Tech Leads As Bull Run Continues

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets After a brief opening dip, the major indexes continued their ramp higher with the Nasdaq notching its 5th straight day of gains, as decent corporate earnings remained in focus. While our portfolio holdings have all gained in sync for the past 3 sessions, tech (QQQ) and consumer discretionaries (XLY), our latest additions, took …

Late Buying Pushes Markets Into Record Territory

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The respective unchanged lines appeared to be the magnet for the major indexes throughout most of the session, as they bounced above and below it until late buying pushed them into the green for good, and we registered another record close. The gains were tiny, but they were gains nonetheless. As the chart …

Energy Provides Support For The Bulls

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Finally, the energy sector showed some signs of life with the widely followed XLE gaining +1.3% for the day while barely crawling back above its 200-day M/A by a fraction. XLE has been in a solid downtrend since early December 2016. Oil gave an assist as well by rebounding +2.15%. More help for …

Stocks Power Higher Fueled By Short Covering

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks fared well and extended Friday’s short covering rally as traders returned from the long weekend and Wall Street reacted to news that Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela have agreed to cap crude production at January levels if other major producers, such as Iraq and Iran, follow suit. Of course, we …

OPEC Rumor Keeps Markets From Crashing

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Sure, when all else fails to prop up the markets, start a rumor. Just as the S&P dipped towards the psychologically 1,800 level, the WSJ reported that the OPECers were “ready to cooperate” on a production cut. That’s all it took, and the indexes staged their typical afternoon rally which, however, petered …

ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For February 5, 2016

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ETF/No Load Fund Tracker StatSheet ————————————————————- THE LINK TO OUR CURRENT ETF/MUTUAL FUND STATSHEET IS: https://theetfbully.com/2016/02/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etfno-load-fund-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-02042016/ ———————————————————— Market Commentary INDEXES PLUNGE WITH NASDAQ CRASHING 3% [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets The major indexes headed south right out of starting blocks with the jobs report confirming the old mantra that good news is bad news, which caused concerns …