Closings Today will be the Year-End Signals

2015-2016

 

Below is the holiday schedule for the markets. The closing for our models will be TODAY, and for the most part, this will be a full normal day.

We are hovering around our year-end numbers in many markets from gold, the pound, to oil and the Dow. If the Dow closes lower than last year (17823.07), then we risk seeing further consolidation in 2016 and the Phase Transition will be far worse pointing to 2017-2020. This will be the year from political hell since the direction of the world is on the brink with political elections, which may prove to be a revolution and generational shift in so many countries including the U.S. elections in November 2016.

Silver is already below its key number which warns that it is weaker than gold. Gold is trying to hold on to 1044 but the day is just starting. The S&P 500 number for the close will be 205890 whereas in the DAX lies at 1036700. In the British pound, the number is 15200, but the main number will be 146.12. Of course in Crude, the key number will be 35.11.

This is just a few markets. Today’s close will signal what is to come for 2016.


 

Equity and Option Markets

Thursday, Dec 31  Regular Hours
Friday, Jan 1  Closed
Monday, Jan 4  Regular Hours

 

Spot Forex

Thursday, Dec 31  16:00 CT – regular close
Friday, Jan 1 Closed
Sunday, Jan 3 16:00 CT – reopen

 

Futures Holiday Schedule  Equity Products

Thursday, Dec 31  1600 CT – Regular close
Friday, Jan 1  New Year’s Observed
Sunday, Jan 3  1700 CT – Regular open for trade date Monday, Jan 4
Monday, Jan 4  1600 CT – Regular close

 

Interest Rate and FX Products

Thursday, Dec 31 1600 CT – Regular close
Friday, Jan 1 New Year’s Observed
Sunday, Jan 3 1700 CT – Regular open for trade date Monday, Jan 4
Monday, Jan 4 1600 CT – Regular close

 

Energy and Metals Products

Thursday, Dec 31  1600 CT – Regular close 
Friday, Jan 1  New Year’s Observed 
Sunday, Jan 3  1700 CT – Regular open for trade date Monday, Jan 4 
Monday, Jan 4  1600 CT – Regular close

 

Grain Products

Thursday, Dec 31  Regular close – Per each product schedule
Friday, Jan 1  New Year’s Observed
Sunday, Jan 3  1900 CT – Open for trade date Monday, Jan 4
Monday, Jan 4  Regular close – Per each product schedule

 

Livestock and Lumber Products

Thursday, Dec 31  1355 CT – Early Close
Friday, Jan 1  New Year’s Observed
Monday, Jan 4  900 CT - Lumber market open  905 CT - Livestock markets open  Regular close – Per each product schedule

 

Russell Equity Index, U.S. Dollar Index, and Mini Metals

Thursday, Dec 31  Regular Hours
Friday, Jan 1  Closed Monday,
Jan 4  Regular Hours

Sugar No. 11, Coffee “C”, Cotton No. 2, Cocoa, and FCOJ Contracts

Thursday, Dec 31  Regular Hours
Friday, Jan 1  Closed
Monday, Jan 4  Regular Hours

VIX Futures

Thursday, Dec 31  Regular Hours
Friday, Jan 1  Closed
Monday, Jan 4 Regular hours (extended hours open at 17:00 CT on Sunday evening)