Extending The Rally

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets After yesterday’s massive rebound, the major indexes continued with their bullish theme supported by Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s words that he’s hopeful a tax overhaul can be accomplished by the end of the year. He also hinted that they’re considering backdating any reform to the beginning of 2017. That’s all it took, and stocks …

Dow Pumps And Dollar Dumps

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Thanks to an assist from Apple’s (AAPL) almost 5% gain on blow-out earnings, the Dow managed to conquer the much anticipated 22,000 level for the first time, which makes it its third 1,000-point milestone of the year. The close above 22k was the seventh fastest milestone move, with the last one having occurred …

Earnings And Tax Cut Hopes Drive Markets

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Caterpillar and McDonalds combined to continue yesterday’s rally with Trump’s planned tax cut announcement, scheduled for tomorrow, providing the emotional fire power. The Nasdaq managed to conquer the 6,000 level and closed solidly above it in part due to gains by heavyweights Apple and Microsoft. So far, overall profits of S&P companies are …

Apple Spikes Nasdaq; Other Indexes Flat

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets An early rally fizzled in a hurry as the Dow and S&P 500 dipped into negative territory but managed to crawl back to  barely conquer the unchanged line. The Nasdaq ended solidly in the green by +0.50% thanks to gains in Apple shares, which rallied 6.1% to $128.75 and reached its highest close …

Rebound Thursday; Apple Still Sweet

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets U.S. stocks, which have entered a difficult and more volatile stretch in recent sessions, were rebounding today despite lower-than-expected retail sales last month and continued concerns about whether central bank policy will become less market-friendly. The Dow is being helped by another rally in shares of iPhone maker Apple (AAPL), which are …