Tech Talk for Wednesday November 30th 2022

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Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday November 30th

U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 2 points in pre-opening trade.

Investors are focusing on a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Powell scheduled at 1:30 PM EST

Index futures dropped 5 points following release of revised real third quarter GDP at 8:30 AM EST showing growth at 2.9% versus previous growth at 2.6%.

NetApp $NTAP dropped $7.79 to $64.00 after the company lowered guidance.


Workday $WDAY added $12.20 to $155.40 after the company announced an additional $500 million share buyback program


Royal Bank $RY.TO added $0.56 to $134.33 after reporting higher than consensus fiscal fourth quarter earnings. The Bank also raised its dividend by 3%.


Horizon Therapeutics $HZNP jumped $27.24 to $106.00 after the company confirmed possible takeover discussions with three suitors.



EquityClock’s Daily Comment

Headline reads “A major test for the trend of the market is underway as treasury yields reach back to long-term rising trendline support”.


Technical Notes for Yesterday

Shanghai Composite Index moved above 3,145.75 to 3,149.75 completing an intermediate reversal pattern. It also moved above its 20 and 50 day moving averages. Strength relative to the S&P 500 Index has just turned positive.


Emerging Markets and related ETFs continue to show improving technicals on a real and relative basis. BMO Emerging Markets ETF $ZEM moved above $18.81 extending an intermediate uptrend. Strength in its Chinese components was a major contributor. Seasonal influences have just turned positive


Base metal equities and related ETFs are responding to weakness in the U.S. Dollar Index. Base Metals iShares $PICK moved above $42.06 extending an intermediate uptrend. VALE $VALE one of the largest base metals producers in the world moved above $15.98 extending an intermediate uptrend. Seasonal influences are positive until mid-February.



Fox Corporation $FOXA a NASDAQ 100 stock moved above $31.62 completing a double bottom pattern.


Zoom $ZM a NASDAQ 100 stock moved below $70.43 extending an intermediate downtrend.



Trader’s Corner

Lots of seasonality updates! December tends to be a month when seasonal

influences change the most.


Equity Indices and Related ETFs

Daily Seasonal/Technical Equity Trends for November 29th 2022


Green: Increase from previous day

Red: Decrease from previous day



Daily Seasonal/Technical Commodities Trends for November 29th 2022


Green: Increase from previous day

Red: Decrease from previous day



Daily Seasonal/Technical Sector Trends for November 29th 2021


Green: Increase from previous day

Red: Decrease from previous day


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Seasonality Chart of the Day

One of the reasons why U.S. equity prices historically have moved higher in December is currency flows: Seasonal influences for the U.S. Dollar Index are negative in the month of December. That’s when free cash flow from non-U.S .operations realized by major U.S. based companies is repatriated into U.S. Dollars for year-end reporting, dividend and tax purposes.


Share prices most impacted by weakness in the U.S. Dollar Index in December are U.S. equities involved with extensive international operations. Prominent are share prices in the commodity, consumer discretionary and consumer staple sectors.

S&P 500 Momentum Barometers


The intermediate term Barometer was unchanged at 86.00 yesterday. It remains Overbought.


The long term Barometer was unchanged at 58.20 yesterday. It remains Neutral.

TSX Momentum Barometers


The intermediate term Barometer added 4.24 to 78.81 yesterday. It remains Overbought.


The long term Barometer added 3.81 to 51.27 yesterday. It remains Neutral.

Disclaimer: Seasonality ratings and technical ratings offered in this report and at are for information only. They should not be considered as advice to purchase or to sell mentioned securities. Data offered in this report is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed

One Response to “Tech Talk for Wednesday November 30th 2022”

  1. Larry/ON Says:

    Here we are. Powell has spoken and all is rosy. Everyone wrapped up with SPX being up against the 200day should also consider the equal weighted index through RSP. It has been above the 200 day for two and a half weeks. It’s the big cap tech stocks within SPX that have held it down but they are up sharply now. I’d say we have a good chance SPX now clears the 200 day.

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