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And read on to see what Imre Gams says are the two most important markets to watch right now…
The new year started off great for stock market investors.
No “Santa Claus” rally to end the year? No problem.
The S&P 500 rallied as much as 5.83% between the start of the year and January 17.
But on January 18, the market dropped over 1.5%, leaving investors wondering if there’s more pain to come.
Unfortunately, I believe the answer is “yes.”
And there’s one important price chart that’ll help explain why there’s more pain to come…
The Importance of Bond Yields
I’m talking about the 30-year government bonds yield. It’s the annual interest rate that the U.S. government will pay out on its 30-year bonds.
But the significance of it is much more than just the payout on bonds.
You see, this market also signals what investors think of the broader economy… as well as influencing the interest rates that are paid on loans.
Another important point about bond yields is that the yield of a bond (how much the bond will pay out) moves opposite to the price of the bond.
In our current economic environment, the market has been selling bonds when it thinks that inflation is headed higher, and the Fed will raise interest rates.
On the other hand, the market has been buying bonds when it thinks that inflation is stabilizing, and the Fed will slow down or even halt their rate hikes.
With that in mind, let’s look at a price chart of the 30-year government bonds yield. This yield is considered by many investors as the bellwether U.S. bond…
There are two key features to this chart, which might both serve as important support levels for the 30-year yield:
We have technical support coming in around 3.44%.
This proved to be a major level of resistance back in November 2018 and then again in June 2022. The market was able to finally break through this level in September.
Old resistance behaving as new support is a classic concept of technical analysis. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on that 3.44% level as the market trades back to it.
We also have one of my favorite trend-identifying indicators, the 200-period moving average (MA – green line).
The 200-MA is great at pointing out the direction of longer-term trends. In broad strokes, if the market can trade above the 200-MA, then the trend is bullish. And if the market trades below the 200-MA, then the trend is bearish.
As you can see, the market traded above the 200-MA for all of 2022. But on October 24, the 30-year yields put in a top at 4.22%. Since then, investors’ expectations of the Fed have shifted.
The market believes that interest rates will eventually start to come down. Since putting in a top on October 24, the 30-year yield has declined by as much as 22.97%.
And because yields move opposite to the price of bonds, that means that bonds have enjoyed a nice rally.
But now, prices are approaching the 200-MA. If this moving average holds as support, then we’ll see bond prices fall… which means the yield will go up again.
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Two Important Markets to Watch
Here’s what this all means for the stock market.
Right now, investors are obsessed with inflation and whether the Fed believes they have inflation under control.
A rising yield is the market’s way of telling the Fed that they think interest rates are going higher.
On the other hand, if the yield continues to fall, then investors believe the Fed will pivot sooner than later.
If the 30-year yield does find support and starts to trade higher again, then it’s highly likely that this would be further bad news for stocks.
It seems that investors have pinned their hopes for a stock market recovery on signals that inflation is easing.
If that’s not the case, then investors will dump bonds once more… right along with stocks.
I think the 30-year yield (and its sister the 10-year yield) are two of the most important markets to keep an eye on right now.
So, keep an eye on them. If those markets find support and start to rally again, then stocks are likely to be in big trouble.
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