On Friday the popular averages were slammed down hard after the yield curve inverted, i.e. 3-month T-bills began yielding more than 10-year T-bonds. Some fear that could be a signal of a coming recession.
Above is our 3-month chart of the S&P 500 exchange traded fund (SPY). The December market plunge occurred during dysfunction in the US government climaxing in Trump’s partial shutdown of the government when Congress did not include his southern border wall in a funding bill. However the SPY has been rising this year.
The surpassing of the SPY’s 50-day moving average on January 18 with increased trading volume was most welcome. Since February 15 the SPY has generally remained above its 200-day moving average. That had kept us optimistic, however the market’s reaction on Friday to the yield curve inversion turned our outllook arrow to a cautious yellow.
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