Is The Bear Market Rally Over?

The stock market finished the week in the negative as traders braced for tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 finished the week just below its 200-day MA, which could signal a move lower if it opens below that level on Monday and makes a move lower. In addition, the red weekly Trade Triangle levels are considerably closer heading into next week, which would mean a leg lower would be in the cards if they are triggered.

The DOW rose 137.55 points or +0.40% to close at 34,721.12. The S&P 500 fell -0.27% to 4,488.28, and the NASDAQ collapsed, losing -1.34% to end the week at 13,711.00.

All three major indexes finished in the red for the week, with the NASDAQ leading the way with a loss of -3.85%, its first weekly loss in four weeks. The DOW lost -0.27%, and the S&P 500 wrapped up a disappointing week with a loss of -1.26%. Continue reading "Is The Bear Market Rally Over?"

Stocks Have Worst Quarter In 2 Years

The first quarter of 2022 was the worst first quarter since 2020 in the stock market. The DOW and S&P 500 closed down -4.57% and -4.95%, respectively, and the NASDAQ lost -9.10%. Some of the contributing factors to this rough quester were the start of a rate hiking cycle from the Federal Reserve, high inflation, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The major indexes made a late-session rally to close out the week, with the DOW adding 139.92 points or +0.40% to close at 34,818.27. The S&P 500 rose +0.34% to 4,545.86, while the NASDAQ gained +0.29% to end the day at 14,261.50.

On a weekly level, only the NASDAQ and S&P 500 were able to stretch their weekly win streak to three with a gain of +0.65% and +0.06, while the DOW snapped its weekly winning streak with a loss of -0.12%. Continue reading "Stocks Have Worst Quarter In 2 Years"

Do Two Weeks Make A Trend?

For the second straight week, the S&P 500 rose Friday to close out a winning week, its second straight, even as investors weighed interest rate hikes, the conflict in Ukraine, and rising oil prices. But do two positive weeks make a new trend to the upside, or is the market getting close to resistance levels?

The DOW rose 153.3 points or +0.44% to close at 34,861.24. The S&P 500 added +0.51% to close at 4,543.06, and the NASDAQ dipped -0.16% to end the week at 14,169.30.

On a weekly level, all three major indexes notched second consecutive winning weeks. The DOW ticked up +0.31%. The S&P 500 gained +1.79%, and the NASDAQ rallied +1.92% to close out the week. Continue reading "Do Two Weeks Make A Trend?"

Bear Market Rally Or Something Else?

The stock market ended the week higher for its best week in over a year. But the question is, is this just a bear market rally, or have we seen the bottom and its blue skies ahead?

The DOW rose 274.17 points or +0.80% to close at 34,754.93, its fifth day of gains to close out the week. The S&P 500 gained +1.17% to reach 4,463.12, and the NASDAQ added 2.05% to end the day at 13,893.84. Both indexes surged for a fourth consecutive day.

On a weekly level, the S&P 500 notched a +6.16% gain, the DOW posted a weekly gain of +5.50%, and the NASDAQ outperformed with a monster gain of +8.18%. These gains helped the indexes post their best week since November of 2020. Continue reading "Bear Market Rally Or Something Else?"

DOW Joins The Death Cross Party

The DOW fell once again Friday and notching its fifth straight week of losses joining the Death Cross party with the NASDAQ and Bitcoin.

As far as Friday's trading was concerned, the DOW fell 229.88 points or -0.69% to close at 32,944.19Likewise, the S&P 500 fell -1.30% to 4,204.31, and the NASDAQ fell -2.18% to end the week at 12,843.81.

On A weekly level, the DOW fell -1.99%, the S&P 500 slid -2.88%, and the NASDAQ once again suffered the most significant weekly loss, losing -3.53%. Continue reading "DOW Joins The Death Cross Party"