December 15, 2017

The NightCap

Daily-Wrap

The Market: A lower close for all 4 main indices on the WSC Scoreboard as the Russell 2000 (IWM) led to the downside while the NASDAQ (QQQ) was the relative outperformer. The Retail (XRT) sector was the biggest loser on the WSC Scoreboard followed closely by Energy (XLE).  Unlike some other sectors, the XRT is not heavily weighted in a few stocks and, as of 11/10/15, has no stock weighted more than 1.27% so when you see strong moves up or down, like today, it is due to a majority of the names trading in that direction.  Bucking the trend…

Daily Wrap

Daily-Wrap

DJIA +48.92 (+0.32%) to 15,105.12; S&P 500 +6.73 (+0.41%) to 1,632.69; NASDAQ +15.36 (+0.52%) to 2,968.24 The market continues to grind higher during.  Today started with a gap lower which like many others in the past was quickly bought up and sent to new highs.  There was a brief downdraft late in the day sending the markets back down toward even on the day but yet again the bulls stepped in and not only regained all those late losses but again extended higher into the close.  Tomorrow we have  Unemployment claims and I show estimates at 333K with a reminder that last week’s number was the…

Daily Wrap

Daily-Wrap

DJIA -89.24 (-0.69%) to 12,878.13 S&P 500 -7.35 (-0.52%) to 1,398.94 NASDAQ -8.99 (-0.30%) to 2,967.79 For the majority of the day the S&P hovered around even.  In the early trading there was a dip that was promptly bought and rallied but it wasn’t until after 2pm when the markets started to move lowered into the close and stayed that way closing near the lows of the day. The stock of the day was Monster Beverage (MNST) up over 13%.  A letter from the FDA to Dick Durbin noted that they will be conducting an investigation into the potential danger…