April 20, 2018

Holiday Fed combo = low vol


The Market: A combination of the Rosh Hashanah (from sunset Sept 13th to nightfall Sept 15th) and traders waiting to see what the FOMC will say Thursday yielded a low volume choppy session which saw the markets finish slightly lower. There are not many earnings reports scheduled for this week but there are some noteworthy names including Oracle (ORCL), Adobe (ADBE), FedEx (FDX), and Rite Aid (RAD). No Economic data today but the remainder of the week is fairly packed with the aforementioned FOMC Rate decision and Statement scheduled for Thursday.       Reported EPS After the Close this…

A low volume flat session


Index & Sector performance 11/25/13 The Market: Monday’s trading started with some optimism but that was sold in early trading and the market started climbing back toward the highs of the day after a pullback.  The rally efforts topped around 2:30 pm EST and the market then declined into the close but after the dust settled it was a flat day.  Again volumes were on the light side. Today’s economic calendar was light with only Pending Home Sales on the docket and came in worse than expected posting a -0.6% when 2.2% was expected.  Tomorrow we get more housing data…

Daily Wrap


DJIA +106.20 (+0.72%) to 14,818.75; S&P 500 +11.37 (+0.72%) to 1,593.61; NASDAQ +26.40 (+0.93%) to 2,866.95 The market continues its recovery from the recent dip now not also challenging recent highs but making all time highs (closing and intraday).  The trend remains strongly in-tact with the SPY up over 12.36% YTD and maybe more astoundingly 16.99% over a rolling 12 month period. In economic news today we saw Personal Spending meet forecasts with a 0.2% increase but Personal Income not only missed forecasts of a 0.4% gain but actually ticked down 0.2%.  Lastly, Pending Home sales beat expectations with a 1.5% increase over last month when…

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