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Global markets were mixed again with little in the way of geographical patterns. It would appear as if US equities are poised for yet another record high pulse. While the theme of low inflation and low rates for a long period of time remains a key component of the upward track in equities, it would also appear as if recent gains in equities have been the result of rotation and other mechanically healthy developments. However, the bulls need to be on the lookout for any further confirmation of a controlling loss in job sector growth, as growth over the past five months has been sluggish. The trend is up and the stock market appears to have the capacity to embrace positives, and discount most of the negative headline stories. With the slight increase in job sector fears raised over the last 24 hours, investors might take a long look at earnings from Constellation Brands as a fresh reading on the cyclical condition. Uptrend channel support early today is seen at 253150 and resistance is at the latest all time high of 253800. Uptrend channel support into the nonfarm payroll result on Friday morning raised to 253600, and we would suggest that longs tighten up their profit stops.


Dec ’17 Emini S&P Daily Chart

Dec '17 Emini S&P Daily Chart

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Jeff Yasak

Senior Market Strategist
Since leaving the corporate world in 1995, Jeff has established a name for himself as a trusted financial advisor and trading advocate—leveraging his studies in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Loyola University, 25+ years of experience, and a passion for the industry to guide both novice and experienced traders in pursuit of achieving their own financial reward. Jeff began his career as a clerk in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange—fostering a deep interest in the options market that eventually drove him into the retail futures sector where he spent several years as a broker’s assistant before taking on clients of his own. Operating at the intersection of strategy and success, Jeff seeks to establish meaningful relationships with clients—synthesizing financial data and offering timely insight that informs critical decision-making surrounding money management and trading activities. Well-versed in the futures, securities, equities, and indices markets, Jeff is uniquely positioned to direct his clients to success. With a carefully cultivated combination of experience and expertise, he is able to connect with clients to better understand their goals and offer sound financial guidance that delivers notable bottom-line results.
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