- Moving the markets
An early rally, at least for the Dow, petered out with all 3 major indexes diving into the close. The S&P 500 managed to hug its unchanged line for most of the day but succumbed to weakness in the end with the Nasdaq being the guilty party dragging down the indexes.
Technology continued its slump, making Friday’s gains look like a dead cat bounce, as traders rotated out of the high-flying tech sector and moved into companies better suited for a strong economic rebound.
“The tech price action is especially frustrating for many as the thought was Friday would elicit a more sustainable rebound in the space,” Adam Crisafulli, founder of Vital Knowledge, said in a note. “Instead, the group is seeing aggressive selling and accumulating technical damage as prices breach key levels.”
SmallCaps got thrashed with the widely held VBK losing 2.7%, and the sector closing below its 50-day M/A, as Bloomberg shows. Surprisingly, commodities reversed the northerly trend and gave back some of their recent gains, as did Lumber futures, whose reckless bullish ascent has contributed to sharply increased pricing for new homes.
Despite the US Dollar being flat, and the 10-year bond yield rising back above 1.60%, Gold managed to eke out a 0.35% gain and produced one of the few green numbers in today’s roller coaster ride.
It was a sloppy start to a new week, despite early promises, and may have been simply a hangover from Friday’s disgusting jobs report.Read More