Finding Positive Momentum

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets For a change, the major market indexes managed to move higher in sync with the Nasdaq (QQQ) successfully bouncing off its 4-month trend line to close solidly in the green. News reports that the latest trade talks with China had resolved nothing pulled the indexes off their mid-day highs but kept them above …

Dow Powers Into Record Territory

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The Dow got a huge assist today from Caterpillar (CAT) and 3M, which jumped after showing a better than expected quarterly report card. Both components contributed some 150 points to the Dow’s 168 point gain—into record territory. It was a narrow advance with Healthcare (XLV) bucking the overall positive trend (-0.56%) thereby limiting …

Hugging The Unchanged Line

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The major indexes zigzagged throughout the day but stayed close to the unchanged line, and that’s where we ended up with only the Nasdaq closing fractionally higher. On the front burner is much anticipation about the upcoming earnings season with some key quarterly results due out later this week. On the day, healthcare …

Oil Leads Equities With Pump-And-Dump Theme

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Equities started the day on a weak note when oil prices suddenly got pumped to touch the $50/barrel point before being dumped and ending the day down -1.62%. The S&P 500 followed suit but managed to limit its losses to a meager -0.17%. Apple weighed on the overall market and closed down -2.25% …

Oil Dumps; Major Indexes Seesaw

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Today was repeat of yesterday’s session in that markets sold off most of the day but managed a better recovery during the last hour by closing only slightly below the unchanged line. Apparently the bulls are still alive and putting up a fight during these tug-of-war sessions. The energy sector ended up …