March 24, 2018

The NightCap


The Market: The market continues to grind higher with the Russell 2000 (IWM) trying to play catch-up of late. Energy (XLE) led all sectors in today’s trading, again, and has been one of the hottest sectors of late although still down nearly -10% YTD. A relatively big data week with ISM Monday, Fed speak & ADP tomorrow, Unemployment Claims Thursday, and official Jobs data on Friday.  Traders concerned about the Fed and if we will see a December rate hike should be paying attention to this week’s data.       Reported EPS 11/3/15 After the Close:   Reporting EPS…

Yellen to the rescue


Index & Sector performance 12/17/14 The Market: Fueled by continued caution from the Fed in raising rates and a rebound in Oil prices, the broad indices roared higher with the Russell 2000 (IWM) leading the charge finishing up over 3%. We noted in Monday’s comments that a gap lower Tuesday could be a great trading opportunity.  For anyone that did not just day trade Tuesday’s gap down and are still holding, we would be using relatively tight stops to manage the position as there is still some concern lower levels could be seen before this decline is over.    …

Daily Wrap


DJIA +48.23 (+0.33%) to 14,613.48; S&P 500 +9.79 (+0.63%) to 1,563.07; NASDAQ +18.39 (+0.57%) to 3,222.25 Friday the market gaped lower and traded down roughly 1% in early trading after the weaker than expected Unemployment claims data.  That early trading marked the lows and the market rallied the remainder of the day clawing back some of the losses.  Today the market built off Friday’s rally and worked higher again today not only closing strongly higher but also closing higher than Thursday’s close before that disappointing data Friday.  The takeaway is the bulls fought back. Starting this morning we had news of a merger…