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Market Rap 05/04/22 by CTG

SPY / QQQ / Vix

SPY 5 days, hourly candles S&P futures testing the upper end of yesterdays range ahead of the Fed rate hike decision and Powell presser 418.45 the corresponding futures/pre mkt high

416 the after hours low from yesterday, before futures opened

SPY 3months, daily candles Daily bounce underway within the context of the daily/weekly downtrend; Anything under 429.64 on this sequence just another daily "lower high". (resistance)

418.93 the high from yesterday

424.94 the 12ema

425.87 next

429.64 the last daily "lower high" - bulls would need to push over that level to break the downtrend on this timeframe (support)

413.36 the low from yesterday

405.02 the recent low

QQQ 5 days, hourly candles Nasdaq futures also hanging out in the upper end of yesterdays range 320.73 the corresponding futures high

318.57 the after hours low, before futures opened

QQQ 3 months, daily candles Daily bounce underway without much follow thru so far, within the context of the daily/weekly downtrend; Any bounce that fails under 329.90 just the next daily "lower high".(resistance)

321.17 the high from yesterday

326.42 the 12ema

327.23 next

329.90 the previous daily "lower high" (support)

315.98 the low from yesterday

309.65 the recent low

May Vix futures 3months, daily candles Daily consolidation underway here, 27.70ish the next area of interest (4/28 low)

Spot Vix 3 months, daily candles Daily consolidation underway here as well, and back under the 30 level. 28 the next area of interest (4/28 low)

Vol is still extremely elevated, so wide ranges and moves both directions should still be expected.

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% above the 200day Futures edge higher on Fed decision day 04-May-22 07:55 ET Market is Closed [BRIEFING.COM] S&P futures vs fair value: +23.10. Nasdaq futures vs fair value: +66.80.The S&P 500 futures trade 23 points, or 0.6%, above fair value as buying interest from the prior two days carries over in front of the FOMC policy decision this afternoon. The Fed is expected to raise the target range for the fed funds rate by 50 basis points and formally present a plan to reduce its balance sheet. The policy statement will be released at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Fed Chair Powell's press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET, which investors will tune in for any hints on how aggressive the Fed plans to be in the future with its tightening plans. In the meantime, there's been a bunch of earnings news to sift through. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD 96.62, +5.49, +6.0%), Airbnb (ABNB 152.56, +7.56, +5.2%), Starbucks (SBUX 79.06, +4.73, +6.4%), and Moderna (MRNA 158.50, +11.96, +8.2%) are some of the standouts. Lyft (LYFT 23.08, -7.68, -25.0%), on the other hand, has tanked 25% in pre-market action on downside Q2 revenue guidance. On the data front, investors will receive the ADP Employment Change report for April ( consensus 390,000) at 8:15 a.m. ET, the Trade Balance for March ( consensus -$97.5 bln) at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for April ( consensus 58.7%) at 10:00 a.m. ET. U.S. Treasuries trade mixed. The 2-yr yield is up two basis points to 2.78%, and the 10-yr yield is unchanged at 2.96%. The U.S. Dollar Index is down 0.1% to 103.36. WTI crude futures are up 4.1%, or $4.18, to $106.61/bbl. In U.S. Corporate news:

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD 96.62, +5.49): +6.0% after beating top and bottom-line estimates and issuing upside revenue guidance for Q2 and FY22.

  • Airbnb (ABNB 152.56, +7.56): +5.2% after beating top and bottom-line estimates and guiding Q2 revenue above consensus.

  • Starbucks (SBUX 79.06, +4.73): +6.4% despite missing revenue estimates and suspending guidance for Q3 and Q4 due to numerous macroeconomic challenges. The company said there will need to be significant investments to help catch up to unmet demand.

  • Moderna (MRNA 158.50, +11.96): +8.2% after beating top and bottom-line estimates.

  • Lyft (LYFT 23.08, -7.68): -25.0% after issuing downside Q2 revenue guidance and saying it expects to ramp up investments in driver supply.

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