US equities opened fractionally mixed, but then clawed upward to a morning peak of 2789, notably just 11pts shy of the 2800s. As Powell was questioned by the US house, the algo-bots used some of the comments on inflation and rate hikes, to knock the market lower, settling the day at 2744.
With equities leaning a little weak, the VIX picked up, battling back into the 18s.
Bonus chart: Russia, monthly
I recognise most will not see the relevance, but the Russian equity market has swung from an intra month low of 1177, and is currently net higher by 2.5% at 1313. Big target is psy' 1500, and that is clearly some months away. Indirect bullish implications for other world markets, and that includes the USA.
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