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S&P 500, NAS100 Continue Advance on Dovish Fed Rhetoric

October 10, 2023| Forex Market


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US Indices have shrugged off the risk of tone which kicked of trading this week as for the moment at least market participants appear at ease that the conflict in Israel will remain confined. Early on Monday markets appeared concerned of the potential fallout from the conflict which could perhaps drag other Nations in as well,

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Risk assets have received a boost since yesterday’s US session as top Fed policymakers hinted that the higher long-term Yields are the lower the probability that further rate hikes would be needed. This rhetoric saw the gaps on US futures close and gains continued into today as Fed policymaker Bostic reiterated a similar dovish tone. Bostic stated that the Fed do not see the need to increase rates anymore.

These comments appear to be helping sentiment at the moment and keeping US equities supported.

US 2Y and 10Y Yield Chart

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Source: TradingView, Created by Zain Vawda

If the conflict in Israel remains contained markets focus will shift to US PPI and CPI data with a massive beat likely to reignite chatter of tighter policy and thus weigh on US equities. Friday we also have the bank earnings being released.

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The Fed minutes out tomorrow might prove a waste of time given the dovish narrative from policymakers already priced in.



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Form a technical perspective, the S&P has bounced off a key area of support before the futures closed the gap and continued higher this morning. There are some headwinds just up ahead though as we have the 50 and 100-day MAs resting around the 4414 mark.

The 50 and 100-day MA are giving early signals of a potential death cross which would contradict the current rally to the upside as well as the momentum. A break of the 4414 resistance area could see the SPX make a run toward the descending trendline currently in play .

S&P 500 October 10, 2023


Source: TradingView, Chart Prepared by Zain Vawda


The correlation with the Nasdaq of late has been interesting to watch as it almost identically resembles recent price action on the SPX. Having broken above the 100-day MA (even though a death cross) did appear with the next key resistance area resting 15300.

A break higher here could lead us closer to the YTD high with resistance at 15600 and 16000 respectively.

NAS100 Daily Chart – October 10, 2023

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Source: TradingView, Chart Prepared by Zain Vawda


Taking a quick look at the IG Client Sentiment, Retail Traders have shifted to a more bullish stance with 51% of retail traders now holding long positions. Given the Contrarian View to Crowd Sentiment Adopted Here at DailyFX, is this a sign that the SPX may continue to fall?

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of clients are net long.

of clients are net short.

Change in Longs Shorts OI
Daily -5% -1% -3%
Weekly -21% 24% -4%

Written by: Zain Vawda, Markets Writer for

Contact and follow Zain on Twitter: @zvawda

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