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8:58 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a corrective bounce: S&P 500 hesitates at 50-day average Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Home construction sector exhibits relative strength, EWJ, ITB, ROKU, ANF, PLAN, WHRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have rallied respectably from the September low, rising in the wake of a damaging market downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:16 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a corrective bounce: S&P 500 hesitates at 50-day average Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Home construction sector exhibits relative strength, EWJ, ITB, ROKU, ANF, PLAN, WHRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have rallied respectably from the September low, rising in the wake of a damaging market downdraft. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have reached key technical tests — closely matching the 50-day moving average — areas defining the immediate bull-bear battleground.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 spikes to challenge 50-day average Focus: Europe retests breakdown point, Twitter digests a breakout, IEV, TWTR, FVRR, AEO, BPMCU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising partly amid optimism over coronavirus stimulus prospects. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended a sharp rally from the September low, rising to challenge the 50-day moving average, currently 3,353, from underneath.
10:11 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends lower to suffer worst weekly slump since March Silver futures log a weekly drop of nearly 15%Gold futures end lower on Friday, with bullion booking its fourth decline in five sessions, prompting the asset to suffer its worst weekly slide in about six months.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a second failed technical test: S&P 500, Dow balk at key resistance Focus: Small and mid-caps register consecutive closes under 200-day averageU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising in the wake of damaging week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a bearish intermediate-term bias, punctuated by consecutive failed tests of key resistance — S&P 3,328 and 3,280.
10:04 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices post a gain for the first time in 4 sessionsGold futures end higher on Thursday to tally their first gain in four sessions, as a recent price drop to a two-month low raises the precious metal’s appeal among bargain hunters.
8:04 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Second 7-to-1 down day raises caution flag amid failed technical tests Focus: Europe fuels cross currents across asset classes, U.S. dollar spikes as euro and gold turn lower, IEV, FXE, UUP, GLD, HYGU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after a mixed batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 is digesting an aggressive week-to-date downturn, punctuated by a failed retest of key resistance (3,328).
8:05 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a corrective bounce, S&P 500 balks at the breakdown point Focus: 10-year yield maintains the range, TNX, TGT, ZEN, SGMS, DDOGU.S. stocks are lower early Wednesday, pressured as September volatility persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has initially balked at its breakdown point — the 3,310-to-3,328 area — pressured to punctuate a corrective bounce from the September low.
8:52 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Dow industrials violate major support Focus: U.S. sector damage broadens amid familiar pockets of strength, XLF, KRE, XLE, QQQ, XLI, XLB, IYTTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have violated major support — as well as the 50-day moving average — raising an intermediate-term caution flag, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:17 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Dow industrials violate major support Focus: U.S. sector damage broadens though familiar pockets of strength persist, XLF, KRE, XLE, QQQ, XLI, XLB, IYTTechnically speaking, the September market downturn continues to inflict damage to the major U.S. benchmarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have violated major support — as well as the 50-day moving average — raising an intermediate-term caution flag. The Nasdaq Composite has firmed, on the margin, versus the other benchmarks.
10:19 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices drop nearly 3% as rise in coronavirus cases sparks dollar rally Gold prices settle beneath 50-day moving averageGold futures drop on Monday, touching lows under $1,900 an ounce, amid an apparent flight to dollars. Rising global risks, including renewed COVID-19 lockdown measures in Europe, were partly to blame as bullion prices slumped to their lowest finish in two months.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Nasdaq violate major support Focus: Revisiting U.S. sector damage and pockets of strength, Financials challenge key support, QQQ, XLE, XLF, IYT, XLI, XLBU.S. stocks are firmly lower early Monday, pressured amid renewed virus concerns, as well as pronounced financials’ weakness, fueled by reports of sketchy industry business practices. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended violations of major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — moves initially registered to conclude last week.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures tally a second straight weekly gain Copper marks highest settlement price since June 2018Gold futures finish higher Friday to tally a second weekly gain in a row, though prices only scored a modest boost from Federal Reserve policy that signals a lower-for-longer path for interest rates for the next three to four years.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, S&P 500 maintains major support (3,328) Focus: QQQ narrowly holds key support, Metals & Mining sector breaks out, QQQ, XME, STLD, COF, MAXR, CFU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured to conclude largely range-bound week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has thus far maintained major support (3,328), tagging a week-to-date low (3,328.8) matching the inflection point.
9:54 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policyGold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.
8:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a Fed-fueled downturn, S&P 500 nails major support (again) Focus: Transports and industrials tag new highs, Amazon ventures under key support, IYR, XLI, AMZN, MAR, DFS, BYNDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest Wednesday’s Federal Reserve policy statement. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its latest test of major support (3,328) rising from an early session low (3,330) closely matching the inflection point.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices log a third straight gain, then extend gains after Fed policy statementGold futures climb on Wednesday for a third straight session, then move even higher after the Federal Reserve said it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023, which is likely to prove bullish for long-term metals investors.
7:10 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts the range ahead of the Fed Focus: Big three U.S. benchmarks establish six-session range underpinned by major supportU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, largely treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a holding pattern, digesting a respectable September downturn.
12:32 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout Federal Reserve begins 2-day policy meetingU.S. stocks finishes mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve
10:01 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold notches back-to-back gains for highest finish in 2 weeks Fed policy announcement due WednesdayGold futures notch back-to-back gains on Tuesday to mark their highest finish in two weeks, ahead of what are expected to be dovish statements from global central banks this week that may provide renewed support for the precious metal.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:12 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have narrowly maintained major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — rising from key tests to preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
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.
8:07 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, Nasdaq ventures under 50-day average Focus: Revisiting pockets of sector strength and weakness, QQQ, XLE, XBI, XLF, IYT, XLI, XLBU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating as September volatility persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its second test of major support (3,328) while the Nasdaq Composite teeters on its the 50-day moving average, currently 10,938.
7:58 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 edges atop key resistance Focus: Japan and Europe steady amid market volatility, Apple retains $2 trillion market value, EWJ, IEV, AAPL, FIVE, DOW, EMU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after a mixed batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained a slight break atop key resistance — its former breakout point (3,393) — though an extended retest remains underway.
8:03 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a successful technical test, Nasdaq rallies from major support (10,840) Focus: Safe-haven currencies hold steady, Airlines sustain recent breakout, UUP, FXY, JETS, CRWD, ROKU, WKHSU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Wednesday, rising in the wake of an aggressive three-session market downdraft. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 have rallied respectably from major support — Nasdaq 10,840 and S&P 3,328 — levels closely matching the September low.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end higher as traders take cues from a dollar rally and a global, tech-led stock selloff Gold futures settle at highest in nearly a weekGold futures reverse course to finish higher Tuesday, with the haven metal finding support as global stocks sink and as the dollar eases back a bit from its earlier highs.
9:02 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market downdraft, S&P 500 sells off to major support Charting U.S. sector damage (and lack thereof): Large-cap technology pressured as materials, transports and industrials barely budge, QQQ, XBI, XLB, XLI, IYT, XLFTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have reversed sharply from recent highs, pressured amid the most aggressive selling pressure since June, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:27 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market downdraft, S&P 500 sells off to major support Charting U.S. sector damage (and lack thereof): Large-cap technology pressured as materials, transports and industrials barely budge, QQQ, XBI, XLB, XLI, IYT, XLFTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have reversed sharply from recent highs, pressured amid the most aggressive selling pressure since June. The downturn has thus far inflicted largely localized damage — amid market rotation — though several key technical tests remain underway.
10:14 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold down a third straight session to post a 2% weekly lossGold futures end lower for a third straight session Friday, logging a weekly loss of around 2%, as better-than-expected monthly U.S. employment data help to strengthen the U.S. dollar.
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.
12:33 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Nasdaq, S&P 500 close at record highs as big tech and working-from-home shares drive gains Zoom shares soared 40.8%Major U.S. stock indexes closed higher Tuesday, near or above prior all-time records, as upbeat economic reports and dovish tones from the Fed helped feed the buying momentum on Wall Street.
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.
12:49 p.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow, S&P 500 end lower, but book best August in 36 years. Nasdaq clinches another record Amazon wins FAA approval for drone deliveryU.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Monday, except for the record-setting Nasdaq Composite, as Wall Street closed out a historically strong August.
10:29 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end higher, with most-active prices suffer first monthly loss in 6 months Silver scores 18% climb in August; copper settles at highest since June 2018Gold futures end higher Monday buoyed by weakness in the U.S. dollar, but prices still finish a bit lower for the month in the wake of five consecutive monthly gains.
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