.1%), the HSCEI (4.8%), Brazil’s Bovespa (2.5%) and the Helsinki 25 (2.5%)

Notable deletes include;

Cocoa, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, the Swiss SMI and the Nasdaq 100 index fell from its overbought levels, following the S&P 500’s departure from the list last week.

Incidentally, it staggers me how much energy is spent by market pundits ‘calling a correction’. Beyond the perspective that 10% decline in the S&P 500 would merely see it trading at levels seen this past May but it may surprise some readers that it has already cleaned 2.5% from its recent September 2nd intra-day high of 4,545.

Amongt the list of the week’s advancers and decliners, Silver’s decline of 6.5% caught my eye, adding to the previous week’s fall of 3.6%. Although it’s not trading at my ‘extremes’, it is already 2 standard deviations below its weekly mean.

In other news, Brazil’s Bovespa has now fallen 8% over the past 3 weeks and Iron Ore has halved since July 19th.

Media mentioned Aluminium’s climb to $3,000 but didn’t give a glance when it was $1,500 only a year ago.

Natural Gas continues to soar and has, ever since it broke above a resistance trend line which I wrote about in this post, The Mother of All Breakouts

September 19, 2021

by Rob Zdravevski

rob@karriasset.com.au

Are we entering a new Progressive Era?

I’ve been reading about a period of time in U.S. history which was known as the Gilded Age
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilded_Age

and how it then turned into the Progressive Era
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era

and trying to find parallels to the past 30 years and next 30 and whether history repeats.

Revising Iron Ore target lower

Iron Ore has now fallen to the $124 target (currently trading at $119) which I have been writing about, however I am now revising my downside target to the $99 level.

The chart below shows the price of Iron Ore converging to its 200 week moving average.

Mean reversion is another topic I have been harping on about lately too, especially amongst commodities and selected stocks which have soared to extremes and more so those price charts resembling parabolas.

This means I now look for Fortescue Metals (FMG.AX) to trade down to the $15.50 mark and BHP (BHP.AX) to visit $38.50 with $34.50 presenting a compelling entry point.

While all of that is going on, cheaper iron ore means better profits for steel makers.

September 16, 2021

by Rob Zdravevski

rob@karriasset.com.au

10 fold rise in Baltic Dry Shipping Index

As promised in the immediately previous post, below is a chart of the Baltic Dry Index.

It has risen 10 fold over the past 16 months.

How can these rising prices not be passed into the price of the finished product?

#inflation

September 12, 2021
by Rob Zdravevski
rob@karriasset.com.au

Shipping costs soaring

“Container shipping remains the star. It now costs $14,287 to haul a 40-foot steel box from China to Europe. That’s up more than 500% on a year earlier and is pushing up the cost of transport everything from toys to bicycles to coffee.”

In the next post, I’ll send a chart of what the Baltic Dry Index has done over the past 16 months.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-12/the-world-s-shippers-are-earning-the-most-money-since-2008?sref=qLOW1ygh

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