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U.S. Equities Plunge on Risk Fears and Weak Employment Report

U.S. stock indices plunged sharply lower before the opening propelled by a quick drop in the Euro and a weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report. The drop in the Euro triggered a flight to safety rally into the U.S. Dollar while the employment report raised concerns about a slowdown in the U.S. economy and the possibility that corporate profits may take a hit if the global economy slows down.


The main trend turned back down in the June E-mini S&P 500 when the market crossed the last main bottom at 1067.25 before settling slightly better than a minor Fibonacci retracement level at 1067.25. Further weakness in the Euro is likely to push this market lower towards the last major swing bottom at 1036.75.


The loss was substantial in the June E-mini NASDAQ but the market still managed to hold a test of the minor retracement zone at 1829.50 to 1811.75. The Dow closed sharply lower and further downside action was indicated by the close under the retracement zone at 10032 to 9967.


The drop in U.S. equity markets helped send the September Treasury Bonds sharply higher as traders left higher risk assets for the safety of the Treasury markets. Technically this market tested the retracement zone created by the last minor swing down at 126’05 to 121’06. This zone is at 123’22 to 124’08. The close over the high end of this retracement zone indicates that investors are expected further downside action in the equity markets.


Selling pressure dominated the September Crude Oil market on Friday. This market is still in a downtrend and currently testing a minor retracement zone at 73.64 to 72.69. Increased aversion to risk is encouraging traders to abandon higher risk assets, putting pressure on the crude oil complex. This scenario is likely to continue next week if the Euro falls substantially again and equity markets remain weak. The weaker than expected jobs data report could be a sign that the global economic recovery is stalling. This will hurt demand for crude oil.


August Gold finished higher after earlier weakness under volatile trading conditions. Gold was under pressure early in the session as the Dollar strengthened following the release of the weaker-than-expected jobs report. After hitting its low about 90 minutes after the report, speculators began to buy gold in anticipation of serious problems developing in the Euro Zone. Investors have renewed their buying interest on concerns that the acceleration of fiscal problems in the Europe may lead to the withdrawal of one or more members of the European Union or a collapse in the single-currency.


The weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report helped trigger a flight-to-safety rally in the Dollar while driving investors out of commodity-linked currencies. Aversion to risk weakened U.S. equity and global commodity markets, helping to drive up demand for the lower-yielding Japanese Yen.  All three major commodity-linked currencies – Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar and Canadian Dollar – suffered huge losses, leading to speculation that this trend is likely to continue next week.


The U.S. Dollar Index made a new high for the year, boosted by the sharp sell-offs in the Euro, British Pound and the commodity-linked currencies. Gains were limited slightly by the rise in the lower-yielding Japanese Yen.


The initial catalyst behind the U.S. Dollar’s rise on Friday was the news that Hungary is in the midst of a fiscal crisis of its own. This news caught many traders by surprise because most were focused on the upcoming U.S. Jobs Data Report.  After the first thrust to the upside, gains were extended when the government reported that the number of jobs created during May fell far below the consensus.


Economist estimates were for an increase of about 513,000 new jobs. The U.S. Labor Department reported an actual increase of 431,000. This news was bearish in itself, but the traders were really surprised when the internals of the report showed that of the 431,000 new positions, 411,000 jobs were created by the U.S. government. This figure was primarily made up of short-term census workers.


The June Euro pierced the psychological 1.20 support level, sending the single-currency to a 4-year low. The began its slide early Friday morning, driven lower by fresh fiscal problems from Hungary and a weak U.S. payroll figure. Concerns about Hungary’s fiscal situation initiated the break before the New York opening, while the U.S. jobs data helped accelerate the move to the downside. The market weakened throughout the day as traders shied away from risky assets, instead favoring the safety of the U.S. Dollar.


Technically the Euro remains in a downtrend. Friday’s move to the downside was likely sell stops following the initial plunge and fresh selling once traders became convinced the U.S. jobs data was bearish and the intra-day tone would remain bearish for the duration of the day. The longer-term monthly chart suggests the next likely downside target is the November 2005 bottom at 1.1638. Bearish traders are likely to defend the old bottoms at 1.2153 and 1.2143 in order to keep the pressure on the market.




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