Friday, May 1, 2020

S&P 500 is seen needing commodity help to solidify rally

 U.S. stocks can use some help from commodities for their six-week rally to be “on solid ground,” according to Barrry B. Bannister, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.’s head of institutional equity strategy. Bannister compared the S&P 500 Index with the ratio between Brent crude oil and gold, which he cited as an inflation gauge, in a report Wednesday.

The ratio fell eight weeks ago to its lowest level since Brent futures began trading in 1988 and then dropped as much as 57% more through Thursday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Rebounds in the oil-gold ratio led to S&P 500 lows in 2002, 2009 and 2016, Bannister wrote.

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