The canary in the coal mine

Bellwether transport stock Fedex (FDX) is testing long-term support at 150. Peaks close to zero on the Trend Index warn of selling pressure. Breach of support would warn of a decline with a long-term target of 100.


Breach of LT support would also be a bearish sign for the US economy, warning that economic activity is weakening.

The S&P 500 is testing resistance at 3000. Expect stubborn resistance followed by a test of support at 2800. Breach of 2800 would flag a reversal with a target of 2400.

S&P 500

Dow Jones – UBS Commodity Index rallied strongly with the Saudi oil price shock but finished the week with a strong bearish reversal signal. Expect another test of support at 76. Breach would signal a (primary) decline. We maintain our bearish long-term outlook for commodities.

DJ-UBS Commodities Index

We have reduced our equity exposure to 36% of (International Growth) portfolio value because of our bearish outlook on the global economy.