16 August 2023 – 09:08 Central Euro Time

Outside at present of their Neutral Zones for today are both the Bond (above) and Oil (below); the balance of the BEGOS Markets are within same, and volatility is again light. At Market Trends, Oil’s “Baby Blues” have provisionally dropped below their key +80% axis, which if confirmed by day’s end portends still lower price levels near-term; even as Oil declined yesterday, price remains (in real-time) +4.60 points above its smooth valuation line, (see Market Values). The Spoo yesterday reached our initial downside target of 4455. The Econ Baro today looks to July’s Housing Starts/Permits and IndProd/CapUtil. Late in the session we’ve the FOMC’s Minutes from their 25-26 July meeting.