First Call

FIrst Call May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Thomas Thornton

  • S&P futures up 0.4% and Nasdaq futures up 0.30% in Monday morning trading after the Dow, Nasdaq, and Russell were lower last week while the S&P was a touch higher (by 1 point) and sector performance was mixed with energy a standout and tech a laggard.
  • I am doubling up energy long exposure on XLE, XOP, OIH to 2% each today
  • Asian markets lower with Hong Kong a notable decliner, down over 1%. Mainland China and Japan were both closed.
  • European markets are higher. The UK closed for a holiday.
  • Treasuries are slightly firmer.
  • Dollar stronger vs yen but weaker on the euro cross.
  • Gold up 0.5%.
  • WTI crude up 0.2%.
  • A few extra charts Bitcoin, Etherium, Dow futures
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