September 25, 2017

The NightCap

Daily-Wrap

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…

Low vol narrow holiday trading range

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Index & Sector performance 11/25/14 The Market: Another uneventful holiday trading session across all 4 major indices on the WSC Scoreboard.  Action was also muted across the individual sectors with the exception of Energy (XLE) which lost 1.63%.  For XLE traders our take is that the lows may hold but we would either be looking for an opportunity to buy lower or on a break above $89.25. In Economic data, estimated 3rd quarter GDP growth came in better than previously reported while Consumer Confidence and the Richmond Manufacturing Index both missed expectations.  Tomorrow there is a slew of data including…

S&P 500 holds 1800

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Index & Sector performance 12/10/13 The Market: On what amounted to only a small down day with the S&P 500 losing roughly 5 points, the index was able to hold the $1800 level as well as the 20 day SMA which it recently regained after a one day close below on 12/5/13. It was a light economic data day with the NFIB Small Business index coming in as expected posting a 92.5 with expectations at 92.7 and the previous reading 91.6.  Wholesale inventories were higher than expected with a 1.4% reading when consensus was 0.3%.  The previous month’s reading was…

China fears helped send market lower

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Index & Sector performance 10/23/13 The Market: Today was a gap own and meander day where the majority f the losses were seen in very early trading and the rest of the day was mostly choppy. News attributed the drop to tightening fears out of China which sent international markets lower but as we have discussed here the market seemed ripe for a pullback.  More lower.. In economic data there was not too much today with import prices coming in roughly as expected while the Home Price Index was well below expectations (0.3% vs 0.8%) .  Yesterday we had the…

Week in Review

Week-in-Review

DJIA +35.17 (+0.25%) to 14,089.66; S&P 500 +3.52 (+0.23%) to 1,518.20; NASDAQ +9.55 (+0.30%) to 3,169.74 Friday was an interesting day as we went into the weekend before Sequester (sounds like an SAT word right?) and rumors were abound which helped drive the markets one way or the other.  We did finally close with a small gain on the day which continued the markets impressive move off Wednesday’s lows right near the 50 Day SMA’s.  We had what I thought was mixed economic data through-out the day which over overall possibly canceled itself out but also continues to show the shaky ground we stand on.  That isn’t…

Daily Wrap

Daily-Wrap

DJIA +175.24 (+1.26%) to 14,075.37; S&P 500 +19.05 (+1.27%) to 1,515.99; NASDAQ +32.61 (+1.04%) to 3,162.26 The market followed up yesterday’s moved with a rip your face of rally that took the Dow toward new all time highs.  As for what drove the rally, we started to bottom and go after pending home sales data but it is hard to think that really caused the run and we were likely more running do to the technical bounces as many charts moved off their 50 day SMA’s yesterday. Stock of the Day today was Apple Computers (AAPL) but not because of a wild move and more due to the fact…