December 15, 2018

Daily Wrap

DJIA -26.81 (-0.18%) to 15,091.68; S&P 500 +0.07 (+0.00%) to 1,633.77; NASDAQ +1.07 (+0.04%) to 2,982.09 Today was more active than the change on the day and even the Daily chart might show as early trading started with a small gap down and then a strong move lower until 10am EST when the S&P 500 finally bottomed and then rallied roughly 10 points to noon est where it spend the remainder of the day consolidating closing a few points off the day’s highs. In company news Monsanto (MON) received a positive Supreme Court ruling that essentially stated that Farmers cannot use MON’s seeds to create new…

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%…

Daily Wrap

Today was an ugly day for the markets.  We had highlighted, for the Bulls, a potential inverse H&S setting up on the 60 minute SPY chart but noted that the lows from 11/13/12 HAD to hold or the market could be looking at a bad situation.  The SPY made the highs for the day in the first 5 minutes of trading and then faced selling for the remainder.  The first leg down completed around 11am EST and then we meandered until later until around 2:15 pm EST when we broke hard for the rest of the day.  The President spoke…