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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Euro-Drag

The Euro is down today (after weaker-than-anticipated European, German, French and Italian GDP data was released pre-market) and is producing a drag on European Financials, as shown on the two ratio charts below. The EUFN:SPX ratio shows that the European Financials are weakening...price is below the 50 sma today and still below the longer-term uptrend. The Euro:SPX ratio is sitting just below major support. Ones to watch to see if the Euro weakness persists and whether it produces a drag on U.S. equities.



Meanwhile, the Bull/Bear standoff continues as we await a breakout/down, as shown on the 60 min (market hours only) charts below of the 4 major E-mini Futures Indices.

Perhaps we'll see more definitive movement after Monday's holiday.