All three of the major averages finished the week higher, marking three straight weeks of gains, with the DOW being the only one to post a daily gain on Friday, hitting a record close. The DOW was able to post a weekly gain of +1.08%, while the S&P 500 gained +1.64% and the NASDAQ gained +1.29%, triggering a new green weekly Trade Triangle, indicating it's now in a strong uptrend.
The DOW climbed 74 points or +0.21%, hitting a record close of 35,677.02, its first since August 16. The S&P 500 fell -0.11% to close at 4,544.90 a day after closing at a record, and the NASDAQ shed -0.82% to the week at 15,090.20.
On a monthly level, the S&P and DOW are up about +5%, while the NASDAQ is up +4%.
This week's other big news is Bitcoin and, more specifically, the forest Bitcoin-related ETF that started trading this week.
Bitcoin rose to an all-time high of $67,016.50 as the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO), the first bitcoin-related exchange-traded fund to trade in the U.S., made its debut on Tuesday.
BITO ended the trading day up 4.65% at near $41.80 per share. As of 4:02 p.m. ET, shortly after the close of U.S. stock markets on Monday, the ETFs trading volume had reached 23.9 million shares, worth more than $1 billion based on the closing price, ranking the investment vehicle as one of the top ETF launches in history.
Key Levels To Watch Next Week:
- S&P 500 (CME:SP500): 4,278.94
- Dow (INDEX:DJI): 33,821.58
- NASDAQ (NASDAQ:COMP): 14,181.69
- U.S. Dollar (ICE:DX): 93.50
- Gold (NYMEX:GC.Z21): 1,781.70
- Crude Oil (NYMEX:CL.Z21): 84.22
- Bitcoin (BITCOIN:BITSTAMPUSD): 46,900.00