June 22, 2017

The NightCap

Daily-Wrap

The Market: A late day rally helped the market close well off the midday lows but all 4 major indices on the WSC Scorobard still finished down near or over 1%.  Based on the recent action, we expect to see lower levels in the short-term. In individual sectors, Retail (XRT) was the hardest hit sector on the WSC Scorboard with Priceline (PCLN) finishing down over 9% on the session after reporting EPS which beat expectations but guidance that fell short.  We will be watching Ctrip.com (CTRP) which is scheduled to report EPS tomorrow, November 10th, after the close — CTRP…

Daily Wrap

Daily-Wrap

DJIA +21.73 (+0.14%) to 15,324.53;S&P 500 +6.05 (+0.37%) to 1,654.41;NASDAQ +17.01 (+0.57%) to 3,011.83 After the Unemployment claims number came in slightly higher than expected the futures started to sell off in the pre-market but that soon turned and by the open we were slightly positive and then rallied higher for the remainder of the day until roughly 2:30 pm EST when the highs were seen and we drifted lower into the close.  As noted in economic news Unemployment claims rose to $354K and 1st quarter GDP slightly disappointed with a 2.4% reading down from 2.5%. Dow member Disney (DIS) was in the news after the…

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Daily-Wrap

DJIA +111.90 (+0.77%) to 14,559.65; S&P 500 +12.08 (+0.78%) to 1,563.77; NASDAQ +17.18 (+0.53%) to 3,252.48 Today started with a gap higher that consolidated and then continued until the end of the day. We also saw a fair amount of economic data and the results were mixed with better home prices and durable goods but worse consumer confidence and new home sales.  Despite the amount of data, today’s move seemed more about a bias of the market to go higher than it was anything that was announced. Goldman Sachs (GS) announced that it amended its warrant agreement with Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) which allows…

Daily Wrap

Daily-Wrap

DJIA -9.52 (-0.07%) to 13,973.39; S&P 500 +1.05 (+0.07%) to 1,521.38; NASDAQ +1.78 (+0.06%) to 3,198.66 The market has been flexing its muscle and trying to show many different things.  If your a basketball fan you might say the market is trying to show it can take you to the hole and also hit the step back jumped.  The market faced another down move today and ultimately looking back at the chart the first 5 minute bar of the day market the lows.  The market continued a steady climb higher and likely used the Unemployment claims, which came in better than expected (341K vs 361K…