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Indices Likely Higher Today & Into Next Year


S&P 500 stock index futures are on course to finish the year about 27.2% higher, which would be its largest annual percentage gain since 2019. This puts the market benchmark on track for its third straight annual gain.

Dow stock index futures were up 18.9% through Thursday’s close, also putting it on pace for its third consecutive yearly gain.

Although stock index futures are lower this morning, it is likely that futures will recover and trade higher later today.

Follow-through gains for stock index futures are likely going into the first part of next year.


The U.S. dollar and the euro currency remain in broad sideways patterns, and with interest rate differential expectations offering no clear advantage to either currency, the sideways trade will likely continue into 2022.

A hawkish Bank of England will likely support the pound going into the first part of 2022 and an accommodative Bank of Japan will likely pressure the yen in the first part of next year.


Futures at the short end of the curve broke out above a downtrend line yesterday that started in late November.

The March 30-year Treasury bond futures broke out under a triple bottom (160^11 – 160^14) on Wednesday, but have partially recovered. I believe this will prove to be a false sell signal and futures will advance above this triple bottom early in January.

If the U.S. economy weakens, it may be difficult for the Fed to justify an accelerated taper of its asset-purchase program, especially now that some central banks are adding more accommodation or are delaying the partial removal of easy-monetary policies.

The fundamentals for the interest rate futures are mostly aligned on the bullish side.

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