April 22, 2018

Oil gets crushes while market dips


The Market: A small down day which could have looked worse if not for a late day rally off the lows.  Interesting to see the leaders to the downside were the Dow (DIA) and Russell 2000 (IWM).  We were looking for the market to close just off the lows and then gap down tomorrow for a short-term long opportunity but today’s end of day rally has changed that set-up. Overall we remain cautious on the broad market and believe the choppy trading of late will continue. Energy (XLE) led to the downside, again, as crude oil continues to slide reaching…

Daily Wrap


DJIA +2.77 (+0.02%) to 14,450.06; S&P 500 -3.74 (-0.24%) to 1,552.48; NASDAQ -10.55 (-0.32%) to 3,242.32 Another day where not much was on the US economic data calendar expect the NFIB small business survey which came in slightly higher than expected but nothing really of note.  As has been a trend lately, the Dow lead all major indices hovering just above or below even for the day and for the most part it was a relatively quiet day. This is not actually surprising action for where the markets have been.  We are up roughly 9% YTD on the SPY (S&P 500 SPDR ETF) and nearly 11%…