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7:31 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as U.S. talks on stimulus plan stall Stocks fall in Tokyo and Shanghai, but surge in Hong KongStocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling.
7:59 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through: S&P 500 nails next resistance (3,328) Focus: Gold’s decisive break to record highs, GLD, VZ, CRM, RUN, CDEU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over a pending fiscal stimulus package and following a batch of well received earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended its August breakout — rising to tag next resistance (3,328) — while the Nasdaq Composite continues to register record highs.
8:38 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:06 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start. On a headline basis, the Nasdaq Composite has rallied to record highs — reaching previously uncharted territory — while the S&P 500 has tagged five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets join global rally as S&P 500 nears record Stocks jump in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an August breakout attempt, Nasdaq rallies to record territory Focus: Utilities press key resistance amid easing yields, Apple and Facebook sustain breaks to uncharted territory, XLU, AAPL, FB, SCCO, JBLU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising to start August amid a rotation back toward large-cap technology. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high early Monday, while the S&P 500 has reached five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
8:14 p.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as growth data offsets fears Stocks jump in Tokyo, mainland China after economic dataAsian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region.
8:04 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market re-rotation, Nasdaq turns higher amid Apple’s breakout Focus: 10-year yield reaches major technical test, TNX, SHOP, CYBR, AGCO, AMAGU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating amid a rotation back toward large-cap technology after Apple’s blowout earnings report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite remain range-bound to conclude July against a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
8:22 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after grim U.S. GDP data Stocks sink in Tokyo and Sydney, but rise slightly in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaAsian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual pace in the spring, the worst quarter on record.
7:52 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a GDP-fueled downdraft, Dow industrials challenge 200-day average Focus: Transports sustain July break atop 200-day average, IYT, TWLO, BSX, PENN, HOMEU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after an ugly second-quarter GDP report, signaling an economy contracting at a record 32.9% annual pace. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has maintained its range bottom — the 3,200 mark — while the Dow industrials have pulled in to a headline test of the 200-day moving average, currently 26,230.
8:12 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as Fed keeps interest rates unchanged Nikkei about flat, while stocks gain in Hong KongAsian markets gained early Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as expected, and the CEOs of big tech companies emerged from a House antitrust hearing relatively unscathed.
8:10 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500 traverses the range Focus: Mid-year currency cross currents persist, UUP, FXE, FXY, PG, TGT, UALU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains range-bound, for now, though its intermediate-term path of least resistance continues to point higher.
8:44 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 digests break to 5-month highs Focus: Semiconductor sector tags record high, Metals & Mining sector reclaims 200-day average, South Korea’s breakout attempt, SMH, XME, EWY, NFLX, HCAThe major U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though amid increasingly sideways late-July price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:13 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 digests break to 5-month highs Focus: Semiconductor sector tags record high, Metals & Mining sector reclaims 200-day average, South Korea’s breakout attempt, SMH, XME, EWY, NFLX, HCABroadly speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though amid increasingly sideways late-July price action.
8:04 p.m. July 27, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets advance after Wall Street rally, and as gold extends gains Stocks edge higher in Hong Kong, Shanghai despite rising U.S.-China tensionsShares advanced in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. stocks resumed their upward march on Wall Street, while the price of gold pushed to nearly $1,970 per ounce.
8:04 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact, S&P 500 maintains near-term support Focus: Health care sector maintains the breakout point, Microsoft weathers earnings-fueled downturn, XLV, MSFT, LSTR, TOLU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising ahead of another full slate of earnings reports, due out this week. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks remain range-bound, largely treading water amid still rotational, and bullish, July price action.
8:05 p.m. July 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid U.S.-China tensions, economic worries Nikkei slips, but stocks surge in Seoul and TaipeiAsian stock markets were mixed Monday amid U.S.-China tensions and concern a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic might be weakening.
8:14 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 ventures under the breakout point Focus: QQQ challenges trendline support, Apple violates key trendline (but don’t panic yet), Home construction ETF presses record highs, QQQ, ITB, AAPL, HPQ, QRVOU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured amid heightened China-U.S. diplomatic tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its breakout point (3,233) extending to deeper support around the 3,200 mark. Friday’s early session low (3,202) has matched the inflection point, and the weekly close will likely add color.
8:12 p.m. July 23, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets sink as U.S.-China tensions rise, U.S. tech stocks fall Stocks down more than 2% in mainland ChinaStocks fell in Asia early Friday, following rising tensions between the U.S. and China and a selloff of tech stocks on Wall Street.
8:03 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, small- and mid-caps extend break atop 200-day average Focus: Silver and gold extend headline technical breakouts, AMD breaks to record territory, SLV, GLD, AMD, VMC, AZNU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, with the small- and mid-cap benchmarks rising respectably amid modest downturns across the big three U.S. benchmarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 continues to digest its early-week breakout, amid a less-than-spectacular, but nonetheless persistent, grinding-higher July uptrend.
7:34 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets retreat after Wall Street’s advance Stocks sink in Shanghai as U.S.-China tensions rise; Seoul stocks fall as South Korea’s GDP contracts furtherShares fell in Asia on Thursday, with the region’s biggest market in Tokyo closed for a four-day weekend.
8:05 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 sustains latest breakout, rises to challenge next resistance Focus: Gold and silver stage tandem breakouts, U.S. dollar violates key support, GLD, SLV, UUP, LULU, BBYU.S. stocks are slightly higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of several influential earnings reports, and amid familiar trade-related uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained its early-week breakout, and continues to challenge it next notable resistance (3,260).
7:32 p.m. July 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed after lackluster session on Wall Street Nikkei slips, while stocks rise in mainland ChinaShares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, with Australia’s benchmark down more than 1% on reports of a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the Melbourne area.
10:24 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Brush
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8:24 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 extends rally as volatility recedes Focus: Europe’s slow-motion breakout attempt, Retail sector presses major resistance, IEV, XRT, SONO, FAST, FVRRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid recently receding volatility, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:54 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 extends rally as volatility recedes Focus: Europe’s slow-motion breakout attempt, Retail sector presses major resistance, IEV, XRT, SONO, FAST, FVRRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid recently receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has staged a bull-flag breakout — clearing major resistance (3,233) — while the Nasdaq Composite has registered its latest record close.
8:01 p.m. July 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain on vaccine hopes, Wall Street’s tech rally Stocks start strong in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian shares were mostly higher Tuesday on rising hopes for an effective vaccine to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
7:40 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull flag, S&P 500 holds the range top Focus: Basic materials sector presses 52-week highs, XLB, CAT, MNST, PANW, SGENU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating ahead of a full slate of influential earnings reports, due out this week. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a bullish continuation pattern, a tight three-session range, capped by major resistance (3,233).
7:54 p.m. July 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as investors eye EU stalemate on pandemic aid Stocks shoot higher in mainland China, but Nikkei slipsAsian shares were mixed Monday as investors cautiously eyed the summit of European leaders discussing the pandemic crisis and coronavirus cases continued to soar in the U.S.
8:01 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 traverses higher plateau Focus: VIX presses 200-day average, Home construction ETF tags four-month highs, Emerging markets sustain July breakout, ITB, EEM, ZS, PGR, LVGOU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, largely treading water amid receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a higher plateau — capped by next resistance (3,233) — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average digests a decisive early-week break atop its 200-day moving average.
7:49 p.m. July 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets rebound after Wall Street slips Stocks rise in Seoul, but retreat again in ShanghaiAsian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street closed lower amid uncertainty about the U.S. economic outlook.
7:46 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, Dow 30 digest powerful break atop volatility bands Focus: Health care sector presses record territory, XLV, ROKU, CTLT, TDOC, CTSHU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of earnings reports and economic data. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is digesting a decisive break atop its 200-day moving average, while the Nasdaq Composite extends a more aggressive downturn from recent record highs.
1:19 a.m. July 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Shanghai Composite slumps 4% after data and as vaccine hopes fade Stocks off the most in Shanghai, Hong KongShares fell back in Asia on Thursday after markets worldwide rallied on rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine.
7:54 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation, Dow industrials reclaim 200-day average Focus: Consumer staples stage stealth breakout attempt, XLY, HD, COST, KL, MRVLU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over the early results produced by a coronavirus vaccine candidate. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 is back for its second recent crack at next resistance (3,233) while the Dow industrials have extended a respectable break atop the 200-day moving average.
8:35 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend whipsaw, S&P 500 nails next resistance Focus: Gold miners sustain technical breakout, GDX, APD, FSLR, ACAD, MXLTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks have registered a mid-July market whipsaw, writes Michael Ashbaugh, pressured at least briefly amid the month’s first real selling pressure.
8:04 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend whipsaw, S&P 500 nails next resistance Focus: Gold miners sustain technical breakout, GDX, APD, FSLR, ACAD, MXLTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks have registered a mid-July market whipsaw, pressured at least briefly amid the month’s first real selling pressure. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has tagged next resistance (3,233) — and pulled in to its range — while the Nasdaq Composite has reversed more aggressively from its latest record high.
7:36 p.m. July 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Asia markets fall amid coronavirus fears, China-U.S. friction Stocks in Hong Kong slide as city tightens restrictions as COVID-19 cases growShares fell in Asia on Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.
7:12 a.m. July 13, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 knifes atop gap resistance Focus: Consumer discretionary sector challenges record highs, Alphabet breaks to uncharted territory, XLY, GOOGL, SNE, EGO, SPWRU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising ahead of earnings season, set to kick off this week. In the process, the S&P 500 has staged a bull-flag breakout — rising from last week’s tight range — while the Nasdaq Composite continues to take flight to record territory.
7:47 p.m. July 12, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain on expectations of upbeat economic projections Stocks jump more than 1% in Japan and mainland ChinaShares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by expected upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks.
8:08 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) July holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts the range Focus: 10-year yield presses two-month lows, Financials flirt with key trendline, TNX, XLF SPOT, NBIX, CDAYU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating amid renewed optimism over a potential virus treatment. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite is digesting its latest break to record territory, while the S&P 500 has asserted a week-to-date range defined by two key technical levels.
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