The DOW slid 234.33 points or -0.7%, to 32,627.97 on Friday, pressured by Visa and JPMorgan. The S&P 500 dipped -0.1% to 3,913.10, closing off its lowest level of the day when it fell 0.7%. The NASDAQ gained +0.8% to 13,215.24 as investors bought the dip in tech shares which had been putting pressure on the market after continuing to selloff earlier in the week. Facebook gained +4%, while Amazon and Netflix rose about +1.5% each.
The DOW climbed 293.05 points or +0.9%, a record close at 32,778.64. The S&P 500 erased earlier losses and inched up +0.1%, eking out a record close of 3,943.34, and the NASDAQ shed +0.6% as rates surged once again, putting pressure on the tech sector. Alphabet and Facebook dropped 2% each, while Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft closed in the red.
On a weekly level, the DOW and S&P 500 both triggered new green weekly Trade Triangles this week on their way to another record close. The DOW gained +4.07% on the week, with the S&P followed with a gain of +2.6%. The NASDAQ was able to bounce back after three straight weeks of losses with a weekly gain of +3.09%, but it wasn't enough to trigger a new green weekly Trade Triangles; thus, the Chart analysis score remains +55, in a sidelines position. Continue reading "Another Record Close For DOW And S&P 500"→
The DOW climbed 572.16 points or +1.9%, to 31,496.30 after losing as much as 150 points in earlier trading. The S&P 500 ended the wild trading session +2% at 3,841.94 after shedding -1% earlier and the NASDAQ advanced +1.6% to 12,920.15 after dropping -2.6% early in the trading session.
On a weekly level, the NASDAQ fell more than -2% this week and briefly turned negative on the year. The S&P 500 gained +0.8% this week, snapping a two-week losing streak. The DOW outperformed with a +1.8% weekly gain. Both the DOW and S&P 500 joined the NASDAQ mid-week by triggering new red weekly Trade Triangles indicating that overall, the market could be in a sidelines mode.
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As for the overall markets, let's get into it. Friday was as volatile as they come, with the Dow dropping -1.5% or -475 pts. The S&P 500 had lost -2.5% but pushed back strong into the close but fell just short of finishing in the green with a loss of -.48% or -18.49 pts, and while the NASDAQ shed -3.5% early in the day, it also bounced back to post a daily gain of +.56% or +72.91.
The S&P 500 is down -2.45% for the week, on pace for its second negative week in a row. The DOW has fallen -1.8%, and the NASDAQ way underperformed this week with its worst week since October, losing -4.9% on the week.
The stock market was on the move higher in early trading Friday after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said a large Covid-19 relief package is needed for a full recovery in the U.S. However, it has slipped to a mixed-mode as it headed into afternoon trading to close out the week with the DOW gaining roughly +48%, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ fighting to stay in positive territory for the day.