US Retail Sales Disappoint

Advanced Monthly Retail Sales For May increased by 0.3% less than the consensus forecast of 0.5%. The Core Retail Sales excluding auto increased by 0.1%, also lower than the estimates of 0.4%.

The unemployment claims jumped to 317K more than 313K for last week and 306K estimates.

The combined effect was weakening of S&P 500 futures from a high of 1947.75, a high reached late last night in Asian sessions, to a low of 1939.75 – only 0.75 above yesterday’s low. A break below will put more bearish pressures to get to the next support level near 1915.

ES_140612_60The retail sales number indicate further dampening inflationary pressures, leading to weakening of US dollar. The best indicator is the USD/JPY currency pair, which is dropping towards the support levels of 101.69 and 101.39


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