Risk of default in the US as soon as 1 June

Wall Street went down yesterday

Tuesday has been a negative day for the US stock market.

All three major US indexes reported losses.

The S&P 500 finished at -0.46%, the Nasdaq ended the trading session at -0.63% and the Dow Jones closed at -0.17%.

The negative movement has been driven by worries about the U.S. debt ceiling.

The investors’ sentiment is Greed, as indicated in the graph below:

Sentiment indicator – Fear & Greed Index

The market sentiment is 60, in “Greed” mode, in line with the previous day.

Risk of default in the US as soon as 1 June

There is the risk that the US government could default on its obligation for the first time ever.

Janet Yellen, the US Treasury Secretary, announced that if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by 1 June the US government will not be able to pay its obligations on time.

President Joe Biden talked with the congressional leaders yesterday, and they are going to meet again on Friday to find a quick solution.

What to watch today

The latest consumer-price index is due for release today at 13:30 GMT.

The CPI year over year for April is forecasted to be at 5%, the exact level of the previous month while the core CPI year over year for April is expected to be at 5.5%, down from the previous 5.6% of March reading.

Since inflation is still above the Federal Reserve target of 2%, the central bank could keep raising its interest rate and this will potentially cause a market drop.

Financial markets are going to be volatile today.

Portfolio update

I remain neutral and cautious about the stock market since the trend is not clearly defined.

I hold long and short stock positions and aim to profit regardless of the market direction.

If you are already copying my portfolio, please keep the copy open.

If you are thinking of copying me, now could be the right time, if you can invest for the long term (years).

Remember to copy the open trades to optimize the copy.

Remember to set the stop loss on the copy at the minimum level, so you don’t get stopped if there is a correction.

Thank you, everyone. Have a nice day!

Steps to follow to copy my portfolio automatically:

1. Create an eToro account here: https://federicamontella.com/go/etoro/

2. Verify your account and make a deposit of at least 200 USD (you can deposit in any currency, like GBP and EUR)

3. Go to my profile page: https://federicamontella.com/go/etoro-passionforprofit/

4. Start the copy (copy open trades and set the lowest stop loss possible, to allow some movement)

5. Enjoy, it’s all automatic. You will make passive income 24/7

Let me know if you have any questions.


Federica Montella

eToro Popular Investor


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