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  • Jan 24, 2020
    U.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured as a strong batch of influential earnings reports vies with the coronavirus overhang to set the market tone. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a week-to-date holding pattern — constructive price action — punctuated by a successful test of gap support (3,302).

Past Issues

  • Jan 23, 2020
    U.S. stocks are firmly lower early Thursday, pressured amid heightened coronavirus-related concerns. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended a pullback from record highs, while thus far maintaining gap support closely matching the 3,300 mark.
  • Jan 22, 2020
    U.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday — though well off sessions highs — rising as the markets largely shrug off recent China virus concerns. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have tagged their latest record highs, rising from successful tests of first support.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    Technically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong 2020 start, rising amid bullish market rotation. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended a decisive January breakout, while the small- and mid-caps have belatedly come to life, rising last week amid statistically unusual bullish momentum.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    U.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, generally treading water in the wake of a powerful mid-month market spike. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 is digesting its latest break to record territory, while the small- and mid-cap benchmarks are consolidating statistically unusual breakouts, rallies punctuated by consecutive closes atop the 20-day Bollinger bands.
  • Jan 16, 2020
    U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising amid continued optimism over China-U.S. trade progress and following a solid batch of quarterly earnings reports. Amid the upturn, the major U.S. benchmarks have once again tagged record highs — while the Russell 2000 has belatedly taken flight — incrementally strengthening an already firmly-bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over the signing of a partial China-U.S. trade agreement. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has tagged its latest record high, while perhaps more notably, the small- and mid-cap benchmarks have also surged to new highs.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to take flight as the early-January volatility spike fades. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have registered their latest record highs, as the slightly lagging behind Dow industrials continue to press the 29,000 mark.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    U.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising modestly ahead of January earnings season, set to kick off in earnest this week. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark is consolidating its latest breakout amid still conspicuously flat selling pressure near record highs.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    U.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, treading water after a lackluster, but largely market-friendly, monthly jobs report. The sluggish start punctuates each big three U.S. benchmark’s latest break to record highs against a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
  • Jan 9, 2020
    U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising as the early-January volatility spike fades. In the process, each big three benchmark has tagged its latest record high, a rally placing the Dow industrials firmly within striking distance of the 29,000 mark.
  • Jan 8, 2020
    U.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising modestly as the markets continue to shrug off Middle East tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended a rally from well-defined support (3,215) while the Nasdaq Composite has registered its latest record high.
  • Jan 7, 2020
    Technically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bull trend has thus far weathered a jagged 2020 start amid heightened geopolitical tensions. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark has initially maintained its first notable support — including S&P 3,215 — vacillating amid January selling pressure that, to this point, has inflicted limited damage.
  • Jan 6, 2020
    U.S. stocks are mixed early Monday — though firmly off session lows — vacillating in the wake of heightened geopolitical tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has pulled in from recent record highs, while still initially maintaining its first notable support (3,215). Monday’s early session low (3,214.6) has matched the inflection point.
  • Jan 3, 2020
    U.S. stocks are firmly lower early Friday, pressured amid heightened geopolitical tensions. The late-week downdraft punctuates a first-day-of-the-year breakout, a rally that had placed each major U.S. benchmark in record territory. Though each index has initially maintained its first notable support, the downturn’s aggressiveness is worth tracking for potential follow-through.
  • Jan 2, 2020
    U.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising to start 2020 at least partly amid optimism over stimulus measures introduced by China’s central bank. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has rallied from a successful test of near-term support (3,215) rising to challenge its record close (3,240).
  • Dec 23, 2019
    Technically speaking, U.S. stocks are closing out the 2010s on a bullish note. Consider that each big three U.S. benchmark has knifed decisively to record territory, rising amid bullish momentum that continues to register as statistically unusual.
  • Dec 20, 2019
    The major U.S. benchmarks are comfortably higher early Friday, extending technically consequential week-to-date breakouts. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have once again reached record territory, building on statistically unusual, and distinctly bullish, early-week strength.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    U.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, building on already decisive mid-December breakouts. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has tagged a nominal record high at the 3,200 mark, rising from a tight week-to-date continuation pattern.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    U.S. stocks are slightly higher early Wednesday, but largely treading water in the wake of decisive mid-December breakouts. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have concurrently notched consecutive closes atop the 20-day Bollinger bands, punctuating a statistically unusual, and longer-term bullish, two standard deviation breakout.
  • Dec 17, 2019
    Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have taken flight, concurrently tagging record highs amid still conspicuously muted mid-December selling pressure.
  • Dec 16, 2019
    U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, building on recent trade-related gains amid optimism over a reported preliminary China-U.S. trade agreement. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended its break to record territory, rising within view of the 3,200 mark from a successful test of first support.
  • Dec 13, 2019
    U.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured in the wake of mixed messages regarding China-U.S. trade progress. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting respectable Thursday breakouts, moves placing each benchmark in record territory.
  • Dec 12, 2019
    U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising after President Trump signaled that “a big deal with China” is close. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has extended its bullish December reversal, rising to tag intraday all-time highs. Each benchmark is vying to register a record close.
  • Dec 11, 2019
    U.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have effectively flatlined week-to-date, pulling in modestly from near-record territory. The still muted mid-month selling pressure is constructive.
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