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8:18 a.m. March 18, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: Dow industrials take flight amid surging Treasury yields Focus: 10-year yield continues to take flight, TNX, NDAQ, DHI, XPO, VNOMU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating as market rotation persists after the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday policy statement. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has extended a break atop the 33,000 mark, as the Nasdaq Composite vies to simply maintain a posture atop its 50-day moving average.
8:53 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting rotational breakouts, S&P 500 rallies to record highs Focus: Transports digest March breakout, McDonald’s stages trendline breakout, IYT, MCD, VIRT, CROX, SAVETechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have staged tandem breakouts — tagging all-time highs — though amid March price action that remains uneven, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:28 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting rotational breakouts, S&P 500 rallies to record highs Focus: Transports digest March breakout, McDonald’s stages trendline breakout, IYT, MCD, VIRT, CROX, SAVEBroadly speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though the March price action remains uneven. Amid the cross currents, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have staged tandem breakouts — tagging all-time highs — while the Nasdaq Composite has sustained a break to firmer technical ground, though it remains far from record territory.
8:50 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a technical question mark, S&P 500 violates the 50-day average Focus: 10-year Treasury note yield continues to take flight, Sector leaders remain in divergence mode, TNX, XLF, IYT, QQQU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a stronger-than-expected monthly jobs report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its 50-day moving average for the first time since November, though amid a downturn that gets low marks for bearish style. The prevailing bigger-picture technicals are not one-size-fits-all.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents: Late-month divergence persists Focus: 10-year yield matches S&P 500’s dividend yield, Financials take flight, TNX, XLF, F, ETN, ZG, HDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured as persistently surging U.S. Treasury yields present a market headwind. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have largely weathered the recent market whipsaw, though amid increasingly uneven price action.
8:14 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500 maintains the breakout point Focus: Nasdaq 100 holds 50-day average, Industrials tag record highs, Airlines take flight, QQQ, XLI, JETS, UAL, ORCL, WIXU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising in the wake of a pronounced market whipsaw. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have maintained major support, rising amid rotational, and still largely bullish, late-month price action.
8:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven late-month price action.
8:40 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Financials digest January breakout, Retail sector continues to take flight, XLF, XRT, PRU, FSLR, RIO, SRNETechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising amid rotational market price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:16 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Financials digest January breakout, Retail sector continues to take flight, XLF, XRT, PRU, FSLR, RIO, SRNETechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher amid rotational market price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has challenged its range top early Tuesday, rising to press record territory from a shaky, but successful, test of its breakout point.
8:53 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands Focus: Rising interest rates and energy prices signal reflation trade, 10-year yield and crude oil take flight, TNX, USO, AMD, SEDG, CSCOTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a near-term holding pattern, pulling in modestly from all-time highs. Still, the slight downturn punctuates previously aggressive January breakouts amid a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
8:29 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands Focus: Rising interest rates and energy prices signal reflation trade, 10-year yield and crude oil take flight, TNX, USO, AMD, SEDG, CSCOTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a near-term holding pattern, pulling in modestly from all-time highs. Still, the slight downturn punctuates previously aggressive January breakouts amid a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
7:54 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting January breakouts, U.S. benchmarks tag round-number milestones Focus: Financials and regional banks take flight amid surging Treasury yields, Health care sector tags record highs, XLF, KRE, XLV, AMAT, SWKS, DXCMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising to punctuate an early-week whipsaw. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has tagged its latest record high as well as a round-number milestone — S&P 3,800, Nasdaq 13,000 and Dow 31,000.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 challenges record highs Focus: 10-year yield takes flight, Oil & Gas Exploration ETF extends uptrend, TNX, XOP, DVN, AA, LITEU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising as Treasury yields take flight amid a receding U.S. election overhang. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has tagged a nominal record high early Wednesday, while the Dow industrials have broken more firmly to record territory, rising within view of the 31,000 mark.
8:32 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher uptrend: S&P 500 approaches next technical target Focus: Nasdaq 100 extends late-year breakout, QQQ, ADSK, MNST, TGT, XEC, PLUGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to press record territory, broadly rising amid grinding-higher late-year price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting rallies to their latest record closes, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has registered three straight closes atop the 30,000 mark for the first time on record.
8:03 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through, S&P 500 approaches 3,700 mark Focus: Airlines tag nine-month highs, Boeing extends recovery attempt, FedEx breakout attempt ahead of earnings, JETS, BA, FDX, DDS, SIMO, CALU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a lackluster monthly jobs report strengthened the case for fiscal-stimulus measures. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has extended its December breakout, rising to tag nominal new record highs.
8:46 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 30,000 as bullish sector rotation persists Focus: Japan approaches 20-year highs, Retail sector tags record close, Consumer staples take flight, EWJ, XRT, XLP, AMAT, SPWR, DALTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently registered record closes, rising amid still healthy market rotation and expanding sector participation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 30,000 as bullish sector rotation persists Focus: Japan approaches 20-year highs, Retail sector tags record close, Consumer staples take flight, EWJ, XRT, XLP, AMAT, SPWR, DALTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to rise amid firmly-bullish November price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently registered record closes, to start this week, amid still healthy market rotation and expanding sector participation.
9:02 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid expanding sector participation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid bullish longer-term trends. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have extended aggressive rally attempts — briefly tagging record highs to start this week — amid market rotation and expanding sector participation.
7:57 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum accelerates, S&P 500 extends to uncharted territory Focus: 10-year yield takes flight amid risk-on trade, TNX, NSC, TXN, SNAP, FLEX, FIVNU.S. stocks have taken flight early Monday, rising amid optimism over a successful final-phase coronavirus vaccine trial. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended an already-aggressive November rally, rising early Monday to tag record highs.
7:52 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish November start, S&P 500 extends spike from major support Focus: Gold and Japanese yen take flight amid softer U.S. dollar, GLD, FXY, UUP, FXI, XLB, SMHU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Friday, largely treading water after a better-than-expected monthly jobs report and in the wake of an otherwise strong election-week rally. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has spiked at least 7.0% week-to-date, rising from major support amid an unusually strong November start.
8:09 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Suryatapa Bhattacharya
Trading halted on Tokyo Stock Exchange after system error Day’s entire session called off; exchange’s operator says no signs of hackingA spokesman for the exchange’s operator, Japan Exchange Group Inc., said that there were no signs of hacking and that the issue involved the system that disseminates stock prices.
8:41 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Olympic sponsors in need of persuading that Tokyo Games will actually happen A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.
7:37 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Japan’s Abe officially resigns, clearing way for new prime minister Yoshihide Suga expected to be named successor in Wednesday voteJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later Wednesday.
2:08 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Did you miss out on Tesla’s big run? There are still good alternatives to play the electric-car revolution There’s money to be made from industry suppliers and even from some old manufacturersInvestors are pouring money into pure-play electric-vehicle stocks, but there’s money to be made from industry suppliers and even from some old manufacturers who are about to jump into the electric market.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market bears resurface: S&P 500, Nasdaq reverse from record highs Focus: Europe’s stealth breakout attempt, Real estate sector edges atop 200-day average, IEV, IYR, SWKS, IP, MSI, NDAQU.S. stocks are firmly on the defensive early Thursday, pressured as a recently rare, and long overdue, pullback has finally surfaced. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have reversed sharply from record highs, pulling in amid a less-charted patch, punctuated by not so well-defined support.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a strong September start, Nasdaq (briefly) ventures atop 12,000 mark Focus: Materials sector tags record territory, Dow 30 component Walmart takes flight, XLB, WMT, PLAN, NOW, LOGIU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating in the wake of an initially strong September start. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended a persistent break to record territory, while the Nasdaq Composite has briefly ventured atop the 12,000 mark for the first time on record.
4:10 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. won’t join WHO-linked global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine Critics say move to go it alone is shortsightedThe Trump administration said Tuesday that it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine because it does not want to be constrained by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization.
8:44 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a rally to ‘clear skies’ territory: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend summer breakouts Focus: Health care sector tags record high, Real estate sector presses 200-day average, XLV, IYR, AMD, SPLK, BYND, ESTCTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising in the wake of consequential August breakouts, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:20 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a rally to ‘clear skies’ territory: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend summer breakouts Focus: Health care sector tags record high, Real estate sector presses 200-day average, XLV, IYR, AMD, SPLK, BYND, ESTCTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising in the wake of consequential August breakouts.
7:50 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Concluding a bullish August breakout: S&P 500, Nasdaq hold record highs Focus: Semiconductor sector maintains key trendline, SMH, UPS, YUM, CHWY, TRIPU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating to conclude an unusually strong August performance. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have briefly tagged nominal record highs, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average turns lower, pressured amid key changes to its composition.
11:08 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By William Watts
Who will replace Shinzo Abe? 5 things investors need to know about Japan prime minister’s resignation Abe’s resignation raises questions about the world’s third largest economyWill Abenomics survive Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation? Investors are focusing on the battle to succeed Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
8:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500, Nasdaq sustain key technical breakouts Focus: 10-year yield tags two-month high, Airlines clear key trendline, TNX, JETS, COUP, MDT, TNDMU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a solid batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest recently dovish Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the big three U.S. benchmarks are vying to build on already-consequential week-to-date technical breakouts.
8:25 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the S&P 500’s persistently wild 2020 ride Focus: Technology sector scores massive single-day spike, Salesforce.com (+26%), Facebook (+8%), Netflix (+12%), Adobe (+9%) — in one dayU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid market-friendly Federal Reserve policy language. In the process, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended decisive breaks to record territory — clearing the 20-day volatility bands — while the Dow industrials have concurrently spiked to six-month highs.
7:48 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend August breakouts Focus: 10-year yield asserts slightly higher plateau, Microsoft challenges record highs, TNX, MSFT, CE, SBUX, HLTU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating as rotational August price action persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended rallies to record territory, rising amid breakouts confirming their respective uptrends.
8:46 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 breaks to record territory Focus: Transports assert bull flag, Financials hold key trendline, Amazon presses uncharted territory, IYT, XLF, AMZN, NSC, WLKTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:18 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 breaks to record territory Focus: Transports assert bull flag, Financials hold key trendline, Amazon presses uncharted territory, IYT, XLF, AMZN, NSC, WLKTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen. Consider that the S&P 500 has rallied to record highs — clearing the 3,400 mark for the first time on record — while the Nasdaq Composite has also reached uncharted territory, rising to nail its projected target (11,460).
8:02 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq Composite nails its target (11,460), S&P 500 ventures atop 3,400 mark Focus: Financials maintain key trendline, Deere breaks to record territory, XLF, DE, EXPE, WERN, PHMU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising partly amid optimism over developing coronavirus treatments. In the process, the S&P 500 has cleared the 3,400 mark for the first time on record, while the Nasdaq Composite has nailed its projected target (11,460) early Monday, and modest selling pressure has surfaced.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq extends break to uncharted territory, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Industrials sustain August breakout, Apple eclipses $2 trillion market cap, XLI, AAPL, V, JCI, DDU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a better-than-expected batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high — extending an early-week breakout — while the S&P 500’s slow-motion breakout attempt remains underway.
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